(This column originally appeared in The Inquirer)

Black residents make up approximately 43% of Philadelphia’s population yet only own about 6% of the city’s businesses. There are resources to help them get their businesses up and running.

Black residents make up approximately 43% of Philadelphia’s population yet own only about 6% of the city’s businesses and contribute just 2% of overall business revenues locally, according to the latest figures available from both the U.S. Census Bureau and research from the Pew Charitable Trusts.