Tagged Business and Entrepreneurs

Lunch & Learn: Online Learning

Lunch & Learns have gone virtual this year! Join us for our fourth 2021 Lunch & Learn, Online Learning! Are you interested in learning a new skill, brushing up on old skills, or earning a certificate - for FREE with your…

Lunch & Learn: Trademark Your Logo

Lunch & Learns have gone virtual this year! Join us for our third 2021 Lunch & Learn, Trademark Your Logo! Learn how to trademark your logo, brand name, or slogan with BRIC’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center…

Toys, Toys, Toys: Famous Toys and Their Creative Protections

Ever wonder how your favorite toys came to be? Come and learn about our best loved toys - Legos®, Play-Doh, Slinky®, Magic 8 Ball® and more! Learn how they were invented and then protected afterwards by patents and…

VIRTUAL Office Hours: Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Have a question to ask a legal professional about patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secrets?   Entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, artists and inventors: you can reserve an appointment to attend free consultations…

Virtual Reference Desk

BRIC’s business librarian misses you! Stop by the Virtual Reference Desk if you have a quick question for the librarian.  The Virtual Reference Desk will be staffed Mondays in February from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. via…

Headshots at the BRIC!

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

Virtual Introduction to Market Research

Learn to conduct market research using free library resources! This class will introduce you to the knowledge required to begin researching your industry to better understand the state of your product or…

Lunch & Learn: Free Marketing Tools

Lunch & Learns have gone virtual this year! Join us for our second 2021 Lunch & Learn, Free Marketing Tools! Do you need help creating a logo or attention-grabbing graphics for your marketing materials? Join us to explore free…

VIRTUAL Office Hours: Registered Patent Agent

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…

Digital Resources to Help Your Business

If you’re currently thinking about entrepreneurship for the first time or you’re an established business owner, the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) has resources to help support your current needs. Learn…

Virtual Reference Desk

BRIC’s business librarian misses you! Stop by the Virtual Reference Desk if you have a quick question for the librarian.  The Virtual Reference Desk will be staffed Mondays in February from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. via…

Headshots at the BRIC!

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

Virtual Evaluating Starting a Consultancy

Today, professionals are looking to start full-time or part-time consultancies in order to control their financial futures and/or add to their existing income. Marc Kramer , who has been a consultant for 30 years, working with…

Virtual Reference Desk

BRIC’s business librarian misses you! Stop by the Virtual Reference Desk if you have a quick question for the librarian.  The Virtual Reference Desk will be staffed Mondays in February from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. via…

VIRTUAL Patent, Trademark & Copyright Toolkit

Do you want to protect your invention, product, brand name, logo, short story, or song that you’ve created? If so, register for our free 1.25 hour VIRTUAL class to learn about Intellectual Property (IP) protections available to…

Ask an Accountant: Virtual Office Hours with an Accountant

Ask an accountant!  Bee, Bergvall & Co.  has appointments available to provide answers to general accounting questions and provide guidance to small businesses owners.  Although we are unable to provide specific…

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,…

SimplyAnalytics

A mapping and data visualization application that makes it easy to create interactive maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. Watch this video to learn more

Reference Solutions (Formerly ReferenceUSA)

A powerful tool providing access to in-depth information on businesses and residents. Research companies, locate addresses, phone numbers, conduct market research, and more. Watch this video to learn more.

Mergent Intellect

Generate insightful business intelligence with this collection of international private and public business data, industry news, and executive contact information. Watch this video to learn more

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Library cardholders have access to the Lynda.com video library of…

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.

Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Explore over 500 nonfiction, fully searchable reference titles. Access accurate information on science, literature, history, business, and more. Watch this video to learn more

D&B Global Business Browser (formally 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.

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…

Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake | The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats

In conversation with Michael A Smerconish Veteran counterterrorism czar and one of the world’s leading experts on cyberspace security, Richard A. Clarke worked for seven presidents and devoted three decades of his professional life to…

Melinda Gates | The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
In conversation with John Green

Ranked by  Forbes  as the third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates has been on a 20-year mission to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Through her work as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—the…

Kwame Onwuachi | Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

In conversation with Chef Elijah Milligan A former Top Chef star, the executive chef at Washington D.C.’s popular Kith and Kin, and a Forbes and Zagat’s 30 Under 30 honoree, Kwame Onwuachi  is one of America’s most acclaimed young…

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…