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Have a Recycling Plan

All commercial properties receiving private or city waste collection must complete the Commercial Solid Waste and Recycling Plan.

Turning on Water Service

Water and sewer service in the city of Philadelphia is operated by Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). Billing for water use and services is regulated by the Water Revenue Bureau, which is a division of the Philadelphia Revenue Bureau.

Purchasing a Business

When buying or transferring a business, many of the same considerations apply as in starting a new business.

Financing Types

So you’ve tapped the bank – including your piggy bank – and you still need funds for your startup? Don’t worry. There are many avenues yet to explore.

Determining Your Business Costs

How do you determine how much money you need, not only to get your business started, but to keep it running until more cash is flowing in than out? One way is to consider all of the costs involved in running a business, not just those that are obvious.

Determining Your Current Resources

When you apply for funds to finance your business, the potential investor or lender will ask you three questions: how much do you want, why do you need it, and how do you intend to pay it back.

Market Research

Market Research should begin long before the Business Plan is written. The results of that research will help to not only define the potential customers for a product or service, but how to design, price and sell it. Moreover, market information is invaluable when approaching funding sources. “Copycat” or “me...
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Improving Your Credit Report

To a business person, a good credit history is even more important. It might affect one’s ability to get the financing needed to start or run a business.

Business Plan Assistance

A Business Plan can be the single-most important tool in getting your business off the ground. It will help you define your goals, keep you on target, get financing, manage your growth, and more

Parts of a Business Plan

Whether you are starting a pizza shop or a plumbing business, a flower shop or a factory, you need a solid plan.

Deciding Your Ownership Structure

Learn about the different ownership structures - Sole proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC). They all have distinct tax implications.

Register a Trademark

While you are not required to register your mark, there are certain advantages to owning a federal Trademark registration.