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.

Aug
23rd

Pitch and Brew

12:30pm

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!

Event will run from 12:30-1:30pm.

Sep
24th

Start It. Grow It. Chester

10am-1pm

Start It. Grow It. is a multi-part 11 week course that is designed to teach the fundamentals of planning, running, and growing a successful business.

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 September 24, 2016 at 10:00 am

Class meets:              Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm September 24-December 10

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

Price:                           $99

Registration:               https://entrepreneurworks.ticketleap.com/start-it-grow-it-chester-fall/details 

Aug
15th

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

Requirements

  • 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.

Sep
13th

Start It. Grow It. Philadelphia

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

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:      Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm

Class begins:               Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 from 6:00-9:00pm

Class meets:                6:00-9:00pm Sept. 22, 27, 29; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 17

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

Price:                           $99

Click here to 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 on September 20th is mandatory for all participating students. 

For additional information, contact Maggie Deptola at (215) 545-3100 or mdeptola@entre-works.org.

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