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NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space
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When a Starbucks lease ends in May, the independently-owned Café Grumpy is slated to move into Grand Central Terminal.
April 7, 2014 in Business News
In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups

In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups

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With New Orleans Entrepreneur Week underway, the event's co-founder discusses the state of small business in the Big Easy.
March 25, 2014 in Starting a Business
Artists Are Job-Creating Entrepreneurs, Too.

Artists Are Job-Creating Entrepreneurs, Too.

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As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation released a report today on how cities can encourage cultural entrepreneurs.
November 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' TV Show Is Scary Good for Local Businesses

FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' TV Show Is Scary Good for Local Businesses

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The New York town that bears the same name is enjoying a solid tourism boost this Halloween thanks to the hit show.
October 30, 2013 in Finding Customers
Photos: Breaking Bad to Jersey Shore: 7 Cities That Profited From Hit TV Shows

Breaking Bad to Jersey Shore: 7 Cities That Profited From Hit TV Shows

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From the small screen to a big economic boost -- small businesses in these towns cashed in from the success of TV shows.
October 4, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Jersey Shore Fire a Reminder of the Importance of Having a Tight-Knit Business Community

Jersey Shore Fire a Reminder of the Importance of Having a Tight-Knit Business Community

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A devastating fire on the New Jersey boardwalk last week serves as a wakeup call to business owners everywhere.
September 17, 2013 in Management & Operations
Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit

Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit

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Entrepreneurs in the Motor City have to deal with lackluster public services, but they also get access to cheap facilities and an unsaturated market.
July 19, 2013 in Location
Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga

Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga

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With startup hubs cropping up across the U.S., we take a look at one burgeoning ecosystem to pinpoint how other city centers can spark their own entrepreneurial boom.
May 29, 2013 in Success Stories
The Man Behind a Budding Creative City

The Man Behind a Budding Creative City

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The efforts of one small-business owner are drawing young creatives to Norfolk, Va.
March 30, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Why Bend, Ore., Is the Next Big City for Entrepreneurship

Why Bend, Ore., Is the Next Big City for Entrepreneurship

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Bend, Ore., offers serious benefits to small businesses and entrepreneurs, including growth rate, investment, government perks and lifestyle balance.
August 25, 2012 in Lifestyle
Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

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Several new funding sites are emerging to give entrepreneurs and creatives the chance to realize their goals one step -- and one community -- at a time.
August 23, 2012 in Financing
Artopolis: The State of the Creative Nation

Artopolis: The State of the Creative Nation

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Arts entrepreneurs won't save the day for every city, but in some spots, they're the new oil (paint) barons.
October 25, 2011 in Starting a Business

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