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Department of Commerce

What we do

The Department of Commerce helps businesses—large and small—thrive in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the ideal home for your business, offering:

  • A central location along the Northeast corridor.
  • A ready and talented workforce.
  • Competitive office rents and commercial real estate costs.
  • Vibrant commercial districts and growing innovation industries.
  • World-class dining, history, and cultural attractions.

We work to:

  • Attract and grow a diverse set of businesses.
  • Revitalize neighborhood commercial districts throughout the city.
  • Support small businesses and improve their access to funding.
  • Build a strong talent pipeline.
  • Increase economic opportunities for historically underserved business owners.

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Address
1515 Arch St.
12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email business@phila.gov
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Programs

Events

  • Jul
    15
    Department of L&I: Rental License Renewal Process Webinar
    10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Online

    Department of L&I: Rental License Renewal Process Webinar

    July 15, 2024
    10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour
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    L&I will be offering a 1-hour webinar to provide an overview of the rental license renewal process and new license application information.

     Please register if you are interested in attending this webinar.

  • Jul
    16
    SBDC: 5 Ways To Improve Your Website For Better Marketing And Sales
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    Online

    SBDC: 5 Ways To Improve Your Website For Better Marketing And Sales

    July 16, 2024
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hour
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    Join Temple's SBDC for an insightful webinar tailored to business owners at all stages. In '5 Ways To Improve Your Website For Better Marketing And Sales,' Jeff Long will delve into strategies to elevate and automate your online presence. He will offer practical tips on an easy-to-understand level, covering topics such as his favorite website platform and theme, as well as how to harness the power of video marketing, optimize user experience, and implement effective sales funnels. Whether you're just starting out or seeking to refine your digital strategy, this webinar offers practical insights to enhance your website and drive business growth.
     
     

    Jeff Long, founder of True Focus Media, specializes in helping B2B companies enhance their marketing, sales, and training efforts. With a focus on efficiency and effectiveness, Jeff has worked with large international companies and smaller companies since 2003. From pioneering content marketing strategies like "Video Value Bombs" to crafting compelling promo videos and custom websites, Jeff's mission is clear: to empower companies to thrive in today's dynamic landscape.
     

    Target Audience: Business owners with an existing website + the capacity to edit it


    Register Here

  • Jul
    16
    SCORE: Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Online

    SCORE: Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

    July 16, 2024
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour
    Online
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    Starting a business can be exciting, but it's easy to make mistakes that can hinder your success. Join our upcoming webinar to learn how to avoid common pitfalls and gain valuable insights to help you navigate the difficulties of starting a business.

    In this SCORE webinar, you will learn how to avoid common mistakes and practical strategies for a successful startup. Whether you're just starting your business or looking to improve, this session will provide you with valuable guidance to keep you on track. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the importance of effective business planning and learn how to create a roadmap for success
    • Discover how to define and communicate a clear business vision that aligns with strategic goals and objectives
    • Identify pitfalls, learn strategies to prioritize tasks and maintain focus on core business activities
    • Find out how to cultivate disciplined practices to ensure consistent execution of your business strategies
    • Enhance your self-awareness to improve decision-making, leadership skills and business success.

    Register Here 

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