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Latino entrepreneurship on the rise in Pennsylvania, for many reasons

Pennsylvania saw a nearly 50% increase in Hispanic-owned businesses between 2012 and 2019, according to Census data. Non-Hispanic businesses increased by 9.3%, which means Latinos are creating businesses at a higher rate than their non-Hispanic peers.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Women entrepreneurs are facing challenges, here’s how they can overcome them

Carolina Martinez, CEO of CAMEO, Adriana Eiriz, Vice President of Partnerships at Accion Opportunity Fund, and Jennie Groff, Member of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage joined us on Monday’s Smart Talk to provide some insight on the obstacles women entrepreneurs face and resources to help them succeed.

By Aniya Faulcon

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Pennsylvania receives $267 million in relief money for small businesses

Nine more states have been approved for a piece of nearly $10 billion in relief money

By The Associated Press

Pa. bars and restaurants can apply for new state grants starting this month

Hospitality businesses that haven’t applied for pandemic assistance before will get first crack at a share of $145 million that state lawmakers approved earlier this year.

By Sam Dunklau

Philadelphia gyms demand they are ‘essential’ after city shutdown order

Philadelphia officials ordered gyms, museums, theaters to close until at least Jan. 1, 2021. Nail salons, barbershops and retail businesses can continue operating on a limited basis as before.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

‘Adapt or die’: Small businesses brace for Philly’s new COVID-19 restrictions

Mayor Jim Kenney and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced a new round of limitations on businesses and gatherings, starting this Friday, that will last through at least January 1.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY and Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Minority-owned small businesses were largely shut out of Pa.’s first coronavirus loan program

State officials are trying again, this time with a grant program targeted at the smallest and most vulnerable operations.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA