3500 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104

+1 (215) 883 - 0109  

Monday to Friday | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Welcome to the

Lancaster Avenue

21 Century Business Assciation

LA21 Funders & Sponsors

Upcoming Grant Deadlines


New SBA EIDL Funding Available - open through December 31, 2021

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/covid-19-economic-injury-disaster-loan


Past Grants:

Reopen & Recover Grant - Applications Accepted February 12 – 26

https://wpfsi.com/reopen-and-recover-grant/


Citizens Small Business Community Chamption Award  - Applications open until March 1, 2021

https://citizens.businesschampion2021.dja.com/


Doordash Accelerator Grant  - Applications close March 2, 2021

https://doordashimpact.com/accelerator


Comcast RISE - Applications Accepted March 1-14, 2021

https://www.comcastrise.com/investment-fund/


Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Grant- Applications close March 19, 2021

https://www.equivico.com/ncrc-business-grants?mc_cid=3cdc1fc69d&mc_eid=b9a2226d61

Business Resources

Business Development

Business Enrichment

Business Mentorship

About us

The Lancaster Avenue 21st Century Business Association was founded in 2008 by George Stevens, Jacqueline Williams, Pearl Bailey, and Terri Shockley. The Association, through the continued leadership of its founding members and partnership with other organizations, is a thriving and ever-expanding movement that is bringing forth change, and revitalizing hope and prosperity into the Lancaster Avenue community and the lives of its citizens.

 
 

Our Mission

The mission of Lancaster Avenue 21st Century Business Association (LA21) is to partner with stakeholders of the Lancaster Avenue corridor from 34th Street to 44th Street to promote economic development, beautification and support new business ventures in the area.


Service the business needs of business owners on the corridor and provide networking opportunities promoting economic growth, advancing business-friendly public policies, and servicing our members through outstanding programs to help build their customer base

LA21 Events

DATE: Wednesday, Sept. 9th - Thursday Sept. 10th

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am EST

Free Google Webinar: Reach Customers Online with Google

Location: Virtual


Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.


In this webinar you'll hear best practices for:  

  • Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
  • Creating a free Google My Business listing
  • Advertising your business on Google


Presented by Google Trainer Randi Penfil


This workshop will have three different sessions:


 

DATE: Tuesday, October 26th

TIME: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Town Hall Meeting: Zoning Matters

Location: Calvary St. Augustine Episcopal Church - 814 North 41st Street


Join Councilmember Jamie Gautheir, Belmont Alliance Civic Association and CDC, and West Belmont Civic Association for an educational workshop on zoning!

Learn how the zoning process works, and give input on how you want to see the neighborhood re-mapped.


Questions? Contact Andrew Goodman at andrew.goodman@phila.gov or 215-782-7496



 

DATE: Monday, October 4th

TIME:10:00AM to 11:30AM

SBA COVID-19 Relief Programs & Services   Webinar

Location: Virtual


  HOT TPICS TO BE ADDRESSED


  1. JUST ANNOUNCED: Changes to  SBA Pandemic Loan Programs 
  2.  SBA Support of Small and Start-Up Businesses  ACCESS TO MONEY AND SERVICES!
  3. Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) Forgiveness  TURN YOUR LOAN INTO A GRANT!
  4. Opportunities for you to GET HELP  AND MONEY for your business!


 

NEW! LA-ERIC BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER

Free Basic Business Training

FREE mentoring and guiding of clients’businesses

Referral and Information Resources

Consultancy and advisory services for already existing businesses

Work space to people looking to start or grow a business.

Provision of technical assistance and Marketing Consultancy

ENGAGE   EDUCATE   INSPIRE

"CONNECTING PEOPLE TO THEIR DESIRED PURPOSE"

Years of
Experience

11

Registered Businesses

160

Entrepreneurs

Helped

870

LA21 Members

180