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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.
Watch this entrepreneurship afficianado gush about Philly’s small biz community people

Jul. 28, 2016 3:21 pm

Watch this entrepreneurship afficianado gush about Philly’s small biz community

Unsurprisingly, Entrepreneur Works ED Leslie Benoliel is a big fan of local small businesses. Watch her Around the Corner interview.
‘An entrepreneur is a hustler’ — and other facts about minority entrepreneurship in Philadelphia people

Feb. 9, 2016 10:07 am

‘An entrepreneur is a hustler’ — and other facts about minority entrepreneurship in Philadelphia

Is Philly the best place to be a minority entrepreneur? Yes and no — and it depends on how badly you want it.