The Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) at the Free Library of Philadelphia supports entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and inventors at every stage, helping to improve their skills through individualized guidance in research, public programs, and curated print and digital resources. We create multiple entry points for those with ideas, plans, skills, and passions, enabling people to make fact-based decisions in order to fulfill their goals.

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1901 Vine Street, Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Events

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Headshots at the BRIC!

Thu, April 18, 2024 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

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 portfolio and make your LinkedIn profile stand out among the…

Resume Writing Advanced: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Tue, April 23, 2024 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Do you have a resume that needs upgrading? This workshop will teach you the best way to use your resume, how to customize your resume for specific jobs, and how to improve and enhance your resume content. To join, please register here . Zoom meeting information will be emailed upon registration.…

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance

Tue, April 23, 2024 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with résumé development, career counseling, and professional development workshops. Call 1-833-750-5627 to learn more! PA CareerLink®…

Ask a Business Services Manager: Office Hours with the City of Philadelphia Office of Business Services

Thu, April 25, 2024 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce’s Office of Business Services (OBS) is here to provide one-on-one business assistance! OBS helps entrepreneurs start, grow, and operate a business in Philadelphia. We're partnering up to host office hours with their Business Services…

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Blog Posts

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 easily… continue reading

By Jamie B.    February 27, 2024   

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 Floor of… continue reading

By Birch M.    February 1, 2024   

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… continue reading

By Administrator    January 8, 2024   

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 you live… continue reading

By Birch M.    December 12, 2023