The Virus and the City: “Small Businesses Are The Engines of Inclusive Growth”

Drexel’s Metro Finance director talks with Charisse Conanan Johnson, of small business advisory firm and B Corp Next Street, about what companies need for post-Covid success

By Bruce Katz

Future-Proofing Work: Harnessing Local Brain Power

The Future Works Alliance wants to prove to the world that Philly is ready, open and planning for the world of automation. Here’s how you can help.

By Anne Gemmell

I Want My Jubilee!

Center City venture capitalist and philanthropist Richard Vague has a stimulus plan that will boost the economy and address inequality. Will the political class listen?

By Larry Platt

Business for Good Update: Dropps

A $10 million investment this year has helped make the eco-friendly local laundry pod business the city’s fastest growing company. The secret? Eliminating the stupid.

By Courtney DuChene

Save Restaurants, Save Philadelphia

The RESTAURANTS Act—co-sponsored by local Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick—would bail out an industry we all love. If it’s good enough for American Airlines, why are we not backstopping Ellen Yin’s Fork?

By Larry Platt

Business for Good: Girls Auto Clinic

Patrice Banks has plans for another car repair shop, post-Covid. First, though, she’s launched a program aimed at getting more women of color into the car repair biz.

By Courtney DuChene

The Virus and The City: A Small Business Reading List

As companies struggle to survive due to Covid-19, Drexel’s Metro Finance director offers a quick guide to how urban businesses can thrive

By Bruce Katz and Ben Preis

The Citizen Recommends: Bossie Accelerator Program

Shannon Morales’ Echo Me Forward links minority candidates with good jobs. This weekend, the Philly Startup Leaders grad will help teen girls achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.

By Jessica Blatt Press