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How He Got There: Christopher Gray on How to Be a Social Entrepreneur

November 4, 2016 - 9:25am
The creator of Scholly, one of Forbes’s “30 Under 30” and Oprah Winfrey’s “SuperSoul 100,” shares advice for students hoping to launch a sustainable social venture.

Feature: An American in a Strange Land

November 4, 2016 - 5:00am
After more than a decade away, a foreign correspondent comes back to take stock of his divided homeland.

As Strollers Roll Through New York City Grit and Muck, an Industry Is Born

November 3, 2016 - 7:46pm
Businesses are vying for a slice of the stroller-cleaning market in New York, where the buggies, often doubling as grocery carts or portable playpens, can become particularly filthy.

Entrepreneurship: Start-Ups for the End of Life

November 2, 2016 - 11:24am
A crop of tech start-ups is looking to capture a slice of the funeral sector and end-of-life care. Many of them are founded by millennials, who have grown up online.

Feature: When Hillary and Donald Were Friends

November 2, 2016 - 5:00am
The story of their transactional relationship offers a window on rarefied New York.

David Chang Bets Big, Using Silicon Valley Money

November 1, 2016 - 1:14pm
The chef, who has famously relied only on friends and family, has turned to venture capital for his delivery-only project, Ando.

Opening a Restaurant Is Hell. So Here I Go Again.

October 31, 2016 - 2:21pm
Hope springs eternal for Keith McNally as he unveils his 14th restaurant, Augustine.

The Male Animal: Want to Quit Office Life to Work With Your Hands? Ask These Guys

October 31, 2016 - 1:08pm
Meet the men who quit the grind of white-collar work and found job satisfaction in hauling leaves, building walls, hanging drapes and baking bread.

Small Factories Emerge as a Weapon in the Fight Against Poverty

October 28, 2016 - 5:49am
Small manufacturers are vital if the United States is to narrow the nation’s class divide and build a society with opportunities for everyone, regardless of race or education.

Why Wait a Month for a Sofa That’s Not Even What You Wanted?

October 26, 2016 - 11:23am
Start-ups are trying to break off pieces of the furniture market by offering custom sizes and colors, or more affordable prices, and quicker turnaround.

Is New York Too Expensive for Restaurateurs? We Do the Math

October 25, 2016 - 5:01pm
You’ve heard the complaints; here’s how the city compares with Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Home and Work: Inside a Designer and Entrepreneur’s Pristine Apartment and Store

October 24, 2016 - 3:30pm
In the stark TriBeCa world of La Garçonne’s Kris Kim, beauty comes from knowing precisely when to stop.

Entrepreneurship: Durable Designs for Women Who Wrangle and Weld

October 19, 2016 - 9:49am
Red Ants Pants, Gamine and Rosies Workwear are among a few businesses producing work clothes designed for comfort and safety for women who labor in fields that were long dominated by men.

Entrepreneurship: Help for a Business Idea Trying to Catch Fire

October 12, 2016 - 3:38pm
Accelerator programs like New Venture Challenge in Chicago can be competitive, but can provide start-up owners with valuable advice and material help.

Feature: ‘I’m the Last Thing Standing Between You and the Apocalypse’

October 12, 2016 - 2:08pm
Inside the final weeks of Hillary Clinton’s cautious — and surprisingly risky — campaign.

Feature: Generation Adderall

October 12, 2016 - 5:00am
Like many of my friends, I spent years using prescription stimulants to get through school and start my career. Then I tried to get off them.

On Brink of a Sale, Family Shop in Chinatown Stays in Family

October 7, 2016 - 11:27am
Narrowly averting the end of five generations of family ownership, an increasingly rare species in this city of rising towers and rents, Wing on Wo & Co walks away from millions.

Keeping It Local

October 7, 2016 - 5:00am
It’s not just the commute that improves when you open a business near home. You see your children. You meet the neighbors.

Entrepreneurship: The Neighborhood Bookstore’s Unlikely Ally? The Internet

October 5, 2016 - 12:59pm
Mom-and-pop bookstores are emerging from the decimation of the last decade as they use social media to inspire a loyal customer base.

This Store Still Needs a Name

October 3, 2016 - 1:56pm
Benjamin Albucker suffers from an exacting aesthetic sense that pushed him to open his own store. If only he could name it.

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