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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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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

Dec
21st

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 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

Entrepreneur Works Business Training

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Jan
1st

Business Training Fall 2017

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