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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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, Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-8663

Hours

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Office Hours: Registered Patent Agent

Tue, November 26, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Interested in protecting your invention or design with a patent? Would you like to talk to a Registered Patent Agent for free? We are pleased to announce that we are accepting requests for free 30 minute patent consultations with registered Patent Agent Scott Keeley from the…

Adult Business Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Nonprofit Business & Entrepreneurs Patents & Trademarks

Patenting 101 - Drafting a Provisional Application for Patent for Your Invention

Tue, November 26, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Interested in protecting your invention with a patent? Like to learn more about the first steps in applying for a patent? We are pleased to announce that Registered Patent Agent Scott Keeley, of the Intellectual Property firm Keeley-DeAngelo , will speak about the steps to protecting…

Adult Business Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Nonprofit Business & Entrepreneurs 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.

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.