Small Business Administration could be reaching more people. Here’s a bill that could help and some tips to hook up

A senate bill could help states like Pennsylvania that are lagging in SBA loans.

North Philly’s Junior Barber Academy teaches kids the basics of barbering and entrepreneurship

P. Michael Boone learned to cut his own hair out of necessity. Now he teaches kids the trade in his North Philly shop. But students also walk away with entrepreneurial skills and big dreams.

North Philly’s Junior Barber Academy teaches kids the basics of barbering and entrepreneurship

P. Michael Boone learned to cut his own hair out of necessity. Now he teaches kids the trade in his North Philly shop. But students also walk away with entrepreneurial skills and big dreams.

‘This is a business proposition … not charity:’ Philly’s eds and meds buy-local program debuts

The inspiration is a 2014 finding by the city Controller's Office that $5.3 billion is spent annually on goods and services by the city's 34 universities and hospitals, with just $2.7 billion of it from businesses located in Philadelphia.

‘This is a business proposition … not charity:’ Philly’s eds and meds buy-local program debuts

The inspiration is a 2014 finding by the city Controller's Office that $5.3 billion is spent annually on goods and services by the city's 34 universities and hospitals, with just $2.7 billion of it from businesses located in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia launches push to get hospitals and universities to buy local

The initial aim is to localize $500 million in contract opportunities at 13 city hospitals and universities and create as many as 5,000 living-wage, middle-skill jobs.

Philadelphia launches push to get hospitals and universities to buy local

The initial aim is to localize $500 million in contract opportunities at 13 city hospitals and universities and create as many as 5,000 living-wage, middle-skill jobs.
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Free parking! Philadelphia Parking Authority gets into the holiday spirit.

Street parking will be free citywide on Saturdays after 11 a.m. Drivers can also pay an $8 flat-rate at six garages.

Why merchants still require signatures for credit card buys when it’s not needed

Many small business owners think — incorrectly in most cases — that there would be additional costs involved and have therefore chosen to ignore the new signature rule

No offense, runners, but the endurance this company is recognizing isn’t yours

Shannon Connolly's entrepreneurial mission is summed up in her company Spectator Sports' tagline, "Swag for the sport of racing support."

Larkshead is a Philly athletic apparel start-up that wants you to own less apparel

"There's a whole industry around promotional clothing which, for the most part, ends up being a lot of times just a race to the bottom," said Tyler Magura, founder of Larkshead.

Why small businesses need websites and how to build one

If you're a small business in 2018 — you need a website just as much as you need a phone number and sign over your door.

Discreet home pregnancy test start-up in Philly scores $2.6M in private funding

Tthe Philly start-up behind the first truly discreet, flushable, and biodegradable home pregnancy test, raised $2.6M in private equity funding.

How a Bucks County start-up wants to help you trust your mechanic

Bolt On Technology, of Southampton, aims to eliminate customer mistrust of auto mechanics through electronic sharing of photos and video during the repair process.

Hack of marijuana dispensary’s Google results leads to apology

Ilera Healthcare, which operates a dispensary in Plymouth Meeting, discovered the hack on Monday, said chief operating officer Oludare Odumosu.

Philadelphia 100: Fast growth + historic low unemployment = hiring challenges

Besides some of the region's fast-growing companies, the Philadelphia 100 this year shows how hard it can be to hire.

Farmers say nonprofit that had stand at Reading Terminal owes them thousands

Fair Food was created to help farmers sell their food to restaurants. Some of those farmers now say the nonprofit owes them thousands.

New Philly-based clothing line inspired by Latin American style

Everything about Americae is nod to South American heritage, but founder Gabriela Guaracao stresses it's for every woman who likes pretty things.

Small business owners want to see the Chinese punished with tariffs

Tariffs will be "very tough to go through but it will be better in the long run," said one business owner.

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