Chatham University

Free Business Counseling and Technical Assistance
For-Profit Businesses

Face-to-face, online, and phone business counseling sessions are available for aspiring and existing business owners by appointment. Technical assistance is also available in the areas of management, digital marketing, accounting, exporting, legal, HR, branding and marketing, and diversity certifications.

CWE Scheduling Policy

Clients are permitted to schedule one business counseling or technical assistance appointment per month, which is provided at no cost. Any further client services with our Technical Assistance counselors or other providers are contracted by the client and are the financial responsibility of the client, not the Center.

Appointments canceled in less than 24 hours and no-shows will be billed a $50 cancellation/no-show fee.

Complete a counseling request form

To schedule an appointment please click on the request counseling button below and fill out the New Client Sign-Up form. Important: Once the new client sign-up form has been completed and submitted, another webpage will open up with links to schedule your business counseling or technical assistance appointment. Please do not close your browser window until you have clicked on the link to schedule your appointment.

Request Counseling

Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy:

The Center provides business counseling and technical assistance counseling at no fee to our clients. Once you make your appointment you will receive an email confirmation and a text reminder and two email reminders at 72 hours and 48 hours before your appointment at which time you will have the opportunity if needed to cancel or reschedule. Appointments canceled in less than 24 hours and no-shows will be billed a $50 cancellation/no-show fee.

Counseling in the Community

The Center also offers additional business counseling appointment in the greater Pittsburgh community and surrounding counties at various locations with community partners:

  • Ambridge, Beaver County at Paramount Co-op and Co-Working Space on the second Monday of each month from 2PM - 5PM

  • Hill District at Hill CDC Offices on the second Thursday of each month from 11AM - 1PM

  • North Side at DBRC Offices at Riverside Center for Innovation on the second Monday of each month from 4PM - 6PM

  • Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber's Office in Wexford on the first and third Friday of each month from 10AM - 12PM.

  • Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce office on the second Tuesday of each month from 10AM - 12PM

  • Homewood at The Shop in Homewood on the second Wednesday of each month from 10AM - 12PM

  • Murrysville at The Ahfis Creative Coworking on the first Tuesday of each month from 12PM - 2PM

  • South Hills at the South Hills Chamber of Commerce on the first Wednesday of each month from 10AM - 12PM

All these appointments are available to book via the business counseling Acuity Scheduler.