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, 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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Free Business Class for Entrepreneurs!

Wed, June 20, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Do you have a great idea, but are unsure where to start?  Or do you feel overwhelmed by the idea of writing a business plan? Join us to see how you can use Free Library resources to create a professional business plan! This session will help you: Create your business model and structure…

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Lunch & Learn: Google Drive 101

Thu, June 21, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Need to collaborate with colleagues or friends? Looking for an online space to store your resumes or photos? Learn how Google Drive can be used as the ultimate collaboration, creation, and storage tool. Some computers will be available for hands-on practice but we strongly encourage you to bring…

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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.