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In the News:

May 2021

Philadelphia Tribune: Philadelphia 76ers and Firstrust Bank highlight local Black-owned businesses

April 2021

Philadelphia Business Journal: Richard Vague: 'Sea change' underway in lender attitudes toward Philadelphia minority business owners

Philadelphia Business Journal: Wells Fargo donating $8.35M to help Philadelphia's underserved small businesses

Essence: American Express Provides 100 Black Women Entrepreneurs With Funding And Mentorship Through “100 for 100” Program

Generocity: In West Philly, a diverse group trains to break through in a field dominated by young white men

WHYY: Supporting West Philly Entrepreneurs

March 2021

Generocity: Focus on funders: The Barra Foundation

Philadelphia Business Journal: 'We Cannot Get To The Next Level Without It': Milligan Group and other Black-owned businesses face access-to-capital puzzle

Metro Philly: Important resources for women business owners

The Philadelphia Inquirer: U.S. Senate passes $1.9 trillion stimulus bill. Here’s what Pa. politicians, advocates are saying

Philadelphia Sunday Sun: The importance of becoming certified

Wall Street Journal: PPP Covid-19 Relief Initiative Is Adjusted to Attract the Smallest Businesses

Philadelphia Tribune: Getting PPP aid to real small businesses

February 2021

Philadelphia Business Journal: Viewpoint: Capital investment in minority-owned businesses is essential to economic recovery

KYW: Free workshop available for minority-owned businesses applying for expanded PPP

The Philadelphia Tribune: Enterprise Center urges minority-owned businesses to apply for PPP funding

Metro Philly: Feds modify pandemic business loan program

Scoop USA: The Enterprise Center renews calls for minority business owners to apply for PPP under expanded eligibility

Opportunity Finance Network: Black-Led CDFIs to Help Drive More Than $40 Million in Google Funding to Black-Owned Businesses Philly: Comcast’s RISE program will give $1M in grants to BIPOC-owned small biz in Philly and Chester

Generocity: Help wanted: Local small businesses haven’t caught a break since COVID

January 2021 Philly: 15+ business development resources for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs in Philly

National League of Cities: Facing the Collapse of Small Businesses, Cities Need To Get PPP Right


Philadelphia Business Journal: Given a head start on PPP, local CDFIs work to make sure minority businesses get their share

WHYY: ‘Level up’: Equity investors boost Pa.’s entrepreneurs of color during pandemic Philly: Philly’s new Pro Disinfect Coalition will invest $1M in Black and brown cleaning businesses to compete for COVID-19 contracts

WHYY: ‘It’s getting better’: 52nd Street looks to recovery in 2021 after a tumultuous year

December 2020

The Philadelphia Citizen: CAN PHILLY PERFECT PPP?

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Coronavirus pandemic stimulus aid is on the way for consumers and businesses; here’s what we know.

Philadelphia Business Journal: Viewpoint: If we don’t act now, we will lose small businesses as our future

The Philadelphia Tribune: Pew highlights strategies to help businesses recover from COVID-19