Archive for the ‘Small business’ Category

Philadelphia Inquirer: Celebrate Small-Business Saturday

November 27, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer writer Michael Hinkelman profiles Venture Initiation Program alum company Kembrel and co-founder Stephan Jacob G’11/WG’11 for Small Business Saturday. MORE


The Daily Pennsylvanian: Wharton graduates’ startups take off despite the odds

November 26, 2012

Wharton Entrepreneurship Senior Associate Director Clare Leinweber, with ZocDoc founder Cyrus Massoumi W’98 and SocialQ founder Troy Woolley WG’10, discuss what it takes to build a successful startup. MORE Startup suggestions from Wharton Center leader

November 21, 2012

Director Therese Flaherty talks about the work of the Wharton Small Business Development Center. MORE

The Daily Pennsylvanian: “Wharton Small Business Development Center forges partnership with Wells Fargo”

December 9, 2011

The Daily Pennsylvanian: Wharton Small Business Development Center receives $500,000 grant from Wells Fargo to “provided specialized assistance and resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the greater Philadelphia area…and turn dream[s] into reality.” (12/9/2011) MORE

The Wharton Small Business Development Center’s partnership with Wells Fargo has also been featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal (12/12/11) and on (12/13/11).

Philadelphia Business Journal: TicketLeap, company founded by Wharton alum, featured in Top 100 list

October 15, 2010

TicketLeap, founded by Wharton alum Chris Stanchak, #7 on Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top 100 fastest growing private companies.

Emirates Business: Great Eight “Face Off”

February 1, 2010

The competition faced by the eight finalists of the Cert-Wharton Entrepreneurial Planning and Innovation Competition (EPIC) is described as a “face off in local Dragon’s Den” in an article in Emirates Business. MORE

AMEinfo: EPIC Finalists Announced

February 1, 2010

CERT and the Wharton School have announced the eight finalists of the Entrepreneurial Planning and Innovation Competition (EPIC). The ‘Great Eight’ are profiled in the following article. MORE

WSJ: Professor Amit Quoted

October 27, 2009

In a Wall Street Journal article on how small businesses are affected by the current political uncertainty, Wharton management professor Raffi Amit is featured for his comments on the pending overhaul of banking regulations, among other uncertainties. MORE

WSJ: UPenn Professor Featured as Judge

September 27, 2009

For the third year in a row, The Wall Street Journal has listed the top small workplaces of the year. Professor Peter Cappelli, director of the Center for Human Resources at Wharton, was one of the eight judges that weighed in. MORE

Philadelphia Business Journal: University City Science Center and UPenn Featured

September 17, 2009

Philadelphia Business Journal featured the University City Science Center for it’s business incubators, which have an annual economic impact in the Philadelphia area of $9 billion. UPenn, with a 40% stake, is the largest shareholder of the nonprofit center. MORE

NYTimes: Wharton PhD Alums Featured

July 28, 2009

Whartpn PhD alum Scott Shane is a contributor to new NYTimes blog, “You’re the Boss: The Art of Running a Small Business.” Today, the blog featured Rita McGrath, another Wharton PhD alum, on the topic of small business health care. MORE Comments on Businesses Moving Home by Wharton Lecturer Featured

July 25, 2009

In an article discussing the pros and cons of moving a business home to save rent. Comments by Eric Siegal, Wharton School lecturer and small business consultant, are featured. MORE

Philadelphia Inquirer: Wharton SBDC and Director Highlighted

June 26, 2009

The Wharton SBDC is featured and director Therese Flaherty is interviewed in an article focused on the challenges of raising start up funding.  The story highlights the “First Steps” course and a local company that has benefited from the Wharton SBDC’s resources. MORE

Arrive Magazine: Alumni Company Featured

June 9, 2009

Founded by alumni Brian Lipstein and Alex Avendano, the custom-fit suit tailoring and image consulting company, Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors and Image Consultants, is featured in Amtrak Arrive Magazine (pg. 20). MORE

The Philadelphia Inquirer: VIP Company StealthRowing Highlighted

April 21, 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer highlights Wharton VIP Stealth Rowing. Along with Stealth Rowing’s PennVention win, the article notes founder Daniel Harbuck won a Wharton Venture Award last year and is among the Great Eight Wharton Business Plan Competition finalists. MORE

The Daily Pennsylvanian: WEP Aids Students in Finding Internships

April 20, 2009

The Daily Pennsylvanian features WEP’s efforts to connect Wharton undergrads with growth firms seeking talented interns. Emily Cieri and 2008 Entrepreneurial Intern Fellow Matt Owens are quoted. MORE

The Washington Post: Wharton MBA & VIP Alum Selected for Obama’s Small Business Plan Discussion

March 16, 2009

Wharton MBA & VIP alum, Marco Lentini was “selected as one of twelve small business owners from across the country to participate in a round table discussion with President Obama regarding his Small Business Plan.” MORE Wharton Lecturer Quoted in Finding Small-Business Investors Online Article

March 9, 2009

Wharton lecturer and WEP instructor Lawrence Gelburd was quoted in an article discussing the strong growth of Internet sites where small businesses can find investors and lenders. MORE

6ABC: Wharton SBDC Director Featured In Report

February 23, 2009
Wharton SBDC director Therese Flaherty was seen on 6ABC in a report on the economy’s impact on inner city small businesses. MORE

Wall Street Journal: Wharton SBDC’s Consulting Program Highlighted

February 23, 2009
The Wharton SBDC’s consulting program is the lead example in an entrepreneurship special section. The article details the experience of client Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs working with MBA consultants. MORE

MSNBC: WEP Instructor Lawrence Gelburd on “Your Business”

February 23, 2009

WEP Instructor Lawrence Gelburd appears on the start up focused TV program, “Your Business.” 

A frequent guest on the show,

Gelburd serves as a small business

expert panelist. MORE



New York Times: Instructor Lawrence Gelburd on “Small Business Outlook 2009”

January 13, 2009

WEP lecturer Lawrence Gelburd says “private equity may remain a viable funding source.”   MORE

Wall Street Journal: Instructor Lawrence Gelburd on Acquisitions During a Downturn

January 6, 2009

WEP instructor Lawrence Gelburd answers a “Small Talk” question about the merits of one small firm acquiring another. MORE

Entrepreneur: Marketing Prof Jagmohan Raju on customer pricing

November 1, 2008

Marketing Prof Jagmohan Raju explains how small businesses can avoid crossing a “psychological threshold” when adjusting customer pricing (also published by (more…) WEP Instructor Eric Siegel on “When less means more”

October 16, 2008

WEP instructor Eric Siegel explains how remaining small can translate into an advantage for entrepreneurs. MORE