Store Owner Series

This series of FREE workshops provides valuable training for small businesses located in Philadelphia on topics that are practical and relevant for a business owner at any stage. We also provide opportunities for businesses to network with other small businesses in their local community.

We offer workshops at Community College of Philadelphia's three Regional Center locations in Northeast, Northwest and West Philadelphia, as well as at our Main Campus and in South Philadelphia. We also partner with local community organizations to bring select topics into the neighborhoods for added convenience. You have the option of choosing the location and training that are most convenient for you.

Please note: Power Up Your Business is currently operating remotely due to COVID-19. Store Owner Series’ Workshops and the Peer-Based Learning Experience program are currently held online.

Choose from the following workshops that are held at different locations:

MARKETING

Learn online and offline marketing strategies to help promote your small business

 

CAPITAL & CREDIT

Learn about different types of business financing and the importance of personal credit

 

BOOKKEEPING

Understand your balance sheet, income statement and cash flow

 

RESOURCE EVENT

Discover training, financing and coaching services to help you grow your business

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

Learn how to develop an effective social media strategy that will engage customers

FACEBOOK

Learn how to maximize Facebook and develop an ad campaign

ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE

Learn about different accounting software that will make bookkeeping easier

CITY TAXES

A representative from the Revenue Department will explain city taxes and credits

 

GROW YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE

A Google trainer will teach you how to promote your business online.

SEO STRATEGIES

Get customers to find your business and website online

 

COMMERCIAL LEASING

Learn how to negotiate and understand your lease

BRAND IDENTITY

Learn how to communicate with the right graphics and message

WORKSHOPS ONLINE

SBA Update Workshop on the PPP Loan

Mar. 3, 2021 | 10 a.m.

Learn about changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Presented by the the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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    "From Employee to Entrepreneur"

    Mar. 4, 2021 | 10 a.m.

    Offers strategy, inside tips, and warnings for aspiring business owners. Attendees learn how to plan, budget, and save towards launching a startup while still working a full-time job.

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    You Need a Strategy for Digital Merchandising

    Mar. 15, 2021 | 6 to 7 p.m.

    The pandemic has refocused our attention on our digital presence and strategies. It can be hard to reexamine your business from a digital perspective when we are so used to working with customers face-to-face. This workshop will explore your overall digital strategy and KPI’s, outlining how you strategically plan your day to fit in a digital model. We will also examine your business and alignment, based on your brand and customer, to target the most effective digital channels. Businesses will gain a critical perspective and tools to engage with customers in a digital space. Remember: Just because Instagram exists, doesn’t mean you need an Instagram account!

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    Protecting Your Business Assets

    Mar. 25, 2021 | 10 a.m.

    Successful businesses identify their key business assets, assess the risks, and proactively decide how to handle them. This workshop takes you through the steps of securing your Business Assets.

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    A New Understanding of Inventory Management

    Apr. 7, 2021 | 12 to 1 p.m.

    Inventory is key to understanding the next evolution of retail. How much do you have on order? How much do you have on hand? Inventory is usually your greatest expense, but it is also the most tangible part of your business. This workshop will explore how to assess your inventory management using software or tools through seasonal cycling. You will understand how to keep physical inventory under control and track sales for a more efficient and profitable strategy. Attendees will look at their inventory management history and explore how lean a business can run in a digital format.

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    NORTHWEST REGIONAL CENTER

    1300 West Godfrey Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19141

    WEST REGIONAL CENTER

    4725 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19139

    NORTHEAST REGIONAL CENTER

    12901 Townsend Road | Philadelphia, PA 19154

    SOUTH PHILADELPHIA AT CONSTITUTION HEALTH PLAZA

    1930 South Broad Street | Philadelphia, PA 19145