New York Times - Small Business
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The market for natural alternatives to household staples like diapers, hand soaps and paper towels has another niche business: condoms.
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.
Independent shops have become magnets for a growing movement, with some taking a protest role beyond deciding what titles to display.
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.
As the social contract frays, what does it mean to be polite?
With its low barrier to entry and recession-proof status, soap-making has become an attractive commercial endeavor — and many have taken notice.
A refugee couple starts selling baklava and other sweets online, while waiting for word on a stranded son and his family.
With a growing support network of brokers, distributors and investors, this city has allowed new companies to challenge the old guard in the food business.