5 Best Places to Start a Business in Philadelphia

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The waterfront neighborhood, which is located 15 minutes away from just about anywhere, is only three-quarters of a mile long, but is chock full of business - with 49 retailers, 32 restaurants and 52 service-related businesses. During weekdays, Manayunk primarily draws a wealthy female clientele, but the nights and weekends belong to young couples and bar hopping twenty-somethings. Perhaps the biggest perk, aside from the affordable rents, is access to the Manayunk Development Corporation, which works hand-in-hand with local business owners, helping them with everything from technical assistance to seeking grant funding.