Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Entrepreneur Works, a Philadelphia nonprofit that provides training and loans to entrepreneurs, launched a crowdfunding campaign Monday on Indiegogo to raise $10,000 to help broaden its reach to 500 business people a year.
The chatter that Pope Francis will visit the land of cheesesteaks and Tastykakes next year has not been officially confirmed.
After 5 years in London, Lindsey Scannapieco returned to Philly in June and won a competition to remake the historic S. Phila. school.
Dave Ramsey: My husband makes about $35,000 a year before taxes, and we have one child. We’ve also got a mortgage and $60,000 in student loan debt. About a year ago, my husband started work on a master’s degree, because he thinks he wants to teach when he retires.
Dave Ramsey: I’ve had my own small business for a while. I love what I’m doing, but things aren’t going very well right now. On top of that, I’m committed to $14,000 in advertising over the next 12 months. Recently, I got a job offer from a company that would pay me twice what I’m making now. I’m not sure what to do.
Dave Ramsey: I’ve had my own small business for a while. I love what I’m doing, but things aren’t going very well right now. On top of that, I’m committed to $14,000 in advertising over the next 12 months. Recently, I got a job offer from a company that would pay me twice what I’m making now. I’m not sure what to do.
The Street: One-third of family business owners say they'd be willing to offer short- to medium-term equity to investors who are high-net-worth individuals, while half are willing to provide a more long-term stake. So how do these two sides get together?
Talking Small Biz: Startup hopes to bridge disconnect between how men's-focused American artisans sell their goods and how guys shop.
After 83 years repairing shoes, since he was recruited off a Camden sidewalk at age 11, James Spinelli, 94, is retiring this month and closing Quaker Shoe Repair in Haddonfield.
Talking Small Biz: The startup creates a central hub for data analytics, personalized skills-based matching and an engagement platform.
The Street: To make sure your career future isn't compromised by a failed startup, and to increase the chances of hooking up with a future workplace supernova, Bill O'Neil, a principal consultant at Winter Wyman , has a few questions for you to ask to ensure a potential startup is good for your career.
GOBankingRates: As technology advances and criminals get more creative with identity theft practices, new waves of holiday scams are cropping up that can compromise the good cheer of the season. In fact, a 2012 Federal Bureau of Investigation release revealed that shoppers are particularly vulnerable to cyber crimes over the holiday season because victims are likely to let their guards down to help others.
Dulce de leche is not currently a flavor offered by Philadelphia-based Bassetts Ice Cream Co. "Closest to that is our classic butterscotch vanilla, which has . . . those caramel notes that a dulce de leche does," Bassetts president Michael Strange said Wednesday when asked whether and how his company would serve Cuba if a U.S. plan to reestablish diplomatic ties and expand economic trade after nearly 53 years succeeds.
The Street: Last year, an increase in shipping sent nearly 8 million packages through UPS' system, which proved disastrous when a 37% jump in orders placed the last weekend before Christmas and a spate of bad weather belied UPS' promise of “just in time” delivery for late orders.
Asian stock markets powered higher Thursday, sweeping aside worries about a flagging global economy after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would to remain "patient" in its approach to raising interest rates.
One day after the head of Trump Entertainment Resorts implored Carl Icahn to keep Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino hotel open, the billionaire agreed Wednesday to do so, the New York Post reported.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Proposed tax breaks to help Atlantic City's eight casinos would be eliminated under a plan proposed Wednesday by a Republican assemblyman.
THE REQUESTS FOR donations have increased as they usually do during the holiday season. Various organizations and charities put on the full-court press before the end of the year to boost charitable giving, in part to cash in on the spirit of the season, and also because the groups know some people become more willing to donate to avoid higher taxes.
NEW YORK - Stocks rose from the opening Wednesday, led by gains for the energy sector, as oil prices showed signs of stabilizing after their big slump in recent months. The market's gains were extended after Federal Reserve policymakers pledged to remain "patient" when deciding when to lift interest rates.
Owners and workers at a now-defunct compounding center in Mass. indicted after an outbreak killed 64.
BOSTON - In the biggest criminal case ever brought in the United States over contaminated medicine, 14 former owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy were charged Wednesday in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people.