Tagged Business & Entrepreneurs

Lunch & Learn: Online Learning

Are you interested in learning new skill, brushing up on old skills, or earning a certificate - for FREE? Join us to learn about the Free Library's robust online learning platforms! Some computers will be available for…

Lunch & Learn: Get Ready to Code

Have you always wanted to learn how to code but felt a little overwhelmed? You're not alone! Learn HTML basics together by working through Codeacademy lessons in a friendly, judgement free environment! Some computers…

Business Plan: How to Write It!

    Learn how to write a Business Plan! Create your roadmap to success, attract investors and communicate your business idea! Presented by Morris Bracy of SCORE. Free! No registration required.  

Lunch & Learn: Networking & LinkedIn

Up your networking game! Some computers will be available for hands-on practice but we strongly encourage you to bring your own (fully-charged) laptop, tablet, or mobile device. A Free Library library card is required to…

Business Plan Toolkit

Learn to use free library resources to research your business plan professionally! Get an introduction to business plans and industry codes Start researching the competition Target your audience by learning to find and use…

Starting a Business

Learn how to start a business and learn the basics! Presented by SCORE. Free! No registration required.

Pitch Corner Open Hours

Do you need to polish your pitch? The Pitch Corner is a tool for entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and job seekers. It is a semi-private space in the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) at Parkway Central Library where you can…

Headshots at the BRIC!

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC)! Headshots are a new service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more! Use your photo to enhance your professional…

Breaking Barriers: Sustainable Employment for Women

Breaking Barriers turns the job seeker event upside down! Instead of employers exhibiting their organizations, this event will empower women to break down the business practices that are creating inequities for women job…

Office Hours: Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Got a question to ask a lawyer?   Entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, artists and inventors: you can reserve an appointment to attend free consultations with the Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic .  Student…

RFC Bookshelf

The Regional Foundation Center informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources and referrals, as well as housing Philadelphia’s largest publicly accessible collection of print and electronic resources on fundraising,…

OneSource: D&B Business Browser Pro

Find company information and market research, including RMA and Datamonitor reports, in-depth company and executive profiles, and detailed financial information. Great for research on international and multinational companies.

Gale Small Business Builder

Gale Small Business Builder offers a guided approach to business planning and helps aspiring entrepreneurs and experienced small business owners plan, start, or optimize a small business or nonprofit that's focused on long-term success.

Business Insights Essentials *

Thousands of detailed financial reports More than 2,500 custom business glossary terms 1,000 SWOT reports Over 17,400 company histories Over 460,000 detailed company profiles. More than 920 in-depth industry profiles More than…

Best's Library Center

Lidia Bastianich | My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

Renowned chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich is the owner and co-owner of celebrated Italian restaurants in Manhattan, Pittsburgh, and Kansas City. The author of a baker’s dozen cookbooks, a judge on Masterchef Jr. Italy , and a…

Don Winslow | The Border

The author of numerous international bestselling crime novels, Don Winslow is the recipient of dozens of awards and spots on myriad best-books-of-the-year lists. These books include The Winter of Frankie Machine , The Force , and…

Howard Schultz | From the Ground Up: My Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America

In conversation with William Kristol, founder and former editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard . The former chairman and CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz led the java giant from eleven cafes in the Seattle area to more than 28,000…

Chris Wilson | The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose

In conversation with State Representative Jordan A. Harris Convicted of murder at 18 and sentenced to life in prison with no hope of release, Chris Wilson began to improve himself through study, physical fitness, and even started a…

Bridgett M. Davis | The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of Into the Go-Slow , the acclaimed story of a young woman traveling from Detroit to Nigeria as she mourns the death of her sister, and Shifting Through Neutral , a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy…

Ken Auletta | Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)

In conversation with journalist Tracey Matisak Ken Auletta has penned the “Annals of Communications” column for The New Yorker for more than 25 years. His 11 books include the bestsellers Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their…

Robert Kuttner | Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

Robert Kuttner is the cofounder and coeditor of The American Prospect , one of the country’s most popular progressive political and public-policy quarterlies. His many books include Everything for Sale , The Squandering of America ,…

Leslie Odom, Jr. | Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher and Never Stop Learning

In Conversation with Kalela Williams, Director of Neighborhood Enrichment Programming Philadelphia's Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since…

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins | Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang

In conversation with A.D. Amorosi, reporter Philadelphia Style Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer . Lamont “U-God” Hawkins is one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, “the most significant posse in hip-hop” ( Rolling…

Tina Brown | The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 – 1992

Watch the video here . In conversation with Marty Moss-Coane, host of Radio Times on WHYY In a publishing career that stretches back more than four decades, Tina Brown has been editor-in-chief of the popular and acclaimed magazines…

Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook | Federal Donuts: The (Partially) True Spectacular Story

Watch the video here . Lauded for bringing the Middle Eastern, North African, Mediterranean, and Eastern European influences from Solomonov’s titular Philadelphia restaurant to readers’ home kitchens, Michael Solomonov and Steven…

David Callahan | The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

Watch the video here . Blending liberalism with old values, David Callahan’s many nonfiction books include Fortunes of Change , The Moral Center , and The Cheating Culture , a “meticulously researched, thoughtful and damning look at our…

Joe Beddia | Pizza Camp: Recipes from Pizzeria Beddia

Watch the video here . In conversation with Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit Joe Beddia is the owner and chef of Philly’s own Pizzeria Beddia, named by Bon Appétit as the best pizza in America. This distinction is not surprising,…

Leading Voices: Amanda Steinberg | Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms*

Watch the video here . In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak One of Forbes ’ 21 new American money masters, Amanda Steinberg is the founder and CEO of DailyWorth, a website devoted to helping women…

Morimoto | Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking

Acclaimed for creating cuisine that seamlessly blends Western ingredients with those of his native Japan, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is one of the culinary world’s brightest stars. After working his way up to the position of head chef…

LEADING VOICES: Valerie Graves | Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be

In conversation with Tracey Matisak One of Advertising Age’s industry-wide “100 Best and Brightest,” Valerie Graves is the nationally lionized creative director of such Fortune 500 accounts as Ford, AT&T, General Foods, and Pepsi. In a…

LEADING VOICES: Tracy Kidder | A Truck Full of Money: One Man’s Quest to Recover from Great Success

The “master of the nonfiction narrative” ( The Baltimore Sun ), Tracy Kidder is acclaimed for his unique “literary journalism” that emphasizes compelling narrative and personal voice in such bestselling books as The Soul of a New…

Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby | V Street: 100 Globe-Hopping Plates on the Cutting Edge of Vegetable Cooking

“Leaders in a food revolution that sees mainstream chefs putting vegetables at the center of the plate” ( Associated Press ), Philly natives and husband-and-wife team Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby are co-owners of Vedge, a local mecca for…