Veteran-Owned Businesses in Philadelphia

Support these dozen-plus local businesses opened by local veterans after their military service

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy and Katherine Rapin

Citizen Recap: How to Really Run A City Live Taping

The first ever live recording of our newest podcast considered the question: How can we grow Black business in cities?

By Lauren McCutcheon and Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: How to Really Run A City Live Taping

The live recording will kick off the African-American Chamber of Commerce summit of Black Mayors to address the question: How can we grow Black business in cities?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Development … for Good: Black Squirrel Collective

Founded by three Black entrepreneurs, the Philly company empowers underserved real estate developers and small businesses with capital, coaching, land and mentorship

By Courtney DuChene

Business for Good: Mea Culpa

The Philly fashion brand coveted by celebs James Harden, Kim Kardashian and La La Anthony is breaking barriers and helping those in need — with an extra boost from La La

By Abigail Chang

The Citizen Recommends: Total Impact Summit

The annual ImpactPHL event doubles down on the business-for-good nonprofit’s mission: Putting money to work for Philadelphians

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Business for Good: KIDAS

A local software company alerts parents to potential cyberbullying while their children are playing video games like Roblox and Fortnite

By Johann Calhoun

What We Don’t Know About Small Businesses

We can’t solve a problem we haven’t defined. That’s why Drexel’s Metro Finance Head is calling for federal, state and local changes to how we gather data

By Bruce Katz, Milena Dovali and Anne Bovaird Nevins