Did you know that this week (May 13 - May 17) is Small Business Week? The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Verizon have partnered to present events for small businesses this week, including a workshop on customer service. Verizon is also offering discounts at some of its local stores. For more information about Small Business Week, click here.
Today is Earth Day! If you are a small business owner who is interested in greening your business, check out the SBA’s Green Business Guide to learn more about green marketing and business practices.
YFS Magazine offers some small business legal advice for entrepreneurs. Topics include social media liability, websites, business breakups, IP, insurance, contracts, and labor law. The article links to more in depth attorney-written articles on each topic.
This week, Drexel University announced that it is establishing the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, one of the few in the nation and the first in Philadelphia. Sounds like an exciting opportunity for young entrepreneurs.
Technically Philly’s article about Goldman Sacks’ $20 million commitment to support small businesses in the Philly area includes a breakdown of how the funds will be used and links for small business owners to apply for a loan and/or for an educational program at the Community College of Philadelphia (apply by March 13, 2013). If you own a small business in the area, check it out!
Here’s an interesting article about how Jim Koch helps entrepreneurs start and maintain their businesses.
A few months ago, I posted about Dorm Room Fund, a student run investment fund based in Philadelphia. Dorm Room Fund recently made its first investment, a $20,000.00 investment in Penn undergrad startup Firefly. Check out Technically Philly’s post about Dorm Room Fund’s first investment and its future plans.
Twitter is giving away $1 million in free advertising to the first 10,000 eligible businesses who apply. Check out the offer for more info and to check your eligibility.