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Phone: 215-452-0100

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Our vision is to create urban communities that are vibrant, diverse and flourishing environments where wealth and economic opportunity is accessible.

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What is a CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution)

There are several kinds of institutions that can be considered as CDFI's. These can include banks, credit unions, non-profit loan funds and venture capital funds. WPFSI, as a CDFI falls under the category of non-profit loan funds. The goal of CDFI's is to broaden economic opportunity among low-income and minority communities by providing access to [...]

Free Credit Forum… What You Need to Know About Credit – PART III!

Today, if you own a business or are thinking about starting a business, or a consumer, good credit is critical in making sound financial decisions and not an option. Unfortunately, many small business owners (and consumers) have poor credit which always haunts them as they try to build and establish their businesses. Not knowing how [...]

Family Owned Business – Finding the Money & Keeping It Straight

Our expert guest, Phoebe Coles, CEO and Founding Partner of a family-owned marketing company discusses funding options, best practices and more.

National Black MBA Association® and Managing a Business Disruption

There's Money Out There September 2017 The September 16th broadcast of There's Money Out There, heard on WURD 900 AM, will feature guest Sharana​ ​Worsley​ ​- President, NBMBAA – Philadelphia Chapter and Michael​ ​M.​ ​Jones​- VP, Property & Casualty, PK Financial Group. Sharana Worsley will talk about the upcoming National Black MBA Association® and Prospanica® [...]

What To Do When Disaster Disrupts Your Business

The devastating losses (human life and property damage) as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma in recent weeks is the focus of Septembers There's Money Out There broadcast. Although we empathize with the victims of these catastrophic natural disasters, all too often we forget the same can happen to us and have a monumental impact [...]

New American Entrepreneurs

70,000 foreign-born small business owners make up 40% of NYC startup companies, but there are real barriers. Our interview with two such immigrant business owners reveals their experience.

Making the Move from Corporate to Entrepreneur

The Leap From Corporate to Entrepreneurship There are those people who choose to leave a very secure corporate job to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Even though your job may expose you to a great company with a team of dedicated and talented people, something is missing. Corporate is not enough for you, and you realize [...]

The 10th Annual Festival @ ParkWest Town Center

The 10th Annual Festival @ ParkWest Town Center - June 3rd   This is a celebration for the community and businesses in the area to show our appreciation of the efforts that contributed to the development of ParkWest Town Center and WPFSI is proud to be a sponsor. It will a fun time with an exciting [...]

2017 Park West Town Center Scholarship Award

Enter for a chance to win $2500! Two High School Seniors will be awarded... You could be one of them! Winners can use the money for tuition, books, or cash - it's your choice! Download Application

Celebrating Women’s History Month

On Saturday’s There’s Money Out There the show will honor Women’s History Month with a focus on women entrepreneurs.  Learn more about Women's History Month here. Women now represent the fastest growing demographic for startup businesses in the U.S. And, Black women are the most likely demographic group in America to start their own businesses. Between 1997 [...]

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