Philly: New Home for Amazon

  Mayor Kenney spoke at a gathering hosted by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and thanked the diverse coalition that made the Philadelphia region’s bid for Amazon HQ2 possible. In a little over a month, a large, varied group of Philadelphia-area residents
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Startups in a New Ukraine: How IT-sphere Helps to Restart the Economy

The demand for Ukrainian startups on the global market is growing annually. Despite the continuing financial crisis, the IT-sphere shows positive results, especially in the sector that is focused on foreign users. The buyers for such projects are often large companies from the US and Europe. These days startup investments are (more...)

Time to Reform Crop Insurance

Center for Rural Affairs launches crop insurance reform initiative The Center for Rural Affairs announced the launch of an initiative aimed at reforming federal crop insurance programs. The time has come for crop insurance reforms that emphasize conserving soil and water, put real limits on subsidies to the nation’s largest farms, and (more...)

2014 List Of Best Places to Work In PA Revealed

The Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania competition is a celebration of great companies and their employees. (Photo courtesy of Journal Multimedia) The alphabetical list of the 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania was revealed today by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and Team Pennsylvania Foundation. Team (more...)

Getting in the Game

Andrzej Zwaniecki Finding the money to start a business or launch an artistic idea is changing, as bank loans or regular investors are nudged aside by Internet investors, unknown to each other and making small contributions. Called “crowdfunding,” the practice of soliciting funds online from small investors or (more...)

New Office For RJMetrics, Fast-Growing Philly Tech Firm

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and RJMetrics, one of the city’s fast-growing technology companies, officially opened the company’s new headquarters at One South Penn Square. Founded in 2009 by Robert Moore and Jake Stein, RJMetrics has outgrown three different Philadelphia offices and increased its employee count from 26 (more...)

Mountain West Region States Soar in New Tax-climate Rankings

Location, location, location. When it comes to starting or relocating your small business, it matters—now more than ever, according to the latest State Business Tax Climate Index report from the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan Washington, D.C.-based think tank. This year, small businesses in Wyoming, South Dakota and Nevada will enjoy the most (more...)

Small Business in U.S. History

Christopher Conte Americans have long revered small businesses for not only building the economy but also bolstering democracy. For more than a century, the United States has implemented laws aimed at preventing big business from competing unfairly with small businesses. Whether small businesses create a disproportionate number (more...)

Mayor Nutter Support For Small Businesses In Philadelphia

Three events showcase small businesses in Germantown, Fishtown and East Kensington. Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger will participate in series of events showcasing small businesses and neighborhood development to highlight the ways in which the City of Philadelphia supports economic (more...)

Mayor Nutter Announces Second Startup PHL Call For Ideas

Second Startup PHL Call for Ideas focuses connections between Higher Education and Philadelphia’s tech community. Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Startup PHL is now accepting applications for the second round of Call for Ideas, a grant program to fund innovative proposals that support Philadelphia’s startup ecosystem. Full application details (more...)

Philadelphia Welcomes Latest Fast-Growing Company

Brand.com to add 100 new jobs this year Mayor Michael A. Nutter officially welcomed Brand.com, an online reputation management firm, to Philadelphia as the company showed off its new corporate headquarters located in the Curtis Center in Center City.  Brand.com is a fast-growing company and expects to (more...)

Supporting Small Businesses and Building the New Silk Road

This blog post by Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Europe and Eurasia Christopher Smart originally appeared July 23 on the U.S. Department of the Treasury website. There are no republication restrictions for use by U.S. embassies. Supporting Small Businesses and Building the New Silk Road By: Christopher (more...)

Business Planning for Success

Whether you are just starting out or ready to expand your enterprise, a business plan is your blueprint for success. Projecting three to five years into the future, a business plan articulates your business goals and clarifies your path to achieving those goals. A business plan is essential (more...)

An Initiative To Support Philadelphia Startups & Entrepreneurs

Initial measures include public-private seed fund and ‘Call for Ideas’ Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the creation of Startup PHL, a new initiative to support Philadelphia startups and entrepreneurs.  The initiative, a partnership between the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Industrial Development (more...)

Philly As A “Smart City” For Entrepreneurs

Mayor Michael A. Nutter will join leading venture investor Josh Kopelman and University of Pennsylvania President Dr. Amy Gutmann to open the new West Philadelphia headquarters of First Round Capital, a 10,000-square-foot facility that will also house several start-up companies and space for more than 20 (more...)

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