Sophie Burkholder

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Coworking communities have gone virtual, but the connections aren’t the same as before

Limited access to remote work technology and difficulties with online communication have crimped coworking space’s entrepreneurial culture.

A free Boston-based boot camp wants to bring equity to Philly’s tech scene

Resilient Coders, Boston-based nonprofit is coming to Philly to help people of color earn starting salaries of $90,000 or more in tech — without a college degree.

Philly Tech Sistas wants to diversify the tech scene in Philadelphia and beyond

Philly Tech Sistas is an organization aimed at helping women of color gain technical and professional skills in order to work, thrive, and move up in the tech industry.

10 free resources for Philly businesses and entrepreneurs

Here are ten free local resources and organizations open to the public that can help take business ideas to the next step.

Despite a network of testing options, COVID-19 test result wait times remain too high

Urgent care picks up the slack in testing but often at a higher price.

The loss of employer-sponsored health insurance can be a serious concern for older people

The Kaiser Family Foundation has estimated that 27 million Americans could potentially lose their employer-sponsored insurance due to the pandemic.

American Blossom Linens sees business grow by 400% during pandemic

The sales uptick is driven in part by more people staying home, the CEO says. The Wyncote-based firm also emphasizes the organic cotton in its sheets and the fact that it is sustainably produced.

Media funders gave $750,000 to latest grantees of its Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund

The latest grants ranged from $40,000 to $100,000 for each organization.

University of the Sciences will launch more medical marijuana courses

Medical marijuana is one of the few industries that’s booming during the COVID-19 pandemic. And several colleges locally are now offering courses in the field.

COVID-19 has shut hundreds of the Philly-area’s small businesses, Yelp says. And that’s just for starters.

The widespread loss of so many small businesses is painful for owners and a poor indicator for a broader recovery, one expert said.