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. – 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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Trademark Basics 2019

Tue, September 24, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Should you be concerned about intellectual property? If you want to create long-term business value and better protect your business, then YES! Increase your understanding of: • How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations all differ • Why…

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Revenue 101: Business Tax Basics for Small Business Owners

Wed, September 25, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Revenue 101: Business Tax Basics is designed to give business owners an overview of the four major business tax types: Business Income and Receipts, Net Profits, Wage/Earnings, and Use & Occupancy. You won’t leave as a tax expert, but you will have a better understanding of…

Adult Business Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Philadelphia Business & Entrepreneurs

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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.