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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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.
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.
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Becoming Bankable: Small Business Loans

Mon, November 7, 2016 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Do you need money to start or grow your business? Find out how to get funders to the table ... 

Presenters Art Gimenez and Chris Chaplin from the Enterprise Center Capital Corporation will provide insight on what you need to know about getting a small business loan plus tips & tools for creating a strong application.

With a focus on women and/or minority-owned businesses, Enterprise Center Capital Corporation (TEC-CC) originates loans between $2,500 and $200,000 to entrepreneurs through its status as a CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) and a U.S. Small Business Administration Microloan Intermediary.

This event is free, but please register by calling 215-686-5394 or go to http://becomingbankableloans.eventbrite.com

Skyline Room, 4th Floor

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

Upcoming Events at Parkway Central Library

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
3:30 P.M.
4:00 P.M.

Upcoming Business Events

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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.