@GeneMarks: I write for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Downtown Philly used to be a dead zone; now it’s teeming with people at all hours. It's halfway between DC & New York; is home to the PA Silicon Valley, & you can still get a pitcher of beer for $5

Dec 09, 01:40 AM

 Photo: “When you buy from a small business, and actual person does a little dance.”

It’s Small Business Saturday today in the U.S., a day that’s particularly meaningful to companies like ours. Although some are cynical of this manufactured holiday, I believe that supporting small businesses matters now more than ever. Amidst the noise of . . . bit.ly/2jmzLn0 -- Tradlands

Permissions: You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format; Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Under the following terms: Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact . .

http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules . .

Twitter: @BatchelorShow .

@GeneMarks: I write for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Downtown Philly used to be a dead zone; now it’s teeming with people at all hours. Further, it's halfway between DC and New York —and is home to the Pennsylvania Silicon Valley. Here, you can still get a pitcher of beer for five bucks. Hiring is speeding up nati9nally. Philadelphia Is the City of the Year!

https://www.gq.com/story/philadelphia-is-the-city-of-the-year-2018

Best Places for Boomer Entrepreneurs to Start a Business

https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/best-places-for-people-over-50-to-start-a-business-14800379 @TheStreet

Job creation was supposed to slow, but a funny thing happened: Hiring has sped up

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-pace-of-job-creation-was-supposed-to-slow-but-a-funny-thing-happened-hiring-actually-sped-up-2018-12-05 @marketwatch

U.S. Small Business Owner's Optimism Reaches New Heights

https://news.gallup.com/poll/245156/small-business-owners-optimism-reaches-new-heights.aspx