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How Two Entrepreneurs Built Beekman 1802 Into a Mega Lifestyle Brand After a Double Layoff

2016-09-08

Minyang Jiang

How did Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell build “the fastest growing lifestyle brand in America”? Read our latest Bootstrapper interview to find out.

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Q&A: Harrison Abramowitz Explains Why Retail Spaces Are Shrinking

2016-07-25

Minyang Jiang

NGKF’s New York Director explains why retailers are trending toward smaller spaces, and what businesses have to consider when leasing new retail space.

Bootstrapper Q&A: City Headshots Founder Martin Bentsen on How to Stand Out From the Pack

2015-12-21

Minyang Jiang

Living in New York means you always have options. And while that’s a good thing for consumers, it creates challenges for service businesses. If you’re a photographer, for example, you have to constantly compete against veteran shooters with established reputations, extensive portfolios, and deep client lists. So how did a relatively inexperienced NYU student carve […]

The 10 Best Big Cities for Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

2015-10-14

Minyang Jiang

What are the best big cities for small businesses to make a splash? Credibly and Venngage have joined forces on a new infographic that lays it all out.

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The FroYo Mogul: Solomon Choi of 16 Handles on Building a Dessert Franchise Phenomenon

2015-08-12

Minyang Jiang

Coming to market with the right product, at the right time, in the right place is not an easy trick to pull off — but Solomon Choi made it look easy.

Business in Bloom: James Francois-Pijuan on the Art (And Commerce) of Floral Design

2015-08-03

Minyang Jiang

When James Francois-Pijuan began designing floral arrangements, it wasn’t to make money — it was to get a girl. Formally trained as a sculptor and painter, James worked as a bellhop at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, where he would reclaim flowers from the ballroom and use them to woo his future […]