Tagged Business Resource and Innovation Center

Foundation Directory Has Expanded

The Free Library’s most powerful grant-finding tool just got a lot easier to use. Before, to access the Library’s premier fundraising tool, Foundation Directory, you had to travel to the Parkway Central Library. Now you can…

Black History Month at the Business Resource and Innovation Center

This month, the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) is celebrating and uplifting Black entrepreneurs and their groundbreaking achievements. Join us for one or both of our Black History Month programs in person on the Ground…

Social Services Offered by the Free Library

The Free Library is pleased to announce the addition of three full-time social workers to its Social Services roster. The newly formed Social Services team will provide open office hours in neighborhood libraries, lead…

Shop Small in Philly for the Holidays

The holidays are a great time to support local businesses! No matter who you're shopping for this holiday season, Philly's commercial corridors are the perfect place to check off your list. What is a commercial corridor? Whether…

December is Write A Business Plan Month!

Did you know December is National Write a Business Plan Month? The Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) is a great place to start your business planning journey. What is the BRIC? The BRIC is a department of the Free Library…

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Appointments Now Available

Are you an inventor, artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner interested in learning how to protect your idea and business assets? The Free Library of Philadelphia's  Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) is…

Women-Authored Books on Business and Entrepreneurship

October is National Women’s Small Business Month! Women business owners and entrepreneurs are invaluable to our economy and necessary for it to flourish and thrive. This month, and all months, we celebrate the women who strengthen…

15 Philly Small Businesses To Support For National Women-Owned Small Business Month

October is National Women’s Small Business Month. This month we’re highlighting 15 women-owned small businesses in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. From board games, to books, to baked goods, to graphic design, these…

Office Hours for Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs at the Library

The Business Resource and Innovation Center hosts several monthly events for business professionals and entrepreneurs, including free headshots , resume reviews, and office hours with experts. Read on to learn a bit more about two of…

Get Free Professional Headshots Done at the Library!

Did you know that you can get a free, professional headshot done at the library? Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1–3 p.m. , the Free Library's Business Resource and Innovation Center hosts free headshot sessions.…

Create an Inclusive Workplace With These LGBTQ+ Friendly Business Titles

Pride month is a celebration of queer culture, joy, resilience, and strength. It's a reminder of how far the LGBTQ+ community has come and how far we still have to go. Workplace environments can be an especially fraught place for…

Score Your Summer Job With the Help of Free Virtual Career Workshops

Summer is a great time to relax, go on vacation, discover a new passion, or enjoy the new weather — so now is the time to work on your professional goals to set your summer up for success!  Check out upcoming virtual…

Spring Into a New Career With Free Virtual Career Workshops

Spring is the season of growth and renewal. Do your new goals include getting a new job, pivoting to a new field, or learning some new skills?  Check out upcoming virtual career workshops for jobseekers at the…

Start Your 2023 Career Goals with Free Virtual Career Workshops!

Do your New Year's Resolutions include getting a new job, pivoting to a new field, or learning some new skills?  Check out upcoming virtual career workshops for jobseekers at the Free Library, brought to you by…

Resources and Services for Nonprofits at the Free Library

The Free Library offers many unique resources and services, from musical instruments  and  cake pans  to  headshots  and  cooking classes . But did you know that the Free Library also offers free…

Introducing: Philadelphia Business Journal Online

The Business Resource and Innovation Center at the Free Library is excited to announce that Philadelphia Business Journal Online is now available to all library patrons! This valuable resource provides the latest updates on…

Work Towards a New Career with Virtual Career Workshops!

It's that time of year where staying warm in the comfort of your home sounds so nice. Why not work on getting your next job or learning a new skill from the comfort of your home! Check out upcoming virtual career workshops…

Fall into a new Career with Virtual Career Workshops at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

Have you been meaning to revise your resume, but are not sure how to get started? Would you like to learn new skills to conquer your next job interview? Are you interested in making your LinkedIn profile stand…

Introducing BRIC's New Business Librarian: Claire

We are so excited to introduce you to Claire Lutz, the BRIC's newest librarian! Claire started in July. Be sure to say hello when you see her in the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) at Parkway Central Library .…

August is National Black Business Month

August is National Black Business Month ! Philadelphia is home to a wide array of Black-owned businesses, from art galleries to restaurants and so much more. Just how many Black-owned businesses are there in Philadelphia? In 2019, Pew…