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Tips for Expanding Your Business to Another City
Starting a Business

Tips for Expanding Your Business to Another City

Mark Vevle helped set up Brooklyn Flea Philly, but the market failed. Lessons learned, he decided to open his own, Philly-centric market.
Laura Entis
Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love
Entrepreneurs

Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

A small-batch distillery in Brooklyn is part of a resurgence in American manufacturing.
Brian Patrick Eha
Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?
Technology

Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?

As part of its 5th birthday redesign, the mobile application for the daily-deal site will automatically send you offers in whatever town you happen to be in at the time.
Catherine Clifford
How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local
Growth Strategies

How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local

Anthony Ackil, co-founder of the farm-to-table fast food company, tells us why local fast food needn't be an oxymoron.
FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' TV Show Is Scary Good for Local Businesses
Marketing

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

The New York town that bears the same name is enjoying a solid tourism boost this Halloween thanks to the hit show.
Jason Fell
Breaking Bad to Jersey Shore: 7 Cities That Profited From Hit TV Shows
Growth Strategies

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

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

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

A devastating fire on the New Jersey boardwalk last week serves as a wakeup call to business owners everywhere.
Brian Patrick Eha
A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop
Startup Basics

A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

Freshfully started as a virtual marketplace for finding local food. When connecting buyers with their farm-fresh fare proved tricky, the Alabama startup shifted to a traditional street-side model.
Sarah Max
Jack Dorsey Makes the Rounds With Square
Technology

Jack Dorsey Makes the Rounds With Square

The co-founder of Twitter and current chief of mobile-payment company Square is traveling across the U.S. and Canada to meet with business owners in the 'Let's Talk' series.
Catherine Clifford
Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic
Growth Strategies

Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic

More than seven in 10 small-business owners say they expect to generate more revenue in 2013 than they did last year.
Catherine Clifford
How Groupon Thinks It Can Become a $100 Billion Company
Growth Strategies

How Groupon Thinks It Can Become a $100 Billion Company

Instead of just pumping out daily deals, the company wants to become a mobile, local commerce powerhouse.
The Man Behind a Budding Creative City
Growth Strategies

The Man Behind a Budding Creative City

The efforts of one small-business owner are drawing young creatives to Norfolk, Va.
Jim Morrison
Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders
Finance

Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders

SoMoLend has facilitated over 100 small-business loans totaling nearly $3.5 million.
Michelle Goodman
How Location-Based Social Networks Are Changing the Game for Businesses
Marketing

How Location-Based Social Networks Are Changing the Game for Businesses

New trends that are altering the way brick-and-mortar companies do business.
Brian Honigman