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Gone are the days Art Gimenez helped the rich get richer people

Sep. 22, 2016 12:36 pm

Gone are the days Art Gimenez helped the rich get richer

Gimenez used to help "Fortune 500 companies become Fortune 100 companies." Now he helps local small businesses that can't get approved for a traditional bank loan.
The Enterprise Center is creating the funding network its minority founders don’t yet have results

Jul. 11, 2016 11:15 am

The Enterprise Center is creating the funding network its minority founders don’t yet have

The West Philly-based community development corporation just graduated the first cohort of minority businesses from ScaleUp.
How this young changemaker perceives Philly’s social impact space people

May 13, 2016 12:49 pm

How this young changemaker perceives Philly’s social impact space

"I thought I had a really good idea of what I was stepping into," said GoodCompany Ventures' Devon Sanford. "Eight months down the road, it’s hilarious how little I knew about it."
It’s lonely ‘round these parts — Where to find community for solopreneurs method

Apr. 4, 2016 12:34 pm

It’s lonely ‘round these parts — Where to find community for solopreneurs

In her new column, Social Good and the Solopreneur, Capture Greatness! founder Melissa Rowe shares practical tips with local change makers who are doing their part to make the world a better place.
These Philly high schoolers are developing social enterprises for credit method

Dec. 21, 2015 8:00 am

These Philly high schoolers are developing social enterprises for credit

Student entrepreneurs at Friends Select High school are the latest cohort to have their ideas accelerated by Schoolyard Ventures, a program that helps them solve real-world problems through socially conscious business.
Entrepreneur Works Crowdfunds to Expand Business Development Programs funding

Dec. 9, 2014 12:21 pm

Entrepreneur Works Crowdfunds to Expand Business Development Programs

Entrepreneur Works, a community development financial institution (CDFI) focused on small business development in the region, launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo last month with the goal of raising $10,000 to increase the number of community members it serves. The campaign is halfway towards its goal with 22 days left. The campaign represents a new […]
Crowdfunding Platform Kiva Zip Partners with Philadelphia funding

Dec. 3, 2014 3:48 pm

Crowdfunding Platform Kiva Zip Partners with Philadelphia

Small businesses in the region have a new resource for getting access to loans: a San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform called Kiva Zip. Kiva Zip is designed to connect small businesses with potential investors through an online platform. Similar to other well-known crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, projects, or businesses in this case, are […]