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6 Ways to Attract Applicants to a Small Business

Learn the most important aspects of attracting qualified new employees to your company in order to grow and propel your business forward. Read more

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Grant Search 101

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There is no one-stop-shop for all grants or even for all potential grantees. Researching grants will always take time, knowledge of where to look, and even a little luck finding... Read more

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Grant Funding Readiness Self-Assessment

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Use this form to determine whether your initiative or project is a good fit for grant funding or whether you may need to plan more Read more

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Funding for Women in Business

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This document provides links to organizations that provide funding for women in business Read more

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How to Write Email Updates the Right Way

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February 7, 2022,

Sending regular email updates to your investors, mentors, and advisors is critically important to the success of your business. Show persistence and keep sharing information, regardless of whether the news is good or bad.

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Food Service Industry Resources

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Starting a food business in Philadelphia? Here is a guide on food safety, licensing and permits in the City of Philadelphia for restaurant owners, caterers, event planners,... Read more

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Funding Opportunities for Black-Owned Businesses

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Black business owners face many hurdles, especially when it comes to securing capital. Here is a comprehensive list of government agencies, venture capital firms and programs that... Read more

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Regional Foundation Center

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The Regional Foundation Center informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources, and workshops. The RFC houses Philadelphia's largest publicly accessible collection... Read more

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The 3 Pillars of a Successful Relationship with Angel Investors

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December 31, 2020,

Here are a few things entrepreneurs can do to build strong relationships with angel investors and increase their chances of getting follow-on funding - regular email updates, demonstrate momentum, and teach them something

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Two Critical Steps Before Setting Up Payroll for Your Small Business

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November 4, 2020

When you start off as a team of one, handling every job to keep your business moving on your own is tough. Most owners dream of the day they can afford to bring on another set of arms and legs.
Hiring an employee is also a big step towards scaling your business and planning for growth. But, when you make the shift from a solopreneur to an employer, the game changes. Suddenly, owners find themselves delegating the day-to-day tasks of running their business in exchange for the internal tasks of managing the business. In the case of hiring, one of those tasks is payroll.

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3 Financial Reports Every Small Business Owner Should Understand

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November 2, 2020

After setting financial goals and a budget for your small business, it's crucial to monitor how well your company is performing. Is it on track to achieving its revenue and profitability goals? Is it controlling its costs?

Even if you’ve contracted the help of an accountant, it’s helpful to develop your understanding of your business’s financial affairs. One way to accomplish that is to become familiar with and regularly review the following reports.

● Profit and Loss Statement
● Balance Sheet
● Cash Flow Statement

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Self-Employment Tax 101 for Small Business Owners

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November 2, 2020

When you’ve made the transition from someone else’s employee to being your own boss, you gain the autonomy to create your own professional path. You get additional responsibilities, as well—including paying self-employment tax.

Self-employed individuals are required to not only directly submit the income tax they owe to the federal, state, and local governments, they must also remit self-employment tax to the IRS.

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Philadelphia Opportunity Zones

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The City of Philadelphia invites and encourages you to be part of its continued evolution, history, and prosperity by investing in our federal opportunity zones. We are seeking... Read more

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