Small Businesses

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Photographing a Decade of Change in New York City Storefronts

Proof that mom-and-pop shops have lost out to chain-stores and condos. 

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Why Anti-Big Box Laws May Actually Be Bad For Small Retailers

The real threat doesn't come from the Walmart Supercenter. It comes from Walmart Express.

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Is the 'Traditional Downtown' Dead?

And should we try to resurrect it?

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Why Some Communities Foster More Entrepreneurs Than Others

Self-employment is a riskier bargain in places with weak social ties.

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Why Local Money Matters

In an age of globalized companies and relentless focus on "shareholder value," a reminder of what local ownership can mean.

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Line Up Now for Your .NYC Domain Names

Prepare for the (online) land grab.

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Gentrification of the Strip Mall

These declining suburban outposts are hotbeds for immigrant entrepreneurs. How should we protect those businesses as strip malls evolve?

How to Design a 'Buy Local' Campaign That Actually Works

After job loss and the Recession crippled an Ohio town, 2 young residents got to work resurrecting the town's small business core.

Which Small Businesses Get a Bump From the Super Bowl?

Heat maps from Square highlight how concentrated the benefits from the big game really are.

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The Connection Between Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Metros with a strong creative class are also more likely to have robust business growth.