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New York Times - Small Business

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.

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.

Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit

September 20, 2015 - 8:21pm
Yancey Strickler and Perry Chen, the crowdfunding site’s co-founders, announce that their company is reincorporating as a “public benefit corporation.”

Bipartisan Effort Fights Health Law Rule That Could Raise Premiums

September 20, 2015 - 6:36pm
Some lawmakers want to head off changes to the Affordable Care Act that could subject more small companies to greater insurance requirements.

Family Entrepreneurs: A 13-Year-Old Founder, and His ‘C.E.O.’ Mom

September 19, 2015 - 10:15am
The founder of the bow-tie line Mo’s Bows is a charismatic salesman with an intuitive eye for fashion. He’s also 13.

Family Entrepreneurs: Yuengling Brewery Chief’s Daughters Work to Become His Successors

September 19, 2015 - 10:12am
Yuengling, the oldest brewery in America, is run by a fifth-generation owner: the 71-year-old patriarch of the namesake family. His four daughters are waiting in the wings.

Family Entrepreneurs: A Brother Calls, and a Start-Up Is Born

September 19, 2015 - 10:11am
To start a motorcycle helmet business, Skully Systems, Marcus Weller enlisted his brother, Mitchell, to be the head of operations. Mitchell didn’t hesitate.

Family Entrepreneurs: ‘Make Something Beautiful’: A Father’s Business Lesson

September 19, 2015 - 10:10am
Hisao Hanafusa started doing home carpentry projects when he was 9 years old. Many decades later, he is the owner of the furniture store Miya Shoji, and he still loves sculpting wood.

Family Entrepreneurs: Customers and Employees Save Chief’s Job at Family-Owned Market

September 19, 2015 - 10:09am
Many of the most profound leadership gestures made by the former president of Market Basket were made far from the spotlight.

A Taqueria Holds an Immigrant Family Together

September 19, 2015 - 10:08am
Gicela López, who came to the United States as a teenager, didn’t know how to make tacos, but that didn’t stop her from buying a taqueria in 2010. It has paid off.

Small Business: Picking Up CCS Where Foot Locker Left Off

September 16, 2015 - 2:52pm
Daddies Board Shop, a small surf and skateboarding retailer, acquired new challenges when it bought the well-known but battered brand CCS from Foot Locker.

Your Money: Simpler, Less Expensive 401(k) Options Emerge for Small Businesses

September 11, 2015 - 8:42am
Most employers with fewer than 100 workers don’t offer 401(k) plans, and when they do, they’re expensive. But the landscape is quickly changing.

A Path for Entrepreneurs, When a Start-Up Is Not the Goal

September 9, 2015 - 8:53am
A growing number of people are realizing their own business dreams by buying small to midsize companies and helping them prosper.

Sharing Economy Goes Hyperlocal With a Growing Market for Household Items

September 2, 2015 - 1:49pm
An earlier flood of similar start-ups fell by the wayside, but experts say poor timing may have been to blame. Smartphone apps may change the equation this time.

Labor Board Ruling on Joint Employers Leaves Some Companies Scratching Their Heads

August 28, 2015 - 3:28pm
Some fear the decision, which is likely to face legal challenges, could threaten the business model of staffing agencies, subcontractors and franchise operators.

Small Business: Being Picky About Customers Early On Can Bolster Long-Term Success

August 26, 2015 - 9:49am
Companies are generally free to turn down potential clients for most reasons, but beware — the line between being choosy and being discriminatory can be a thin one.


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