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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.


1515 Arch St.
12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • May
    SCORE - How To Create A Marketing Plan For Your Small Business
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    SCORE - How To Create A Marketing Plan For Your Small Business

    May 30, 2024
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour

    Are you overwhelmed by all the marketing choices for your business? Not sure how or where to spend your time and money? It sounds like you need a marketing plan! Without a plan in place, you could potentially waste thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours trying to grow your business.

    In this webinar, professional marketing coach and expert Patty Ross will help you create a marketing plan, define your brand, determine your audience and find where to advertise to get a positive return on investment.

    A well-executed marketing plan will help you:

    • Define your business strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
    • Set goals for marketing your business
    • Define your target audience
    • Create your Unique Selling Proposition based on competitor analysis
    • Measure and Optimize your Marketing Efforts
    • Define your brand with proper visuals and messaging
    • Determine the tools you will need to execute your marketing plan

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