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.


15th Annual Taste of Success


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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 unique raffle , an open bar, catered snacks and more.


Early bird tickets are available through April 1st, 2017 for a discounted price of $70! Purchase yours 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 3/2/17):

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

Hotaling Investment Management LLC


Urban Partners

In Kind Sponsor

Incarnate Coffee

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Entrepreneur Works’ Statement on the Elimination of CDFI Funding in the 2018 Federal Budget Proposasl

March 22, 2017 // By team_eworks

In response to the current administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) grants, Entrepreneur Works would like to highlight the impact of the CDFI Fund on the southeastern Pennsylvania region. Since 1998, Entrepreneur Works has dispersed $1.6 million  dollars to businesses in Philadelphia, Chester, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery ...

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Entrepreneur Works’ Statement on the Elimination of CDFI Funding in the 2018 Federal Budget Proposasl

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Client Profile: Petrina Booker delivers hot, fresh crabs in Chester

March 15, 2017 // By Entrepreneur Works

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