Thursday, January 29, 2015

Small Business

  • More Top Stories
  • Latest News
Out to help improve the beer-drinking experience, the Philadelphia life-sciences company Invisible Sentinel Inc. has entered into partnerships with four brewing companies for final validation of its Veriflow brewPAL.
U.S. Small Business Administration said Antonio Leta had been named director of its Eastern Pennsylvania division, succeeding David Dickson, who retired in September.
The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, a nonprofit export advocacy group, and the Consular Corps Assoc. of Philadelphia, which promotes diplomatic and commercial relations, are partnering on a program to help local companies expand globally.
Out to help improve the beer-drinking experience, Philadelphia life-sciences company Invisible Sentinel Inc. has entered into partnerships with four more brewing companies for final validation of its Veriflow brewPAL.
No one will ever accuse Kraig Kalashian of a dearth of ideas. He's an architect, after all, with a portfolio of 20 ambitious projects, most of them hotels and restaurants across the United States. And he once owned a firm specializing in hospitality-industry interiors.
Surrounded by vintage milkshake machines, waffle irons, Pyrex bowls, percolators, toasters, refrigerators, pizzelle makers, blenders, radios, clocks, electric fry pans, colanders, sifters, pots, lids, aluminum ice cube trays, and 6,000 to 8,000 Life magazines, among other things, Rich Boris had a candid explanation for the origin four years ago of his Kitch-n Collectibles shop in Roxborough.
Avi Loren Fox's entrepreneurial endeavor with a hooded scarf started where so many efforts to find oneself do - at a bar.
Kim Bensing hears it again and again from clients when she first meets them: They have no story. After gentle questioning, followed by careful listening, she gets them to realize they do. And then they hire her to make sure others get to know it, too.
Sometimes it's a blessing when certain genes don't carry forward, regardless of how accomplished the parents. From the son of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who still uses a flip phone, comes a high-tech scavenger hunt that is not just for fun, but for business use.
Businesses that sell to other businesses are a special breed. It's not enough to have a great product or a great service. You also have to navigate the complexities of selling to other entrepreneurs, multiple stakeholders within your customer companies, and specific procurement policies at the enterprise level.
The long-delayed, $150 million makeover of the busy subway complex beneath City Hall will begin early next year, a top SEPTA official said Wednesday.
All is not well at South Jersey's only medical marijuana dispensary, a business outside Atlantic City that has experienced a wave of setbacks.
David Kessler, the former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner, testified Wednesday that as a pediatrician, it "certainly is a red flag to me" that a Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. study of the use of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal in young children and adolescents, mainly boys, showed high rates of breast growth.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain healthy.
ATLANTIC CITY - The Revel has finally won something. The former Atlantic City casino is getting a big tax break this year under a settlement it reached with the city. It will see its property-tax assessment for 2015 reduced from $625 million to $225 million.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That demand helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent its stock climbing 5.7 percent on Wednesday.
As RadioShack and other troubled chains weigh plans for closing stores across the United States, others see an opportunity to grab new locations.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hershey has a sudden hankering for protein, with plans to add jerky to its lineup.