Post Tagged with: "small businesses"

Lucía Campes, owner of Sweet Coffee, would have to lay off staff to confront a minimum wage hike (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Latino Small Businesses Worry About a $15 Minimum Wage

Labor, Latino November 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Latino small business owners warn that Albany’s plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 would hurt them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Tabatha Lozano started her baking business as a hobby. As it took up more of her time, she decided to open a shop in La Marqueta in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos and Immigrants Lead Entrepreneurship

Business, Immigration, Latino August 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm

The Kauffman Foundation’s current Index of Entrepreneurs points to a noteworthy vitality in these communities when it comes to starting businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A couple of weeks ago, the businesses of an entire block in Washington Heights, mostly Latino owned, had to close because of the high rent. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Embattled By High Rents, Small Businesses Press For Action

Business, Latino, Manhattan, New York July 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Washington Heights merchants ask the city to approve the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, El Diario reports.

Council Member Levine speaking outside an evicted business (Photo courtesy of @MarkLevineNYC via Gotham Gazette)

Commercial Tenants’ Rights for Small Biz?

Business, New York, Real Estate July 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Small businesses in NYC have no recourse when their rents are raised, and now tenant advocates and local politicians are trying to change that, reports Gotham Gazette.

Ayman Alim, of the Super Star Deli in Rego Park, with the three types of containers he uses in his store – aluminum, Styrofoam and plastic. (Photo by Liz Rhoades via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Business Owners Weigh in on Styrofoam Ban

Business, Food, Government, Queens June 5, 2015 at 7:35 pm

A restaurant owner and a deli owner tell Queens Chronicle how the impending citywide Styrofoam ban could affect small businesses like theirs.

Gale Brewer and The Halal Guys co-owner Muhammed Abouelenein (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

A Borough President’s Push to Help Small Businesses Survive

Business, Manhattan April 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced proposals to help the city’s small businesses succeed, citing The Halal Guys as an example of one that has grown and prospered, reports Manhattan Times.

Mark Crispin Miller, right, said powerful forces have long been working to push Manhattan’s property values through the roof. Other panelists included, from left, Jenny Dubnau, Alfred Placeras, Steve Null, Steven Barrison, moderator Lincoln Anderson and Bob Perl. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via The Villager)

A Way to Save NYC’s Small Businesses?

Business, New York March 13, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Panelists at a recent forum urged the City Council to pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act to help businesses in the city in their negotiations with landlords, The Villager reports.

(Photo via World Journal)

Future Bleak for Small Businesses in Flushing?

Business, East Asian, Queens October 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm

As development in downtown Flushing drives up rent and property taxes, small businesses must relocate, sublet, split and rent out space, or lay off employees, World Journal finds.

Sukkah decorations among other religious items for sale last week. (Photo by Zachary Schrieber, via Tablet Magazine)

Upper West Side’s Judaica Store Hurting

Business, Jewish, Manhattan October 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

High rent, as well as competition from online vendors and a Jewish museum, spell an uncertain future for one of Manhattan’s last two Judaica stores, reports Tablet Magazine.

Mayor Bill de Blasio promoting paid sick leave (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

Opinion: A NYC Small-Business Owner on Costs

Business, New York, Opinion September 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm

A NYC small-business owner comments on costs, including those associated with the paid sick leave law, in an opinion piece interview in Gotham Gazette.

André Resto, the carpenter at Tank's Barbershop on Clinton Street, said business has been slow for many in the area. (Photo by Alina Mogilyanskaya via The Indypendent)

Mom and Pop Shops Struggle on the LES

Business, In the News, Manhattan August 14, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Some longtime businesses fight to stay open as a more affluent population moves in and rents increase on the Lower East Side, reports The Indypendent.

In the Arepa Lady restaurant, from left, Alejandro Osorio, City Council members Julissa Ferreras and Daniel Dromm, SBS Commissioner María Torres-Springer and MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

City Launches New Program to Help Small Businesses

Business, Government, Queens August 7, 2014 at 5:43 pm

The new initiative looks to “radically change” the city’s relationship with small businesses and treat them as partners, reports Queens Latino.

Seth Taylor, executive director of the 82nd St. Partnership in Jackson Heights, Queens (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Tempers Flare Over Roosevelt Avenue BID

Business, Latino, Queens July 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Community leaders, merchants, and residents of the area met to debate the proposed expansion of the Roosevelt Avenue BID, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo via The Korea Times)

Rent Hikes Shutter Korean Businesses in Manhattan

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

After rent climbed $20,000 in just one month, a Korean-owned nail salon closed its doors, joining delis and dry cleaners that faced a similar predicament, reports The Korea Times.

Freddy Castiblanco, owner of Terraza 7 in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via QueensLatino)

Opinion: Don’t Harass Small Businesses Like Terraza 7

Business, Government, Opinion, Queens June 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Freddy Castiblanco, a prominent local businessman in Jackson Heights takes the city to task for targeting small businesses in an op-ed piece in Queens Latino.