While the Business Department at the BRIC is physically closed we remain committed to your professional development. Our programs and services have been moved online. Check out our upcoming virtual programs, schedule an appointment with a librarian, stay current by signing up for our newsletter, and access our virtual library of classes and database demonstrations. Still have questions? Reach out to us and let us know how we can help! 

Business

Whether you are an emerging entrepreneur or an established small business owner, the Business Resource & Innovation Center is here for you!

If you are running a successful company, thinking of growing your business, or just planning your first venture, start here! Dedicated to assisting the professionals of Greater Philadelphia in all stages of business growth, the BRIC offers a variety of resources to help fit the needs of the community. Are you looking to narrow down your target market? Find your ideal demographic? Identify and analyze your competition? We can help you do that!

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Our Services

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The Business Resource & Innovation Center is excited to offer one-on-one sessions with a librarian. We can provide individual training on our databases with regard to market research, target demographics, competitors, and general business planning. Appointments are generally 45 minutes to one hour in length. Schedule your appointment today.

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Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-8663

Hours

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Closed
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Closed
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed
  • * Sunday had hour changes - Closed to the public. Services and programs available remotely. Phone and email reference available.
  • * Monday had hour changes - Closed to the public. Services and programs available remotely. Phone and email reference available.
  • * Thursday had hour changes - Closed to the public.
  • * Friday had hour changes - Closed to the public.
  • * Saturday had hour changes - Closed to the public.

Upcoming Events

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Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely

Wed, December 9, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, discover Google tools that can help business owners work and manage their business during this time of uncertainty. Plus, get insights on more online and timely resources for small businesses. In this workshop we’ll discuss: • How to…

Adult Business Databases and Electronic Resources Virtual Programs

VIRTUAL Office Hours: Registered Patent Agent

Thu, December 10, 2020 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Interested in protecting your invention with a patent? Would you like to talk to a Registered Patent Agent for free? We are pleased to announce that we are accepting requests for free 30 minute patent consultations with registered Patent Agent Scott Keeley from the Intellectual…

Adult Business Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Nonprofit Business and Entrepreneurs Patents & Trademarks Virtual Programs

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Sample Documents

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Just getting started? Find inspiration in this collection of sample business documents and quick resource guides. If you need additional assistance, contact the BRIC business department or schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Databases & Digital Resources

Explore our extensive collection of premier business databases. If you need additional assistance utilizing the databases contact the BRIC business department or schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Partners

Philadelphia offers a vast array of small business development resources. We are proud to call these organizations partners as we work together to foster the small business community.