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, Room 202
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5394

Hours

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 Events

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Office Hours: Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Mon, March 25, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Got a question to ask a lawyer?   Entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, artists and inventors: you can reserve an appointment to attend free consultations with the Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic .  Student Counselors (together with their…

Adult Business RFC Program Calendar Nonprofit Business & Entrepreneurs Patents & Trademarks

Breaking Barriers: Sustainable Employment for Women

Wed, March 27, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Breaking Barriers turns the job seeker event upside down! Instead of employers exhibiting their organizations, this event will empower women to break down the business practices that are creating inequities for women job seekers and to speak about their strengths as potential…

Adult Business Speakers and Lectures Career Workshops RFC Program Calendar Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers Business & Entrepreneurs Women's History Month

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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.