How to register as a minority-, woman-, or disabled-owned business in Philadelphia

Obtaining your certifications as a woman, minority, or disabled business enterprise (M/W/DSBE) can help grow your business and open new opportunities including government contracts, procurement programs, and networking opportunities. PIDC supports entrepreneurs and fosters a community that benefits Philadelphians from all backgrounds. That’s why we put together this guide to help you understand and navigate

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

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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

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

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.

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

Resources for LGBTQ+ Business Owners

Updated June 17, 2024 PIDC is committed to helping businesses and nonprofits in every corner of Philadelphia grow, including those that are LGBTQ+-owned or operated. In recognition of Pride Month, we compiled a list of resources designed to empower LGBTQ+ business owners and nonprofit leaders. These resources are tailored to help you navigate challenges and

Comprehensive Report Identifies Current Gaps & Critical Steps To Level The Playing Field For Entrepreneurs Of Color In Philadelphia

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=”] Local Entities Seek to Address Fundamental Barriers to Wealth Faced by BIPOC-Owned Businesses and Identify Concrete Course of Action Forward PHILADELPHIA, PA — In an effort initiated as one of the priorities in the City’s inclusive growth plan, “Growing with Equity,” and intensified amid widespread calls