Department of Commerce

In response to rising COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia, the City has announced changes to restrictions on businesses, events and gatherings, and other activities to help flatten the epidemic curve. 
Businesses impacted by COVID-19 can learn more about information and resources available.

What we do

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

  • Reasonable office rents and cost of living.
  • A ready workforce.
  • A central location on the Northeast corridor.

We work to:

  • Attract and keep a diverse set of businesses.
  • Revitalize neighborhoods by building vibrant commercial districts.
  • Support small businesses and improve access to funding.
  • Develop a strong talent pipeline.
  • Increase contracting opportunities for minority, women, and disabled-owned businesses.

Connect

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

  • Nov
    30
    Search, Engage, Convert: Introduction to Digital Marketing
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Search, Engage, Convert: Introduction to Digital Marketing

    November 30, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, 2 hours

    Date: 11/30/20

    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)

    Status: Open - 500 places remaining

    Registration Deadline: 11/30/20 2:00PM (EST)

    Fee: No Fee

    Point of Contact: JamieShanker-Passero

    Location: virtual, Philadelphia PA19121

     

    Training Topics: COVID-19 GeneralSupport, Marketing/Sales

    Description: Learn the basics ofdigital marketing including email marketing, social media, digital ads, andSEO. Topics include: -Compare the pros and cons of Search Engine Optimization(SEO), email marketing, social media, and digital ads -Maximize your websitepotential through SEO -Select and implement email marketing solutions that keepcustomers engaged -Extend your reach and customer engagement via distinctsocial media presence(s) -Evaluate the cost/benefit of investing in digital adsto further grow traffic This webinar is relevant for businesses: -Who havevaluable content on their website, but struggle to generate traffic -Who havean extremely loyal core customer base, but struggle to expand to new audiences-Who have tried digital marketing but want to improve their reach whileminimizing costs

    Instructions: Zoom link sent withregistration confirmation, double check your email address is correct

    Registration Link: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27326

  • Dec
    1
    Intellectual Property & The Internet [SBDC CoE]
    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Intellectual Property & The Internet [SBDC CoE]

    December 1, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour

    Date: 12/1/20

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Status: Open - 495 places remaining

    Registration Deadline: 12/1/20 10:00AM (EST)

    Fee: No Fee

     

    Point of Contact: JamieShanker-Passero

    Location: virtual, Philadephia PA19121

    Training Topics: COVID-19 GeneralSupport, Legal Issues

    Instructions: Zoom link sent withregistration confirmation, double check your email address is correct

    Registration Link: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27242

     

  • Dec
    1
    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Temple SBDC Virtual Open Office Hours

    December 1, 2020
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 1 hour
    Access experts who can help you navigate during COVID-19. Speak with someone face to face (virtually) who can help you. 

    Temple SBDC is holding open office hours via Zoom. You do not need to pre-register. 

    Office hours are Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional resources, webinars, and recordings can also be accessed via the Temple SBDC website.

    Click here to request an appointment

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