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.
Feb19EventFebruary Temple Business Roundtable @ IEI focusing on Procurement6:00 pm to 9:00 pm1810 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USAEvent
February Temple Business Roundtable @ IEI focusing on ProcurementFebruary 19, 20196:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 3 hours1810 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USAmapConsidering starting a business but not sure where to start? This FREE event is for you. Network with fellow aspiring entrepreneurs and learn from our expert panel who will address challenges faced by small business owners. This month’s panel will focus on procurement. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/25627
Feb20EventDoing Business in the City: Philadelphia Water Department1:30 pm to 4:00 pm1515 Arch Street 18th Floor, Room 18-029 Philadelphia, PA 19102Event
Doing Business in the City: Philadelphia Water DepartmentFebruary 20, 20191:30 pm to 4:00 pm, 3 hours1515 Arch Street 18th Floor, Room 18-029 Philadelphia, PA 19102mapJoin Philadelphia's Office of Economic Opportunity for Doing Business in the City, a monthly event that explores opportunities to build your business with City contracts. This month, the Philadelphia Water Department will present. This event can help you develop strategy for pursuing competitive bids and non-competitive contracts. Learn more about the resources available to support your business.
Register for the event.
Feb20EventJumpStart - The Business Plan6:00 pm to 9:00 pmWomen's Business Development Center (WBDC) - 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1124 Philadelphia, PA, 19107Event
JumpStart - The Business PlanFebruary 20, 20196:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 3 hoursWomen's Business Development Center (WBDC) - 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1124 Philadelphia, PA, 19107mapDetails: https://ic.womensbdc.org/Events.aspx?mode=0&area=Philadelphia&zip=&miles=25¢er=12010&topicnum=2&days=120&sort=M&layout=0 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern If you're registering for the entire series, use the series page for a discount on your registration: https://ic.womensbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=10390003 The three-hour Business Plan workshop will help you understand the elements, applications, and contents of a good business plan. The Business Plan is a workshop on planning for business success. Sound business planning is an essential ingredient for success. A well-conceived business plan is also the key to securing necessary funds for an entrepreneur's start-up or expansion. In the Business Plan workshop you will: • Understand what a business plan is. • Understand why a business plan is necessary. • Learn the elements and contents of a good business plan. • Learn how to develop and write a business plan. • Learn the steps in the business planning process. • Create a mission statement. This workshop is part of our JumpStart series, a low cost, flexible five-week workshop series that helps prospective business owners increase their chances for success and reduce the risks associated with starting a business. Limited financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact our office for a financial aid application. Course fees are non-refundable. Fee: $35 Registration: 5:45 Class: 6:00 - 9:00