Business

Boost Your Business: Entrepreneurship characteristics

What are entrepreneurship characteristics? It’s an important question when you’re considering self-employment. It’s natural to want to know if you have what it takes before you move forward. Ask yourself these important questions: Are You a Visionary? A primary difference between an employee and an entrepreneur is motivation. Some people are perfectly happy doing the ...

 
 

Business Briefs Sept. 3

• The Chadds Fed Business Association will have its September event on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Brandywine Prime. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. To pay online, members should click here,  non-members here. • The Business and Professional Association of Western Delaware County will hold its Home Home on the Range event at 6 p.m. on ...

 

Gluten-free bakery in Olde Ridge

For Kimberly Tosten, eating gluten-free "is a matter of life or death." Tosten, along with her two siblings and a niece, have Celiac disease. When her niece was diagnosed in 2002, Tosten decided to take the matter into her own hands — and kitchen. For 19 years, she worked on developing her own flour blend using rice and potatoes. And she baked and baked some more. ...

 

New coffee shop in Unionville

Coffee shops are traditional gathering spots. Oso Sweet Bakery in the Chadds Ford Barn Shops is one, and now a new one, Farmer & Co has opened in the Unionville area. Owned and operated by Jessie Mooberry and her husband Soren Rubin, the shop is in the former location of Foxy Loxy at 5 Cemetery Lane, where Cemetery Lane intersects with W. Doe Run Road across from ...

 

Penn State Brandywine looking for entrepreneurs

Have a great idea for a business but aren’t sure how to get started? The Brandywine LaunchBox, powered by Penn State, is offering a program that will help answer your questions and develop your ideas. The Idea TestLab is a seven-week business accelerator program for early-stage entrepreneurs who want to explore their scalable idea or address a customer problem for a ...

 

Millions in COVID relief for restaurants and hotels

Officials visited several Chester County restaurants and hotels on Friday that recently received some of the $5.9 million in grant funds provided to the hospitality industry through the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program. A total of 203 grantees across Chester County have benefitted from the program. “These businesses aren’t out of the ...

 

Boost Your Business: Scheduling social media posts

Ever feel like uploading and posting social media content takes forever? Coming up with content ideas is a big enough job. If you want to make your social media scheduling more efficient, you’ve got options. Use a social media scheduling tool First and foremost, you’ve got to have a scheduling tool like Sprout Social or Hootsuite. Posting directly on social media ...

 

Walters leaving Kennett Library

As the Kennett Library breaks ground on its new facility next month, its trustees will also be searching for a new executive director. Megan Walters, who has spent the last four years heading the library, recently submitted her resignation, according to a press release from the library’s board of trustees. She will remain at the Kennett Library until her tentative ...

 

Boost Your Business: From sports to business

Sports and business have a lot in common. It doesn’t matter what sport you play; the objective is to win. Similarly, it doesn’t matter what kind of business you operate, you want to win. Winning in sports could mean ending with the most points or arriving at a destination faster than the rest. In the business world, winning might be outselling a competitor or having ...

 

Boost Your Business: Update your printed materials

Printed marketing and sales materials play a crucial role in securing customers for your business. Unfortunately, too many businesses use the “set it and forget it” method of creating collateral. While some pieces can be used for a while without trouble, others might quickly become outdated. We rely so much on our websites and social media that sometimes those ...

 

Boost Your Business: Influencer marketing

Do I need to know a Kardashian? I recently read a book about Harry and Meghan and found it interesting that Meghan Markle made moves early in her career to align herself with influencers, and then became one herself, launching The Tig. So, the answer to the question above is NO, you do not need to know a Kardashian or a Megan Markle to align yourself with ...