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New York Times - Small Business

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.


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