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New York Times - Small Business

Casper Hopes Its ‘One for All’ Concept Translates to One Pillow

November 17, 2015 - 12:01am
Founders of the New York City start-up, which sells a single-model mattress, are trying to expand their business to include other sleep categories, but maintain their streamlined approach.

Chip Credit Cards Give Retailers Another Grievance Against Banks

November 16, 2015 - 12:01pm
A battle between retailers and the banking industry over credit card technology adds fuel to a feud over what merchants pay for the processing of credit and debit transactions.

Blacks Are Challenged to Buy From Black-Owned Businesses to Close Gap

November 15, 2015 - 6:11pm
Blacks spend less money in black-owned businesses than other racial and ethnic groups spend in businesses owned by members of their groups, including Hispanics and Asians.

Lawmakers Ask for Information About Online Lenders

November 12, 2015 - 5:35pm
Four members of Congress and the Treasury Department are trying to determine whether the small-business lenders should be more tightly regulated.

A Software Firm That Wines and Dines the Restaurant Industry

November 11, 2015 - 10:12am
The start-up Market Dine initially faced an uphill fight convincing restaurateurs its app could save them thousands of dollars on food and supplies.

Buffalo Entices Start-Ups to Relocate With $5 Million Contest

November 4, 2015 - 7:28pm
Buffalo is one of a number of struggling cities and regions experimenting with prize contests to draw entrepreneurs, although the question of their effectiveness remains unanswered.

S.E.C. Gives Small Investors Access to Equity Crowdfunding

October 30, 2015 - 11:57am
New rules allow small investors to receive shares of a company in exchange for investments they make.

Z-Burger Case Shows Value of Trademark Protection

October 28, 2015 - 9:29am
Ensuring that a brand is registered and protected requires several important steps, and not taking the time now can backfire later, experts say.


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