Category: Features
Feb 20

Jumpstarting development in Philly neighborhoods

A local real estate mogul has used a personal line of credit to fund over $2 million worth of loans to upstart entrepreneurs in Germantown. It's part of a holistic training program that encourages local residents to rehab homes and keeps dollars in the community. Now the idea is spreading.

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Feb 14

Bringing buyers and sellers together in the PA Wilds

This scenic region has a wealth of amazing artisan producers including sculptors, potters, brewers, vintners and craftspeople. An April 1 event will connect these creative entrepreneurs with wholesale retail opportunities. Fortunately, the general public is also welcome to shop till they drop.

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Feb 13

Coloring outside the lines in Perry County

An arts organization that began 37 years ago around a kitchen table now drives this rural region's thriving creative community. While programming, live music and tourist attractions draw visitors, a growing slate of small businesses reap the rewards. It's a promising synthesis of economic development and cultural enrichment.

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Feb 3

Lesson #7: 1 > 1,000,000

For a startup, nabbing your first sale is a moment worth celebrating. In the latest installment of our 'Incubating Innovation' series, Wayne Barz talks about the journey to that big score, and the challenges that follow.

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Jan 19

Pittsburgh startup aims to pull the ole Switcheroo

Looking for home automation without the need for complex smartphone or wi-fi solutions? Mike Neilson's product allows users to easily change which outlets are controlled by existing wall switches, or to control a group of outlets with a single switch. A Kickstarter campaign is currently underway to bring Switcheroo to market.

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