PIDC BLOG

May 29, 2024

Mental Health Matters — Self-Care Tips for Small Business Owners

Running a small business can be demanding. You’re often working long hours and handling a multitude of responsibilities. With so much going on, it can be difficult to prioritize your mental wellbeing. But if you place your mental health on the back burner, it can have damaging effects. A study from Small Biz Silver Lining

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AAPI

May 29, 2024

Resources for AAPI Business Owners

PIDC is committed to helping businesses and nonprofits in every corner of Philadelphia grow, including those that are Asian American- and Pacific Islander-owned or operated. In recognition of AAPI Heritage Month, we compiled a list of resources designed to empower AAPI business owners and nonprofit leaders. These resources are tailored to help you navigate challenges

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AAPI

May 29, 2024

Optimal Physical Therapy Gym Brings High-Quality Healthcare to Underserved Communities

If you’ve ever suffered from chronic pain or faced a difficult road to recovery following an injury or surgery, you understand just how important a good physical therapist can be. Unfortunately, everyone does not have the same access to high-quality healthcare and Dr. Binh Nguyen, DPT, COMT, FAAOMPT made it his top priority to change

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AAPI

May 29, 2024

Mayfair Family Dentistry—Creating Smiles and Fostering Community

Healthy oral hygiene is critical, not just for a winning smile, but for your general health and wellness. From preventing and treating cavities to detecting early signs of diseases like diabetes and cancers, dentists play a crucial role in our health. Mayfair Family Dentistry is a mainstay in the Mayfair neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia. The

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Team Members

May 29, 2024

Celebrating PIDC Staff Anniversaries & Accolades 

Here at PIDC, we’re lucky to have a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. It’s our hardworking staff that allow us to create lasting impact in our city. So we’re celebrating some major staff milestones, a testament to the hard work and resilience these team members exhibit

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Black-Owned

May 21, 2024

PIDC plays key role in the development of ACANA’s Africa Center

Southwest Philadelphia’s Africatown is a thriving commercial and cultural corridor for the city’s booming immigrant populations from Liberia, Senegal, and other African and Caribbean countries. ACANA, the African Cultural Alliance of North America, is at the forefront of development in the community. The nonprofit recently started construction of the Africa Center, a social services and

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Furry Friends

April 24, 2024

Shop PHL: Pets Edition

Pets are a human’s best friend and they too deserve a pet spa day, adventure, or even a walk to your favorite brewery or restaurant. This month, and all year long, we celebrate our pets and below are just a few #PIDCclients that serve pets with the best care. In addition, check out local breweries

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Black-Owned

April 24, 2024

Beyond Beauty — Hair Du Jour Salon’s Journey to Success

Hair Du Jour Salon is a cut above the rest. Inspired by her aunt’s support and the desire to provide others with the opportunities she had, Ann Turner embarked on her entrepreneurial journey, establishing her West Philadelphia salon in 2015.  This black-owned salon takes inclusivity seriously. With a commitment to quality services for anyone, Hair

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Team Members

April 24, 2024

Saying Thank You to PIDC’s Administrative Stars

Today, April 24th, is Administrative Professionals Day and the team at PIDC extends our heartfelt gratitude to the often behind-the-scenes, unsung heroes who keep our workplace running smoothly — our administrative assistants, coordinators, and receptionists.  From managing schedules to coordinating meetings, these professionals are the backbone of our organization, ensuring efficiency and productivity in every

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Real Estate Initiatives

April 22, 2024

Celebrating Earth Day: PIDC Helps Create a Sustainable Future

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd to bring attention to our environment and encourage individuals, small businesses, and large corporations to contribute to sustainability and environmental protection. It’s a day to celebrate the beauty of our planet and recommit ourselves to protecting the Earth from human threats like deforestation, pollution, and climate

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Furry Friends

April 11, 2024

Unleashing the Potential of Wag Days Philly

If you’ve taken a stroll through any Philadelphia neighborhood lately, you’ve likely noticed you’re sharing the sidewalk with more than just your neighborhood humans. Dogs rule this city, with pups living in almost one-third of all homes in Philly. Anyone with a dog knows they’re more than just a pet, they’re family. So, when you

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Furry Friends

April 11, 2024

Meet the Pets of PIDC

We’re pet people here at PIDC. From wagging tails to shiny shells (and one very special plant), our pets have a special place in our hearts. So today, we’re celebrating National Pet Day, a day to acknowledge the joy and love that pets bring to our lives by introducing you to our favorite companions. Our

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Client Stories

March 20, 2024

Move, Breathe, Thrive — The Growth of Monarch Yoga

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19, while many businesses were pausing operations, one small business dared to defy the odds and  set up shop. Monarch Yoga emerged as a respite from the stress and loneliness many of us felt during the pandemic. Michelle Dillon opened Monarch Yoga in June of 2020 to answer the call for

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Black-Owned

March 20, 2024

Mixing Business with Family: Cathryn’s Cake Salon Finds Recipe for Sweet Success

In Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood, there’s a bakery that’s about more than fresh cakes, pastries, and desserts; it’s about family. Cathryn’s Cake Salon is a testament to the power of family-owned businesses.  Inspired by Fluellen family matriarch Cathryn, the bakery is a true family affair. Cathryn’s Cake Salon is powered by mother Cheryl Foat

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March 20, 2024

7 Tips for You to Succeed in Your Internship With PIDC

As the 2023-2024 school year comes to an end, it is time to start applying for internships. Landing an internship in your desired field of work can help you decide what will be the right fit, improve your skill sets with hands-on experience, expand your network, and gain critical experience in working with a team.

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Black-Owned

March 14, 2024

Amazing Kidz Academy Celebrates 10 Years in Business

It’s no secret that there are lifelong benefits to early childhood education. Children who attend preschool are not only more likely to succeed in kindergarten, they’re successful throughout their entire school experience and beyond. Lisa Smith and Clarence Morris III, co-founders of Amazing Kidz Academy, know how important preschool education is to early childhood development

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Team Members

March 8, 2024

Recognizing the Women that Power PIDC on International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, a global celebration dedicated to women’s rights and equality. On this day, we honor the incredible women who help power PIDC’s efforts to drive growth across Philadelphia. These individuals have offered their talents and expertise to serve small business owners of all backgrounds and to raise the profile

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February 27, 2024

New Reporting Requirements for Businesses under the Corporate Transparency Act

New Reporting Requirements for Businesses under the Corporate Transparency Act The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) went into effect on January 1, 2024. Under the CTA, you may be required to report information about your business and its owners to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Here’s the must-know information to

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