It’s no secret that Philadelphia is home to some of the best food in the country. From tiny street carts to James Beard award-winning restaurants, and everything in between, the City of Brotherly Love has it all. The latest local businesses to receive recognition on the national stage are... Learn More
Commerce Director Harold T. Epps will continue his ongoing tour of the City’s many commercial corridors tomorrow when he visits Tacony and checks out businesses along Torresdale Avenue. To find out more about what it’s like to do businesses in Tacony, we talked to Alex Balloon of the Tacony CDC. What... Learn More
On Friday, Mayor Kenney and Commerce Director Harold T. Epps announced that Philadelphia’s unemployment rate decreased to 6.9%–the lowest unemployment rate for the month of June since 2007. “During the first six months of my Administration, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that Philadelphians in all neighborhoods can be part... Learn More
Message Agency is a communications firm that focuses on serving charitable organizations. Unlike other businesses that have grown recently, Message Agency has a long, rich history as a startup in Philadelphia. To investigate Message Agency’s success over the years, we chatted with founder Marcus Iannozzi.
On Monday, Mayor Kenney penned a guest-post titled “Philadelphia’s Winning Formula for Small-Business Growth,” for the Huffington Post's "Whats Working: Small Business" blog.
Philadelphia small businesses have the opportunity to connect with a strong online community through social media--a low-cost, extremely effective marketing tool when used efficiently.
Indie ice cream maker Little Baby’s Ice Cream is a prime example of a successful Philly startup, and the perfect way to kickoff our new Startup Spotlight series. The Startup Spotlight series profiles successful small businesses to highlight Philly’s thriving startup community. For founders Martin Brown and Pete Angevine, Little... Learn More
A Building Permit is required to perform reconstruction work on a building that has experienced deterioration of a portion of its major structural elements, such as floor joists, exterior walls, or roofing elements.
When is the Convention? When do we expect Convention attendees to arrive and leave? The Democratic National Convention (DNC) begins Monday, July 25th, and ends Thursday evening, July 28th. Attendees will likely arrive as soon as Friday, July 22nd, and largely leave by Friday, July 29th. How many people are... Learn More
Philadelphia businesses: start promoting your business and be a part of the DNC by using the hashtag #DNCDeals on social media accounts to spread the word about deals and activities you’re offering during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The official dates of the convention are June 25-28, but... Learn More
The Capital Consortium is a group of nonprofit and for profit commercial lenders who work together with the Philadelphia Department of Commerce to improve access to capital for small businesses.
The following programs have been approved by the Department of Licenses and Inspections as equivalent to OSHA 10. The courses have been determined to provide the minimum number of course hours equivalent to OSHA training, address mandatory OSHA topics directly related to job-site hazards, and/or provide a benefit that exceeds... Learn More
All trade licenses set to expire on December 31st, 2015, are extended to January 31st, 2016. The following types are extended: Expediter Curb Setter Plumber (Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master) Sheet Metal (Technician and Apprentice) If you have not yet received your renewal invoice for a license set to expire on... Learn More
This form is to certify the testing of emergency and standby power systems. Annual certifications must be kept on site for a period of three years. This certificate has no fee. Emergency Standby Power System Annual Cert
The Department of Revenue imposes various taxes that must be filed and paid by businesses that are operated and/or located in Philadelphia. The most common business taxes are the Business Income & Receipts Tax, or BIRT (formerly the Business Privilege Tax), and the Net Profits Tax. However, the Department of Revenue... Learn More