Philly FinTech: Richard Vague bets on WealthHub; William Penn Bank adds Fidelity, Washington

Investors add $1.4 million for WealthHub; William Penn bank in Bucks County buys two smaller mutuals.

New Jersey moves closer to banning plastic bags — and paper ones, too

New Jersey may soon ban plastic and paper bags, along with styrofoam containers. It would be one of the strictest laws in the country.

New Jersey moves closer to banning plastic bags — and paper ones, too

New Jersey may soon ban plastic and paper bags, along with styrofoam containers. It would be one of the strictest laws in the country.

Here’s one problem that small businesses need to take care of pronto

The risk of a cyber attack appears to be worsening for small businesses. In just the past few weeks alone, brands such as Macy’s and T-Mobile and restaurant chains Moe’s, McAlister’s Deli, and Schlotzsky’s all suffered data breaches. And these are just the recognizable companies that we read about.

Here’s one problem that small businesses need to take care of pronto

The risk of a cyber attack appears to be worsening for small businesses. In just the past few weeks alone, brands such as Macy’s and T-Mobile and restaurant chains Moe’s, McAlister’s Deli, and Schlotzsky’s all suffered data breaches. And these are just the recognizable companies that we read about.

Philadelphia has one more chance to finally ban plastic bags this year

A Philadelphia city councilman is set to offer a compromise version of his bill to ban plastic bags that he hopes will assuage opposition from the mayor and some his colleagues, as well as the concerns of environmental groups.

Philadelphia has one more chance to finally ban plastic bags this year

A Philadelphia city councilman is set to offer a compromise version of his bill to ban plastic bags that he hopes will assuage opposition from the mayor and some his colleagues, as well as the concerns of environmental groups.
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Here are a few things you can do to make the most of this Small Business Saturday

For what was once a marketing promotion started by American Express back in 2010 during the great recession, the day that celebrates small merchants on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving has now become a national sales event.

Biotech IPO frenzy brings some Philly firms into the stock market before they sell products or earn profits

That's risky, but going public gives fledgling companies a way to boost clients, sales and profits.

Indoor farming is one of the decade’s hottest trends, but regulations make success elusive

BALTIMORE - The next big thing is here, all girders and concrete pads, glass roofing and gravelly dirt. Viraj Puri, co-founder of one of the nation's largest indoor farm companies, walks through the construction site, and even without the luminous frills of thousands of butter lettuces, it's easy to see that the building going up where Bethlehem Steel once stood is something ambitious in the world of food.

Warby Parker sets its sights on contact lenses with ‘Scout’

The company offers a low-cost six-day try out program for $5.

U.S. chickens headed to China after Beijing lifts 5-year ban

China lifts ban on US chicken, turkey and other poultry

Philly is sitting on nearly $135,000,000 in unspent soda tax revenue, controller says. She wants more transparency.

City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart is calling for the city to keep the beverage tax revenue in a separate account.

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Remember the Bucks County guy with the $1.6 million sales tax bill? Here’s how to avoid that

The best way to avoid this nightmare is to outsource this administrative headache to a professional. Or get a good sales tax software system for your business.

Why small businesses aren’t hiring more veterans

Given the benefits of hiring a veteran, especially in this tight labor market where good workers are so hard to find, why aren’t more small businesses taking advantage? The responsibility falls on both parties.

Can artificial intelligence improve your PowerPoints? Microsoft thinks so.

PowerPoint experts are intrigued by these changes, but no one’s jumping for joy…yet.

Is your business paying too much for office coffee?

Outsourcing may be the right move because it's cheaper and better quality.

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