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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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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.


Finance Your Small Business: Panel Discussion


The Small Business Administration (SBA) will moderate a financing panel including following panelists in the fields of lending, microlending, and economic development from the Philadelphia region.

Presented in partnership with the US Small Business AdministrationEastern PA District Office.

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


Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Skyline Room, 4th Floor


Work For Yourself @50+


A growing number of workers age 50-plus are turning interests, hobbies or skills into a small business. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will present at this AARP and WORC "Work For Yourself @50+" event for people 50-plus years old thinking about starting a small business now or after retirement.

Learn about "What SBA Can Do For You," business start-up and financial basics for starting a small business, how to work with a lender, as well as SBA resources to assist new entrepreneurs.

Call to register now at 1-888-339-5617!



Women's Opportunities Resource Center,

2nd Floor Training Room, 2010 Chestnut St.,

Philadelphia, PA 19103


Fashion + Tech + Entrepreneurship with Breanna Moore


This workshop will teach students how to harness the power of technology to create economic opportunities through fashion, art, and culture.

Participants will learn:

  • Why creating an online platform is an important aspect of developing a strong international fashion brand

  • How to develop a strong market brand and economic opportunities for young entrepreneurs across the globe

  • What are the major challenges for starting an fashion line and how to overcome these challenges

Cheyney University
Marcus Foster Student Center, Room 211


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:      Date TBD

Class begins:               Tues, May 9th, 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

(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 Maggie Deptola at (215) 545-3100 or mdeptola@entre-works.org.

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Client Profile: Naturally Sweet Desserts brings decadent vegan treats to the Philadelphia region

February 27, 2017 // By Maggie Deptola

Situation Taste of Success participant and vegan baker extraordinaire Sherimane Johnson needed help growing the presence of her business online. Though she had achieved much success with little advanced planning, she was discouraged by the ongoing challenges her dessert business faced. Solution Sherimane applied to the Tech Solutions Plus program and received one-on-one consulting with a technology expert ...

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Client Profile: Naturally Sweet Desserts brings decadent vegan treats to the Philadelphia region

// By Maggie Deptola

Behind the legacy of Philadelphia’s oldest black shop

February 15, 2017 // By Entrepreneur Works

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