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New York Times - Small Business

A Start-Up Slump Is a Drag on the Economy. Big Business May Be to Blame.

September 20, 2017 - 6:40pm
The formation of new companies has failed to bounce back since the recession, and economists say the trend may be holding back wages and productivity.

Entrepreneurship: A Paintbrush in One Hand, and a Drink in the Other

September 20, 2017 - 6:31pm
Paint-and-sip shops, many of them franchise operations, continue to spread as more and more people seek diversions in experiences rather than in buying things.

In Amish Country, the Future Is Calling

September 15, 2017 - 5:00am
Some members of the famously tech-shunning sect have begun to incorporate cellphones and computers into their lives, raising unique questions about the balance between work and home.

Young Troublemakers Who Rise (and Fall) as Entrepreneurs

September 14, 2017 - 2:25pm
Rule-breaking at an early age may point to the success of company founders like Martin Shkreli, researchers say. It may also foretell their undoing.

Small Business, Big-Hearted Personality

September 6, 2017 - 4:10pm
A national correspondent reporting on Trump Country gravitates toward a factory owner with an unexpected sticky note on her computer monitor.

Entrepreneurship: Bubble Tea Purveyors Continue to Grow Along With Drink’s Popularity

August 17, 2017 - 3:44pm
Entrepreneurs marketing the beverage hope to ride tea’s rising popularity to expand their businesses and steal more of coffee’s market share.

The Rebranding of the Bronx

August 16, 2017 - 4:38pm
A cadre of homegrown artists, designers and entrepreneurs are giving the South Bronx an image transplant.

Entrepreneurship: The Blobs in Your Tea? They’re Supposed to Be There

August 16, 2017 - 4:25pm
Chewy tapioca balls are the key ingredient to a beverage that entrepreneurs are hoping will become the new coffee (or, perhaps, latte).

Entrepreneurship: When a Scented Candle Just Won’t Do

August 2, 2017 - 5:55pm
Companies that sell commercial fragrance systems for stores and hotels have introduced high-end devices for the home, aiming to vanquish plug-ins.

Retiring: When Mom and Pop Can’t Sell the Farm (or in This Case, the Theme Park)

June 15, 2017 - 5:00am
Larry and Helene Donley want the Wild West Town they built to survive them, but their sons and grandchildren are ready to move on. What to do?

Entrepreneurship: A New Lure for Spa Customers? A Salt Cave

June 14, 2017 - 5:06pm
Hundreds of spas now offer salt therapy, which some claim can treat asthma and eczema and even regulate blood pressure, though there is no proof.

Economic View: Why Women Don’t See Themselves as Entrepreneurs

June 9, 2017 - 5:52pm
Research shows that women are less likely to consider entrepreneurship, largely because they don’t see other women entrepreneurs as role models.

Corner Office: Chip Bergh on Setting a High Bar and Holding People Accountable

June 9, 2017 - 7:00am
The chief executive of Levi Strauss & Company says leaders have to be straight with employees, and tell them if their performance is falling short.

Now, Your Financial Advisers Will Have to Put You First (Sometimes)

June 8, 2017 - 8:40pm
A new fiduciary rule, which takes partial effect on Friday, will help investors assess the fees they are charged as well as the motives of the people who guide them.

The Workologist: Stuck in the Middle (With Good Ideas)

June 8, 2017 - 3:26pm
Friendships at work are wonderful, but they can cause problems when you feel obligated to solve issues that aren’t your responsibility.

Entrepreneurship: How Much Did That Zipper Cost? With Transparency Pricing, You Know Everything

June 7, 2017 - 2:57pm
Some online retailers have taken to explaining in exhaustive detail how much their wares cost to make, so consumers know what they are paying for.