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The below is an interactive map comprised of technical support providers for businesses. The organizations included in this map can help with everything from workshops and training to financing.

For further detailed requests, please contact the Office of Business Services hotline at 215-683-2100.

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Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting,Financial Consultation,MWDSBE Certification,Exporting Assistance 200 South Broad Street, Suite 910, Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia is organized to serve Asian businesses in the following ways: 

  • Promote and foster business relationship with Asian and Non Asian Businesses.
  • Serve as the liaison for corporations seeking business relationship with Asian Community.
  • Promote economic growth that benefits Asian Businesses and support business growth.
  • Provide Technical and Educational support to small and emerging Asian Business.
  • Unite various Asian Businesses and business organization to collectively work for growth of Asian Businesses.
  • Work on providing mainstream business access to Asian American Businesses.
  • Work with other chambers and minority agencies to increase market share for minority businesses.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information:
Nick Shenoy
NShenoy@asianchamberphila.org

Entrepreneur Works Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting,Financial Consultation,Business Loans The Bourse Building, 111 S. Independence Mall East, Ste. 528, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Entrepreneur Works is a nonprofit organization that offers access to microloans, business training, and one-on-one guidance to hundreds of entrepreneurs each year, empowering small business owners from all walks of life to succeed, prosper, and build sustainable communities.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information: 
Leslie Benoliel, President & CEO
215-545-3100
lbenoliel@entre-works.org

Esperanza Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting,Financial Consultation,Finding + Training Workforce 4261 N. 5th Street

Esperanza is a faith-based nonprofit organization driven by the biblical mandate to "serve the least of these." We strengthen Hispanic communities through education, economic development, and advocacy.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information: 
Philip Dawson
215-324-0746
pdawson@esperanza.us

FINANTA Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting,Financial Consultation,Business Loans 1301 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

FINANTA aims to promote the growth and economic expansion of diverse communities and commercial corridors through the infusion of capital and the provision of business, consumer, and homebuyer consultation services and technical assistance, in a manner that is uniquely conscious of the cultural, social, and language barriers that growing immigrant and minority populations face. We provide all of our services in English and Spanish. We help borrowers establish and build credit; build capacity to borrow larger business loans, set up marketing strategies and referrals to other services such as legal, insurance, accounting, getting City business license, State registrations, and other accounting resources.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information: 
Michael Alles, Kersy Azocar, or Luis Mora
267-236-7000
finanta@finanta.org

Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting 8025 Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19152

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GNPCC) has been in existence for 95 years. It was formed as a private business organization dedicated to the success of the burgeoning Northeast Philadelphia community and the free enterprise system.  The GNPCC is here to help and support the business community of Greater Northeast Philadelphia and in particular its membership. It helps to solve everyday problems that businesses encounter, and through contacts and with other businesses and government, we strive to give our neighborhoods the support to remain strong into the future.

This company does not work with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, but does work with early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information:
Pam Henshall
215.332.3400
phenshall@nephilachamber.com

Impact Service Corporation Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting,Legal Assistance,Financial Consultation,Business Loans,MWDSBE Certification,Government Contracting Assistance,Finding + Training Workforce 1952 E. Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134

We have been working in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia to help people reenter the workforce train for jobs, find housing, and build community. Over the last two decades we have also built a continuum of housing services in an effort to end veteran homelessness. The foundation of our work lies in our ability to nurture partnerships with other mindful organizations. By aligning missions, resources, and creativity – we’re able to muster the latent energy in our community.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information:
Rolando Sanchez
2154232944
rsanchez@impactservices.org

Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia One-on-one Consulting,Finding + Training Workforce,Exporting Assistance 4500 Worth Street The Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia is a regional trade organization created to give voice to the owners and employees of this important economic sector. The Alliance addresses issues of policy, economic development, job training and other topics relevant to the growth and economic well being of the industry. Its members are manufacturing and allied industry groups from within the region who work in collaboration with government and other agencies to resolve challenges that might harm the sector.  Assistnace is offered in the following areas: find new customers, locate low interest loans / grants, permanent placement of manufacturing workers.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information:
Steve Jurash
215-948-9285
stevej@manufacturingonline.org
NextFab Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting,Government Contracting Assistance,Finding + Training Workforce 2025 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146 AND 1227 N 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

