Business Resource and Innovation Center

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Open today until 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Feb. 18 : Closed Presidents' Day
  • Fri., Apr. 19 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 21 : Closed Easter
  • Mon., May. 27 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
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Upcoming Events

Business Plan Toolkit

Wed, Feb 20, 6:00 P.M.

Learn to use free library resources to research your business plan professionally! Get an introduction to business plans and industry…

Lunch & Learn: Trademark Your Logo

Thu, Feb 21, 12:00 P.M.

Learn how to trademark your logo at the BRIC, a  Patent and Trademark Resource Center . Some computers will be available for hands-on…

Get Your Pitch On! Nonprofit Edition

Tue, Feb 26, 10:00 A.M.

Pitching isn't just for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists! Nonprofits need to have their elevator pitch ready to go in order to…

Office Hours: Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Tue, Feb 26, 5:00 P.M.

Got a question to ask a lawyer?   Entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, artists and inventors: you can reserve an appointment to attend…

Disrupting The Patriarchy 2019 with Radha Agrawal

Wed, Mar 6, 6:30 P.M.

Cost: $10/$25

In celebration of International Women's Day, join us for the third annual  Disrupting the Patriarchy .   This year's event…


Wed, Mar 13, 10:30 A.M.

This workshop will cover the practical steps businesses can take to choose appropriate brand names and protect them.  Topics covered will…

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The collection in the Business, Science & Industry Department (BSI) covers a diverse group of subjects including corporate information, personal finance and consumer information; medical, health and parenting materials; works on engineering, the sciences, computers and technology. Also included are material on cooking, pets, and gardening. Students seeking sources for research projects, entrepreneurs forming new businesses and the mechanically minded searching for appropriate "how-to" guides can find assistance in this department.