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The Business Resource and Innovation Center ’s (BRIC) free business resources are accessible anywhere! That means you can conduct business research at your leisure from the comfort of your… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Finding Your Target Audience

By written by Gillian R.    September 29, 2020   

Being a business owner can be tough, because there are so many moving parts and the only constant is change. It’s even more difficult to own and operate a business during a global pandemic… continue reading Business Librarian and Business Owner: Use Your Resources

By written by Sharontina H.    September 24, 2020    1

The Business Resource and Innovation Center’s (BRIC) free business resources are accessible anywhere! That means you can conduct business research at your leisure from the comfort of your… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Creating a Competitive Analysis

By written by Gillian R.    September 3, 2020   

For most, actually starting a business is the most difficult part of the process. You have books and books of notes with ideas, plans, and maybe even some concrete pathways you plan to take to… continue reading Business Librarian and Business Owner: You Have to Start Somewhere

By written by Sharontina H.    August 24, 2020   

Business research is such an important component of business ownership because it helps to lay the foundation on which businesses stand as it relates to industry trends, opportunities, and best… continue reading At Home with BRIC: An Introduction to Searching Business Databases

By written by Sharontina H.    August 4, 2020    1

I’m sure there are many people who are multi-passionate and find joy both in their careers and in the hobbies that bridge the gap between a simple smirk and a big ear-to-ear smile. Business… continue reading Business Librarian and Business Owner: An Exciting Dichotomy

By written by Sharontina H.    July 29, 2020   

Whether you are working from home or working in your socially-distanced cubicle, the Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library is here to support you virtually. Check out some of our favorite… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Virtual Nonprofit Resources

By written by Caitlin S.    July 28, 2020    1

The Business Resource and Innovation Center’s (BRIC) free business resources are accessible anywhere! That means you can conduct business research at your leisure from the comfort of your… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Conducting Market Research

By written by Gillian R.    June 25, 2020   

Check out some of our favorite business resources, accessible from anywhere with your library card number and PIN. Most of BRIC ’s business resources are also available from anywhere.  … continue reading Top Ten Business Resources You Can Access Anywhere with Your Free Library Card

By written by Gillian R.    May 12, 2020   

Across Philadelphia, businesses are experiencing unexpected challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic . If you’re currently thinking about entrepreneurship for the first time or… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Access Business Resources Anywhere!

By written by Gillian R.    April 30, 2020   

Employers these days are turning to virtual interviews to avoid the health risks of face-to-face interviews during COVID-19 pandemic To prepare for virtual interviews you can practice with Big… continue reading Digital Tools and Resources for Job Seekers

By written by Margaret T.    April 22, 2020   

Are you interested in protecting your business name or invention with a trademark or patent? During the current quarantine for COVID-19 , you can still begin working on these processes from home.… continue reading Patent & Trademark Resources During COVID-19

By written by Sharyl O.    April 16, 2020   

I am a Monopoly lover! This celebrated board game became popular in the 1930s after it was patented by Philadelphia inventor Charles B. Darrow , who lived on W. Hortter St. in the West Mt.… continue reading Happy Inventors Day for Monopoly Lovers!

By written by Sharyl O.    February 11, 2020   

Do you absolutely love job interviews and eagerly anticipate your next opportunity to tell strangers about yourself? Or do you have nightmares where you go to an interview and forget your own… continue reading How to Have a Stress-Free Job Interview

By written by Karen H.    November 26, 2019    1

The Nonprofit Job Fair returns to Parkway Central Library on October 23 and the Business Resource and Innovation Center staff have the resources to help you make a great first impression! After… continue reading Get Ready for the Nonprofit Job Fair!

By written by Caity R.    October 15, 2019    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to present a series of upcoming job fairs, made possible by Citizens Charitable Foundation. The series will kick off with a special nonprofit job fair… continue reading 2019 Job Fair Series at the Free Library

By written by Jenn D.    October 10, 2019    1

Searching for a new job can be scary, especially when you have no idea how to start or where to look!  These local Philadelphia resources can help take the mystery out of finding the perfect… continue reading Four Websites That Make Job Searching Less Spooky

By written by Karen H.    October 9, 2019   

Since 2016, the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) has been a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs, nonprofits, inventors, and job seekers at the Free Library. We’ve helped thousands… continue reading The Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) has a New Home!

By written by Gillian R.    April 2, 2019    1

Happy National Inventors’ Day! This special day was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 “in recognition of the enormous contribution inventors make to the nation and the… continue reading National Inventors' Day!

By written by Sharyl O.    February 11, 2019    1

We're thankful for these inventions that help us make the Thansgiving feast and all the festivties more enjoyable and fun!   Automatic mashed potato system (2007) U.S. Patent No. 7172335… continue reading Handy Thanksgiving Inventions!

By written by Sharyl O.    November 20, 2018