Tag: Small Business

Home Cooking for Profit? Sure, Just Not in New Jersey

FRANKLIN, N.J. — With just a little white chocolate and some sprinkles, Heather Russinko can make a wedding gown in under seven minutes. Give her five minutes more, and she can dress a groom, too. Three buttons, a bow tie, and a tuxedo swell over a round white chest. Ms. Russinko uses dips and drips […]

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Building a world-class sales organization (VB Live)

Presented by Dell Technologies, Inc. The quality of your sales force has a direct, accumulating impact on your business as you grow. Join this VB Live event to learn about the essential strategies, key best practices, and technological innovations that can turn your small or mid-sized company into a world-class sales organization. Register for free […]

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Google for Small Business connects entrepreneurs with resources

In celebration of International Small Business Day today, Google at an event in New York City launched Google for Small Business, a web portal designed to make it easier for entrepreneurs to find business tools and services. It’s a part of Grow with Google, the initiative the company launched in October 2017 aimed at helping […]

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Shut Out by Shoe Giants, ‘Mom and Pop’ Stores Feel Pinched

BELFAST, Me. — Colburn Shoe Store, established in 1832, advertises itself as the oldest shoe store in the country. It has occupied the same small storefront on Belfast’s Main Street since 1905. It’s a place where the owner, Colby Horne, and his father, Brian, remember the brand and size their customers like, and those of […]

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Risky Borrowing Is Making a Comeback, but Banks Are on the Sideline

A decade after reckless home lending nearly destroyed the financial system, the business of making risky loans is back. This time the money is bypassing the traditional, and heavily regulated, banking system and flowing through a growing network of businesses that stepped in to provide loans to parts of the economy that banks abandoned after […]

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A Tech Giant Hurt Your Business? Take a Number

SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle and the Handpulled Noodle would seem to have little in common. One is a multibillion-dollar software company in Silicon Valley with tens of thousands of employees all over the world. The other is a small Harlem spot that serves Chinese comfort food and is known for its tasty dumplings. But they […]

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