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Small-Business Loan Guarantees Frozen as Year’s Limit Is Hit

July 24, 2015 - 6:41pm
As more than 900 applicants awaited the bank loans, Congress was expected to raise the cap well ahead of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1.









Reflexologists Are Squeezed by Cheaper Competitors and State Rules

July 22, 2015 - 8:11am
Certified reflexologists deplore storefront practitioners who have less training and states that require reflexologists to be licensed as massage therapists..









Building a Start-Up Culture in a Broken-Down Economy

July 18, 2015 - 2:06pm
Some young Greek entrepreneurs are thriving with the help of international investors, providing a glimmer of hope for the economy.









Tailoring Retirement Plans to Companies With a Handful of Workers

July 15, 2015 - 12:50pm
Only 14 percent of businesses with 100 or fewer employees sponsor a retirement plan, a market gap that is luring new players into the field.









Owl’s Brew Tea-Infused Cocktail Mixers Find Their Flow

July 8, 2015 - 2:50pm
The line, which has attracted tea lovers, health food enthusiasts and cocktail aficionados alike, has enjoyed bustling sales.









Makers of Custom Sneakers Cash In on Desire for One-of-a-Kind Goods

July 1, 2015 - 10:30am
After leaving his banking job, Blake Barash started an online hand-painted shoe company that’s thriving thanks to social media.









State of the Art: Start-Ups Finding the Best Employees Are Actually Employed

June 25, 2015 - 5:03pm
Some on-demand companies are rejecting the practice of using independent contractors, like Uber drivers, and are hiring people they can train and hold accountable.







FarmLogs App Helps Farmers Collect and Retrieve Data

June 24, 2015 - 9:40am
The FarmLogs app allows farmers to enter planting dates, crop yield and other data on mobile devices and to share it easily via the web.







Data Mining Start-Up Enigma to Expand Commercial Business

June 22, 2015 - 7:54pm
After preparing open data for civic-minded projects, the company hopes to interest corporate clients in the insights that can come from public data sets.







New Rules Let Companies Sell Stakes to Investors of Modest Means

June 18, 2015 - 5:15pm
Complex and controversial, the regulatory change allows businesses to advertise their offerings online, giving fans a chance to buy shares.







A Survey Finds Montana a Hotbed of Entrepreneurship

June 17, 2015 - 8:15am
The Kauffman Foundation’s index of American entrepreneurship, which combines several economic measures, is meant to help local planners and officials.







Moog Music Gives Employees More Control

June 10, 2015 - 3:45pm
The company, which makes the prized Moog synthesizer in North Carolina, is instituting a stock ownership plan for workers.







Tired of Waiting for U.S. to Act, States Pass Crowdfunding Laws and Rules

June 3, 2015 - 9:28am
Twenty-two states have enacted rules that allow small businesses to seek financial backers online and middle-income people to invest in them.







New York Triathletes Mourn JackRabbit’s Loss of Independence

June 1, 2015 - 12:42pm
Before being bought by RSG, JackRabbit was considered a “community hub” for athletes, but the loss of employees and inventory has changed the environment.







Prototype: A Beehive That Takes the Sting Out of the Harvest

May 30, 2015 - 1:06pm
A father and son have built a hive that they say makes the traditionally labor-intensive extraction of honey as easy as turning a key.







Raising the Next Generation of Chief Executives

May 27, 2015 - 10:29am
Children of entrepreneurial parents are making mom and dad proud by creating successful start-ups of their own.







Shop Owners in a Changing Brooklyn Decide to Call It Quits

May 25, 2015 - 2:49pm
After decades of anchoring a neighborhood, some business owners have found that they no longer quite belong.







When Banks Won’t Lend, a Loyalty-Based Start-Up That Will

May 20, 2015 - 11:33am
ZipCap is testing a system for quantifying customers’ devotion at places like Beezy’s Cafe in Ypsilanti, Mich., and turning it into an monetizable asset.







Hillary Clinton Talks to Small-Business Owners in Iowa, Then Gives Reporters a Turn

May 19, 2015 - 6:43pm
Mrs. Clinton spoke with owners of small businesses in Iowa before taking questions from reporters.







Mixing Cuisines, Mexicue Moves Beyond the Food Truck

May 13, 2015 - 5:00am
With three restaurants in New York, David Schillace and Thomas Kelly plan to open two more each year, taking some cues from Shake Shack and Chipotle.







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