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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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


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.
  • * Monday had hour changes - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Upcoming Events

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Volunteer for SCORE Philadelphia-Help Small Business Owners

Fri, January 25, 2019 9:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Drop in from 9-11 AM to learn how to be a SCORE Volunteer and Counselor. Use your skills and experience to offer advice to help small businesses succeed. You can make a difference! Free. To register,  visit   

Adult Senior Business Business & Economics

Grow with Google

Mon, January 28, 2019 9:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Google for free workshops to help you grow your skills, career, or business. Workshops include: Digital Skills for Your Community Get Found on Google Search and Maps Reach Customers Online with Google Get Started with Email, Spreadsheets, and Presentations Plus, recieve 1:1 Coaching…

Adult Business Workshops and Enrichment Computer Classes Career Workshops RFC Program Calendar Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers Business & Entrepreneurs Technology Patents & Trademarks

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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.


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.