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:

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

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Hiring and Retaining Employees - Where the Heck can you find Employees in this market?

Nov. 9, 2021 | 10 a.m.

Join us as we go on this journey together and learn how to find employees that fit your business's brand and culture. Gain knowledge of how to create a lasting employee by cultivating an employer-employee relationship that complements the growth of your business. This workshop covers tools to find and guide employees. 

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Branding for Small Business: A 101 approach to branding your business more effectively

Nov. 10, 2021 | 10 a.m.

A strong brand is more than just a logo. Branding is reflected in everything from your customer service style, staff uniforms, business cards and premises to your marketing materials and advertising. Learn the basic steps to brand your business better. 

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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