Peer-based Learning Experience
Through this 10 week 30-hour program, you will gain practical skills that you can immediately put into action and learn how to create a business improvement plan to help grow your business. Learn the foundations of small business management and other tools needed for a successful small business through this FREE training program that provides the following:
- Team of experts that teach marketing, financials, human resource and operations, insurance and legal, and how to develop a tactical improvement plan
- Learn from experienced entrepreneurs through our peer-based learning model
- Coaching support from a business coach and financial coach
- Our training is held in local Philadelphia communities in Northeast, West, Northwest, South, and nearby Center City so local businesses can connect and network easily
Who is Eligible
- Business located within the City of Philadelphia.
- In business for at least one year with some sales (sales cannot exceed $1 million)
- Have one full-time equivalent employee (can include owner or 2 part-timers)
- Must be an owner, have an ownership stake or be a decision maker in the company
Dates and Locations
Classes are from 6 to 9 p.m. at the following locations:
Northeast Regional Center: 12901 Townsend Road
Wednesdays, January 10 to March 21, 2018 (no class March 7)
Application period is closed.
Northwest Regional Center: 1300 West Godfrey Avenue
Wednesdays, April 4 to June 6, 2018
Applications due February 23, 2018
South Philadelphia at Constitution Health Plaza: 1930 S. Broad Street
Tuesdays, June 5 to August 14, 2018 (no class July 3)
Applications due April 28, 2018
Main Campus: 1751 Callowhill Street
Wednesdays, September 5 to November 14, 2018 (no class September 19)
Applications due July 28, 2018
West Regional Center: 4725 Chestnut Street
Dates: 2019 TBD
How to Apply
1. Submit one of the following:
- a copy of your most recent business tax return
- a copy of your most recent Profit and Loss Statement
2. Submit a copy of your City Commercial Activity License (CAL): Applicants who do not have their CAL at time of submission may obtain it prior to the start of the program.
3. Applicant must obtain a support letter (recommendation) from their area CDC, business association, civic association, City council person, City commerce department, or from a small business support organization.