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Edward Morgan, EK Morgan By Design

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Sep
21st

By team_eworks

For more on how to define your business and other tips and tools you’ll need to make your business a success, register today for our Start It. Grow It. class! Start It. Grow It. is a multi-part 6-week course that is designed to teach the fundamentals of planning, running, and growing a successful business. Class

Dec
27th

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

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 our Loan Department at (215) 545-3100 or email us at loans@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.

Jan
1st

Empower by GoDaddy

 


Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week highlights minority businesses and the resources that help them grow. Throughout the week, organizations from across the region will host events focused on this year’s theme, “Moving the Needle.”

AEO and GoDaddy are teaming up to provide a premium digital marketing curriculum and expert support services to business owners around the United States. This 12-month technical assistance program equips entrepreneurs in underserved communities with training, tools, and a network of peer businesses to help them establish and improve an effective digital presence. Entrepreneur Works has been selected as a partnering organization to implement this program in Philadelphia for local businesses to receive Empower by GoDaddy content, coaching, and technical support.







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Jan
1st

Black Girl Church Screening




What started out as a love letter to black girls who across the world find sanctuary in the isles of the beauty supply store evolved into a look into the realities of black beauty and how what was once considered a safe space,  has become a billion dollar business.

Join us as we de-tangle the relationship between Black Girls all over, the beauty supply stores we frequent, the products we love and the beauty business dependent on us! ⁠



Critics Say...
"Black Girl Church" explores the relationship of Black women to the beauty supply store and why being there can sometimes feel like being in a sanctuary" - Shammara Lawrence, Teen Vogue.⁠

“BLACK GIRL CHURCH” IS A LOVE STORY BETWEEN BLACK WOMEN AND OUR HAIR" - TheBlondeMisfit 





Screening: Monday, Septemeber 16th


6:00pm-8:30pm


                        Book your appointment to see Black Girl Church today!

Jan
1st

Start It. Grow It. FALL 2019

Entrepreneur Works Event featured


Start It. Grow It. is a multi-part 11 week course that is 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


 

    PHILADELPHIA 


Class begins: Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00pm


Class meets:  Tuesdays 6pm-9pm


Class dates: Every Tuesday from October 8th- December 17th, 2019


Location: Entrepreneur Works Office


400 Market Street, Suite 210


Philadelphia, PA 19106


Price: $129


 

 CHESTER


Class begins: Saturday, October 5th at 10:00am


Class meets:  Saturdays 10am-1pm


Class dates: Every Saturday from October 5th- December 14th, 2019


Location: Chester Entrepreneur Works Office


419 Avenue of the States


Chester, PA 19013


Price: $99


 

(If you prefer not to pay online, you may also mail a check or money order for $129 made out to "Entrepreneur Works" to the following address: Entrepreneur Works, 400 Market St, Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA 19106.)


For additional information, contact Malika Bethea  P: (215)545-3100 ext 222 E: mbethea@entreworks.org


 

Register TODAY!