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Philly-area malls emphasize experience to lure shoppers

Santa arrives at Suburban Square on Dec. 2 with crafts for the kids, carolers and treats. | Photo courtesy of Suburban Square

November 17, 2017 - 3:23pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Jeff Sinelli

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Art festivals pave road to commercial success

Artist Eric Fausnacht built his business in part through the festival circuit. Today, he sells his creations through Eric & Christopher, which produces silk-screened pillows, totes, wallets and tea towels sold by 1,000 retailers nationwide. He still shows up occasionally at art fairs, however, displaying his wares in a booth like this one. | Photo courtesy of Eric Fausnacht

October 17, 2017 - 5:36pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Drew Westervelt

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Seth Goldman

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Danny Robinson

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

James Curtiss

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Career Path: From country singer to cupcake powerhouse

Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi's Cupcakes, opened her first bakery in Nashville but now has nearly 100 franchises. (Courtesy of Gigi's Cupcakes) 

June 26, 2017 - 11:08am

Career Path: From the seas to the bees, Navy vet turns beekeeper

Nathan Sheets started with one beehive and now has a honey-making empire. Photo courtesy of Nature Nate's. 

June 19, 2017 - 5:35pm

Career Path: 31 years of tinkering, work is still play for toy inventor

Morley has conceived an estimated 1,000 toys. | Photo courtesy Tony Morley

June 13, 2017 - 12:13pm

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