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New York Times - Small Business

Agriculture Start-Ups Get Boost From Big Firms and Investors

May 4, 2016 - 5:50pm
The AgTech Accelerator being started in North Carolina has backing from two big companies, Bayer and Syngenta, as well as venture capital firms.

Building an Estate Sale Business by Franchising a Name and Brand

May 4, 2016 - 4:44pm
The business of estate sales is largely unregulated and fragmented. One company aims to establish credibility via franchising.

New York City Casts a Net to Catch the Next Big Start-Up

May 1, 2016 - 7:13pm
A nonprofit, Tech:NYC, aims to work with city, state and federal officials to help make New York more appealing to start-ups, big tech companies and venture firms.

Brooklyn’s Wearable Revolution

April 30, 2016 - 6:00am
The borough is becoming the East Coast’s Silicon Valley, with a new development in the Navy Yards and another in Sunset Park.

Entrepreneurship: Selling Surfers on a New Way to Ride the Waves

April 27, 2016 - 1:23pm
Slyde, a handboard start-up, has tackled the added burden of inventing a market for a product and popularizing a sport.

Itineraries: Start-Up Airline Idles on a California Runway, Stymied by Bureaucracy

April 25, 2016 - 1:01pm
California Pacific Airlines has been waiting for years for Federal Aviation Administration certification. Its 95-year-old owner is getting impatient.

‘Whole Foods Effect’: When Small Food Makers Get the Call to Go Big

April 20, 2016 - 9:40am
Elation can quickly turn to fear as small companies must suddenly learn how to produce at larger volumes while maintaining quality and consistency.

Start-Up Plans 3-D Visualizations of Pot Strains, Using Genetic Data

April 20, 2016 - 3:00am
Phylos Bioscience is unveiling a marijuana guide called Galaxy, offering people a way to see how Sweet Island Skunk might be related to Humboldt OG.

Virtual Reality Lures Media Companies to a New Frontier

April 19, 2016 - 8:00am
Condé Nast and Vice Media, among other companies, have used virtual reality for storytelling, and others are investing in the technology itself.

General Mills and 7-Eleven Join the Venture Capital Crowd

April 18, 2016 - 12:46pm
Through the funds, companies scout for new products or services and business partners, but critics say the funds contribute to inflated valuations.

Fred Hayman, Whose Giorgio Boutique Led Gilding of Rodeo Drive, Dies at 90

April 14, 2016 - 8:58pm
Mr. Hayman realized a vision to transform Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles into a luxury shopping destination to rival New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Entrepreneurship: Ride-Sharing Start-Ups Compete in ‘Uber for Children’ Niche

April 13, 2016 - 11:04am
Heavily vetted services cater to the needs of working parents to get children where they need to be when their parents can’t, and even offer babysitting.

As Minimum Wage Marches Toward $15, Small Businesses Adapt

April 13, 2016 - 10:58am
In the aftermath of California and New York becoming the first states to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15, some small businesses with hourly workers are rethinking how they can absorb the increase.

Milk Jumps Onto the Small-Batch Bandwagon

April 12, 2016 - 11:12am
Dairies are starting to market their wares as handcrafted, local, premium — and pricey.

First Words: How ‘Empowerment’ Became Something for Women to Buy

April 12, 2016 - 7:00am
The corporate vision of female strength profits from the same old power dynamics.

U.S. Small Business Confidence Hits New Two-Year Low

April 12, 2016 - 6:15am
U.S. small business confidence fell to a fresh two-year low in March amid persistent worries about sales and profits, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter.

For Indian Start-Ups, Tenacity Beats High Tech

April 11, 2016 - 8:11pm
Venture capitalists looking to fund start-ups in India place more emphasis on execution than on intellectual property.

Opinion: Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired

April 10, 2016 - 1:37pm
Life in the new tech workplace is suspiciously like life in the old sweatshop.


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