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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

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Nonprofit Resources

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The following documents and links provide some insights and directions for starting a nonprofit business. Read more

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Legal Services

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The following links provide access to legal clinics and pro-bono legal firms that can provide helpful information regarding legal services and questions. Read more

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SCORE Philadelphia Local Resources

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The following links provide access to helpful software and information regarding legal entities, statutes, business income taxes, licenses, permits, ordinances, regulations and... Read more

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SCORE Philadelphia Microlenders

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The following links provide access to microlenders in the Philadelphia area. 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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Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC)

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The Free Library of Philadelphia's Business Resource... 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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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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Home-Based Business Information

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In addition to all of the concerns with any small business, starting a business from your home has additional issues that you'll need to be concerned with. Read more

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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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FAQs

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The following Frequently Asked Questions will provide you with more information about working with SCORE Philadelphia mentors. 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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