Staff writer Diane Mastrull covers the Philadelphia region's small businesses for The Inquirer.
- Video: Teaching crisis management based on 'Scandal'
Diane Mastrull: Damian D. "Skipper" Pitts was not offended when a student in his leadership class at Temple University raised a hand one Thursday night last year and asked for an early dismissal. Pitts was just confused by the excuse: The student wanted to get home in time to watch Scandal.
- Video: Mobile Pet Grooming
- Gallery: Avery's Pet Styling Salon & Boutique
Mobile pet service is such a success owner looks to franchise it.
Diane Mastrull: With winter's fury paralyzing this region again and again, the wisdom of Taria Avery's decision six years ago to chuck a 13-year career in international marketing became clear as ice.