Resource Library

Bridgeway Capital’s Resource Library offers key business resources to help you grow your business.

Need helpful information and tips for your business? Looking for business consulting services to move your business to the next level? Interested in finding grant opportunities for your company? Check out our business resources. Each link is designed to provide helpful information for your business development.

Establishing and Maintaining Good Credit | (en español)
Learn how to establish a credit presence and maintain a good credit history. The module also reviews the contents of a credit report, as well as the primary credit and consumer protection laws.

Understanding Credit Scoring | (en español)
This module describes credit scoring from a borrower’s perspective and illustrates how consumer behavior affects credit scores.

Thinking Like a Lender | (en español)
Get information on how lenders and other financial institutions determine creditworthiness and how it relates to credit scores.

Avoiding Credit Traps | (en español)
Get valuable information on how to avoid credit traps, identity theft, and predatory lending practices that can consume personal resources and severely damage credit histories.

Word of Mouth Marketing Ideas

Inexpensive, customer-driven marketing ideas for your business.

Venture Resource Directory

Search for venture capital and angel investors.

University of Pittsburgh SBDC

University of Pittsburgh SBDC, serving Allegheny county and the surrounding region.

Top 10 Insurance Items to Protect Your Business

Valuable insurance information for your business.

St. Vincent SBDC

St. Vincent SBDC, serving Westmoreland and Fayette counties.

St. Francis SBDC

St. Francis SBDC, serving Cambria, Bedford, Blair, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties.

Chatham’s Women’s Business Center (CWBC)

Provides innovative programming and essential resources to help women start and grow their businesses.

SCORE Pittsburgh

Provides free counseling to small businesses and persons thinking about starting a small business. The Pittsburgh Chapter (includes 7 counties) has more than 60 volunteer counselors and they conduct Small Business Basics Workshops monthly in downtown Pittsburgh.

SBA Pittsburgh

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

SBA Online Classroom

Provides online courses on a variety of business subjects.

SBA Financing Your Business

The basics of financing your business and guide to SBA programs

Pittsburgh Business Calendar

Check this weekly calendar of events and add your own–for free!

PA Statewide SBDC

Main site for Small Business Development Centers statewide.

Marketing Plan Breakdown

Guiding you through the major components of a marketing plan for your business.

Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence

As part of the University of Pittsburgh, the IEE provides innovative, practical, interactive and action-oriented management education programs that enable the dynamic leaders of our region’s established businesses to grow their firms to their true potential.


Provides venture capital to start-up technology businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Indiana University of PA SBDC

Indiana University of PA SBDC, serving Indiana County and the surrounding region.


How to Evangelize Your Blog

How to effectively talk about your blog and gain readers.

How to Borrow Smartly

What you need to know in order to borrow money.

Health Care Package Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

Learn from an expert about whether your small business qualifies for this important tax break on health care premiums.

By: Ann Fleming, CPA

Gannon University SBDC

Gannon University SBDC, serving Erie, Crawford, Mercer and Warren counties.

Entrepreneurial Edge

Great website for entrepreneurs created by the Edward Lowe Foundation. Go through education modules to learn the basics of business.

Full service website with business tips and ideas, advice, resources and tools to help grow your company.

Employment Branding to Drive Recruiting and Retention

By: Jamie Ross, Ross Staffing Solutions

An employment brand is a very powerful message that can, and should optimize recruiting and retention tactics. By formulating and using a strong employment brand, you will be gaining a competitive advantage that will separate you from your competition.

Duquesne University SBDC

Duquesne University SBDC, serving Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

Commonly Missed Tax Deductions

Tax deduction information for your business.

Clarion University SBDC

Clarion University SBDC, serving Armstrong, Clarion and Venango counties.

Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship

Focuses on shortening the learning curve to success by providing hands-on, cutting edge practical programs specifically for women business owners.

Center for Women in Business, IEE

Part of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh.  Includes mentoring advisory groups for women-owned businesses.

Avoiding an Unwanted Business Partner: The IRS

By: Richard W. Kovach, Walter-Kovach Business Services

Tips on avoiding payroll tax problems with the IRS

2015 Shared Impact Sponsorship Forms

2015 Shared Impact Sponsorship Forms

10 Tips for Job Postings Online

How to post jobs online and gain results.

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