Posts Tagged: Small Businesses
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How Bookstores Survive

Here's a look at how six great independent bookstores make it in the big city, which is actually a question I have always wanted answered. The Park Slope Community Bookstore has done it in part by catering to Park Slope's child-related needs, which seems obvious; BookCourt did it by buying their building and, eventually, the building next door. PowerHouse Arena, as anyone who goes to things knows, does it by tirelessly having things to go to (and lots and lots of space rental). The lovely Greenlight books did it through canny investment and fundraising and by being a bookstore where a bookstore was needed. And Sarah McNally of McNally [...]

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Why Won't Barack Obama Help Small Businesses? (Oh, That's Why)

The White House has released the text of the President's speech today. Part of it goes like this! "We know that in the final few months of last year, small businesses accounted for more than 60 percent of the job losses in America. That's why we've passed eight different tax cuts for small businesses and worked to expand credit for them. But we have to do more. And there's currently a jobs bill before Congress that would do two big things for small business owners: cut more taxes and make available more loans…. Unfortunately, this bill has been languishing in the Senate for months, held up by a [...]