by PIDCphila
January 21, 2016

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STV PRESENTATION 2PIDC knows the strength of Philadelphia’s small business community lies in the vision and entrepreneurial spirit of its people. We give business owners the tools, connections and financing they need to reach—and exceed— their business goals.  This is why we continue to provide opportunities to increase your business knowledge. Below is a list of workshops we are planning for 2016. For updates please visit


Social Media Marketing for Small Business

Want to connect to a wider audience? Need assistance converting online interactions into sales? Does your website need a makeover to gain the attention of customers? Get ideas from industry experts to help you develop your social media marketing strategy.

Financial Projections

A key element in lending and understanding your business growth is developing projections.  This workshop will provide guidance for business owners on planning the future financial performance of their business. Participants will leave with templates to use for completing both monthly and annual projections.

Developing Business Credit

Maintaining a strong credit history is the foundation for success. As a business owner it can create a positive picture to keep your business growing. Learn the tools you need to build your business credit.


Real Estate Acquisition/Buying Your Building

Learn the do’s and don’ts of purchasing a building and optimizing the space for maximum efficiencies.

The Entrepreneur as Investor: Strategies for Creating Wealth

As a business owner it’s important to create a wealth strategy to ensure a lasting legacy.  Learn the options on how to use your company growth and personal income to develop strategies for long-term success and financial independence.

How to Thrive in a Family-Owned Business

Learn about the resources available to meet the unique challenges of family-owned businesses. An expert panel of business owners from family-owned and operated companies will share challenges they have faced and successfully navigated to grow and develop their business in Philadelphia.


Project Development 101 – Part 1

Learn how to develop a successful commercial or mixed-use real estate project during this comprehensive training.  Gain the knowledge of an experienced real estate team and finance experts who will walk you through the complete cycle – from identifying the project and assembling and acquiring the land, to financing, construction and ultimately, operations and management.


4-Part Construction Series

With an overwhelming amount of construction activity in Philadelphia, both in the private and public sectors, it is critical for contractors to be at the top their game.  PIDC recognizes the challenges associated with construction and, by popular demand, is repeating the four-part Construction Workshop series.  The series will cover bonding, bid pricing, construction law and contracts, and expectations of working with various stakeholders in a construction project.


Managing Your Personal Credit for Business Growth

As you strive to continue growing your business, don’t let your personal credit be a deterrent.  Building wealth begins by understanding how to manage your personal credit. This workshop will help you become more knowledgeable about the nuances of personal credit, shaping your credit profile, and developing a game plan and wealth creed to live by.


3- Part Financial Statements Series 

This workshop will break-down the mystery of the financial statements by the 3 component parts: the balance sheet, the profit & loss/income statement, and the statement of cash flows.  Participants will leave each session with a greater understanding for building, interpreting and articulating the financial statements that position your company for success.


Women of Industry in Philadelphia

Back by popular demand, PIDC will host an expert panel discussion that includes powerhouse executive women in the industrial and manufacturing sector.  Panelists will share their career experiences as well as discuss the topics and trends currently driving growth in the industrial sector in Philadelphia.

Project Development 102 – Part 2

This session will cover financing options for structuring commercial and mixed-use real estate projects. Session leaders will reveal innovative best practices for securing financing, managing debt, and sharing tips to build operating reserves for long-term success.

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