Your business requires a set of licenses and permits to operate in the city of Philadelphia. The links below contain detailed information about licenses you need and the application process;
Besides registering your business with the city of Philadelphia, some businesses will require additional licenses from the state. The Pennsylvania Department of State website provides different services to help you operate your business.
When launching a new business, there are many legal issues such as business incorporation and entity choice, tax structure, contracts, leases, employees, insurance, patents, and intellectual property filings. The following organizations provide free legal and minimally priced services to small businesses, check their websites to learn more..
Open, inclusive, beginner startup events (i.e. Startup Weekend, idea fairs, and inspirational meetups)
Beginner knowledge-sharing events. (i.e. beginner events that serve to educate more than inspire, like 1 Million Cups, Startup Grind, Startup Founder 101, etc).
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