Is New Jersey’s $15 minimum wage good or bad for small businesses?

Agree or not, small business owners know for certain they will be incurring a significant cost increase over the next few years. The silver lining is that they have time to make their plans.

David’s Bridal and Advanced Sports are preparing to leave bankruptcy, with new owners and less debt

Two bankrupted Philly retailers, David's Bridal and Advanced Sports/Performance Bicycle (run by new U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean's husband), look to survive bankruptcy reorganization and threats from China-based direct sellers

David’s Bridal and Advanced Sports are preparing to leave bankruptcy, with new owners and less debt

Two bankrupted Philly retailers, David's Bridal and Advanced Sports/Performance Bicycle (run by new U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean's husband), look to survive bankruptcy reorganization and threats from China-based direct sellers

Will banks be cautious in 2019? Small businesses thinking of getting loans may want to act now

The message is clear to small business owners: credit could very well tighten in 2019. If you’re thinking of getting financing – and your books are in order – now may be the best time to act.

Will banks be cautious in 2019? Small businesses thinking of getting loans may want to act now

The message is clear to small business owners: credit could very well tighten in 2019. If you’re thinking of getting financing – and your books are in order – now may be the best time to act.

Tech to protect children from school shootings? Medical school dropout’s Manayunk startup is on it

Manayunk start-up Kognition uses artificial intelligence, facial-recognition software, and smart devices capable of many things, including locking doors (without human intervention) if a shooter is detected in a school.

Tech to protect children from school shootings? Medical school dropout’s Manayunk startup is on it

Manayunk start-up Kognition uses artificial intelligence, facial-recognition software, and smart devices capable of many things, including locking doors (without human intervention) if a shooter is detected in a school.
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Here’s how federal workers in the Philly area can get financial help during the government shutdown

Banks, utilities, and telecommunications companies are rushing to help the 800,000 federal workers who will miss their first paychecks Friday.

WeWork, Bond Collective co-working spaces in Philly lure start-ups with rents starting at $350 a month

WeWork, which is rebranding itself as The We Company, is one of the coworking industry’s global stars. With a stunning $40 billion-plus valuation, WeWork provides a window into coworking in Philadelphia.

Checkers and Rally’s looks to add dozens of stores in Philadelphia

“We love Philadelphia,” said Bruce Kim, the company’s director of franchise development. “That’s our customer base: the middle to working class folks that want a delicious meal at a low price.”

‘The courts are a very welcoming place for corporations’: How U.S. companies won civil rights

He says the corporate rights movement is one of the most successful — and least known — civil rights movements in U.S history.

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The Job Numbers Look Great For Everyone But Small Businesses

Small business job growth has slowed for the seventh consecutive month, according to one study. They are losing out to big firms when it comes to attracting workers, especially in a strong economy with tight labor market.

I. Goldberg Army & Navy struggles after Center City rent hikes forced a move in favor of a Wawa

The new location at 718 Chestnut Street doesn't see as much foot traffic as the old site, and sales are suffering, third generation owner Nana Goldberg said.

Why this 85-year-old window-washing business relocated to Philadelphia from Jenkintown

In relocating to the Brewerytown neighborhood, Jenkintown Building Services is hoping to get a business boost from Philadelphia's buy-local push.

How an email pioneer from Wayne plans to organize 25 million rounds of golf

Mike Zisman, whom some call a father of modern email, sold his company to Lotus Development Corp. and then worked with IBM for about a decade before moving on and resurfacing with his own startup Golf Genius.

Outlook for 2019: Stock market corrections aren’t always followed by recessions

Expect more stock market volatility in the new year but investors might just dodge a recession, experts say.

How can businesses benefit from mindfulness? We asked some Philly experts.

Mindfulness can unlock much higher engagement and performance. It enables people to self-regulate more effectively so they can handle more complicated situations.

Thinking of renting out that spare room? Here’s how much Pennsylvania Airbnb hosts made in 2018

There are now 14,200 Pennsylvanians who rent out their homes through Airbnb, which allows users to book short-term rentals online.

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How the federal shutdown is affecting small business

Some small business owners applying for Small Business Administration-backed loans near the end of the year have seen their applications halted as a result of the shutdown.

Will New Jersey’s 'IRS-proof’ workaround to deduct high state and local taxes work?

Last week, New Jersey Senate took a big step that they believe will help small business owners skirt the federal tax limitation by unanimously passing the “Pass-Through Business Alternative Income Tax Act.”

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