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!

Our Services

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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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Creating Your Business Plan, Part 2

Thu, May 25, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Part 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Any Business Plan In Part 1 in February, we discussed the challenges of learning the language and lingo of business.  Part 2 will concentrate on the planning process and the content of the written plan. They say every business needs a business plan.…

Adult Business Business & Entrepreneurs

Introduction to Crowdfunding

Thu, June 1, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

This workshop will provide an introduction to crowdfunding including: What crowdfunding is and how it works The various forms of crowdfunding platforms How to build your crowdfunding campaign What you need to do to be successful Presented in partnership with SCORE Philadelphia by  E.…

Adult 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.

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.