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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.
Diane Mastrull: You might think that to those in the jewelry business, one Christmas is indistinguishable from the next, an exhausting onslaught of men and women looking to wow someone with a watch, a pendant, or an engagement ring that will inspire a "Yes!". But for Harvey Rovinsky, Christmas 2007 will forever be "embedded in my brain." And not for anything worthy of an eggnog toast.
The news is bad. Bad for the weary, end-of-day Chestnut Hill West commuters who get off the train at Evergreen Avenue and stop by this fanciful place - not necessarily to buy something, but to be someplace fun.
Talking Small Biz: After rebranding hair salon Suite Extensions, Yolanda Keels-Walker is branching out into natural hair and face products.
After 5 years in London, Lindsey Scannapieco returned to Philly in June and won a competition to remake the historic S. Phila. school.
Laura and Matthew Reale don't scare easily. Consider that they married 15 years ago this month with no guaranteed income.
As president of Moore College of Art and Design, Cecelia Fitzgibbon manages a budget of $20.2 million and a staff of 177.
As more shoppers stay home and buy by phone, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has killed plans to keep opening new U.S. stores at the rate of more than one a day, and is instead building high-tech warehouses that ship straight to consumers, including one with help from a Pennsylvania tax break.
Chances are that few, if any, of the many people milling around Reading Terminal Market late Thursday afternoon recognized the dignitary seated at the Bassetts Ice Cream counter.
BERLIN (AP) - A planned strike by pilots at Lufthansa has been expanded to include a one-day walkout Tuesday at the German airline's long-haul fleet.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Stephanie Kelton is supposed to fly to Dallas next week. She already has her plane ticket. But she's seriously thinking of driving...
The Street: Marvel superheroes are a powerful force in the movie universe, but it's going to take a huge plot twist to get them all fighting on the same side.
Accounting firms issue tax publications that are handy jungle guides to filing your returns, maximizing deductions, and bunching up year-end expenses.
Sign a contract for goods or services, and you've got at least three days to back out, right?
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.