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 Thursday, Jan. 17 until further notice

Business & self-employment

Meet your area’s business service manager

Do you need help finding the resources to start or grow your business?

Business service managers are available. These individuals work within the neighborhoods and communities of Philadelphia. They are here to simplify the process of opening and operating your business in the city.


Business owners or anyone looking to open a business in Philadelphia can consult with a business service manager.

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Each business service manager serves a geographic region of the city. These managers have expertise in various business types, including:

  • Food service.
  • Retail.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Professional services.

Multilingual services

The Department of Commerce has staff who can help you in these languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

The City also offers free interpretation services in 160 languages. Do you need translation services? Call (215) 683-2100.

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To connect with your neighborhood’s business service manager:

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