Business Resource and Innovation Center

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5394

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 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., May. 29 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jun. 8 : Closed staff development day
  • Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 4 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 9 : Closed Columbus Day
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Upcoming Events

Creating Your Business Plan, Part 2

Thu, May 25, 6:30 P.M.

Part 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Any Business Plan In Part 1 in February, we discussed the challenges of learning the language and lingo of…

Introduction to Crowdfunding

Thu, Jun 1, 6:30 P.M.

This workshop will provide an introduction to crowdfunding including: What crowdfunding is and how it works The various forms of crowdfunding…

Finance 50+

Mon, Jun 5, 10:00 A.M.

Everyone can benefit from smart money habits! Finance 50+ is a three-part program designed to help you build habits that can improve your…

Expand Your Network: A Supplier Diversity Networking Event

Wed, Jun 7, 6:30 P.M.

Join the Independence Business Alliance and the BRIC to meet local LGBT business and nonprofit leaders and learn how supplier diversity can help…

Self-Employment Skills for Entrepreneurs

Wed, Jun 14, 6:30 P.M.

James Chan, PhD, owner of an independent business practice since 1983, will share hard-won lessons on how to start, run, and sustain a one-person…

First Look at Financials: Understanding Your Profits Before You Launch

Thu, Jun 15, 6:30 P.M.

**Please note date change.  We have postponed this event to avoid the impact of the NFL Draft Experience.  Please feel free to contact…

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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.