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Four Questions: A Custom Shirt Is No Longer So Hard to Find

December 7, 2016 - 5:42pm
Seph Skerritt started Proper Cloth as an online store for custom men’s shirts. Now he has a large showroom to go with it.

Much-Loved Milwaukee Tearoom Prepares for Its Last Pour

December 6, 2016 - 11:07am
Loyal customers are flocking to the Watts Tea Shop for a final taste of an “American classic.”

Sketch Guy: How Entrepreneurs Can Make Peace with Undiversified Investments

December 5, 2016 - 12:15pm
Knowing there’s a return on investment that doesn’t fit neatly on a spreadsheet can help ease the stress.

Vending and Venting at Trump Tower

December 1, 2016 - 8:33pm
While President-elect Donald J. Trump interviews candidates for his cabinet in the Midtown Manhattan building, the Naked Cowboy, vendors, protesters and gawkers cluster in the lobby and outside.

Unbuttoned: Is All Fur Bad Fur?

December 1, 2016 - 3:30am
An Alaskan native turns to the fashion world to send a message about hunting, history and haute couture.

Entrepreneurship: How Banza, a Chickpea Pasta Start-Up, Thrives on Attention

November 30, 2016 - 11:14am
Two brothers took their chickpea pasta from obscurity to the shelves of national retailers, successfully demonstrating the fine art of self-promotion.

What It Takes to Open a Bookstore

November 29, 2016 - 2:35pm
This may be the ultimate book nerd’s fantasy, but it’s also hard work. We talked to some Brooklyn experts.

Space’s Trash Collector? A Japanese Entrepreneur Wants the Job

November 28, 2016 - 8:00am
A start-up company called Astroscale is dedicated to cleaning up some of humanity’s hardest-to-reach rubbish, and its plans include a small satellite with an adhesive glue.

Entrepreneurship: Seeds of a Fintech Start-Up Sometimes Come From the Trenches

November 23, 2016 - 8:11am
Bucking the trend of the millennial hotshot entrepreneur, professionals with years of experience have created some of the most recent tech-based financial services.

Entrepreneurship: When Starting a Business, Consider the Liabilities

November 16, 2016 - 3:04pm
An entrepreneur might want to save money by ignoring potential liabilities, patents, copyrights or taxes, but such issues can be business killers.

Ever Wanted to Back a Start-Up? Indiegogo Opens the Door to Small Investors

November 15, 2016 - 2:00am
Starting on Tuesday, the crowdfunding site will give entrepreneurs the option of offering backers an equity stake in their projects and creations.

Feature: ‘They Will Have to Die Now’

November 14, 2016 - 6:49am
With the Kurdish pesh merga on the road to Mosul.

Where Cellphones Are Lifelines, Start-Ups Spy Opportunities

November 12, 2016 - 11:46am
About a billion people in the developing world have basic smartphones, and for many of them, it’s their only computer and communication device.

Renters: Home Sweet Warehouse

November 11, 2016 - 3:22pm
Vinicius Vieira de Vieira, 33, and Carolina Monteiro Vieira, 20, run a business out of their bedroom in Brooklyn.

Reporter's Notebook: Trump and the Presidential Look

November 11, 2016 - 11:59am
How the sheer weight of the office affects those who seek it.

Your Money: We Have a Retirement Savings Problem. Politicians Can Help.

November 11, 2016 - 10:19am
Half of all Americans who work in the private sector lack access to an employer-based retirement plan and efforts to increase those numbers have not yet amounted to much.

Clicks to Bricks: Online Retailers Find the Lure of a Store

November 10, 2016 - 1:35pm
An age of online shopping has, surprisingly, led to an exciting time for shoppers to get back out onto city streets to explore new, innovative shops.

Entrepreneurship: Marijuana Company Prepares to Cross State Lines, as Legally as Possible

November 9, 2016 - 2:34pm
Dixie Brands wants to navigate complex laws in multiple states to sell its marijuana-infused drinks and edibles beyond Colorado.

A New Shop for Simple, Handmade Housewares

November 8, 2016 - 4:01pm
The founder of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. created a space for his own designs alongside equally elemental works by artist friends.

Prototype: A Lawyer With a Taste for Soy Sauce and a High Tolerance for Pain

November 5, 2016 - 12:18pm
Although Jonathan Blum had spent his legal career advising businesses, turning his passion into a company wasn’t as straightforward as he had expected.

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