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Sharing Economy Goes Hyperlocal With a Growing Market for Household Items
9/2/2015 12:49 PM
An earlier flood of similar start-ups fell by the wayside, but experts say poor timing may have been to blame. Smartphone apps may change the equation this time........Read More
 
Labor Board Ruling on Joint Employers Leaves Some Companies Scratching Their Heads
8/28/2015 2:28 PM
Some fear the decision, which is likely to face legal challenges, could threaten the business model of staffing agencies, subcontractors and franchise operators........Read More
 
Small Business: Being Picky About Customers Early On Can Bolster Long-Term Success
8/26/2015 8:49 AM
Companies are generally free to turn down potential clients for most reasons, but beware — the line between being choosy and being discriminatory can be a thin one........Read More
 
Baby Boomers Ready to Sell Businesses to the Next Generation
8/20/2015 10:28 AM
As older owners choose the improved economy as a climate in which to sell, the buyers are putting a more diverse face on small businesses........Read More
 
Colorado Court Rules Against Baker Who Refused to Serve Same-Sex Couples
8/13/2015 12:45 PM
The court said religious beliefs were not grounds to refuse service in a case that involved a bakery’s refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple........Read More
 
Want to Shop for a Surprise? Try a Subscription Box
8/12/2015 3:44 PM
The business is precarious, with thin margins on low-cost supplies, but the interest, in items from makeup to animal treats to fantasy fiction, is growing........Read More
 
App Smart: Video Feature: Inexpensive Apps for Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups
8/12/2015 2:18 PM
These digital tools — many of which are free — can improve efficiency by helping your team perform a variety of functions, like filing expense reports, designing logos and enacting ideas........Read More
 
Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow
8/6/2015 10:27 PM
The corner stores that are a ubiquitous part of life in the city are struggling to survive, especially in Upper Manhattan........Read More
 
Moving Into a Shipping Container, but Staying Put
8/5/2015 12:33 PM
A Montana company is selling recycled shipping containers as homes, with bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms........Read More
 
Small Business: U.S. Importers and Greek Suppliers Stymied by Cash Controls
7/29/2015 11:47 AM
American importers of Greek products are stymied by their suppliers’ inability to procure materials for export........Read More



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