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When Guzman visited Philadelphia last summer, she met with officials from The Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia. Since that time, The Enterprise Center launched a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) that will provide growth equity capital to local “standout” minority- and women...

Philadelphia skyline

There’s no shortage of advice from experts and entrepreneurs to help you start up a business. Have a business plan, they say. Make sure you’ve accumulated enough capital. Put together a team of advisers. Watch your overhead. Be prepared to spend a lot of time.

All of that advice is true. But what...

Honeysuckle founders, Omar Tate and Cybille St. Aude-Tate

Honeysuckle Provisions (310 S 48th St., mid-September). What chefs Omar Tate and Cybille St. Aude-Tate’s call their “Afrocentric grocery cafe” is reaching the finish line after two years. Omar Tate says the small grocery will sell produce from local Black farmers (including themselves — they operate...

from left: Daniel Betancourt, Ian Lawrence, Kenneth Scott, Leslie Benoliel

The Enterprise Center Capital Corporation hosted the PA-CDFI Network today, as a member organization, for their kick off event of the "Keeping Doors Open" statewide conference tour, aimed at providing education and resources for small and minority businesses, and to help them grow and succeed in the face of COVID-19 challenges.

construction contractor on a ladder making building repairs

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hopes to improve health outcomes for kids by repairing the homes they live in, thanks to a $1 million investment from Bank of America. CHOP will select more than 100 homes in West and Southwest Philadelphia — where one-third of children live below the poverty line...

Funding aims to reduce health disparities for patient and families living in West Philadelphia, extending CHOP’s overall community impact.

Della Clark, President & CEO The Enterprise Center

[Della Clark]'s leadership throughout her 30-year career at the Enterprise Center, which offers financial services to minority and women business owners, has made her an invaluable asset for many in the Philadelphia community. It is for those three decades of work, as well as her dedication to...

SEPTA train

A new agreement between the city of Philadelphia and SEPTA is designed to promote diversity in contracting and supply the transit agency with the materials it needs to move into the future.

Deputy Managing Director Mike Carroll, who is also a SEPTA board member, said the Equity in Infrastructure...

juneteenth parade float

West Philadelphia's 2022 parade and festival celebrating Juneteenth was a great success, bringing pride, unity, and business to the 52nd St corridor.