Entrepreneur Works

Across the Philadelphia region, our clients start and grow small businesses, create jobs for themselves and their neighbors, and strengthen the local economy.

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Business Tools

Learn more about what it takes to start and grow a successful business with helpful articles, business plan templates, and more.


Entrepreneur Works provides loans to entrepreneurs for start-up purposes and to meet the financing needs of existing businesses. Are you an artist-entrepreneur? Are you a woman-owned business? We have small business loan options and one-on-one guidance programs designed with you in mind.


Entrepreneur Works offers multi-week classes and special-topic workshops that help entrepreneurs improve their business skills.


Learn more about upcoming workshops and events for local entrepreneurs!

Entrepreneur Works really opened up business and funding information that I wouldn’t have found otherwise. They played a very big part in the creation of my business and I wouldn’t be here without them."

Latasha Sampson, Chocolate City Hair Studio & Day Spa

Featured Events

Entrepreneur Works posts information about our own events and those of our partners. Please click on an event below for registration details.


Pitch and Brew


Pitch and Brew is back!

Join us at Pipeline Philly for a free, public meet-up offering collaborative brainstorming, idea checking & concept validation, and business advice for startups, entrepreneurs, and established organizations. You will get 90 seconds to 'Pitch' your ideas and 5 minutes to 'Brew' in the group.

No registration is required. Just show up with yourself and your business ideas and challenges!


Technology Solutions Plus Program

Entrepreneur Works is now accepting applications for its next round of the Technology Solutions Plus program for entrepreneurs!  The program is designed to assist entrepreneurs in developing a technology plan that will assist them in accomplishing their business goals and objectives.  The program offers the following benefits;

  • Up to $750 Technology Grant to purchase technology solutions for your business (i.e. smartphone, tablet, apps, software etc.)

  • Technology Plan for your business  prepares you to compete in today’s economy

  •  One-on-One Sessions w/Technology Consultant  provides you expertise to advise you on selecting and implementing the right solutions for your business

Program format

Workshop 1 – Goal Setting (TBD)

Workshop 2 – Tech Solutions (TBD)

One-on-One Consulting

Technology Grant


  • All candidates must complete the Tech Solutions Plus application to be eligible for consideration.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm August 15, 2016.

  • Program participants must attend both workshops in their entirety in order to be eligible to receive one-on-one consulting and the technology grant

  • All technology purchased with the Tech Solutions Plus grant must be approved Entrepreneur Works staff.

  • Participants must complete the entire program (workshops and consulting hours) within 90 days of the start of the program.

On the Blog


Check out our blog for our most up to date business tool updates, client profiles, and press releases.

Watch this entrepreneurship afficianado gush about Philly’s small biz community

July 28, 2016 // By team_eworks

Generocity, 7/28/16 Unsurprisingly, Entrepreneur Works ED Leslie Benoliel is a big fan of local small businesses. In the 23 years she’s been the executive director of small business support network Entrepreneur Works, Leslie Benoliel has become a veritable expert on Philly small business community. “We have a very rich history of small business ownership” in Philadelphia, she said. “Small ...

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