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Entrepreneurship: Drones Pique the Interest of Entrepreneurs

9 hours 4 min ago
Start-ups are offering services from news gathering and real estate photography to monitoring of farm fields. But the rules are still being written.

New Crop of Companies Reaping Profits From Wasted Food

May 24, 2016 - 7:19pm
With as much as 40 percent of the American food supply going into the trash, food waste has become a platform for commerce.

Work a Little, Play a Little: A New Retirement Strategy

May 24, 2016 - 5:10pm
The interest in “consulteering” — fusing a life of consulting,volunteering and leisure time — is one sign that traditional retirement no longer satisfies as many older people as it once did.

Cultural Studies: The Age of Consignment

May 23, 2016 - 1:22pm
Online stores like Material Wrld, the RealReal and other resale sites aim to make “refreshing” your possessions ever easier.

Start-Ups Once Showered With Cash Now Have to Work for It

May 20, 2016 - 8:22pm
Instead of venture capitalists begging to invest in start-ups, entrepreneurs are begging for cash, and potential investors are making demands.

Entrepreneurship: Many Small Businesses Worry About Adjusting for Overtime Rules

May 18, 2016 - 1:48pm
Many business owners are accustomed to dealing with a scrappy work culture. An hourly time-tracking system may change that.

White House Increases Overtime Eligibility by Millions

May 17, 2016 - 8:12pm
A rule to be issued by the Labor Department will state that most salaried workers earning up to $47,476 a year must receive overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours.

Price for a Green Card: $500,000 Stadium Stake

May 16, 2016 - 11:39am
A Major League Soccer franchise owner is promoting a federal program that benefits those who contribute at least $500,000 to infrastructure projects.

Long Island Cafe Offers Job Opportunities for Disabled Adults

May 15, 2016 - 9:29pm
The Cause Cafe, which opened recently, offers job training for people with cognitive disabilities, like autism, who have limited options once they age out of public schools.

Start-Ups Embrace Arbitration to Settle Workplace Disputes

May 14, 2016 - 1:23pm
As new companies grow, they are relying on a tool used by big corporations to shield themselves from potentially expensive class-action court cases.

New Crowdfunding Rules Let the Small Fry Swim With Sharks

May 14, 2016 - 6:00am
Starting Monday, new regulations will permit anyone, not just the moneyed, to invest in small companies in exchange for a stake in the business.

Entrepreneurship: Crowdsourcing to Get Ideas, and Perhaps Save Money

May 11, 2016 - 8:59am
To innovate, business owners are turning to the masses instead of consultants or focus groups.

Fraud Charges Mar a Plan to Aid a Struggling Vermont Region

May 10, 2016 - 11:46am
Two businessmen have been accused of perpetrating the biggest fraud in state history, throwing investors’ immigration status into doubt and leaving a hole in the ground.

Dining | New Jersey: Vintners Discover Their Terroir in Cape May

May 7, 2016 - 5:46pm
Known more for its beaches and Victorian-era hotels than for its vineyards, the peninsula is gaining a reputation for its grapes.

Agriculture Start-Ups Get Boost From Big Firms and Investors

May 4, 2016 - 5:50pm
The AgTech Accelerator being started in North Carolina has backing from two big companies, Bayer and Syngenta, as well as venture capital firms.

Building an Estate Sale Business by Franchising a Name and Brand

May 4, 2016 - 4:44pm
The business of estate sales is largely unregulated and fragmented. One company aims to establish credibility via franchising.

New York City Casts a Net to Catch the Next Big Start-Up

May 1, 2016 - 7:13pm
A nonprofit, Tech:NYC, aims to work with city, state and federal officials to help make New York more appealing to start-ups, big tech companies and venture firms.

Brooklyn’s Wearable Revolution

April 30, 2016 - 6:00am
The borough is becoming the East Coast’s Silicon Valley, with a new development in the Navy Yards and another in Sunset Park.

Entrepreneurship: Selling Surfers on a New Way to Ride the Waves

April 27, 2016 - 1:23pm
Slyde, a handboard start-up, has tackled the added burden of inventing a market for a product and popularizing a sport.

Itineraries: Start-Up Airline Idles on a California Runway, Stymied by Bureaucracy

April 25, 2016 - 1:01pm
California Pacific Airlines has been waiting for years for Federal Aviation Administration certification. Its 95-year-old owner is getting impatient.