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New York Times - Small Business

When Banks Won’t Lend, a Loyalty-Based Start-Up That Will

May 20, 2015 - 11:33am
ZipCap is testing a system for quantifying customers’ devotion at places like Beezy’s Cafe in Ypsilanti, Mich., and turning it into an monetizable asset.

Hillary Clinton Talks to Small-Business Owners in Iowa, Then Gives Reporters a Turn

May 19, 2015 - 6:43pm
Mrs. Clinton spoke with owners of small businesses in Iowa before taking questions from reporters.

Mixing Cuisines, Mexicue Moves Beyond the Food Truck

May 13, 2015 - 5:00am
With three restaurants in New York, David Schillace and Thomas Kelly plan to open two more each year, taking some cues from Shake Shack and Chipotle.

Hunting for Hidden Summer Treasure and Lessons With Brain Chase

May 6, 2015 - 11:58am
An online global hunt lets young students pursue an imaginary treasure and compete for prizes while continuing their studies during summer break.

Rules Change on I.R.S. Seizures, Too Late for Some

April 30, 2015 - 8:29pm
The Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department have announced in recent months that they will no longer use the practice of civil forfeiture, though the repeal does not apply retroactively.

Empty Streets New Threat to Businesses in Baltimore

April 29, 2015 - 8:57pm
The seven-day curfew that requires residents to stay off the streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. is a potential economic disaster for local business owners that rely on nighttime customers.

Health Food Retailers Make Way for the Next Generation

April 29, 2015 - 9:57am
Those who started health food and natural product stores in the 1970s and ’80s often face the transition problems found in many family businesses.

The Money Issue: Want a Steady Income? There’s an App for That

April 29, 2015 - 7:03am
A Silicon Valley start-up wants to put workers on an even keel.

Interest in Social Mission Gains Ground Among Small Companies

April 23, 2015 - 2:20pm
More small companies are choosing high social and environmental standards through a B Corp designation, but the quest is not easy for a big company.

Craft Distilleries and Breweries Take Hold in South Bronx

April 22, 2015 - 6:47pm
The Port Morris Distillery, which makes pitorro, or “Puerto Rican moonshine,” is part of a growing industry of artisanal beer and spirits in the borough.

Small Business: Start-Up Blends Old-Fashioned Matchmaking and Algorithms

April 22, 2015 - 1:01pm
After starting a group dating company, the founders shifted course with the help of user feedback.

Small Film Producers Form a Group to Counter Piracy

April 19, 2015 - 9:05pm
The group, the Internet Security Task Force, will represent the interests of small businesses in the entertainment industry.

Praise and Skepticism as One Executive Sets Minimum Wage to $70,000 a Year

April 19, 2015 - 1:55pm
While the overwhelming majority of the responses on social media and elsewhere were positive, there were also a number of skeptics and naysayers.

Performing Math and Mime, for Fun and Profit

April 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
A math professor and his wife, both trained by Marcel Marceau, stage mime skits to teach the principles, and joys, of math to students of all ages.