SSWBA is committed to helping our member businesses and those in the South Street West community by providing information on starting up a business in Philadelphia and helping existing businesses to expand.

In addition to the information we provide and regularly update in this Small Business Resource Guide, representatives from City and nonprofit agencies regularly attend SSWBA meetings to present their programs and platforms to our members. 

The Guide is divided into two sections:

How-Tos for Small Businesses

Provides useful "how to" information for small business owners.

  • Start a Business
  • Write a Business Plan
  • Consider Financial Options
  • Make Job Training Decisions
View the guide

Organizations & Services

Contains contact information and descriptions of services for agencies and organizations that serve small businesses.

  • City Offices
  • Tax Information
  • Development Centers
  • Business Planning Assistance
  • More...
View the list