Listen: Show Me The Money!

The newest episode of our How to Really Run a City podcast finds the mayors exploring the power of investing in Black and Brown entrepreneurs with evangelist for inclusive growth Della Clark and Michele Lawrence of JP Morgan Chase

By Larry Platt

Della Clark’s “Show Me The Money” Crusade

The city’s apostle of Black and Brown entrepreneurship was joined by Mayor Parker and Patti LaBelle to kick off a 22-city tour highlighting her message of equitable economic empowerment. The Citizen will report the lessons learned from every stop.

By Larry Platt

Big Rube’s Philly: Babe on 52nd Street

Ted Hall opened his women’s boutique in 1972. Today, a legendary chef and photographer honors one of the last Black-owned businesses on the Strip

By Reuben Harley

Growing Money Smarts

GROW Academy, started by a local financial planner, is helping entrepreneurial teens manage their money and launch the careers they dream about

By Courtney DuChene

Guest Commentary: The End of Affirmative Action and the Myth of the Self-Made Entrepreneur

The co-founder of AND 1 and the B Corp Movement on what the Supreme Court majority doesn’t seem to get: There’s such a thing as racism without racists

By Jay Coen Gilbert

“Standing in Solidarity with Small Businesses”

Comcast RISE has awarded over $110 million to 13,000 small companies around the country since 2020. There are two more weeks to apply for a 2023 grant

By Natalie Pompilio

Is Cherelle Parker Future-Ready?

A future of work expert and 10K Independents leader believes the Democratic nominee for mayor knows what small and independent businesses need to thrive in Philly.

By Anne Gemmell

Guest Commentary: How To Fund Your Startup

The federal government is providing more capital to startups than ever before: here’s how Philly entrepreneurs can take advantage

By Heath Naquin