Post Tagged with: "small businesses"

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How a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Affected Korean Businesses

Business, East Asian, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Korean small business owners who rely on Hispanic employees speak to Korea Daily about the impact of the “day without immigrants” and their thoughts on the protest.

This building on Roosevelt and 77th Street will be demolished to erect a 7-story commercial and residential building with parking. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Change Coming to Roosevelt Ave.

Business, Latino, Queens February 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

The announced demolition of two buildings along Roosevelt Avenue raises worries of displacement for minority-owned businesses and gentrification in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

Diners at a Chinese restaurant (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Businesses Worry About Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian January 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Owners of Chinese restaurants and some food shops are complaining about the business costs of the recent increase in the minimum wage mandated by New York state, reports World Journal.

Andy Francella, first from the right, with his associates Anthony Lalli and Mitzi, Andrea and Nicole Cabezas, at The Biz’s headquarters in Larchmont. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Westchester Latino Teenager Promotes Youths in Business

Business, Metro Area, Youth January 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm

In Larchmont, New York, a Latino teenager has started his own small business to promote other teen and child entrepreneurs in the area, Westchester Hispano reports.

At Dec. 6 small business conference held by the Asian American Federation, Ikhwan Rim, left, president of the Flushing Union Street Small Business Association speaks. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Asian Small Businesses Grow in NYC

Business, East Asian, New York December 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Asian-owned small businesses have fueled economic growth in NYC, according to a report by the Asian American Federation. Korea Daily writes about the release of the report.

(Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘Top Donut Shop’ is Greenpoint Mom-and-Pop Store

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European December 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm

After more than 60 years in business, Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop continues to serve longtime Polish residents of Greenpoint, as well as their recently arrived neighbors. Brooklyn Daily Eagle stops by the bakery.

Ron Kim and small business owners and employees will rally in Albany against the state's nail salon law. (Photo courtesy of Ron Kim via Times Ledger)

In Albany, Nail Salon Workers to Ask for a ‘Fair Shot’

East Asian, Government, Labor, New York February 26, 2016 at 5:41 pm

State Assembly member Ron Kim and representatives from Chinese and Korean nail salon groups will lead a protest in Albany Feb. 29 against what they consider unfair targeting of the industry by the state, reports Times Ledger.

Leticia Pazmina, with small business owners Blanca Narváez and Elia Campos, asked the mayor for more affordable housing to keep their customers and businesses. (Photo via El Diario)

Will Affordable Housing Hurt Latino Small Businesses?

Business, Housing, Latino, New York February 19, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Immigrant small-business owners fear that the mayor’s rezoning plans will displace their clientele and rents will go up, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“We have been working in this business for 18 years and everything we have done to improve it has been with our own resources, without anyone’s help. We have learned from our mistakes and have faced great challenges to stay afloat.” Juan Salvador Inga, co-owner of Sabor Latino restaurant on Junction Boulevard. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Impacto Latino News)

The Challenges Jackson Heights Entrepreneurs Face

Business, Queens November 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Small business owners in Jackson Heights list the challenges they face, including high rents, lack of parking spaces, street vendors, “bailaderos” (dance clubs) and regulations, Impacto Latin News reports.

Cesár González was forced to set up his bookstore on the street (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

On a Mission to Save Latino Businesses in Upper Manhattan

Business, Latino, Manhattan February 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm

The Latino community demands solutions to the elevated rental prices that have been pushing small vendors out of business for years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Bishop on Boosting M/WBE City Contracting
Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop spoke with reporters about his agency’s work, and detailed what SBS will do to promote the new ambitious goals of the de Blasio administration for boosting contracting with women and minority-owned businesses.

Bishop on Boosting M/WBE City Contracting

Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop spoke with reporters about his agency’s work, and detailed what SBS will do to promote the new ambitious goals of the de Blasio administration for boosting contracting with women and minority-owned businesses.

Beijing Dumpling House is among the small businesses on Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Small Businesses Move from Flushing to Jamaica

Business, East Asian, Queens October 14, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Sing Tao Daily takes a look at why an increasing number of Chinese-owned small businesses are relocating to Jamaica from Flushing.

Wellington La Luz says that Bill de Blasio´s rezoning plans in the Bronx´ Jerome Ave. will leave many small businesses in the area out of business. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Jerome Avenue Small Businesses Oppose Rezoning Plans

Bronx, Business, Housing October 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Some residents and workers oppose rezoning and housing plans on the Bronx’s Jerome Avenue claiming that they will harm its long-established auto-repair businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A street in Chinatown, quiet over the post-Thanksgiving shopping days. (Photo by Mengzi Gao via World Journal)

Holiday Shopping Weak in Chinatown 

Business, East Asian, Manhattan November 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Chinatown merchants complain that they get less and less business, and don’t benefit from holiday shopping, World Journal reports.

Rubén Tejada, better known as Chobby Flow, just opened his business in the South Bronx. (Photo via El Diario)

‘You See Everything and Everyone at the Barbershop’

Bronx, Business, Dominican, Latino, New York September 9, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Dominican beauty salons and barbershops in the city are not just places where people can change their hairstyle, they also function as gathering centers for neighbors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.