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SF Hayes Valley Merchants Work to Close Corporate-Brand Loophole

March 14, 2013, 6:30 am

Hayes Valley merchants, who say they owe the large number of shoppers to their unique mom-and-pop stores, are working to close “corporate brand store” loopholes.

For San Francisco Startups, Hardware’s Not So Hard Anymore

March 6, 2013, 8:22 pm

50 new startups make their debut at the 6th Annual Launch Festival in San Francisco.

Small Businesses in New York Hit By Sequester

March 4, 2013, 2:40 pm

The automatic cuts, or sequester, that was triggered Friday, will result in a $5.5 million blow to the Small Business Administration nationwide. Small businesses in New York [...]

‘Frequently Misunderstood’ Street Vendors Laws Will be Fixed in New York City

February 21, 2013, 3:35 pm

Legislation that would ease fines on street vendors is expected to be passed by the New York City Council after two years of waiting.

The Cost of Complying With NYC’s Soda Ban

February 21, 2013, 1:03 am

The large sugary drink ban in New York City is due to start on March 12, barring a delay by a court order. What will it cost businesses?

Vital Neighborhoods in SF through Public-Private Partnership

February 11, 2013, 9:27 pm

The business revitalization model Community Benefit District has been good for neighborhoods in San Francisco.

High Loan Rates Stifle Ukrainian Businesses

January 26, 2013, 1:31 am

In Ukraine small and medium businesses find it’s not easy to develop due to high interest rates and the challenges of getting initial capital.

Must Have Financial Tools For Small Businesses

December 31, 2012, 2:30 am

About 30 percent of small businesses don’t make it past their first two years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. One way to ensure your success is [...]

Hollywood’s Henry’s Tacos Faces Wrecking Ball

December 28, 2012, 10:25 pm

What started as an effort to preserve Henry’s Tacos with a large rally became a rally to celebrate its contribution to the local community.

Small Business Saturday Lets the Locals Shine

November 21, 2012, 10:19 pm

Small businesses in New York City hope to get an added revenue boost on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, with incentives offered from Amex and special deals by the retailers [...]


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