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Interest in Social Mission Gains Ground Among Small Companies

April 23, 2015 - 2:20pm
More small companies are choosing high social and environmental standards through a B Corp designation, but the quest is not easy for a big company.






Craft Distilleries and Breweries Take Hold in South Bronx

April 22, 2015 - 6:47pm
The Port Morris Distillery, which makes pitorro, or “Puerto Rican moonshine,” is part of a growing industry of artisanal beer and spirits in the borough.






Small Business: Start-Up Blends Old-Fashioned Matchmaking and Algorithms

April 22, 2015 - 1:01pm
After starting a group dating company, the founders shifted course with the help of user feedback.






Small Film Producers Form a Group to Counter Piracy

April 19, 2015 - 9:05pm
The group, the Internet Security Task Force, will represent the interests of small businesses in the entertainment industry.






Praise and Skepticism as One Executive Sets Minimum Wage to $70,000 a Year

April 19, 2015 - 1:55pm
While the overwhelming majority of the responses on social media and elsewhere were positive, there were also a number of skeptics and naysayers.






Performing Math and Mime, for Fun and Profit

April 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
A math professor and his wife, both trained by Marcel Marceau, stage mime skits to teach the principles, and joys, of math to students of all ages.






Padua Journal: Italian Artisans’ Revival After Economic Crisis Reflects Resilience of Small Industry

April 8, 2015 - 7:41pm
Editoriale Zanardi, a prestige book printer, was brought to its knees by the economic crisis. But employees invested their unemployment and severance payments to create a cooperative and start producing again.






Small Business: Online Lenders Offer a Faster Lifeline for Small Businesses

April 8, 2015 - 11:02am
New online start-ups allow business owners to bypass the long process of obtaining a bank loan or credit line through traditional means.






Small Business: Buying Apartment Buildings in New York and Beyond in a Strategic Bet

April 1, 2015 - 1:36pm
Two brothers saw a depressed Manhattan economy as an opportunity to buy up real estate.






Small Business: Tono Studios Helps Marketers Reach Hispanics With Culturally Authentic Ads

March 25, 2015 - 8:35am
A commercial audio company is making a name for itself by focusing on cultural nuances to create messages that resonate with the Hispanics.






Small Business: Crowdfunded Entrepreneurs, Tripped Up by the Taxman

March 18, 2015 - 3:13pm
Campaigns on sites like Kickstarter can help a small business get started. But the complex income and sales tax reckoning can come as a surprise.






Small Business: First Phillie Phanatic, Grooming Mascots of the Future

March 11, 2015 - 2:08pm
David Raymond parlayed his years as a team mascot for the Phillies into a profitable business with a diverse list of clients.






Small-Business Leaders Wage Counteroffensive to Save Export-Import Bank

March 9, 2015 - 5:45pm
Supporters of the bank, which guarantees loans to foreign customers of thousands of American companies, face opposition from conservatives in Congress.






The Payment Start-Up Square Expands Its Reach Into Small Businesses

March 8, 2015 - 7:17pm
Square has gone beyond its credit card reader and introduced new products in the last year. On Monday, it will introduce two services that it says will help small businesses.






Small Business: Ice Cream as Health Food? This Bar Comes Close

March 4, 2015 - 4:28pm
Sales of Enlightened ice cream bars, which have fewer calories and more nutrients than regular ice cream, have been going impressively well.






Obama Promotes Benefits of Trade Deals to Workers and Smaller Businesses

February 26, 2015 - 8:47pm
Facing a battle to persuade Congress to grant him new authority, the president tried to ease concerns that such agreements would help corporations at the expense of others.






Small Business: How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip

February 25, 2015 - 8:48am
Since the university’s officers committed to watching over Midtown in 2009, residents and businesses have reclaimed the streets.






Small Business: Same-Day Delivery Resurges, Adding Alcohol

February 18, 2015 - 12:18pm
Millennials accustomed to ordering food for delivery on smartphones have come of legal drinking age, and niche start-ups are poised to take advantage.






Small Business: For Valentine's Day, Adore Me Takes On Victoria's Secret and Other Bigger Lingerie Rivals

February 11, 2015 - 1:21pm
In a field with a handful of major players, Adore Me, an online start-up, is following an ambitious plan that includes a TV marketing campaign.






Marijuana Industry in Colorado, Eager for Its Own Bank, Waits on the Fed

February 5, 2015 - 11:14am
A new credit union wants to serve the banking needs of Colorado’s legal marijuana businesses. The only problem? The federal government needs to sign off.






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