While the Business Department at the BRIC is physically closed we remain committed to your professional development. Our programs and services have been moved online. Check out our upcoming virtual programs, schedule an appointment with a librarian, stay current by signing up for our newsletter, and access our virtual library of classes and database demonstrations. Still have questions? Reach out to us and let us know how we can help! 

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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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, Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-8663

Hours

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Monday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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  • * Sunday had hour changes - Closed to the public. Services and programs available remotely. Phone and email reference available.
  • * Monday had hour changes - Closed to the public. Services and programs available remotely. Phone and email reference available.
  • * Tuesday had hour changes - Closed to the public. Services and programs available remotely. Phone and email reference available.
  • * Wednesday had hour changes - Closed to the public. Services and programs available remotely. Phone and email reference available.
  • * Thursday had hour changes - Closed to the public. Services and programs available remotely. Phone and email reference available.
  • * Friday had hour changes - Closed to the public. Services and programs available remotely. Phone and email reference available.
  • * Saturday had hour changes - Closed to the public. Services and programs available remotely. Phone and email reference available.

Upcoming Events

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VIRTUAL Patent, Trademark & Copyright Toolkit

Wed, October 28, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Do you want to protect your invention, product, brand name, logo, short story, or song that you’ve created? If so, register for our free 1.25 hour VIRTUAL class to learn about Intellectual Property (IP) protections available to you ... The different types of IP available  Where to…

Adult Business Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Nonprofit Business and Entrepreneurs Patents & Trademarks Virtual Programs

BusinessSmart Toolkit | Ready, Set, Go: Financing Your Small Business

Tue, November 3, 2020 2:00 P.M.
Roxborough Library

In this workshop, you will learn what lenders look for when making business loans, and what Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs offer to small businesses.  Pre-registration is required.  To save your spot, click here: …

Adult Workshops and Enrichment Business Business and Economics Business and 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.