Small Business News
Think a 401(k) Is Not a Sexy Benefit? Competition May Change That Better technology, increased competition and new plan offerings are prompting some start-ups to take a second look at introducing retirement benefits.
New York Times | Sep 21, 2016 6:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Cleaning Start-Up Wielding Mops, Buckets and 700 Data Points Squiffy Clean in Silicon Valley takes a tech-minded approach to cleaning offices, using analytics to set prices and improve efficiency.
New York Times | Sep 7, 2016 9:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Wealth Matters: Treasury Wants to End Tax Deal for Some Family-Owned Businesses This provision has been abused by aggressive tax planners and lawyers who used it for family limited partnerships, sometimes as high as 40 percent.
New York Times | Aug 30, 2016 6:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Restaurant's Sales Pitch: Know Your Lobster Luke's Lobster illustrates the benefits of vertical integration, letting the restaurant be part of harvesting, processing and cooking of the key ingredient.
New York Times | Aug 24, 2016 5:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
An Ecosystem Where Start-Ups Help Other Start-Ups The founders of ContextMedia, a health care media company in Chicago, have helped other start-ups get through those perilous first years.
New York Times | Aug 17, 2016 12:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Start-Up Turns to Saffron to Help Afghanistan Regrow Rumi Spice, started by Army veterans, is part of efforts to help develop Afghanistan's resource economy.
New York Times | Aug 10, 2016 8:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Transporting the Dead: A Booming but Lightly Regulated Industry At a time of greater outsourcing of the service, rules regarding who may collect the dead vary, and in some states it requires little more than a driver's license and a strong stomach.
New York Times | Aug 9, 2016 5:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Challenges of Getting a Product Made in the U.S.A. Pad & Quill, a seller of cases for iPhones and other devices, has spent years finding suppliers to keep its products largely American made.
New York Times | Jul 27, 2016 4:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A New Wrinkle in the Gig Economy: Workers Get Most of the Money Stocksy, an online photo stock site, is an example of start-ups that aim to treat their professionals as owners rather than as freelance labor.
New York Times | Jul 20, 2016 11:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend