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

Amazing Kidz Academy Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Photo of Founder, Lisa Smith.

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

Spotlighting Black-owned Businesses During Black History Month—and all year long

This Black History Month, we’re honoring the achievements of Black business owners throughout Philadelphia, who help power our city’s economy and provide anchors for our neighborhoods. PIDC works every day to provide business owners the tools, knowledge, connections, and financing they need to reach – and exceed – their business goals.  As a celebration of

Firms Selected to Transform Historic Family Court Building & Adjacent Parking Lot on Philadelphia’s Iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2023Contacts: Firms Selected to Transform Historic Family Court Building & Adjacent Parking Lot on Philadelphia’s Iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway National Real Estate Development and Frontier Development and Hospitality Group’s winning proposal places the African American Museum of Philadelphia in a brand-new building in a marquee location on the Parkway, provides

PIDC Clients You Need to Know in 2023 – Black Business Owners

Honoring the legacy and great contributions of Black-owned businesses in Philadelphia, this Black History Month and beyond, we’re highlighting a few of our awesome PIDC clients. We’re proud to support local, diverse businesses through funding, workshops, and other services for business growth. Check out their success stories and what they consider the most rewarding part

CLIENT FEATURE: YOWIE

PIDC client YOWIE is a Black-, woman-, and millennial-owned home and life shop focused on curating small collections from founder Shannon Maldonado’s friends, independent artists, and designers. Founded in 2016 as an online business, YOWIE attracted a cult following for its eclectic items and workshops and events. Shannon relocated from New York City to open

PIDC Clients You Need to Know – Millennial Business Owners

This month, we’re recognizing our incredible PIDC clients who are millennial business owners. Millennials have contributed greatly to the new and innovative landscape of the business model as we know it – from embracing digital media to getting creative with e-commerce. Millennials were a big driver of Philadelphia’s population growth prior to the pandemic. According

PIDC Clients You Need to Know – Women Business Owners

This Women’s History Month, we’re honoring women business owners by highlighting our PIDC client businesses owned by incredible women. Check out their success stories and testimonials below. We’re proud to support local businesses through financing, education, and other services for business growth.  We encourage you to support these clients and other women-owned businesses throughout Philadelphia.

PIDC Commercial Mortgage Loan

The Commercial Mortgage Loan was developed out of a capital need that PIDC identified for small businesses and nonprofits to purchase their existing locations and benefit from investment in their growing neighborhoods and commercial corridors. By allowing businesses to gain ownership of their physical asset, the Commercial Mortgage Loan helps to build wealth for entrepreneurs

PIDC Clients You Need to Know – Black Business Owners

Honoring the legacy and great contributions of Black-owned businesses in Philadelphia, this Black History Month and beyond, we’re highlighting a few of our awesome PIDC clients. We’re proud to support local, diverse businesses through funding, workshops, and other services for business growth.  Check out their success stories and PIDC testimonials. Marc Coleman Founder & CEO