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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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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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The Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business

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The "Startup Roadmap" is a step-by-step, how-to guide for starting a business The Startup Roadmap sponsored by FedEx outlines each step in starting a business with information... 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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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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"Startup Basics" Workshop Presentation

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The "Startup Basics" is essential for those thinking about starting a business, or anyone who has a business idea but needs assistance in getting focused and organized. Read more

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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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