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The Brian Lehrer Show

Manhattan Boro President on Saving the "Storefronters"

Monday, March 30, 2015

Gale Brewer, the Manhattan borough president, talks about her proposal to protect Manhattan's small retail storefront businesses.

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WNYC News

Neighbors Tire of Checkpoint Charlie in Chinatown

Thursday, March 05, 2015

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For 14 years, a four-block section of Park Row near Chinatown has been closed to traffic. Residents say it's time to open up.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The 2014 WNYC Small Business Holiday Shopping Guide

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you own a small business, recommend it to a fellow WNYC fan! We're crowdsourcing a holiday shopping guide by listeners, for listeners. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Small Biz as Jobs Engine

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Center for an Urban Future found that small businesses represented 82% of the City's new growth, and call on the de Blasio administration to do more to foster job growth.

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The Takeaway

Merchants Gain Say on Cost of Credit Cards

Monday, December 23, 2013

A federal judge has ruled that retailers can now institute a surcharge on consumers who pay by credit card, creating what some fear may become a two-tiered pricing system for shoppers. Joining The Takeaway now to weigh in are Mallory Duncan, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Retail Federation and Dawn Casale, owner of One Girl Cookies in Brooklyn, New York.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Entrepreneurial Advice

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Miki Agrawal, Social entrepreneur and author of Do Cool Sh*t, offers advice on how to start a fulfilling business with limited capital.

Event: Miki Agrawal will read from Do Cool Sh*t and sign books on September 17 at 7 p.m. at WILD NYC, 535 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Columbus Ave. Bike Lane Stand-Off

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kate Hinds, producer/reporter with Transportation Nation, talks about stalled plans to extend the protected bike lane along Columbus Avenue and the effects of bike lanes on commerce. Mel Wymore, former chair of Community Board 7 and proponent of the bike lane, joins the conversation.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Sad Tale of the Pizza Owner Who Hugged Obama

Thursday, September 13, 2012

If conservatives worship the self-made man who gives to the community because he wants to and not because he has to, then they should be lining up to not only eat at Big Apple Pizza but to kiss Scott Van Duzer on the face.

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WNYC News

Immigrants Make Big Impact through Small Business

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Local immigrants are giving New York City area small businesses a big boost, a new study of Census Bureau data revealed.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Woodwinds and Brass

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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The Takeaway

JOBS Act Makes it Easier for Small Businesses to Raise Money

Monday, April 09, 2012

Last Thursday, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, which included many policies intended to help small and emerging businesses grow into larger, more successful companies.

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The Takeaway

Evaluating Obama's Proposed Corporate Tax Cut

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Obama administration proposed an overhaul of the corporate tax code. He wants to cut the top corporate rate down to 28% in exchange for closing loopholes.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Timepieces

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Halloween Costumes

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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The Takeaway

Do Small Businesses Really Drive the Economy?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

President Obama has been on a tour to push his $447-billion jobs package, and he's been meeting with small business owners in places like North Carolina and Ohio, making it clear that they are at the heart of his plan for economic recovery. Meanwhile, some Congressional Democrats are already saying that the jobs bill will need some major changes in order to pass. Can small businesses really save our ailing economy?

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Accordions

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Silk Flowers

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

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New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Rain or Shine Umbrellas

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Holiday Market

Friday, December 17, 2010

Calling all small business and local store owners: Help out last-weekend-before-Christmas shoppers by plugging your wares on the air.

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WQXR News

Obama Signs $30 Billion Bill to Aid Small Businesses

Monday, September 27, 2010

President Barack Obama has signed a $30 billion jobs bill, one he has long advocated for as a way to promote small business growth.

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