Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 until further notice

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for certain groups. Learn more about the City’s plans for distributing vaccines and reserve your place in line. Sign up today!

One-on-one business support

 The Department of Commerce is here to help your business launch and thrive in Philadelphia.

The Department of Commerce offers many different kinds of one-on-one business support. Individual businesses can meet with a business service manager to get help and advice. Business Technical Assistance Providers offer help with financing, legal matters, and skills training. Businesses in select low-to-moderate income areas can also be referred to the Business Coach program for specialized assistance.

Meet your area's business service manager

Business service managers work in the neighborhoods and communities of Philadelphia. They simplify the process of opening and operating your business in the city.

Meet your area’s business service manager.

Find specialized help for your business

The Department of Commerce provides funding to select nonprofit organizations that help businesses. Funding provided through the Business Technical Assistance Program (BTAP) helps organizations equip business with:

  • Business skills training.
  • Lending.
  • English language assistance.
  • Legal aid.


Assistance providers Business skills training Lending English Language assistance Legal aid
Entrepreneur Works
(215) 545-3100
x x
(267) 236-7000
x x
(215) 683-2153
SCORE Philadelphia
(215) 231-9880
The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
(215) 247-2473
The Enterprise Center
(215) 895-4000
x x
Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
(215) 557-2626
x x x
Women’s Business Development Center
(215) 790-9232
Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC)
(215) 564-5500
x x