Tagged Business Resource & Innovation Center

The Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) has a New Home!

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 of people enhance their skills through…

National Inventors' Day!

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 world.” It is celebrated each year on…

Handy Thanksgiving Inventions!

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 Mashed potatoes are a favorite …

Creepy Halloween Inventions from the Philadelphia Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)

Get into the proper Halloween spirit with these hair-raising creations… This invention   features a life-sized ghoul with a “reservoir of fluids inside the head” that is triggered to vomit into a bucket when…

Refresh Your Resume Part 2: Top 10 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

What’s on your resume is just as important as what’s not on it. Last month we learned how to revamp a tired resume . Now it’s time to determine what should be left off! Here are the top ten things you should never…

Refresh Your Resume This Spring!

The Workplace , a service of the Business Resource & Innovation Center , is excited to announce our latest FREE resource: monthly resume review ! Our newest staff member, Janet, has 20 years of management experience with a…

7 Tips from The Workplace @ Free Library on How-to Advance Your Career Now!

The Workplace is a service that supports job seekers within the Business Resource & Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library , providing current information and resources on changing careers, job searching techniques, and…

Cool Job! Chatting with Workplace's Digital Resource Specialist

I recently spoke with a familair face at Parkway Central Library —Sean Early, the Digital Resource Specialist in the Workplace , a service that supports job seekers within the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC)…

Partner Spotlight: Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

In this edition of Partner Spotlight, we are thrilled to speak with  Herman Nyamunga , the Director of  the Welcoming Center's Global Enterprise Hub ! In this role, Herman provides technical assistance to entrepreneurs and…

Partner Spotlight: Best for PHL

This month, we're excited to speak with Cynthia Estremera, the Community Engagement Liaison for Best for PHL . Best for PHL, an initiative of Impact PHL , seeks to improve our region by educating the business community on how they…

Small Business Spotlight: Girls Auto Clinic

BRIC librarians went on the road to Upper Darby to find Patrice Banks, proprietor of Girls Auto Clinic and Clutch Beauty Bar , and soon-to-be published author of Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide . Patrice is combining a unique business…

An Interview with Doug Barg of Kitchen Cred

Each month the Regional Foundation Center 's Inforum newsletter features a local funder, nonprofit, or service provider who highlights their organization's services and how they support the social sector. This month we are…

Small Business Spotlight: Bright Yellow Creamery

With the summer heat upon us, what better time is there to talk about ice cream? This month, we’re excited to interview local entrepreneur Steven Dorcelien, owner of Bright Yellow Creamery , who serve up delicious small-batch ice…

Partner Spotlight: Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District Office

This month we’re speaking with Robert Goza, Lead Economic Development Specialist/Public Information Officer at the U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District Office . Rob joined the Eastern Pennsylvania…

Partner Spotlight: Marie Kraft and American Society of Inventors

Here at the  Patent and Trademark Resource Center in the Business Resource & Innovation Center at the Parkway Central Library , we are lucky to work with some amazing organizations who are dedicated to growing…

Partner Spotlight: Independence Business Alliance

Here at the Business Resource & Innovation Center , we are lucky to work with some amazing organizations who are dedicated to growing Philadelphia’s small business community. This month, we are excited to highlight the…

An Interview with BRIC Business Librarians

Each month the Regional Foundation Center newsletter features a local funder, nonprofit, or service provider who highlights their organization's services and how they support the social sector. This month we are excited to have…

10 New Year's Resolutions the Free Library Can Help You Keep!

'Tis the season for goal-setting! You might be feeling merry and motivated right now, but as the year gallops along, don't let your resolve wane. Lean on the Free Library to keep your resolutions! Our mission, of course is to…

#ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday, November 26!

Love it or hate it, we’ve all heard of the great sporting event that is Black Friday. If you’re up for the chaos, Black Friday is a great opportunity to score deals on discounted merchandise, but what if you’re looking…

Business and Brews

BRIC is excited to announce our new “Business and Brews” series! Join us inside the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) at Parkway Central Library the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. for a networking…