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.
  • * Wednesday had hour changes - Due to inclement weather

Upcoming Events

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Work for Yourself @ 50+

Mon, March 26, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Have you ever dreamed about being your own boss? Let  Work for Yourself @ 50+  help you get started.  Work for Yourself @ 50+   is a program specifically designed to help people 50 and older learn about what it takes to be successfully self-employed in today's…

Adult Senior Business Career Workshops Business & Entrepreneurs

Introduction to the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC)

Tue, March 27, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Join us for an introduction to resources available (for free) through the BRIC's homepage, databases, and the physical department at Parkway Central.  This program is designed for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.  In the Computer Lab.

Adult Computer Classes Business Business & Entrepreneurs

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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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