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City of Philadelphia

Business Support

One-on-One Small Business Support

Providing one-on-one support to businesses and entrepreneurs starting a business in Philadelphia.

M/W/DSBE Support

The City purchases products and services from hundreds of businesses every year. The City is committed to ensuring that at least 25% of contracts for the City are fulfilled by Minority, Women, or Disabled Owned Enterprises.

Lending & Training

Giving businesses access to funding and support.

Workforce Development

Identifying employees that meet businesses needs and requirements.


  • What type of businesses does the Office of Business Services assist?
  • Is there an online resource for businesses in Philadelphia?
  • Does the Office of Business Services (OBS) have grant programs available to businesses?
  • Does the Department of Commerce offer loans?
  • Can the Department of Commerce help me to write a business plan?