Business

Whether you are an emerging entrepreneur or an established small business owner, the Business Resource & Innovation Center is here for you!

If you are running a successful company, thinking of growing your business, or just planning your first venture, start here! Dedicated to assisting the professionals of Greater Philadelphia in all stages of business growth, the BRIC offers a variety of resources to help fit the needs of the community. Are you looking to narrow down your target market? Find your ideal demographic? Identify and analyze your competition? We can help you do that!

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Our Services

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The Business Resource & Innovation Center is excited to offer one-on-one sessions with a librarian. We can provide individual training on our databases with regard to market research, target demographics, competitors, and general business planning. Appointments are generally 45 minutes to one hour in length. Schedule your appointment today.

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Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Room 202
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5394

Hours

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed
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.
  • * Sunday had hour changes - Veterans Day
  • * Monday had hour changes - Veterans Day (Observed)

Upcoming Events

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Headshots at the BRIC!

Fri, November 16, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC)! Headshots are a new 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…

Adult Business RFC Program Calendar Business & Economics Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers Business & Entrepreneurs Patents & Trademarks

Artificial Intelligence: What Future Can We Build Together?

Sat, November 17, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

PI-Philly , in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the Free Library , is pleased to present a conversation about how autonomous systems perceive the environment, make decisions, learn, and interact with humans. A drone showcase will be offered in the Lobby! The…

Adult Business Science Technology

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Sample Documents

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Just getting started? Find inspiration in this collection of sample business documents and quick resource guides. If you need additional assistance, contact the BRIC business department or schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Databases & Digital Resources

Explore our extensive collection of premier business databases. If you need additional assistance utilizing the databases contact the BRIC business department or schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Partners

Philadelphia offers a vast array of small business development resources. We are proud to call these organizations partners as we work together to foster the small business community.