What this Philly-area start-up won on Richard Branson’s private island

The Fort Washington developer of an inflatable belt to prevent hip fractures among the elderly took top honors in the Extreme Tech Challenge, a worldwide competition for start-ups, the same week its product went on the market.

‘Brew unto others’: Yards of Philly will make Cape May beer

This is the first time that Yards has decided to brew for other breweries.

‘Brew unto others’: Yards of Philly will make Cape May beer

This is the first time that Yards has decided to brew for other breweries.

Fashion District Philadelphia, former Gallery mall, hopes to rival Rittenhouse Square shopping, PREIT CEO says

PREIT CEO Joseph Coradino spoke about the Fashion District to about 100 people at the Select Greater Philadelphia Council “Breaking Ground” event Wednesday morning.

Fashion District Philadelphia, former Gallery mall, hopes to rival Rittenhouse Square shopping, PREIT CEO says

PREIT CEO Joseph Coradino spoke about the Fashion District to about 100 people at the Select Greater Philadelphia Council “Breaking Ground” event Wednesday morning.

How to make the most out of your marketing dollars

For most small business owners, marketing remains a mystery. That’s the conclusion of a recent small business survey from marketing technology firm Outbound Engine.

How to make the most out of your marketing dollars

For most small business owners, marketing remains a mystery. That’s the conclusion of a recent small business survey from marketing technology firm Outbound Engine.
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How a historic Philly hat factory was rescued by this 70-year-old cancer survivor from Harlem

After a rough start, American Hats LLC appears well-positioned for dramatic growth, opening on Sept. 19 in the new Fashion District Philadelphia.

Three years after declaring bankruptcy, Big Apple Circus seeks a new audience: Adults

Big Apple Circus, under new leadership and a for-profit business model, hopes to attract millennials and adults through better social media and $12 craft cocktails with red Twizzler straws.

EDA board chair hops on the bus for Camden ‘equity’ tour

Less than two months into his role at the EDA, Kevin Quinn was the only member of the board who accepted an invitation from community organizers to tour Camden on Wednesday, amid intense public scrutiny and multiple investigations of the tax break programs that the agency administers.

Would you spend $10 at Five Below?

The Philadelphia-based discount chain is considering price increases on $1 to $4 items, as well as increasing some $5 items to $5.25 or $5.55.

Upstate Pa. bank swoops in to buy DNB of Downingtown for $206 million

“At first glance [it] looks like a great result for all DNBF shareholders—really shows how a board can deliver value when they put their mind to it,” said a stockholder, who was critical of former managers.

Small businesses depend on companies like Google. So, how to protect against outages?

Outages like the recent that Google users experienced aren't going to go away, and that’s a challenge for many small businesses that rely on cloud based services for sales, payments and communications. When these applications don’t work our businesses don’t work. So what to do?

Which of your favorite stores could take a hit from tariffs, according to Wells Fargo analysts

“We really don’t know what’s going to happen," one company executive said.

Philly-based XtraChef raises $7.5M to create “premiere back-of-house” operations platform for restaurants

xtraChef says its clients include Chef José Andréscq, the &pizzacq chain, Dos Toros Taqueria, TGI Fridays and Dairy Queen, plus the CookNSolo restaurant group led by Philadelphia-based Michael Solomonov.

Should you have non-compete agreements for employees, and when buying or selling a business?

There’s a growing backlash against non-compete agreements - particularly when it comes to employees - across the country because some believe that these types of agreements limit the opportunities for lower skilled workers.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce lauds three Pa. firms as big exporters

But can they maintain exports in the face of Chinese tariffs?

Their property sat empty for 20 years. Now they run a swanky boutique in Northern Liberties.

In 1999, Dorothea Gamble and Dagmar Mitchell bought a Northern Liberties multi-use building for $40,000 intending to open their boutique. But then their property was stolen, and it wasn’t until October 2018 that their business finally opened.

Vanguard crushing the competition with largest fund inflows so far in 2019

Vanguard, the largest passive-fund manager, is also poised to become the largest active manager as well within a few years.

King of Prussia and Bala Cynwyd are so stuffed with retail that stores are moving to nearby areas, report says

King of Prussia and Bala Cynwyd shopping districts have a less than 3 percent vacancy rate, meaning they are almost at full capacity, the report states. This is leading tenants to try adjoining areas.

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