How the Market Basket Protests are Unprecedented
Business & Law / Opinion

How the Market Basket Protests are Unprecedented

By Daniel Korschun Unprecedented. That is how the protests at Market Basket have been described by the media and other scholars. Thousands of employees have been picketing stores, slowing deliveries and participating rallies that have effectively shut down the company’s operations. They say they will continue their protest until Arthur T. Demoulas, their beloved CEO … Continue reading

Versatile Solar Charger Almost Ready For You to Plug in
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Versatile Solar Charger Almost Ready For You to Plug in

A portable, solar-powered charging device that can store energy from natural or artificial light is on its way to a dead cell phone near you. Since winning the Baiada Institute’s incubator competition at Drexel University and Philadelphia’s third annual Lean Startup Machine challenge, Drexel senior David Hunt and recent alumnus Jason Browne, co-founders of Spor, … Continue reading

Tackling Social Responsibility One Small Biz at a Time
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Tackling Social Responsibility One Small Biz at a Time

Although they come from different backgrounds – Nicole Koedyker, a Drexel University senior, grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona while recent Drexel alumna Maria Allison grew up traveling between her mother’s home in Washington D.C. and her father’s in Seattle – they both agree that small businesses grow from being socially responsible and … Continue reading

Proven Skills for Effective Leaders
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Proven Skills for Effective Leaders

By Jonathan Ziegert Imagine that you are at a hospital seeking treatment for a serious ailment, and your doctor makes a diagnosis based on gut feeling, tangential experiences and information gleaned from vendors’ promotional materials. Surely you would prefer your doctor to instead make a diagnosis based on up-to-date independent research, clinical trials and information … Continue reading

Self-Employed Small Biz Owners Can Help Reduce $345 Billion Tax Gap
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Self-Employed Small Biz Owners Can Help Reduce $345 Billion Tax Gap

About $345 billion in owed taxes goes unpaid each year, according to the IRS. A large part of this shortfall, about 68 percent of it, can be attributed to self-employed small business owners, who are less compliant than wage-earning employees in reporting and paying their taxes. The self-employed small business owners don’t draw wages from … Continue reading

Put Undergraduates to Work, for Their Own Good
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Put Undergraduates to Work, for Their Own Good

By John A. Fry Despite an improving economy, eager and talented new college graduates are still encountering significant difficulty in securing jobs. The fallout has landed squarely on colleges. Parents are demanding higher returns for the significant investment in their children’s education, and the government is backing them by increasing its efforts to collect and … Continue reading

We Are All Entrepreneurs: It’s A Mindset, Not A Business Model
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We Are All Entrepreneurs: It’s A Mindset, Not A Business Model

By Donna De Carolis My bet is that if you ask anyone on the street to describe the term “entrepreneur,” they will tell you that it is someone who starts a business.  If you ask them to describe some characteristics of an entrepreneur, they will throw out terms like “visionary,” “leader,” and, possibly, “hero;” they … Continue reading

Sacramento Region Needs to Start Investing in its Young Professionals
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Sacramento Region Needs to Start Investing in its Young Professionals

By Sandra Kirschenmann When I was young and just out of college, my generation of young professionals selected a career, decided on what company we wanted to work for and went to live wherever that company offered us a job. That first “job” for me, born and raised in Sacramento, was the U.S. Army. My … Continue reading