May 31, 2009 |
"I believe that our membership understands. They get it. " - Ray Wood, union president at a Toledo, Ohio, transmission factory, on contract concessions at General Motors Corp. "Major deficit spending, inflationary pressures with the weak dollar, no signs anyone wants to stop spending, on top of the greatest financial crises in modern history. " - Brian Edmonds, head of interest rates in New York at Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., on reasons U.S. bond yields rose "The worst of it is probably coming to an end. " - Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC Holdings P.L.C.
December 13, 2001 |
Startup training program to begin on Jan. 29 Interested in starting a business? The Enterprise Center will begin its "StartUp" entrepreneurial training program Jan. 29. This is an intermediate-level course that helps participants develop their business plan, including financial projections. Deadline for early registration is Jan. 7. Call 215-895-4012 or 215-895-4019. Or visit the Web site at www.theenterprisecenter.com. Study: Women missing from companies' boards A study by the Forum of Executive Women shows a "significant lack" of women on the boards of directors of the area's largest companies.
June 13, 1996 |
Not long ago, Judith Cills was too busy running her business to keep up with the details of running her business. She had no computer. Receipts were stashed in shopping bags. A business plan was nowhere to be found. These things couldn't work their way into the 18-hour days she put into running her Ten Eleven Clinton Bed & Breakfast in Society Hill. She spent her days darting between the two adjacent 19th century buildings that house her bed and breakfast, fluffing the floral pillows in the English Studio apartment, freshening the flowers in the Green apartment and stocking milk, juice and breakfast pastries for each guest.
November 6, 1992 |
R.H. Macy & Co. said yesterday that it planned to slash advertising and take other cost-cutting actions as part of a five-year recovery plan for the retailer, now operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. With the savings and a top-to-bottom revamping of its merchandising effort, executives of the world-famous New York retailer said, Macy's projects that it will have earnings of $811 million before taxes and other expenses by fiscal year 1998. The company, which has already closed eight department stores and more than 60 specialty stores this year, did not say whether it planned to shut any more branches.
May 15, 1986 |
Although most city officials defend the spending of nearly a quarter- million dollars on now-abandoned plans for a new municipal computer agency, several top city data-processing employees contend that most of the money was wasted. And the man who now heads the city's computer agency, Deputy Finance Director Eugene L. Cliett Jr., says his predecessor left him with "no business plan to speak of" despite a $75,000 contract calling for such a plan. During the past 14 months the city Finance Department, on orders from former Finance Director Richard G. Gilmore, signed four separate private consulting contracts to help transform the city's old Office of Information Management into the Philadelphia Computing Corp.
July 17, 1999 |
Future entrepreneurs of Philadelphia need your help. After three weeks of learning how to create their own businesses, student groups from the Summer Youth Work Experience will demonstrate their skills by selling products at today's Black Family Reunion at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. But they need your money to succeed. "We want to encourage them to learn the skills to start a business and use them positively," said Curtis Jones Jr., president and CEO of the Philadelphia Commercial Development Corp.
August 8, 2011 |
Mohamed Ali Niang will skip his Aug. 26 graduation from Temple University. The budding entrepreneur, 23, will be busy trying to lift a West African country out of abject poverty and to save lives. In the process, Niang said, he hopes the rice-processing and rice-distribution business he traveled to Mali this weekend to start will make him "a rock star. " But not in a pile-of-money, limousines-and-swooning-young-women kind of way. Niang said he would consider himself rich if Malians stop dying from malnutrition, a condition said to claim one child every 10 minutes in the beleaguered country of more than 14 million people, where his parents were born.
January 24, 2012 |
From afar, Burlington Island appears uninviting. There is no easy access to the uninhabited Delaware River island. A bridge connecting it to nearby Burlington City was planned but never built. There are no docks. But for 400 years, the island has been a tantalizing prize, according to historians. It was seized during a conflict between the English and the Dutch in the 1600s, settled by people of several nations, battled over in courts, and targeted for a number of failed ambitious projects.
September 12, 2011 |
Like any good son, Fred Allegrezza wanted to make life easier for his mother. Unlike most sons with magnanimous ambitions, Allegrezza's actually led to a business - one aimed at helping the AARP generation turn on and tune in. To the Internet, that is. Allegrezza's business plan has a financial and a social bottom line - build profit and make isolation a less pervasive part of growing old. At the center of his entrepreneurial endeavor...
October 2, 2012 |
Growing a tree-service business that now has more than $1 million in revenue and is on the verge of something way bigger - becoming the first U.S. franchise of its kind - is not at all what Josh Skolnick had planned when he responded to a call for help four years ago. Skolnick was just doing a favor for a frantic father of young girls when the Fort Washington native responded to a request in June 2008 to take down a dead elm. Back then, trees...