Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

New York Times - Small Business

Is This the Best-Kept Secret in Fashion?

March 15, 2017 - 3:02pm
The off-price retailer U.A.L. is largely unknown outside the South, yet it is a regular pilgrimage site for fashion insiders looking for high-end designer wear at dizzying markdowns.

Entrepreneurship: A Boom in Rock Climbing, Minus the Rocks

March 15, 2017 - 11:34am
More entrepreneurs are bringing their enthusiasm for climbing indoors: Gyms are sprouting across the country with walls for climbing and bouldering.

The President Changed. So Has Small Businesses’ Confidence.

March 12, 2017 - 5:47pm
Executives in Toledo, Ohio, say their prospects are better under President Trump, citing his promises of fewer regulations and lower taxes and health care costs.

Entrepreneurship: How a Facebook Executive Revived a Fading Surf Brand

March 8, 2017 - 11:16am
Birdwell Beach Britches, which makes hand-sewn board shorts, got a modern makeover that includes a distribution deal with J. Crew.

Wealth Matters: The Three Different Flavors of Family Businesses

March 3, 2017 - 10:12am
Two psychologists have identified distinguishing cultures — revolving around honor, individualism and obligation — that they say shed light on potential frictions.

In Paris, the Two Women Who Are Colette

March 3, 2017 - 5:00am
Sarah Andelman and Colette Roussaux created the well-known concept store, which turns 20 this month.

Hungry City: A Different Kind of Alexandria Library, at Little Egypt

March 2, 2017 - 2:14pm
A restaurant in Ridgewood, Queens, features shelves of groceries, a shrine to Egyptian history and fish from a chef who once worked by the docks.

Entrepreneurship: The Struggle and Payoff of Setting Up Shop in an Airport

March 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Small businesses must jump through hoops to secure slots at airports, where snow delays increase sales, but those who have done it say it is worth the effort.

After a Devastating Fire, ‘the Black Lumberjack’ Forges Ahead

February 26, 2017 - 7:18pm
A shipping container has become the temporary workshop for Robert Rising, who has made a name for himself by turning old wood into custom furniture.

Entrepreneurship: How Small Firms Can Defuse a Political Threat and Blunt a Boycott

February 22, 2017 - 10:27am
Corporations have crisis management firms at their behest. Small-business owners have to rely on their own wits to respond to political animosity.

Revalued: Eco-friendly, Nontoxic and Vegan: It’s a Condom

February 17, 2017 - 5:03pm
The market for natural alternatives to household staples like diapers, hand soaps and paper towels has another niche business: condoms.

Entrepreneurship: Something Else to Enjoy With Your Cat: Happy Hour

February 15, 2017 - 10:11am
Two start-ups are competing in the unusual business of selling catnip-laced “wines” to cat owners. So far, the drinks’ biggest fans are humans, not cats.

Bookstores Stoke Trump Resistance With Action, Not Just Words

February 15, 2017 - 8:46am
Independent shops have become magnets for a growing movement, with some taking a protest role beyond deciding what titles to display.

Feature: The Compost King of New York

February 15, 2017 - 5:00am
What happens to food scraps after the city takes them? Soon a large fraction will wind up on Long Island, where Charles Vigliotti hopes to turn them into profit.

Feature: The Age of Rudeness

February 15, 2017 - 5:00am
As the social contract frays, what does it mean to be polite?

Entrepreneurship: Want to Sell Handmade Soap? Join the Crowd

February 8, 2017 - 11:36am
With its low barrier to entry and recession-proof status, soap-making has become an attractive commercial endeavor — and many have taken notice.

Two Bakers Thrive in Brooklyn, Far From Syria’s Turmoil

February 7, 2017 - 10:16am
A refugee couple starts selling baklava and other sweets online, while waiting for word on a stranded son and his family.

Foodies Know: Boulder Has Become a Hub for New Producers

February 4, 2017 - 3:00am
With a growing support network of brokers, distributors and investors, this city has allowed new companies to challenge the old guard in the food business.

Four Questions: Gentry Keeps It Fresh for Brooklyn’s Demanding Style Guys

February 1, 2017 - 6:38pm
The owner, Alan Maleh, is a publisher on the side with the style bible Man of the World.

Stretching Muscles In as the Next Fitness Fad

February 1, 2017 - 11:04am
Stretching studios are cropping up across the country, offering one-on-one personalized sessions to relax clients’ overworked muscles.


Chat with a librarian now