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Laura Owen concedes she didn't always believe she could make an impact. But at a time when the Bucks County native lacked confidence in herself, her professors at Delaware Valley College showed her she could make a difference.
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.
It's not that Kathy Davis considers herself a font of positiveness, or an unfailing source of just the right thing to say.
Who's responsible when a delivery goes awry? That's been an issue for some luckless consumers at least since the days when Sears, Roebuck & Co. pioneered mail order a century ago, and likely for clients of the Pony Express before that. Recently, it has gained urgency from the growth of delivery-dependent Internet commerce. One day, it may even be an issue when Amazon's drones target the wrong front stoop for a package drop.
Oil prices recently dropped to five-year lows, and consumers are reaping the benefits when they fill up at the gas pump.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Motorists are getting a holiday gift at the pumps in New Jersey.
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Stan Middleman, 60, of Cherry Hill, N.J., knows he overspends for the holidays, but he doesn't pay his indulgences much mind&hellip...
The Street: We all have our favorite holiday movie, but which are truly the best? And how much did they make at the box office? The answers could surprise you.
The Street: With help from BoxOfficeMojo, we looked back and found 10 examples of films that not only cleaned up on Christmas Day, but helped boost the overall box office take by prying Christmas-minded folks away from their pumpkin pie and presents.
In March, Sean Caldwell, a Mount Airy restaurant worker, told a newspaper reporter about struggling to support his children on the $8 an hour he earned as a part-time maintenance worker at the McDonald's restaurant at Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue in North Philadelphia.
DEAR HARRY: I just learned of a nasty situation. My next-door neighbor is being sued by a close family friend who lives nearby. This friend claims that he had tripped on the sidewalk in front of the house and injured his arm and both legs. The "tripping hazard" is a PECO cover plate that is sunken slightly in the sidewalk.
A five-year, $82 million project to replace seven bridges over the Vine Street Expressway will also remodel the cultural spine of the city.
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.