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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.
He had a hunch there was a market for monocles
Dennis Berry said to his three kids a few years ago: "Which one of you wants this?" By "this," the longtime West Chester resident meant a home-based business that was more like a hobby - one that his children and friends had regularly razzed him about.
Talking Small Biz: When Breyers closed its West Philly plant in 1995, Coleman and Ilene Poses were concerned. They founded their company 3 years later.
Talking Small Biz: Two Wharton juniors get ready to launch website to sell five shades of blue denim.
Talking Small Biz: The Conshohocken firm Think Brownstone is fast-growing, has a diverse client base, focuses on long-term relationships.
The Street: Here’s a look at how small businesses can offer more work-from-home benefits to employees, and why they shouldn’t be afraid to embrace the change.
Bright red shopping bags have been flowing out of Century 21's new store at the Gallery at Market East, but other changes - big and small - are afoot at the Center City mall.
Council to weigh $125M Hudson Hotel project
Mayor Nutter and his allies are holding out hope to salvage the $1.86 billion Philadelphia Gas Works sale, and are applying enormous pressure on City Council to reconsider its surprise announcement on Monday that it was scuttling the deal without taking a vote.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week.
GOBankingRates: The number of adults -- and even pets -- wearing costumes to get into the holiday spirit has increased, with the NRF anticipating adults will spend $1.4 billion on costumes for themselves this year (and another $350 million to dress up their furry friends). GOBankingRates investigated online retailers to reveal where consumers can find the best deals on this year's hottest costumes.
The fledgling startup aims to turn classroom work into real-life rewards like deals at favorite retailers and educational experiences.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Thursday its third-quarter profit rose compared with the same period last year in large part because it stopped trying to sell generic medicine in markets where the profit was too small, cut expenses, and converted patients to a new version of its multiple sclerosis medication.
In the Region Borgata a winner in A.C. As three Atlantic City casinos closed over the summer, business got better at the Borgata. Its revenue increased...
Struggling to keep her tears under control, Cleotilde Tiacopilco described a day on the job at Olympic Linen & Laundry Service in Lansdowne:
NEW YORK - Solid quarterly results from a range of big companies helped send the stock market higher Thursday. The standout was Visa, whose 10 percent jump helped tug the Dow Jones industrial average 221 points higher.