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.

Loans

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.

Training

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

Events

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.

May
1st

15th Annual Taste of Success

6-8pm

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Taste of Success is Entrepreneur Works' annual cook-off/bake-off contest, networking event, cocktail party, and prime opportunity to connect with our clients over tasty treats. We invite 12 early-stage food entrepreneurs to compete for cash prizes, and we invite you to help us celebrate their achievements!

In business, entrepreneurs are forced to think outside of the box to find creative solutions to problems and achieve success. This year, we’re asking our contestants to serve up Creative Combos to show us how unexpected flavors can lead to delicious surprises, and share how thinking unconventionally influenced their experience as an entrepreneur.

At Entrepreneur Works, we are consistently impressed with our clients who think creatively to overcome obstacles and improve their business. Their unconventional thinking motivates us every day to develop creative ways to serve them through small business lending, training, and relationship-building services.

YOU get to sample the contestants' offerings before voting for our People's Choice and Most Innovative Awards! The event will also feature a cake raffle , an open bar, catered snacks and more.

 

Purchase your tickets today!


 

Want to help us make Taste of Success 2017 our best event yet? Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available! Please contact President & CEO Leslie Benoliel at (215) 545-3100, Ext. 223 or lbenoliel@entre-works.org for more information.

 

Confirmed Sponsors (as of 4/11/17):

$2,500 (Sous Chef) Level

DNB Bank

Aramark

Prudential Bank

$1,000 (Taste of Success Contestant) Level:

Hotaling Investment Management LLC

TechGuides

Urban Partners

Citrin Cooperman

Fox Rothschild

PIDC Philadelphia

Bank of America

$500 (Connoiseur) Level:

Ruotolo, Spewak & Co.

Someplace Special

Main Stret Abstract Company

Republic Bank

Momjian Anderer LLC

$250 (Taste Tester) Level:

Clutch

D.A.R. Industrial

LCG Ltd.

Teamsters Local #107

Mattioni Ltd.

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP

David M. Twer & Associates

In-Kind Sponsors:

St. Benjamin Brewing Company

Media Sponsors:

CBS

May
2nd

Start It. Grow It. Philadelphia

Start It. Grow It. is a  10-week course designed to teach the fundamentals of planning, running, and growing a successful business.

The course will cover:

Easy Process to Start Your Business (What to do, when to do it, and how)
Create a business plan anyone can do
Develop financial projections that tell how much money you need to start or grow your business
Develop a winning marketing strategy
Will help you avoid costly mistakes

You will learn:

How to make money in your business
How to get lenders, investors, customers to understand your business
How to identify your competition and compete
How to research your industry/market
How to price your product/service
How to strategize for funding
How to set goals and how to achieve them

Class orientation:      May 2nd, 2017

Class begins:               Thursday, May 4th, 2017 from 6:00-9:00pm (Date subject to change)

Class meets:                6:00-9:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Location:                     111 S. Independence Mall East, The Bourse Building, Suite 870, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price:                           $99

Register!

(If you prefer not to pay online, you may also mail a check or money order for $99 made out to "Entrepreneur Works Fund" to the following address: Entrepreneur Works, 111 S. Independence Mall East, The Bourse Building, Suite 528, Philadelphia, PA 19106.)

Class orientation is mandatory for all participating students. 

For additional information, contact Angelica Jackson at (215) 545-3100 or ajackson@entre-works.org.

May
13th

Start It. Grow It. Chester

10am-1pm

Start It. Grow It. is a 10-week course designed to teach the fundamentals of planning, running, and growing a successful business.

The course will cover:

Easy Process to Start Your Business (What to do, when to do it, and how)
Create a business plan anyone can do
Develop financial projections that tell how much money you need to start or grow your business
Develop a winning marketing strategy
Will help you avoid costly mistakes

You will learn:


  • How to make money in your business

  • How to get lenders, investors, customers to understand your business

  • How to identify your competition and compete

  • How to research your industry/market

  • How to price your product/service

  • How to strategize for funding

  • How to set goals and how to achieve them


Class begins:             Saturday May 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am

Class meets:              Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm, Dates TBD

Location:                    1350 Edgemont, Suite 1300, Chester, PA 19013

Price:                           $99

Register!

(If you prefer not to pay online, you may also mail a check or money order for $99 made out to “Entrepreneur Works Fund” to the following address: Entrepreneur Works, 111 S. Independence Mall East, The Bourse Building, Suite 528, Philadelphia, PA 19106.)

Class orientation is mandatory for all participating students. 

For additional information, contact Antoinette Truehart at (610) 499-7528 or atruehart@entre-works.org.

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