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.