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“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

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Jun
21st

Business Tool Update: June 21, 2017

By team_eworks

A win-win partnership: reaping the business benefits of a charitable partnership Source: City A.M. ,June 2017 Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an important part of the business environment. It’s likely the company you work for has a number of charities that it fundraises for each year. It can certainly be an effective way of presenting

Jun
14th

The Importance of Hiring A Passionate Tribe for Your Start-Up

By team_eworks

Source: Recruiter Box, 2017 Hiring the right team is imperative for building a strong foundation for your startup. It may seem like a no-brainer to find talent with the most experience or highest degrees but this criterion doesn’t show you they’re passionate about their work. In fact, 88 percent of employees don’t have a passion

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 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.

Jan
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.

Jun
1st

Digital Strategy for Small Businesses: Creating & Growing Your Online Brand

Entrepreneur Works Event featured


APPLY HERE


Entrepreneur Works is excited to offer a 5 week interactive results-driven workshop series designed to increase your digital reach. From Yelp pages to social media and original content planning, this hands-on course will develop your understanding and execution of today's trending and digital marketing tactics. Be empowered navigating the digital space - apply today to secure your spot.


Week 1: Creating an Online presence -- purpose of each platform & most effective way to use them
Week 2: Content Strategy -- identify key customers & brand's story to reach those customers per platform
Week 3: Social Media Strategy per Platform -- content creation, day-parting, & social media calendar
Week 4: Content Creation Platforms -- review of free platforms to create social media graphics & implementation of original content
Week 5: Blogging 101 -- importance of longer form & shorter form content; improving Google search standing
Cost: $199 $99


APPLY HERE


Jun
26th

Entrepreneur Works Presents: Nick Bayer

Entrepreneur Works Event featured 7:00pm-9:00pm

Entrepreneur Works Presents is a live business learning vehicle that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to engage with successful business people, celebrities, and leaders in an intimate forum.

This year, EW Presents will feature Nick Bayer, Founder and CEO of Saxbys. Don't miss your chance to hear Nick Bayer’s inspiring entrepreneurial journey. Three pre-selected entrepreneurs will have the privilege to receive direct feedback from Nick Bayer on their business or product, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Ticket price also includes coffee and refreshments from Saxbys as well as sweetgreen salads.

Date:      June 26, 2017

Time:     7:00-9:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)

Location:  Saxbys HQ, 2300 Chestnut Street, Suite 310, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Cost: General Admission, $15; Student Admission, $5

Register Now!

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