Licenses, permits, taxes, incentives, and employment laws related to doing business in Philadelphia. Register a business Instructions for registering a business in Philadelphia, including how to choose your business structure and get a City tax account number. Bid on a Public Works contract How to bid on a Public Works contract with the City. Bid on a Supplies, Equipment, and Non-Professional Services contract How to bid on a Services, Supplies, and Equipment contract. Business taxes Tax types and requirements for businesses that are located or operate in Philadelphia. Find a minority, woman, or disabled-owned business Information on how to find a minority, women, or disabled-owned business. For vendors Information and resources for vendors doing business with the City. Get certified as a Local Business Entity How to get certified as a Local Business Entity (LBE). Report a paid sick leave violation Details on the City law that requires sick leave for employees, and how to report a Philadelphia business that isn’t following the law. Report graffiti How to report graffiti to get it removed. Report possible fraud, waste or other issues on contracts How to report possible fraud, abuse, safety issues, or waste on contracts to the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). Report wage theft violation Wage theft is an illegal practice where an employer withholds money rightfully owed to an employee, or retaliates against an employee. Report wrongdoing Ways to report wrongdoing in the workplace, such as wage theft. Starting a business Find the information and licenses you need to start a business. Support for businesses Resources that provide guidance and financial assistance for businesses.