New York Times - Small Business
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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.
More entrepreneurs are bringing their enthusiasm for climbing indoors: Gyms are sprouting across the country with walls for climbing and bouldering.
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.
Birdwell Beach Britches, which makes hand-sewn board shorts, got a modern makeover that includes a distribution deal with J. Crew.
Two psychologists have identified distinguishing cultures — revolving around honor, individualism and obligation — that they say shed light on potential frictions.
Sarah Andelman and Colette Roussaux created the well-known concept store, which turns 20 this month.
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.
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.
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.
Corporations have crisis management firms at their behest. Small-business owners have to rely on their own wits to respond to political animosity.
The market for natural alternatives to household staples like diapers, hand soaps and paper towels has another niche business: condoms.
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.
Independent shops have become magnets for a growing movement, with some taking a protest role beyond deciding what titles to display.
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.
As the social contract frays, what does it mean to be polite?
With its low barrier to entry and recession-proof status, soap-making has become an attractive commercial endeavor — and many have taken notice.
A refugee couple starts selling baklava and other sweets online, while waiting for word on a stranded son and his family.
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.
The owner, Alan Maleh, is a publisher on the side with the style bible Man of the World.
Stretching studios are cropping up across the country, offering one-on-one personalized sessions to relax clients’ overworked muscles.