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‘Being thorough is being sustainable’: The South Philly Food Co-op story method

Jan. 15, 2019 10:49 am

‘Being thorough is being sustainable’: The South Philly Food Co-op story

Two board members of the soon-to-open, community-owned grocery store discuss collaborating with likeminded businesses and adapting to setbacks.
A year later, Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge winners are slowly moving in results

Oct. 9, 2018 12:45 pm

A year later, Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge winners are slowly moving in

Just one business, a boutique audio design and production studio, has opened, but Shift Capital has pledged to continue to support the other eight.
A crowdfunding site for women-owned companies is launching in Philly funding

Feb. 26, 2018 12:12 pm

A crowdfunding site for women-owned companies is launching in Philly

iFundWomen is cohort-based and will host a pitch competition for fully funded local campaigns this spring.
Congrats! Germantown just won that preservation money funding

Nov. 3, 2017 12:23 pm

Congrats! Germantown just won that preservation money

Specifically, $150,000 toward repairs on two historic properties, thanks to the public's votes in a national competition.
How to hire nontraditional workers method

Nov. 2, 2017 12:55 pm

How to hire nontraditional workers

Such as returning citizens, veterans and people who live in the neighborhood where your business resides (hey there, Temple) — and other lessons from a recent Chamber of Commerce panel on economic development.
Help Germantown win $150K from AmEx to preserve its historic properties funding

Oct. 25, 2017 12:57 pm

Help Germantown win $150K from AmEx to preserve its historic properties

Germantown United CDC's entry is currently in first place in a national competition of historic main streets. Vote five times per day through Tuesday, Oct. 31, to keep it there.
Rules for joining the Philly impact economy: Keep a DIY mindset, hire inclusively method

Oct. 6, 2017 12:47 pm

Rules for joining the Philly impact economy: Keep a DIY mindset, hire inclusively

These were some of the lessons learned for a few social impact-focused business owners in Philly, shared during a panel called "What is the Impact Economy and How Do I Know if I'm Part of It?" as part of 2017 MED Week.
5 ways to rattle the cliché of the burnt-out mission-focused business owner method

Sep. 25, 2017 12:55 pm

5 ways to rattle the cliché of the burnt-out mission-focused business owner

Elysian Field’s Kate Strathmann wants you to make your job easier on yourself.
Yogetree founder Helanah Warren on freedom, balance and starting a solo business people

Aug. 15, 2017 3:30 pm

Yogetree founder Helanah Warren on freedom, balance and starting a solo business

The former corporate professional went full-time with her wellness and yoga business eight months ago. Two lessons from her journey? Let the universe push you, and then proceed with power.
Your small business doesn’t need to close: On the ‘charitable exit’ method

Aug. 9, 2017 8:48 am

Your small business doesn’t need to close: On the ‘charitable exit’

Selling or closing have been basically the only exit options for for-profit businesses, writes columnist Tivoni Devor. But there is a third way — one that could benefit nonprofits.

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