Celebrate Women’s History Month with Us!

Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2021
Category: News

Fireside Chat with Monique Greenwood

Fireside Chat with Monique Greenwood discussing “Having What Matters”: Professionally, Spiritually & Financially as a Black, Woman Business Owner

In honor of Women’s History Month, TBC is holding a fireside chat with Monique Greenwood of Akwaaba Philadelphia Bed and Breakfast (first Black-owned in the city). She will discuss having what matters professionally, spiritually, and financially as a Black-woman-owned business. The first 25 businesses to register will receive an Echo from State Farm Insurance.

WHERE: Completely online!

WHEN: Thursday, April 1st, 2021

TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET


Click Here for More Information and to Register. 

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TBC Executive Director Pamela Rich-Wheeler on WURD Evening WURDS

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021
Category: News

PamelaPamela Rich-Wheeler, Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Business Center, joined Evening WURDS host Nick Taliaferro to discuss The Business Center and opportunities for start up businesses. The show aired February 11, 2021.


TBC Social Media course


“Creating Your Social Media Blueprint to Increase Customers”

Experts will evaluate your online presence of your business and help you develop a social media marketing plan to go forward in this new climate.

WHERE: Completely online!

WHEN: 5 THURSDAYS, March 11 – April 8, 2021 *note new start date and weekday*

TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 pm ET

COST: $125.00 plus non-refundable $25 registration fee (financial aid available, contact


  • increase your customer base
  • enhance your social media and web presence
  • immediately apply marketing strategies
  • create a social media marketing mix

Online Registration:

  • First, complete the online registration form below.
  • After you complete and submit the registration form, click the link in the confirmation email you will receive to make payment. IMPORTANT! Course registration is not fully automatic! You must complete both the form (below) and register and pay for the course through the link in the email you receive. Registering late? No worries, all live sessions are recorded for later (or repeat) viewing.

Note: if you are interested in financial aid, please contact after you have completed the online registration form.

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Business Plan Course: February Cohort registration closed

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021
Category: Communiversity, News

February cohort closed! Register to be notified about next cohorts!

“Join this dynamic, motivational business plan class created to encourage and prepare new and existing entrepreneurs with the information they will need to start, sustain and expand their business.” Join the virtual class and learn with other entrepreneurs!

How it works: This is an intensive course. The objective is for you to have a complete business plan at the end.  New sessions open on Monday each week including a live Zoom meeting at 6:30 pm ET, and you will be assigned videos, readings, and work for you to complete during the week – on your own – at times that are best for you. If you are not able to be a part of the live meeting each week, there will be a recording available. Each week’s work builds your skills and helps you collect and organize all of the information you need to complete the business plan.

Class Schedule

Time: February cohort closed, next to be announced soon!
12 weeks of weekly class work around your schedule 
One on one coaching

Location: Virtually


  • Pre-register for the next cohort or for one on one coaching below

It is recommended all learners have access to a laptop or desktop computer so that they have all the resources needed in order to create a complete Business Plan document for presentation at the end of the course.

You will learn how to:

  • Do a feasibility study and market research
  • Create a business plan
  • Finance a business
  • Use Social Media to market your business
  • Project sources of income and expenses
  • Identity grants and loans to fund your business
  • Establish and maintain a network of clients and partners

Cost for the course

Course Fee: $350
Additional Course Materials: $30.00
There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee

Financial Aid is available – complete and return this form

Loan Approvals of $10,000 (or more) may be offered for Viable Completed Business Plans

Meet the Lead Instructor

Ronald Williford

Ron WillifordRonald Williford is the President/ Founder of Philadelphia Financial Consultants, LLC., an independent financial planning brokerage specializing in personal financial planning, retirement planning, small business consulting and tax planning. He is noted a speaker on various financial topics and is the host of the program “Let’s Talk Money.” He has over 36 years of experience in the financial services industry in various positions. His motto is “Financial planning begins with education.

Ron earned his B.A. degree in Economics from Villanova University. He currently serves on the boards of the Haverford YMCA, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Main Line NAACP Branch (Treasurer) and Making A Way International. INC. Ron is a member of the Trustee Ministry of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church and is also active in the Financial and Education Support Ministries.

Ron and his wife, Tanya, reside in North Wales, Pa. They are the proud parents of Jenea Williford, Shannan Williford-Burton and Salina Williford.


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TBC Covid Relief webinar

Updates on the new COVID-19 Relief Bill as of January 20, 2021

TBC is scheduling COVID-19 Relief Fund appointments free of charge – call 215-247-2473 or email

Useful links from the webinar:

SBA: Soloman Wheeler email | Covid-19 related resources website – check for updates
download the SBA slides

PA 30 Day Fund website – forgivable loans for small business Ron Williford talked about

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