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Business & self-employment

Meet your area’s business services manager

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

Business services managers are available to meet with you either in person or virtually. 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 services manager.


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

  • Food service.
  • Retail.
  • Wholesale.
  • Professional services.

Multilingual services

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

  • Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

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


To connect with your neighborhood’s business services manager: