The Virus and the City: Big Ideas for Small Business

Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab director is out with a Marshall Plan-like report for saving small businesses and investing in equity for Black and Brown entrepreneurs

By Bruce Katz

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

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 Possibilities of “If”

Meegan Denenberg and Tayyib Smith’s new incubator, co-working and networking space aims to boost Black businesses in Philly

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Virus and the City: Next Steps

Could help be on the way for Main Street businesses? Here, a rundown of the relief bills and programs that, if Congress acts, might just help

By Bruce Katz, Beth Bafford, Jamie Rubin, Michael Saadine and Colin Higgins

Guest Commentary: Raising Hope

Co-founders of a volunteer program offering small businesses grants find inspiration in the resilience and creativity of local entrepreneurs

By Jeff Bartos and Richard G. Phillips

Business For Good: Lilu

As a Latinx woman in tech, Adriana C. Vázquez has faced uphill odds in transforming the $1.4 billion breast pump market. The Philly startup she co-founded just might do it anyway.

By Jessica Blatt Press