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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.


Securing Your Business Financing


Whether starting a business or expanding, adequate capital is essential. In fact, the right sources of funding could make the difference between success and failure for your company.

Members of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Accountants are passionate about spreading financial literacy to the public and small business owners. In this session, George Sarianos, CPA, and Chad Shank, Vice President and Relationship Manager of M&T Bank, will present ways to secure financing for your business.

They will discuss the key sources of financing, the importance of preparation when trying to acquire financing, and how to assemble the right data to get approval. Sign up today!

This event is free, but please register by calling 215-686-5394 or by clicking the registration link below.


Small Business Resource Festival


Browse tables representing resources from government agencies, nonprofits, and business-to-business service providers. Learn how these organizations can help your small business thrive and make valuable connections in the process.

Presenters include:
• American Society of Inventors
• U.S. Census Bureau
• Corzo Center for the Creative Economy
• Enterprise Center
• Entrepreneur Works
• Fairmount Community Development
• Greater Art Museum Business Alliance
• Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber
of Commerce
• Independence Business Alliance
• M&T Bank
• ROC United
• SCORE Philadelphia
• Philadelphia VIP/Lawworks
• U.S. Small Business Administration
• Welcoming Center for New
• Women’s Business Development Center
• Women’s Opportunity Resource Center


Foodie Forum


Do you want to start a food service business?
Are you looking for food business funding information and assistance?
Are you looking for commercial kitchen space to start or grow your food business?

Please join the Free Library in welcoming speakers Kim Carter, Vice President of Community Partnerships, and Allison Blansfield, Director of Food Systems from the
Enterprise Center.

Learn about the services of the Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises (CCE), a food business incubator, and one of the services available at the Enterprise Center. Learn how to access the commercial kitchen space at the CCE, along with the additional business services provided by The Enterprise Center (TEC) for new and established businesses.

This event is free, but please register by calling 215-686-5394 or by clicking the register link below.


Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later


Join the Free Library's Business Resources and Innovation Center to learn about trademarks with the United States Patents and Trademarks Office's Craig Morris. Attendees will learn:

  • Effective use of United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) website resources

  • How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations differ

  • Why it’s important for any new business to select a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable, highlighting factors critical when choosing a mark

  • The importance of doing a complete search and whether an attorney should be used

  • What may happen if another trademark owner believes it has stronger rights in a mark and issues a “cease-and-desist” letter

  • What the USPTO does in the federal registration process and how to avoid scams perpetrated by companies which request fees for services not required by the USPTO

The event will run from 6:30-8:30pm in the Skyline Room on the 4th Floor of Parkway Central Library.


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