Saturday, February 6, 2016

Small Business

There's a threat to local family businesses looming out there, and it's called succession-planning procrastination, according to a new study.
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Own a small business and want a piece of the action when the 2016 Democratic National Convention comes to Philadelphia for four days in July? Well here's a start.
The amount spent by pharmaceutical firms, medical-device manufacturers, and other life-sciences companies for the regulatory guidance to move products to market is estimated at a staggering $20 billion to $30 billion a year.
Ursinus College has appointed Montgomery County restaurateur and caterer Maureen Cumpstone as entrepreneur-in-residence, a new position that will involve teaching the school's first entrepreneurship course and supporting the U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies.
It went right down to the wire Sunday evening, with appeal after appeal made throughout the day for donations to an expiring Kickstarter campaign whose goal was to create new U.S. manufacturing jobs by transporting specialized knitting machines from China to Pennsylvania.
Catering biz Happy Hippy Veg also delivers meals to private clients and caters private parties.
How many of us have been in the stands at a college football game, part of a giddy fan base in face paint, sweatshirts and hats awash in team colors?
Harold Taussig Sr., 91, an entrepreneur, fair-trade advocate and founder of Untours Foundation, a financial-support nonprofit for small businesses, died Monday, Jan. 11, at his home in Media.
Philadelphia advertising executive Marc Brownstein has been appointed chair of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia's advisory board to help further collaboration between the region's creative and business communities.
Jessica Simmons’ startup aims to provide Nicaraguan seamstresses with sustainable jobs.
Barbara Gettes busied herself - and started a business
Perhaps no one is more surprised that Barbara Gettes is building a business than Gettes herself. "I was supposed to teach," the 38-year-old Germantown resident said of the plan she had while attending Keene State College in New Hampshire, from which she graduated in 2000.
GOBankingRates: If you like getting gift cards, you might be surprised at how many retailers love giving them out as incentives. Whether it’s a bonus gift card for buying gift cards yourself, or a gift card bundled with a product or service, scoring a free gift card can feel like winning money.
The Street: Both Baby Boomers - at or beyond retirement - and also Millennials trying to get a toehold in the workplace say volunteering has been their path to great, paying work.
Comcast Corp.’s Universal theme park has acquired 475 acres of undeveloped land in Orlando’s bustling and highly competitive tourism corridor...
A Brooklyn developer has secured $24 million in financing for its redevelopment of the former West Philadelphia High School building into a 298-unit apartment property.
About this time two years ago, Philadelphia Gas Works chief executive Craig White was in the middle of negotiations to sell PGW to a utility company in Connecticut.
As bad as last year was for the Marcellus Shale drilling industry, 2016 is shaping up to be worse. Several major shale-gas operators have announced dramatic cuts in drilling plans for this year. The cuts will inevitably mean less local spending on suppliers, haulers, and construction firms.
It's the morning after a long night of indulgence, and you're feeling like a slug. Coffee can't clear the cobwebs or rouse your spirits, let alone work off the excess poundage. Whom you gonna call - or, more accurately, summon on a smartphone app - for help?
Cancer Treatment Centers of America said Friday that John McNeil will retire as chief executive of its Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia on Feb. 12. McNeil will become chief culture officer for the chain of five cancer hospitals based in Boca Raton, Fla.
California-based chain saw would buy websites, warehouse
Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month.