Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Business Libraries in Philadelphia: Read then Earn

Philadelphia is a city blessed with its love of learning. Old Ben Franklin certainly taught Philly that one. When you are starting a new business, or improving an existing one... sometimes your best first stop if the library. The library has a) really smart librarians who can point you to good books and other training materials, b) free Internet access, and c) lots of good "how to" books on starting and running a business. It's like a free 24/7 training machine!


Philadelphia Business Libraries: The Free Library of Philadelphia


Here is information on the Philadelphia Free Library - business section:


Free Business Libraries in Philadelphia
The Free Library of Philadelphia has helped countless entrepreneurs and small business owners. We offer information, research assistance, and networking opportunities, as well as programs, lectures and special events. Our resources are available at 54 branches throughout the city of Philadelphia and worldwide on the web. Anchored by the Business, Science and Industry Department at the Parkway Central Library, with its extensive collection of industry trade magazines, specialized directories, and subscription databases, the Free Library of Philadelphia is every entrepreneur’s most valuable asset. Whether you are running a successful company, thinking of growing your business, or just planning your first venture, start here.

To learn more about their opportunities, click here.  

Commerce City of Philadelphia Another Great Resource For Small Business Development

Many resources exist for entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business. In doing some online research, I found the Commerce, City of Philadelphia to be a wonderful resource for getting a small business off the ground. 

The Commerce offers one-on-one small business support through its Office of Business Services. Through these services, you are assigned a business case manager, who helps you with everything from starting a business, to acquiring permits and/or licenses, to connecting to business support resources, to finding the right lender. 

Click here to check out all of the services available to you to help you start your own business. 


Commerce City of Philadelphia

Starting Your Own Business With The Wharton Small Business Development Center

Whether you're in need of learning how to start your own business, or you already have a small business, and want to have it professionally evaluated for its success, the Wharton Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of the best resources available to help you with your business needs. 


"The Wharton SBDC’s mission is to help small entrepreneurial businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region start, grow and prosper, and to enhance the education of Wharton students."
WSBDC offers a unique and highly effective method of couseling/teaching in which the students, the faculty, the staff, and partnerships with experienced professionals and leading outside organizations all work together in helping you learn how to develop your business. 
The WSBDC serves more than 600 businesses with individualized consulting. These programs serve the dual function of helping entrepreneurs start and grow their companies, while offering more than 300 students each year the opportunity to apply their academic coursework across such fields as finance, management, international and global studies, health care, life sciences and marketing to real-world entrepreneurial practice.

To learn more, click here.


Wharton Small Business Development Center Philadelphia




Philadelphia Score: Free Training and Help for Small Business

Dreaming about opening your own small business? It certainly is an admirable goal to have. We all aspire to have something that is our own "magnum opus" and it's definitely a huge plus if that magnum opus provides a means of comfortable financial support to us. The truth is, your dream is right in front of you - - all you need to do is reach out and grab hold of it. What are you grabbing you ask? Good question. 
Philadelphia Score
Reach out and grab the hand of "SCORE". 

SCORE is America’s premier source of free and confidential business advice and learning events....So get started on your dream, attend a workshop, visit our office and meet a counselor, or ask a question online. 

SCORE Philadelphia is part of SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business," a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation's small businesses.  As part of this national organization, you receive access to 13,500 volunteers all across the country, including corporate executives and successful entrepreneurs. 

SCORE Philadelphia will help you get your small business started by conducting:
  • FREE……Face to Face Counseling and Mentoring Sessions
  • FREE……Work Shops and Round Tables
  • FREE……On-Line Counseling

To learn more and get started, click here.
                               
                                      "We can help you start and run your small business!"


Philadelphia Small Business

Free Business Website for Philadelphia Businesses From Google

Did you know that 56% of Pennsylvania businesses do not have a website?! 97% of Internet users look for local products and services online. Over the next three years, businesses that go online are expected to grow 40% faster than if they didn't have a website at all. This means that if you have a business in Philadelphia, your business should have its own website. 

But how do you get a website? Right? Well the cool news is that GOOGLE - the world's largest search engine has a special program and will help you get your business online with your own website. AND IT'S FREE! Yep, it's true. Google has an awesome program setup to help businesses in every state develop an online presence, and it's 100% free. 



If there's one thing you do today, get your business online.

Philadelphia get your business online


With this awesome free Google program, you will get:

  • business listing on Google
  • easy to build website
  • customized domain name
To learn more and to get started with Google's free website program click here:




Philadelphia Kiwanis Club, A Great Business Philanthropy Organization

Business isn't always just about yourself, it's also about giving back. If you are starting a business or you are already an entrepreneur, you are very lucky because Philadelphia has many wonderful business philanthropic organizations. Sometimes these organizations will even offer training classes or courses. 

Kiwanis Club of Philadelphia



Kiwanis Club of Philadelphia
Kiwanis Club, of course, is one of the older organizations for businesses and focuses on helping the community. Here's information on the University City Kiwanis Club of Philadelphia:  


How to Join University City Kiwanis:
University City Kiwanis offers a large selection of various service projects with the excitement of energetic members. Here are three simple ways you can get involved!
Attend a Service Project There is no better way to get a feel for our club and what we do than coming to one of our projects! Some projects require training or have limited space available, however many do not!
Come to Our Meetings We have meetings every two weeks in the University City area of Philadelphia, and guests are always welcome!
Contact Us Our members will be more than happy to share with you their experiences with University City Kiwanis!

To learn more, click here:  

Monday, July 29, 2013

Welcome to Philly Biz!

Welcome to the Philly Biz blog! This blog is all about trainings, classes and courses, especially on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), AdWords (pay-per-click advertising), and Social Media Marketing. If you are an entrepreneur anywhere in Philadelphia, please use this blog for the latest and greatest in learning opportunities.
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~ Luis Pennley, Blogger, July 2013