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New York Times - Small Business

Baby Boomers Ready to Sell Businesses to the Next Generation

August 19, 2015 - 4:55pm
As older owners choose the improved economy as a climate in which to sell, the buyers are putting a more diverse face on small businesses.

Colorado Court Rules Against Baker Who Refused to Serve Same-Sex Couples

August 13, 2015 - 1:45pm
The court said religious beliefs are not grounds to refuse service in a case that involved a bakery’s refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

App Smart: Video Feature: Inexpensive Apps for Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups

August 12, 2015 - 3:18pm
These digital tools — many of which are free — can improve efficiency by helping your team perform a variety of functions, like filing expense reports, designing logos and enacting ideas.

Want to Shop for a Surprise? Try a Subscription Box

August 12, 2015 - 12:10pm
The business is precarious, thin margins on low-cost supplies, but the interest, in items from makeup to animal treats to fantasy fiction, is growing.

Moving Into a Shipping Container, but Staying Put

August 5, 2015 - 1:33pm
A Montana company is selling recycled shipping containers as homes, with bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms.

Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow

August 3, 2015 - 7:22pm
The corner stores that are a ubiquitous part of life in the city are struggling to survive, especially in Upper Manhattan.

Greek Crisis Pinches Importers in U.S.

July 29, 2015 - 12:47pm
American importers of Greek products are stymied by their suppliers’ inability to procure materials for export.

Business Briefing: House Approves Expansion of S.B.A. Loan Program

July 27, 2015 - 9:47pm
A popular government-backed small-business lending program, suspended last week after reaching its limit for the year, is on the verge of restarting.

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.


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