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New York Times - Small Business

Two Retirees Create Marijuana Packaging Business in Colorado

January 18, 2017 - 3:39pm
A retired schoolteacher and a former marketing executive built a company in Colorado that sells child-resistant marijuana containers to cannabis dispensaries.

At Repair Cafes, ‘Beloved but Broken’ Possessions Find New Life

January 18, 2017 - 9:22am
The cafes, which reject our disposable culture, bring together those who have broken items like lamps, lockets and teddy bears and volunteers who try to make them work again.

Grass-Fed Beef, Sold One Cow at a Time

January 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
New start-ups are buying meat from small farms and dividing it into manageable cuts.

Global Shopper: A Stylish Curiosity Shop in East Hollywood

January 11, 2017 - 2:03pm
Christian Louboutin skateboard? Check. Rodarte sweats? They got ’em. Vintage “Peanuts” comics? Those, too.

Entrepreneurship: For Young Entrepreneurs, College Debts Can Snuff Out Start-Up Hopes

January 11, 2017 - 12:37pm
Fewer millennials are founding companies at a time when student loans are on the rise. As one business founder put it, “The debt is always there, drowning you.”

Feature: Neanderthals Were People, Too

January 11, 2017 - 5:00am
New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?

Talk: Sue Fulton Thinks Equal Rights Make the Military Stronger

January 11, 2017 - 5:00am
The West Point graduate and chairwoman of the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors on why it’s not a “social experiment” to work alongside L.G.B.T. people.

Four Questions: From Rome, a Homey Men’s Shop in Manhattan

January 9, 2017 - 3:08pm
The proprietor of Davide Cenci keeps it simple for men who prefer a straightforward, tailored look.

Appointment: This Men’s Wear Shop Is Not for Everyone

January 6, 2017 - 5:14pm
The designer Vivek Nagrani has a close relationship with his clients — and Bruce Wayne.

Vocations: The Cosmetics Creator: Blending Art and Commerce

January 6, 2017 - 2:56pm
Charlotte Tilbury created her company after working with the makeup artist Mary Greenwell and developing products for Armani and Alexander McQueen.

Prototype: Putting Faith and Sports on the Same Team

January 6, 2017 - 1:17pm
A Minneapolis entrepreneur had help from the community as she sought to make hijabs that girls could wear on the playing field.

Entrepreneurship: Start-Ups Hope Couples Say ‘I Do’ to Online Wedding Planning

January 4, 2017 - 9:06am
While the field has been decidedly low-tech, young entrepreneurs are tapping into the multibillion-dollar industry with apps and virtual services.

The Restless Quest for a Good Night’s Sleep

December 28, 2016 - 12:12pm
Entrepreneurs are applying technology to the age-old problem of insomnia, some of it caused in recent times by an overabundance of technology.

First Crop of Foreign Entrepreneurs Setting Up Shop at CUNY

December 25, 2016 - 3:03pm
A new program, IN2NYC, helps founders of start-ups get temporary visas to establish their businesses, all while mentoring students and hopefully creating jobs.

Start-Ups Seek to Take Some of the Pain Out of Moving

December 24, 2016 - 11:21am
New companies offer “concierge” services as traditional firms add new technology.

Corner Office: Katherine Power of Clique Media: Think Like an Entrepreneur

December 23, 2016 - 7:00am
The chief executive of the media and marketing agency looks for workers who can quantify their value.

Behind Brooklyn Walls: A World of Sound

December 22, 2016 - 6:01pm
Blue Table Post, a new place to edit documentaries, feature films and other projects, has been up and running in Boerum Hill since October.

From Yamaclaus to Menorah Bong: Hanukkah Goods That Can Hold a Candle

December 21, 2016 - 8:38pm
Niche product makers are finding rising demand for clever Jewish holiday trinkets, decorations and party favors.

A Founder of Odwalla Tries to Recapture His Mojo

December 17, 2016 - 5:00am
With tough times in the 1990s behind him, the head of Califia Farms has a new idea: nut milk and coffees.

Notebook: The Lives They Loved: Submit Your Memories

December 16, 2016 - 2:05pm
We invite readers to contribute a photograph and a story of someone close to them who died this year. A number of submissions will be chosen for publication.


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