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New York Times - Small Business

San Francisco Joins the Growing World of Small Operas

April 1, 2016 - 3:49pm
Several large companies are finding aesthetic and economic advantages to sometimes going small.

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Set Up Hands-On Incubator

March 30, 2016 - 12:01pm
The program, Expa Labs, will take a smaller-scale approach to helping start-ups grow from idea to prototype to marketable product.

Entrepreneurship: Pop-Up Stores Thrive in a World of Failing Retailers

March 30, 2016 - 8:50am
The stores don’t sign long leases, stash away much cash or carry big credit lines. And consumers can meet the designers and touch their works, which cannot be done online.

In Alabama, New Life for the Onetime Sock Capital of the World

March 29, 2016 - 4:31pm
When the local industry collapsed, it was ‘like a vacuum cleaner pulled all the people out of town.’ But then Gina Locklear had an idea.

First Draft: Small-Business Lobbying Group Steps Into Supreme Court Fight

March 25, 2016 - 6:00am
Senator Mitch McConnell has noted that Judge Merrick B. Garland is opposed by the National Federation of Independent Business and that the small-business lobbying group has never before inserted itself in a high-profile court fight.

Entrepreneurship: Regrouping After the Death of a Key Executive

March 23, 2016 - 8:23am
The loss of a founder or another crucial figure means those leading a small business must make important decisions while still in shock and grief.

Stay or Go? Cuban Entrepreneurs Divided on Where to Stake Futures

March 21, 2016 - 5:00am
While many leave for the United States, business owners opting to remain are creating an expanding class, optimistic despite serious challenges.

Wealth Matters: Protecting Your Business, and Your Bank Account, in Case Clients Don’t Pay

March 18, 2016 - 8:36am
Credit insurance, also known as receivable insurance, can help smaller businesses withstand failed or severely late payments from customers.

Entrepreneurship: You’ve Bought a Small Business. Now What?

March 16, 2016 - 4:38pm
A start-up sounds exciting, but the risks are great. Buying a successful business can help people become their own bosses with a bit of a safety net.

Fit City: With Black Ops Laser Tag, Going to War (and Off the iPad)

March 11, 2016 - 1:25pm
The game, as in an 8-year-old’s birthday party at Indoor Extreme Sports in Queens, gets players off the couch and on to a bloodless battlefield.

Wealth Matters: When It’s Time to Buy Out Partners, but Money Is Tight

March 11, 2016 - 10:22am
When a founder’s money is tied up in the business, it can be challenging to get financing to buy out existing partners.

Entrepreneurship: A Lumber Executive Loses His Voice and Finds Balance

March 9, 2016 - 11:06am
Kevin Hancock, chief executive of a lumber company in Maine, found his life changed when a vocal cord disorder cost him his normal speaking voice.

Entrepreneurship: Sugru, a Versatile Glue From Ireland, Gets Help From Web

March 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
After many hurdles in the downturn, an Irish entrepreneur used social media to drum up interest, and she expects sales to reach $60 million by 2020.

Prototype: Some Kids Sell Lemonade. He Starts a Chain.

February 26, 2016 - 1:03pm
A Colorado organization is teaching financial literacy to those under 22, and thousands have participated in its entrepreneurship programs.

Entrepreneurship: Getting YouTube Stars to Sell Your Product

February 24, 2016 - 1:37pm
FameBit is an online marketplace where brands and YouTube influencers can connect.

Stripe Atlas Aims to Ease the Way for Foreign Entrepreneurs

February 24, 2016 - 8:30am
The e-commerce start-up’s new product could let small-business founders avoid some bureaucratic steps and end up incorporated in Delaware.

Entrepreneurship: An Effort to Give the Art, at Least, a Home

February 17, 2016 - 9:46am
The start-up ArtLifting takes pieces created by homeless and disabled people, finds buyers and shares the proceeds with the artists.

The Choices That Led Small Business Owners to Wealth

February 12, 2016 - 2:57pm
Executives who have expanded their enterprises share the critical decisions they made that resulted in increased revenue and greater personal wealth.

Entrepreneurship: Florist-Friendly Marketplaces Help Local Flower Shops Hang On

February 10, 2016 - 11:01am
National merchants like 1-800-Flowers and take more than 25 percent of a sale, squeezing local florists. But start-ups are challenging that model.


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