Grow A Business
Business is good and it’s time to expand. Discover the information and resources you need to grow your business and thrive.
Do Business With The City
Register With PENNBID
Each year, the City of Harrisburg purchases millions of dollars of goods and services to keep the city running and provide services for its constituents. Register with the City via PENNBID to learn about and compete for city contracts. Registering on PENNBID is free and allows you to search, view, and download information about all of the contracting opportunities offered by the City of Harrisburg in one convenient location. Through PENNBID you can also find certified sub-contractors to complement your project bid.
Obtain A Minority / Small Business Certification
As part of the city’s effort to increase the participation of small, minority, and local businesses in obtaining city contracts, certain types of businesses – such as minority-owned, veteran-owned, small and local businesses – can become certified vendors with the City. Depending on which category your business falls into, the certification may enable you to receive a preference for city contracts or increase your visibility as a candidate to become a subcontractor to a larger vendor. For more information visit the purchasing webpage or obtain the certification by clicking here.
Finance Your Business
Whether you’re looking for startup capital or considering a loan to finance the expansion of your business, a variety of opportunities are available through various lenders and programs.
Market Your Business
As a small business owner, you likely don’t have a big marketing and advertising budget, but you can implement a marketing strategy that connects with your customers and is right for your pocketbook.