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Entrepreneurship: Small Shops Take Pride in Turning Their Backs on Black Friday

November 25, 2015 - 7:46am
Some independent retailers are choosing closed doors over doorbusters and even forgoing all holiday discounts, saying that doing so makes smart business sense.

Health Care Law Forces Businesses to Consider Growth’s Costs

November 18, 2015 - 4:02pm
In January, a staff of 50 or more full-time employees will trigger the law’s employer mandate, which has employers weighing the costs of expansion.

Casper Hopes Its ‘One for All’ Concept Translates to One Pillow

November 17, 2015 - 12:01am
Founders of the New York City start-up, which sells a single-model mattress, are trying to expand their business to include other sleep categories, but maintain their streamlined approach.

Chip Credit Cards Give Retailers Another Grievance Against Banks

November 16, 2015 - 12:01pm
A battle between retailers and the banking industry over credit card technology adds fuel to a feud over what merchants pay for the processing of credit and debit transactions.

Blacks Are Challenged to Buy From Black-Owned Businesses to Close Gap

November 15, 2015 - 6:11pm
Blacks spend less money in black-owned businesses than other racial and ethnic groups spend in businesses owned by members of their groups, including Hispanics and Asians.

Lawmakers Ask for Information About Online Lenders

November 12, 2015 - 5:35pm
Four members of Congress and the Treasury Department are trying to determine whether the small-business lenders should be more tightly regulated.

A Software Firm That Wines and Dines the Restaurant Industry

November 11, 2015 - 10:12am
The start-up Market Dine initially faced an uphill fight convincing restaurateurs its app could save them thousands of dollars on food and supplies.

Buffalo Entices Start-Ups to Relocate With $5 Million Contest

November 4, 2015 - 7:28pm
Buffalo is one of a number of struggling cities and regions experimenting with prize contests to draw entrepreneurs, although the question of their effectiveness remains unanswered.

S.E.C. Gives Small Investors Access to Equity Crowdfunding

October 30, 2015 - 11:57am
New rules allow small investors to receive shares of a company in exchange for investments they make.

Z-Burger Case Shows Value of Trademark Protection

October 28, 2015 - 9:29am
Ensuring that a brand is registered and protected requires several important steps, and not taking the time now can backfire later, experts say.

Setting a Made-in-the-U.S.A. Table: Yes, Do Stick a Fork in It

October 21, 2015 - 12:03pm
Sherrill Manufacturing is America’s only flatware maker, under the Liberty Tabletop brand. It has not been an easy path.

Video Feature: Appetite for Patriotism Is Transforming Moscow’s Restaurant Culture

October 20, 2015 - 12:56pm
A home-grown food trend is taking hold and helping restaurants that cater to a new appetite for patriotism. See how three businesses in Moscow started and thrived despite sanctions.

A Detroit Florist’s Vision Turns an Abandoned House Into Art

October 14, 2015 - 4:30pm
A vacant home in Hamtramck, Mich., has been temporarily remade into a plant-and-flower-filled art installation, called Flower House.

Hurricane Joaquin Highlights the Importance of Plans to Keep Operating

October 7, 2015 - 4:52pm
Without measures in place to keep running, small businesses face the possibility of never recovering when natural disasters strike.

Neighborhood Joint: A Membership-Based Coffee Shop in Greenwich Village

October 7, 2015 - 11:35am
Fair Folks & a Goat is a membership-based coffee shop in Greenwich Village that also sells art, clothing, home design pieces and beer and wine.

Silicon Valley Investment Funds Still Lack Diversity, Study Shows

October 6, 2015 - 11:15am
The new study highlights the large gap between Silicon Valley’s diversity ambitions and reality.

A Lifesaving Smartphone App Inspired by a Brush With Tragedy

September 30, 2015 - 1:31pm
His father’s fall from a snowy rooftop spurred Michael Martin to help found a start-up whose mission is to better connect smartphones and 911 centers.

The Haggler: Empty Promises and Broken Surfboards

September 26, 2015 - 11:44am
The Haggler tries to track down Classic Moving Services, a company that has enraged many customers and seems to do business from a virtual office.

The Montreal Brothers Behind a Jet Set Leather Brand

September 23, 2015 - 3:32pm
Byron and Dexter Peart, identical twins, have devoted their lives to making hyper-functional, discreetly luxurious leather bags — priced about a third less than comparable designer bags.

Coming Soon to Checkouts: Microchip-Card Payment Systems

September 23, 2015 - 12:11pm
Retailers are racing to meet an Oct. 1 deadline set by credit card networks to switch to the more secure payment technology that is common in most of the world except the United States.


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