NextFab is a network of membership-based makerspacesthat provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers of any skill level. We offer a variety of education and startup programs, as well as professional design, production, and placemaking services for whatever your fabrication needs.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information:
Dr. Evan Malone
215.921.3649
info@nextfab.com

North Philadelphia Financial Partnership Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting,Financial Consultation,Business Loans Liberty Squqre West tower Suite 100 1300 West Lehigh Ave. Philadelphia, Pa 19132

North Philadelphia Financial Partnership (NPFP) is a federally certified Community Lending Institution formed in 1996 to assist in developing economic self-sufficiency and increase employment opportunities within North Central Philadelphia Empowerment Zone. NPFP is expanding its service area. NPFP is an innovative response to capital flight and credit deprivation. NPFP by providing flexible financing terms to new and established businesses helps these businesses to succeed and put residents to work.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information:
Reco Owens
215 232 0516
rowens@npfp.org

Philadelphia VIP One-on-one Consulting,Legal Assistance 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Founded in 1981, Philadelphia VIP provides legal services for low-income residents and families facing civil legal problems that threaten their basic human needs – shelter, employment, financial stability, education and health.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information:
Alison Merrick
215-523-9550
amerrick@phillyvip.org

PIDC Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting,Financial Consultation,Business Loans 1500 Market Street Suite 2600 West Philadelphia, PA 19102

PIDC is a non-profit organization founded by the City of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in 1958. Our mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. To achieve our mission we attract, manage, and invest public and private resources in the clients, communities, and markets that energize Philadelphia’s economy. We offer flexible financing tools, a targeted portfolio of industrial and commercial real estate, and decades of Philadelphia-based knowledge to help our clients invest, develop, and grow. We also structure and invest in public-private partnerships for key City policy areas and development priorities.


This company does not work with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, or businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information:
Chamor Hollinger
215-496-8020
chollinger@PIDCphila.com

Temple Small Business Development Center Business Skill Classes/Training,Exporting Assistance,Financial Consultation,Government Contracting Assistance,Legal Assistance,One-on-one Consulting 1510 Cecil B. Moore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121

Outreach center of the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University. Our highly trained and experienced staff is here to provide start-up and small businesses with professional knowledge and assistance. 

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Business Skill Classes/Training,Financial Consultation,Government Contracting Assistance,One-on-one Consulting 7500 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119

The Business Center ("TBC") is a 501(c)(3) that provides the education and business networking programs necessary to strengthen the business formation necessary to contribute to improving Northwest Philadelphia's minority business ecosystem. Our programs better position small business and startups to develop and vet their business concepts and further establish their reputations.  By teaching the basic "ins and outs" of accessing capital, marketing and competing we help proprietors of any age gain confidence in knowing they can execute the fundamentals. And since the value of networking cannot be overstated, increasingly member networking opportunities targeted at growing industry sectors are a vital component of the services we provide.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information: 
Pamela Rich-Wheeler
215 247 2473
prichwheeler@thebizctr.com

U.S. Small Business Administration Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting,Financial Consultation,Business Loans,MWDSBE Certification,Government Contracting Assistance,Exporting Assistance 1150 First Ave. Suite 1001 King of Prussia, PA 19406

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions:

Access to Capital (Business Financing)
SBA provides small businesses with an array of financing for small businesses from the smallest needs in microlending - to substantial debt and equity investment capital (venture capital).

Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training)
SBA provides free individual face-to-face, and internet counseling for small businesses, and low-cost training to nascent entrepreneurs and established small businesses in over 1,800 locations throughout the United States and US territories.

Government Contracting (Federal Procurement)
In keeping with the mandate of Section 15(g) of the Small Business Act, SBA's Office of Government Contracting sets goals with other federal departments and agencies to reach the statutory goal of 23 percent in prime contract dollars to small businesses. This office also provides small businesses with subcontracting procurement opportunities, outreach programs, and training.

Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)
Created in 1978, this Office reviews Congressional legislation and testifies on behalf of small business. It also assesses the impact of the regulatory burden on behalf of small businesses. Additionally, it conducts a vast array of research on American small businesses and the small business environment. The Chief Counsel of this office is appointed by the President of the United States.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information:
Antonio Leta
610-382-3062
antonio.leta@sba.gov

University City District Business Skill Classes/Training,Finding + Training Workforce 3940 Chestnut St.

