Beginning in March, the Department of Commerce’s Office of Business Services is launching “Zoom With Us,” virtual one-on-one business support sessions to help Philadelphia businesses plan, launch, manage, and grow. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life for Philadelphians, the past year has been one of immense challenges, especially for our local business community. Local small businesses have shown incredible resilience, and the City will continue to highlight resources offered by the public and private sectors, as they become available.

To that end, Business Services Managers will now be available for one-on-one assistance every second and fourth Monday of the month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Business owners can safely receive virtual, personalized assistance using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

The Department of Commerce’s Office of Business Services helps business owners navigate City services, understand business regulations, as well as assist entrepreneurs through the process of opening, operating, and growing a business in Philadelphia. The Office of Business Services can be reached in the following ways:

The Office of Business Services has been on call throughout the pandemic, fielding more than 10,000 calls and emails from the business services hotline about COVID-related restrictions, financial resources, and more. 

Business owners can register below and select specific times for personalized business support: