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‘Whole Foods Effect’: When Small Food Makers Get the Call to Go Big

April 20, 2016 - 9:40am
Elation can quickly turn to fear as small companies must suddenly learn how to produce at larger volumes while maintaining quality and consistency.

Start-Up Plans 3-D Visualizations of Pot Strains, Using Genetic Data

April 20, 2016 - 3:00am
Phylos Bioscience is unveiling a marijuana guide called Galaxy, offering people a way to see how Sweet Island Skunk might be related to Humboldt OG.

Virtual Reality Lures Media Companies to a New Frontier

April 19, 2016 - 8:00am
Condé Nast and Vice Media, among other companies, have used virtual reality for storytelling, and others are investing in the technology itself.

General Mills and 7-Eleven Join the Venture Capital Crowd

April 18, 2016 - 12:46pm
Through the funds, companies scout for new products or services and business partners, but critics say the funds contribute to inflated valuations.

Fred Hayman, Whose Giorgio Boutique Led Gilding of Rodeo Drive, Dies at 90

April 14, 2016 - 8:58pm
Mr. Hayman realized a vision to transform Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles into a luxury shopping destination to rival New York’s Fifth Avenue.









Entrepreneurship: Ride-Sharing Start-Ups Compete in ‘Uber for Children’ Niche

April 13, 2016 - 11:04am
Heavily vetted services cater to the needs of working parents to get children where they need to be when their parents can’t, and even offer babysitting.









As Minimum Wage Marches Toward $15, Small Businesses Adapt

April 13, 2016 - 10:58am
In the aftermath of California and New York becoming the first states to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15, some small businesses with hourly workers are rethinking how they can absorb the increase.









Milk Jumps Onto the Small-Batch Bandwagon

April 12, 2016 - 11:12am
Dairies are starting to market their wares as handcrafted, local, premium — and pricey.









First Words: How ‘Empowerment’ Became Something for Women to Buy

April 12, 2016 - 7:00am
The corporate vision of female strength profits from the same old power dynamics.









U.S. Small Business Confidence Hits New Two-Year Low

April 12, 2016 - 6:15am
U.S. small business confidence fell to a fresh two-year low in March amid persistent worries about sales and profits, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter.









For Indian Start-Ups, Tenacity Beats High Tech

April 11, 2016 - 8:11pm
Venture capitalists looking to fund start-ups in India place more emphasis on execution than on intellectual property.









Opinion: Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired

April 10, 2016 - 1:37pm
Life in the new tech workplace is suspiciously like life in the old sweatshop.









Wealth Matters: Borrowing Directly From the Wealthy Can Be a Lifeline for Some

April 8, 2016 - 9:24am
A relatively new twist on peer-to-peer lending can give investors a remarkable return.









‘Fintech’ Loses Some of Its Attraction for Investors

April 6, 2016 - 4:09pm
In recent years, money has poured into financial technology start-ups, but some have trouble keeping their lofty valuations when they go public.









Start-Ups Aim at Overlooked Demographic: The Unbanked

April 6, 2016 - 1:42pm
An organization called the Financial Solutions Lab teaches interested start-ups how to address the problems of low-income consumers.









Entrepreneurship: A Cocktail Shot Company Looks Beyond Beer Pong

April 6, 2016 - 11:13am
LIQS uses premium spirits, real fruit juices and low sugar in its premixed cocktails, which come in sealed plastic shot glasses.









Books of The Times: Review: ‘Disrupted,’ a Tech Takedown by Dan Lyons, a.k.a. Fake Steve Jobs

April 5, 2016 - 3:41pm
The blogger behind “The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs” lost his Newsweek job and tried a start-up. The result of his adventure: a coolly observant book.









Small Australian Software Firm Helps Join the Dots on Panama Papers

April 5, 2016 - 6:12am
Software produced by a little-known Australian developer has helped journalists piece together news leads from the mountains of data found in the contents of the Panama Papers, one of the biggest document leaks in history.









AccorHotels of France Buys Onefinestay for $169 Million

April 5, 2016 - 1:00am
The European hotel group is acquiring the British short-term vacation rental company just as concerns mount about the health of Europe’s tech scene.









Drones Marshaled to Drop Lifesaving Supplies Over Rwandan Terrain

April 4, 2016 - 7:42am
Zipline, based in California, raised $18 million and partnered with the small African country to shuttle packages of blood and emergency medicine.









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