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.

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

Pricing Techniques for Small Business

February 15, 2023 | 2 p.m.

Have you ever wondered if you are pricing your product or service correctly? This workshop covers the basics of pricing that can help you become more profitable.

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

 

Facebook and Instagram Ads

February 22, 2023 | 2 p.m.

Learn the ins and outs of creating Ads for Facebook and Instagram. Learn what makes an effective ad to increase revenue for your business.

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


How to Create Effective Google Ads

February 24, 2023 | 1 p.m.

Google is the largest search engine in the world. Learn how to create effective ad campaigns to build your business through Google Ads.

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

 

5 Keys to Protecting Your Business 

March 14, 2023 | 10 a.m.

- Discover which business entities protect your personal assets and how far that protection extends
- Learn why insurance is the best way to protect yourself and your business
- Understand when and why you need to get your contracts in writing
- Find out how a business planning helps you prepare for potential risks and opportunities
- Determine which professionals need to be on your team to support the growth of your business

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

 
Trademarks: What's fact and what's fiction?

March 30, 2023 | 10 a.m.

This workshop will answer:
- When is the right time to apply for a federal trademark? 
- Can I file a trademark myself?
- How can I find out if someone else is already using my trademark?
- Can I really protect my trademark by mailing it to myself?
- What should I do if I receive a cease and desist letter? And more!...

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

CENTER FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

1751 Callowhill Street | Philadelphia, PA 19130

NORTHWEST REGIONAL CENTER

1300 West Godfrey Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19141

CAREER AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

4750 Market Street | Philadelphia, PA 19139

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