For Entrepreneurs

“Entrepreneur Works helped us get our business off the ground. We are so grateful for their help and support throughout this process.”

Edward Morgan, EK Morgan By Design

Business Tools

Business Tips

Aug
21st

Discover Your Opportunity (BTU 8/23/17)

By team_eworks

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Aug
14th

7 Must-Haves for Starting Your Business (BTU 8/16/17)

By team_eworks

From the desk of Earl Boyd, EW’s Director of Entrepreneurial Services (he is also the instructor of our Philly Start It. Grow It. business skills class): Define the problem you solve/need to meet – One of the major reasons for business failure is the product/service offering does not solve a problem people are willing to

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.

Pre-sales Less than one year More than one year
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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 knoreika@entre-works.org. 

Training

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.

Classes

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.

Workshops

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.

Events

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

Sep
1st

Start It. Grow It. Philadelphia

Entrepreneur Works Event

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:      TBD

Class begins:              TBD -- check back in August 2017 for dates

Class meets:               TBD

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

Price:                           $99

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 is mandatory for all participating students. 

For additional information, contact Angelica Jackson at (215) 545-3100 or ajackson@entre-works.org.

Sep
1st

Start It. Grow It. Chester

Entrepreneur Works Event

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 begins:             FALL 2017 -- Check back in August 2017 for exact start dates.

Class meets:              TBD

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

Price:                           $99

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 is mandatory for all participating students. 

For additional information, contact Antoinette Truehart at (610) 499-7528 or atruehart@entre-works.org.