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How young is too young to start your business? Who’s to say that your first idea isn’t the idea that will catapult you into early success? That’s exactly what NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) wants to find out with their yearly Startup Summer program. This program...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:22am

Love'em or hate 'em, you can thank 2 teens for making fidget spinners go viral

Fidget spinners, a new craze that has basically divided the world into two camps: #TeamSpinner and #TeamStopIt, were created by two teenagers who made $350,000 in the first six months of sales. Fidget spinners are gadgets that look like airplane propellers or spinning car rims in a 50 Cent video....

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:56pm

Start-ups, entrepreneurs embrace shared office space concept

For fitness guru Kevin Kreider, moving his business into one of those co-working spaces he heard about made perfect sense.“It allows you to separate your work space from your home,” said Kreider, whose company is called Pursue Fitness. “It’s great how they set it up for you to meet people. I’ve...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:30pm

'Circle of trust' formed at 9th Street Stock Exchange

A display case of vintage pulp fiction novels incongruously stood near shelves of pots and pans inside Fante’s Kitchen Shop in South Philadelphia.It’s not that the culinary supply store was expanding its inventory to include paperbacks. It was selling the books for Molly’s Books and Records, its...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 2:30pm

Entrepreneurs Kate Butler and Snowe Saxman discuss the book, “Women Who Ignite.”

Kate Butler decided to ignite her life after an unknown heart condition at 27 years old made her realize the regrets she had for not doing the things she wanted to do. After heart surgery, Butler had a new perspective and drive.Butler took her professional life to a new level when she began writing...

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 1:24am

How to grow a successful startup

When David Mahfouda founded Bandwagon, a ride-sharing company that connects taxi passengers leaving from the same location, he knew his idea was golden. It made sense for New Yorkers — the intuitive app saves riders time and money — and New York City —it shrinks taxi lines and helps support city...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 10:00pm

Are you fit to own a franchise?

The International Franchise Expo(IFE) is underway at the Javits Center this weekend, where aspiring entrepreneurs are considering opportunities at the over 400 franchises — Ben & Jerry’s, Cinnabon, Crunch Fitness among them — represented at IFE. For those with “Shark Tank” fantasies, you might...

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 9:14pm

Brownsville café aims to bring change through empowerment

Some might think black cats bring bad luck, but for a trio of Brownsville sisters, the felines will help them live out their dream and hopefully bring positive change to their long-troubled neighborhood.Ionna, Diana and Melissa Jimenez are the sisters behind the new 3 Black Cats Café scheduled to...

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 2:30pm

The case for the five-hour workday

Last June, “Shark Tank” champion and Tower Paddle Boards CEO Stephan Aarstol tried a workplace experiment. He instituted a five-hour workday for the entire summer, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m..The catch? His employees' productivity had to remain steady. If they couldn't hack it, they’d...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:06pm

The simple secret to Apple's success

Can an iPhone be an allegory for career success?Renowned advertising director Ken Segall, who worked with Steve Jobs and was the creative force behind Apple’s iconic “Think Different” campaign, thinks so. In his new book “Think Simple: How Smart Leaders Defeat Complexity” (out June 6), he delves...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:20am

New status: Randi Zuckerberg is a fairy godmother for entrepreneurs

“I don’t know when she sleeps,” Randi Zuckerberg’s publicist tells me as we’re waiting for the 34-year-old mogul.It’s a valid observation: The CEO and founder of Zuckerberg Media, Editor-in-Chief of digital lifestyle website Dot Complicated and former Facebook executive does have a lot going on....

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

This biscuit-making entrepreneur struck gold in buttermilk and beer

If you’re not into celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by imbibing Shamrock Shakes or sticky sweet green cocktails, then treat yourself to a new concoction this year: beer biscuits inspired by Irish soda bread. The festive biscuits are being cooked up atField & Clover,a handmade biscuit company...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 4:13am

For Orthodox fashionistas, style constraints breed creativity

On any given morning, countless women open up their overflowing closets and utter the words, "I have absolutely nothing to wear to work today."When sisters Simi Polonsky and Chaya Chanin launched The Frock NYCin 2010, they wanted to remedy this wardrobe woe, and prove that putting together a...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:51am

Women entrepreneurs on a dramatic rise in NYC over past 5 years: Study

Watch out men, women are taking over the Big Apple.In honor of the start of Women’s History Month, a new study by the nonprofit Center for an Urban Future was released Tuesday showing that over the past five years women-owned businesses have grown four times as fast as male-owned businesses in New...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:59pm

City partners with CUNY to help international entrepreneurs grow businesses in NYC

Entrepreneurs from around the world that are looking to bring their businesses to the United States are getting a helping hand from a city which continues to thrive from its diversity.The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and City University of New York (CUNY) have partnered...

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 12:45am

Brooklyn's hot new trend: robots

Driverless cars? Pizza delivered by a drone? Robots gentrifying Brooklyn? No, this isn’t "Total Recall." In a new mechatronics and robotics masters program at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, students are learning how to bring cutting-edge innovations to our everyday lives.Vikram...

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:26pm

Fashion forward: how one designer found creativity in business

For artist and curator Erin Przekop, it took temporarily leaving New York and hiking the Inca Trail in Peru for her to realize she needed a change. The former fashion designer, who worked the grueling pace of the fashion industry for over a decade, was feeling increasingly less satisfied with her...

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 8:15pm

Do you have what it takes to be a superboss?

Achieving boss status is no small feat. But if you have vision, swagger and insight in spades, then you may be a next-level boss — a superboss, suggests a recent article in the Harvard Business Review.According to the HBR, superbosses are great leaders and innovative thinkers, but they also possess...

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 2:26am

Why artists need to be entrepreneurs

It’s not enough for artists to bank on creativity alone – they need business skills to turn their craft into a sustainable career. Struggling artists who can’t afford an MBA can now learn the ins and outs of finance, marketing, taxes and more through a free online resource called Work of Art....

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 4:16am

Boston startup tells us what it's like to be on 'Shark Tank'

It’s not every day that a local start-up gets on “Shark Tank” — and wins. But Wombi Rose and John Wise, founders of 3D pop-up card company Lovepop, appeared on the popular reality show last Sunday, and their intricately crafted, personal messages of love ended up melting the heart of no less than...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 9:34pm