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.

Upcoming Events

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Small Business Legal Clinic

Tue, March 28, 2017 5:15 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Philadelphia LawWorks, a project of Philadelphia VIP , is proud to announce they will be partnering with the BRIC for their March 2017 Small Business Clinic. Small business owners meet individually with a lawyer, for FREE, to discuss legal issues! Legal Areas Ask an attorney about:…

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Leading Voices: Mo Gawdat | Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy*

Tue, March 28, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $32 General Admission
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Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak The Vice President of Business Innovation Google’s [X], Mo Gawdat is a serial entrepreneur who has founded more than 20…

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Sample Documents

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.


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