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


Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday had hour changes - Columbus Day
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Getting Results with Digital Marketing

Tue, July 12, 2016 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The web, social media, and the shift to mobile devices are transforming the way we live, work, shop, and do business.  Consumers have integrated the web into their everyday lives and activities.  Businesses and nonprofits need to do the same.  In this seminar, learn how to make the most of some core digital marketing concepts to grow your business.

You will learn about the elements of digital marketing, what’s important, how to build a solid foundation, and the importance of building relationships with your customers and prospects. Websites, Citations, Social Media, Email Marketing, and Reviews are covered in this seminar where you’ll leave with actionable steps you can take immediately to get results. 

Speaker Donna Botti is the owner of Delos Inc. in Collegeville, and has been helping businesses make the most of new technologies since 1992. Donna helps businesses grow with marketing strategies, tools, and processes to make your business run more smoothly and give your customers a better experience. Delos is a Google for Work Partner and is also an accredited Constant Contact Solution Provider and Authorized Local Expert, earning the All-Star Award for the outstanding marketing results we achieve for our customers.

This event is free, but please register by calling 215-686-5394 or go to

Room 108 (Enter through the HOME Page Café)

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Upcoming Events at Parkway Central Library

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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.


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