Philly business owners! You are not alone in your entrepreneurship journey. 

We are here for you and can walk you through each step of the way. Do you have a business idea? Are you an entrepreneur in Philadelphia looking to start and operate your business? Are you currently operating a business and need financing? Are you experiencing challenges with navigating City regulations? We can help your business start, sustain and grow. 

Call us first! We can guide you, assist you and help you find the resources that fit your needs.

Thank you for your talents, passion, skills and innovation in Philadelphia.   

Free business support available 

The Mayor’s Business Action Team (MBAT) in the Department of Commerce is a concierge service providing personalized assistance in multiple languages to entrepreneurs for all aspects of doing business in Philadelphia.  

Business Services Managers are City liaisons providing entrepreneurs access to information through in-person outreach and customized virtual services. Contact us by emailing or calling 215-683-2100. 

MBAT Business Services Managers can assist with questions, such as:

  • What is the process of registering my business in Philadelphia?
  • How can I improve my business financial planning to pay taxes in full?
  • What funding is available to help grow and improve my business? 
  • I am ready to take my business to the next level, where can I find a free mentor?  
  • I am searching for a commercial space. How do I check if a property will meet the zoning needs for my business?

We are the front door to government assistance for businesses helping build an equitable economy that fully leverages the talents and potential of residents across Philadelphia. 

Helping businesses navigate City regulations

Great news! The Business Navigators Unit, within the Mayor’s Business Action Team, are specialists to help individual businesses resolve complex challenges in navigating City regulations, including licenses and permits. Call us today for assistance.

The Parker Administration is committed to helping businesses save time and money, while improving access to services and operating at the speed of business. Together – as One Philly, a United City – we are working diligently to enhance a thriving economy that benefits all people who live, work, and do business in Philadelphia.

Mayor Cherelle L. Parker signed the PHL Open for Business Executive Order 10-2024 outlining the Parker Administration’s commitment to creating a business-friendly government that removes regulatory burdens, delivers efficient customer-service experiences, accelerates approval timelines and further streamlines City permit and licensing processes.