21 Black-Owned Businesses That Do Good

Shops, cafés, pizza and water ice joints, beauty boutiques, bookstores, and even an auto mechanic whose Black owners are committed to making our city better

By Amber Burns

Art For Change: The Hospitality Creator

Next up in our series with Forman Arts Initiative, Shannon Maldonado left behind a fashion career working with the likes of Ralph Lauren and American Eagle to come home to launch her own South Philly brand, YOWIE

By Morgan Nitz

Future-Ready: How to Raise Your Business Like a Baby

A future of work expert knows from experience that launching a business is like raising a newborn

By Anne Gemmell

Food Waste? There’s An App For That.

Since 2014, Food Connect has tackled rampant food waste and hunger by solving the problem of logistics: connecting people in need of food with people who have excess

By Christina Griffith

Business for Good: Pound Cake

Camille Bell’s search for the perfect shade to “rock a red lip” prompted her to launch her own Philly-based lipstick brand tailored to every lip color. The first batch sold out in just 48 hours.

By Courtney DuChene

Generation Change Philly: The Startup Cheerleader

With her nonprofit Mom Your Business, Tanya T. Morris coaches Black and Brown female entrepreneurs to be the city’s next business leaders

By Jessica Blatt Press

Business for Good: Ctrl M Health

36 million Americans suffer from migraines, missing a total of 113 million work days a year—but only 4 percent receive specialist care. One local tech startup is on a mission to bring comprehensive relief to everyone

By Courtney DuChene

Growing the Prison-to-Business Pipeline

A financial advisor-turned-social work professor has launched a Penn course that teams up students with formerly incarcerated entrepreneurs to help them launch their businesses—and stay out of prison

By Christina Griffith