Business Resources

Resources for Business owners

Philadelphia Beverage Tax 

It is time for the City of Philadelphia to tackle our largest and most crippling problems head-on. Poverty, an inadequate education system, and struggling neighborhoods have held back Philadelphia for too long. To address these challenges, the Philadelphia Beverage Tax will help fund much-needed investments in quality Pre-K, Community Schools and parks, rec centers and libraries. More 

City of Philadelphia : Commerce Dept

A one-stop shop for all of your business needs, the site is the latest in a series of efforts to ensure that the City of Philadelphia provides businesses with the best possible customer service as they create jobs and economic opportunity. More


StartupPHL is a forward thinking initiative inspired by and rooted in Philadelphia’s innovative history and spirit. A collaborative effort between the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce and PIDC, StartupPHL aims to support entrepreneurs in the City who bring energy, ideas and vitality to Philadelphia as well as further enable the existing entrepreneurial talent that resides in the City’s different neighborhoods to flourish. More

City of Philadelphia: Business Services 

This is your one-stop shop for resources to plan, launch, and manage your business.
We are a city built by entrepreneurs. Your success is our success.

Festival Planning Workshop

The Philadelphia Commerce Department will host the 6th annual Festival Planning Workshop on Thursday, February 16th at 10am at 1515 Arch Street, 18th floor City Planning Room.   This workshop is for CDCs, BIDs and Business Associations that would like information on hosting outdoor festival.  Mechelle Sabb of the Managing Director's Office will present an overview of the special events application process.  Representatives from the Health Department, Licenses and Inspections, Streets Department, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will be available for questions.  Please stop by if you would like to attend.