University City District is a partnership of world-renowned anchor institutions, small businesses and residents that creates opportunity, and improves economic vitality and quality of life in the University City area of West Philadelphia. Our primary mission is community revitalization. 

This company does not work with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, or businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information: 
Nick Edelman
215-243-0555
nick@universitycity.org

Urban Affairs Coalition Business Skill Classes/Training,Financial Consultation,Government Contracting Assistance,Finding + Training Workforce 1207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Who We Are
We are a Coalition of 55+ partner organizations, large and small, working on diverse issues that immediately affect communities. We strengthen nonprofit organizations through fiscal sponsorship, capacity building, and program evaluation; improve life chances for youth and young adults; and provide economic opportunity to low-income households, working families, and disadvantaged businesses.

What We Do
The Coalition shapes public policy and delivers programs that respond to urgent community needs. The problems we face are far too complex for one entity to solve on its own. Our deep community roots and strong linkages to public and private groups allow us to bring together a diverse set of resources around specific issues to drive change from the ground up. The Power of Coalition means that, together, we can accomplish what no one organization can do alone.

Our Priorities
Strengthening nonprofits
Building wealth in urban communities
Developing youth and young adults
Creating strategic partnerships

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information:
Felicia D. Harris
215-851-0110
fharris@uac.org
or 
Karen Harvey
215 851-0110
KHarvey@uac.org

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting,Financial Consultation,Government Contracting Assistance,Finding + Training Workforce,Exporting Assistance 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd 5th Floor Suite 555

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians connects newly arrived individuals from around the world with the economic opportunities they need to succeed in our region.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information: 
Natalie Cramer
2155572626
natalie.cramer@welcomingcenter.org

West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution Business Loans,Financial Consultation,One-on-one Consulting 5200 Warren Street Philadelphia PA 19131

The West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution (WPFSI), a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, was founded to provide economic development leadership and resources to the West Philadelphia Empowerment Zone (EZ). 

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information: 
Calvin Tucker
215-452-0100
Calvin@wpfsi.com

Wharton Small Business Development Center Business Skill Classes/Training,Exporting Assistance,Government Contracting Assistance,One-on-one Consulting 3819 Chestnut Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia PA 19104

The Wharton SBDC has three principal programs which serve most small businesses and students:

Through the Business Building Program, each year a team of MBA candidates and experienced professionals develop a customized program for each of approximately 500 entrepreneurs who are starting or growing a business. Anchoring on their business goals, entrepreneurs take advantage of workshops and individual consultations to achieve their near-term business goals, such as writing a business plan, financing a business, developing a cash flow-based plan to grow their business or developing a marketing plan based on discovering their customers’ real willingness to purchase.

Through the High Impact Growth Consulting Program, approximately 60 undergraduate and MBA students, following a competitive application process, work with more than 65 client businesses to help CEOs overcome strategic challenges and propel their companies’ growth.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information: 
Erin McGowan
215-898-4861
mcgowane@wharton.upenn.edu

Women's Business Development Center Business Skill Classes/Training,One-on-one Consulting,Legal Assistance,Financial Consultation,MWDSBE Certification,Government Contracting Assistance,Exporting Assistance 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1116, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), formed in 1995, fosters the development and retention of successful business by delivering resources that enable individuals to start new businesses and grow existing ones. WBDC facilitates the relationship between corporations, government and women-owned businesses to provide growth and sustainability through our Women's Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-sNJ, a marketing, procurement and certification assistance council.

This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information: 
Geri Swift
215-790-9232
gswift@wbecouncil.org

Women's Opportunities Resource Center Business Loans,Business Skill Classes/Training,Exporting Assistance,Financial Consultation,One-on-one Consulting 2010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WORC provides training, individual business assistance, incentive savings program, job placement, and access to buisness and financial resources. This company works with businesses that are pre-revenue or pre-formation, early-stage businesses, and businesses in operation for less than 3 years.

Contact Information: 
Sinta Hite
215-564-5500
taspecialist@worc-pa.com