Great news! The 39th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in Philadelphia will be offering more than 40 workshops and events to help businesses grow, while celebrating their outstanding achievements.

Prepare for business financial assistance.

Are you looking for guidance on how to prepare for financial assistance? The Department of Commerce Office of Business Services will be hosting a panel discussion and networking event for Philadelphia entrepreneurs. The goal is to share resources that can help business owners prepare for financial assistance, while networking, learning and forming supportive connections.

Date: Thursday, October 5

Time: 10 a.m to noon

Location: Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Panel Moderator: Camille N. Simpkins, Relationship Manager at PIDC

Topics of discussion will include:

  • What are documents business owners should always have access to?
  • When does a business owner need to have an accountant?
  • What is a profit and loss statement? Do I really need one?
  • What basic document requirements should be available when applying for financial assistance?

Light breakfast will be provided.

Don’t miss out. Join us! The Department of Commerce’s multilingual business services managers provide entrepreneurs with one-on-one support, education, and customer service in Philadelphia. Staff meet each entrepreneur where they are to help connect them with City services and available resources citywide. We are here to support businesses and help them thrive.

If you have any business-related questions, contact our Office of Business Services by emailing or calling (215) 683-2100.