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Randi Warhol, 26, sometimes notices cats following her home. Why? The egg rolls in her purse. But these are not your typical egg rolls; rather, they’re fabric replicas filled with organic catnip – just one of the many products from Warhol’s own cat toy company, Polydactyl Cats.
Talking Small Biz: Two doors down from previous location, East Passyunk Avenue brunch spot doubles seating capacity, adds staff.
The Street: Millennial small business owners are feeling optimistic about running and growing their business in today’s economy, said Keri Gohman, Head of Small Business Banking for Capital One.
The local firm Eggland’s Best believes it has the formula for producing higher-nutrition eggs. Its sales have been up by double digits each of the last 17 years.
Talking Small Biz: BLT Architects, which shrank during recession, is growing again. It's involved in projects that will reshape Philly skyline.
The three best friends started their first business when they were 12 years old, selling T-shirts. "We'd take a Sharpie and draw designs on them," recalled Austen Tom.
Dave Ramsey: My buddies and I put a band together, and we've started playing lots of shows and making pretty good money. We all realize the need to start treating the band like a business, so what's the best way to do that?
Dino DiMucci removes his weathered fingers from the gray suit coat he's been hand-stitching. He wants to tell a story.
The Street: While women-owned businesses represent nearly one-third (30%) of all U.S. companies, they struggle to land the financing for startups.
Local customers love Newtown Square artisan store, but for owners, it’s been a test of survival.
Diane Mastrull: Local customers love Newtown Square artisan store, but for owners, it’s been a test of survival.
The Street: Welcome to Snob City, where the like minded are embraced and those who fall short are bum's rushed to the border. Movoto, a real estate info portal, wanted to make knowing where to go, and where not to, easy. Thus its recently released America's Snobbiest Small Cities roundup.
The Street: Here at The Street, we've put together a list, in no particular order, of the 10 best bottles of vodka in the world, based off the results of the 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition.
The Street: There have been vehicles released within the past year that are every bit the detriment to design that the 2001 Pontiac Aztek, 1977 Lincoln Versailles and 1985 Cadillac DeVille were. The following are just 10 examples.
The Street: All right, everyone. It's time to challenge the notion that eating healthy is just too expensive.
The Street: There are far more ridiculous things out there that average a greater number of deaths each year than shark attacks.
When the phone call came, Anthony Reynolds, a big man with a ready laugh, cried like a baby. His ex-wife, living in Texas, had taken their son, 7, to a hospital for an important but minor procedure, and the hospital had turned them away. No insurance.
ATLANTIC CITY - Toni Peterson was among the last customers to leave the Showboat casino Sunday afternoon as "closed" signs went up, bringing an end to the Mardi Gras-themed gaming hall and hotel that opened on the Boardwalk 27 years ago.
Incredibly, New Jersey does not publish the multimillion-dollar fees it pays to the private investment contractors it hires to manage billions in state pension funds - unlike Pennsylvania and other states, which list those charges in annual reports and post the data online.
Among many enlightenments realized from the controversy over the "Speak English" sign at Geno's Steaks was this: The cheesesteak experience in Philadelphia is a situational one, varying from vendor to vendor and griddle to griddle.
Lab rats already knew it. Now a new field study supports it: Working in dark, dingy offices with no natural light is not just bad for your mood. It's bad for your health.