Intro to Entrepreneurship Course

The Intro to Entrepreneurship courses provide Philadelphia artists with interactive instruction on the basics of starting and growing a business. There are three levels of courses:

  • Basic: A 2-week (15-hour) course providing a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur - understanding motivation, ideation, value proposition, market assessment, goal setting, cash flow, taxes, and incorporation. No prerequisites required.
  • Intermediate: A weekend (14-hour) course providing instruction to start-up entrepreneurs - developing individualized strategies including revenue, valuating time, pricing, budgeting, and marketing.  Prerequisite: Basic course completed.
  • Advanced: A weekend (14-hour) course providing instruction to established entrepreneurs - developing strategies including growth tactics (customer and equity), sales, advanced marketing, HR/team building, doing business with the city/government/L&I, tenant relations, and presentation skills. Prerequisite: Intermediate course completed, entity incorporated, and proof of revenue generation.

Course calendar

September:

Basic:

  • Dates: Sept 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29 at 6-8:30pm
  • Location: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, BRIC, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA
  • Full scholarships available for all that apply and are accepted
  • The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 6 at 5pm
  • Click here to apply

October:

Basic:

  • Dates: Oct 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27 at 6-8:30pm
  • Location: Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, 1900 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA
  • Full scholarships available for all that apply and are accepted
  • Class will be conducted in English
  • The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Oct 4 at 5pm
  • Click here to apply

November:

Basic:

  • Dates: Nov 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 6-8:30pm
  • Location: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, BRIC, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA
  • Full scholarships available for all that apply and are accepted
  • The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 25 at 5pm
  • Click here to apply

January:

Basic:

  • Dates: Jan 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at 6-8:30pm
  • Location: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
  • Full scholarships available for all that apply and are accepted
  • The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 27 at 5pm
  • Click here to apply

Note:

  • Registration is for all course sessions. Coursework is cumulative, participants must plan on attending all sessions.
  • Two hours of one-on-one consulting is available to participants at all levels.
  • A minimum number or qualified applicants must confirm participation in order for courses to be held.

Presented by Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts with the Business Resource and Innovation Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia and Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha.

Made possible through the generous support of StartUp PHL, Creative Philadelphia — City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, and Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. Presented by Empowered Programming and Side Arts.