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:

Commercial Kitchens

The following resources list available commercially-licensed kitchen spaces for rent in the Philadelphia area:

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.

Health Standards

Certain guidelines must be followed in order to widely distribute a food product. The guidelines span disciplines including food safety and dietary guidelines.

In the city of Philadelphia, an employee certified in food safety must be present during all business operations. Click here for a list of food safety certification courses accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). After completing the course, employees must submit a copy of their certificate with this application form to the Office of Food Protection to obtain their City of Philadelphia food safety certification. More information on this process can be found here.