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New York Times - Small Business

New Jersey Is the Last State Where It Is Illegal to Pump Your Own Gas

January 5, 2018 - 2:59pm
As of Jan. 1, the only other holdout, Oregon, allows people in certain counties to do it from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

In a Complex Tax Bill, Let the Hunt for Loopholes Begin

December 27, 2017 - 6:42pm
A 2004 change by Congress, meant to foster domestic manufacturing, may provide a cautionary tale: You can mine a lot of tax breaks from just one word.

Entrepreneurship: California Marijuana Start-Ups, Shut Out From Banks, Turn to Private Backing

December 27, 2017 - 5:15pm
As recreational marijuana becomes legal there on Jan 1., entrepreneurs will be rushing in to a nascent market. But finding expertise and financing will be challenging.

Many Unhappy Returns? Online Holiday Shopping’s Big Hangover

December 26, 2017 - 1:22pm
Boxing Day has a new meaning in the era of e-commerce: packing and shipping or lugging back stuff bought in those gleeful clicking sprees.

Somewhere Between a Food Truck and a Food Tent, You’ll Find a Cubert

December 22, 2017 - 4:19pm
The portable, foldable, self-contained vendor booth is the newest innovation in mobile food service.

Entrepreneurship: Giving a Family Business a Jolt With Coffee That Empowers Women

December 20, 2017 - 2:01pm
When Alyza Bohbot’s parents considered selling their roasting company, she took over instead, with a mission to create an “unapologetically feminine” brand.

The Times in Person: Readers in Michigan: We Need More Skills, Not More Jobs

December 15, 2017 - 10:29am
After an article is published about a “job creator” in a state that voted for Donald Trump, new on-the-ground conversations add richness and depth.

Rollback of Net Neutrality Has Small Businesses Worried

November 22, 2017 - 8:20pm
Small companies, which have increasingly turned to the internet, worry that a pay-for-play system online could price them out of doing business.

Future Tense: Amazon Key Is a Lot Less Scary Than My Post-1-Click Remorse

October 28, 2017 - 6:00am
The ghosts of the sneakers I didn’t buy are following me around the World Wide Web! An in-store purchase is more satisfying, studies confirm.

The Chickens Come Home to Roost on Long Island’s North Fork

October 23, 2017 - 5:28pm
Along with cows, sheep and even snails as livestock returns to eastern Long Island farms.

Entrepreneurship: As ‘Unicorns’ Emerge, Utah Makes a Case for Tech Entrepreneurs

October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
In an area called “Silicon Slopes,” at least five start-ups are valued at more than $1 billion, a sign that Utah has become a growing force for tech incubation.