Starting a business is a complex process, especially if you have only recently arrived in the Philadelphia area. We offer numerous practical tools to assist new and emerging small business owners.
Services and Programs for Entrepreneurs
Business Training Program
Our Business Training Program, in partnership with the Neighborhood Development Center, assists start-up and new businesses obtain business training, financing, and other support within their own communities. The training is a once a week for twelve weeks. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER >>
Business Technical Assistance
Business experts are available to support entrepreneurs through the process of establishing or expanding a business. Our hands-on assistance helps business owners to understand city regulations, develop a business plan, understand business operations, identify capital, create a marketing strategy, and much more.
Global Craft Market
Global Craft Market is part of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians’ entrepreneurship program. It is a collective of 10 immigrant artists representing 9 countries and publicly showcases the wealth of crafts created or imported by the Welcoming Center’s participants from across all its programs. It is a platform that allows immigrants with creative abundance to share their cultures, sustain global craft traditions, and create the opportunity for dialog between locals and immigrants.
The vendors from the Global Craft Market will be vending at the Reading Terminal Market on Filbert Street, Cherry Street Pier, and The Oval. Please refer to the schedule on this page for details.
In addition to vending, the vendors will also be attending a series of workshops curated by the Welcoming Center. Topics range from bookkeeping and marketing, to phone-based photography and credit and financing. These workshops serve to fine tune participants’ skills and to create a space for creative industry entrepreneurs to find affinity among other immigrant artists seeking a creative network in a new country.