The Culinary Collective & the Small Business Development Center at Temple University (TUSBDC) just launched the application for their 2024 Commissary Scholar Program! One Philly-area culinary business will be granted a free 6-month co-working kitchen space at Culinary Collective (valued at $10,500 + $200 for TUSBDC's 6-week business planning class). For more information on the program and to access the application, CLICK HERE! Applications close December 1, 2023.
Point of Sale (POS) System
You will need a point of sale system to manage the cash flow of your business. In addition to payment processing, this system may also assist with front of house management and online order processing. Depending on your business size and the type of business you have, here are some POS options to consider:
- Square for restaurants
- Lightspeed restaurant
- Touch bistro
- Aloha Cloud through NCR
The following resources list available commercially-licensed kitchen spaces for rent in the Philadelphia area:
- SFA 2023 Commercial & Incubator Kitchen Directory
- Artisan Exchange
- The Dorrance H. Hamilton Center For Culinary Enterprises Commercial Kitchen
- The Kitchen Door
- Culinary Collective
Employment and Human Resources
As you launch and grow your business, you may need to hire employees. This process includes writing a job description, posting the position on various jobs boards, and completing the necessary legal steps to officially hire new staff.
There are many factors and laws to consider when you hire an employee of your business. There are many different State and Federal requirements you'll need to complete when you hire an employee, including obtaining your Federal Employment Identification number (EIN), your state’s Taxpayer Identification number, and workers compensation insurance.
As you hire employees, be sure to follow all Philadelphia wage and employment guidelines.