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Top 10 Business Trends That Will Drive Success in 2018 (BTU 12/27/17)

By team_eworks

By: Ian Altman This year my annual list of business trends celebrates its fifth year.  As with previous years, my picks for 2018 represent bold and innovative moves that leading companies around the world are making to drive success.  Some of this years’ trends are in the fledgling phase, while others have already taken root.  These


How Tony Hsieh Transformed Zappos With These 5 Core Values (BTU 12/21/17)

By team_eworks

Tony Hsieh drove Zappos to success with his core values. Here’s how they can help you too. Back when Zappos was just starting out, I decided to give them a try and ordered a pair of shoes. Not long after my purchase, I received an email that said my shipment was upgraded to “overnight shipping” for free.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for a while, our Loan Department will be happy to speak with you about your financing needs. Our loan products are designed to help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. Clients typically use loan funds for machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures, inventory, business acquisition, working capital and startup costs.

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Women Entrepreneurs Loan up to $50,000

•Special interest rate discount for majority women-owned businesses that have been in operation for two or more years.

•Terms of repayment: up to 6 years (Fact Sheet)

•Typically used for business expansion, construction/renovation, inventory, working capital, or machinery/equipment.

Small Business Loans up to $50,000

•Terms of repayment: up to 6 years (Fact Sheet)

•Typically used for business expansion, construction/renovation, inventory, working capital, or machinery/equipment.

Machinery and Equipment Loans up to $50,000

•Terms of repayment: up to 6 years

•Typically used for business expansion through the purchase of new equipment (production machinery, computers, vehicles, etc.)

Vendor Loans up to $1,000

•Terms of repayment: 6-9 months

•Used to cover supplies, permit/booth fees and inventory for a vending event.

Benefits of all Entrepreneur Works Loans

•Flexible application criteria and affordable rates designed to address the needs of low- to moderate-income business borrowers.

•Build/strengthen borrower’s credit score (if repayment criteria are met).

•Small business consulting offered to clients upon request.

•No early repayment penalties.

For more information about our loans, please contact Katya Noreika, Loan Officer at (215) 545-3100, Ext. 226 or 


Our instructors are experienced business owners and have plenty of experience with training entrepreneurs. Our classes and workshops will help you take your business to the next level.


We offer multi-week business skills courses several times each year at our Philadelphia and Chester office locations. The Start It. Grow It. course aims to improve business performance by teaching practical considerations for starting a new business including defining a target market, pricing and business legal structures. The course has a flexible learning model and an emphasis on “learning by doing."

For more information about our Start It. Grow It. multi-week course, please click here.


We also offer a range of one-time workshops. Past topics have included “Getting my Idea to Fly,” credit building, digital marketing, social media, alternate sources of financing, patents, and copywriting. For more information about our upcoming workshops, please click here.


Entrepreneur Works posts our own events and those of our partners. Please click on an event below for more information and registration details.


GovLabPHL Form Redesign

Partner Event

Have you felt lost while filling out a government form before? Well, no longer! Join GovLabPHL at the PHL Form Redesign event to help the City of Philadelphia makeover several forms that affect our City's residents and businesses.

All are welcome. No prior experience needed. Invite your neighbors, friends, local non-profits, and business partners! You'll be able to select which form to work on upon arrival. To keep table numbers balanced, form selections will be filled first come, first served. Questions? Contact


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Breakfast and Registration (light refreshments provided)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Form Workshop

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch (provided) and share out *Bring your own water bottle! We'll have refillable water bottle stations*


Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Innovation Lab, 16th Floor

Philadelphia Municipal Services Building

1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19102





Entrepreneur Works’ 16th Annual Taste of Success

Entrepreneur Works Event

It's Spring, which means it is time for our annual Taste of Success! Taste of Success is a cook-off/bake-off contest, networking event, and fundraiser, featuring our talented entrepreneurs. We invite 12 early-stage food entrepreneurs to compete for cash prizes, and we invite you to help us celebrate their achievements!

This year’s theme is "Food Fight". Our contestants will be "lacing up their gloves" in the culinary brawl for it all! As always, our contestants will be judged by well-loved local chefs. We also recognize some of our star entrepreneurs by inducting them into our Hall of Fame.

We hope that you will come out to taste and share in the success of our entrepreneurs!

Date: May 21, 2018
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Location: International House Philadelphia (Ibrahim Theater)
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Get your tickets NOW!