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Small Business News | The Paperless Post Founders Changed How We Party on May 21, 2024 at 2:00 pm

When James and Alexa Hirschfeld started Paperless Post 15 years ago, some saw its digital invitations as a fad. Instead, they have become a fixture of events and have spawned imitators.  When James and Alexa Hirschfeld started Paperless Post 15…

Small Business News | Some Silicon Valley VCs Are Becoming More Conservative on May 23, 2024 at 6:41 pm

Marc Andreessen, Chamath Palihapitiya and several other tech venture capitalists are increasingly criticizing President Biden and making their disaffection known in an election year.  Marc Andreessen, Chamath Palihapitiya and several other tech venture capitalists are increasingly criticizing President Biden and…

Small Business News | TikTok Rediscovers Bag Balm, a Rural Beauty Secret on May 30, 2024 at 11:11 pm

Social media fans of Bag Balm, a moisturizer originally made for cows’ udders, say it’s just the thing for “slugging.”  Social media fans of Bag Balm, a moisturizer originally made for cows’ udders, say it’s just the thing for “slugging.” Social…

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Small Business News | How Yu & Me, a Popular Chinatown Bookstore, Rebuilt After a Fire on June 1, 2024 at 9:01 am

A fire left Lucy Yu’s literary hub in Chinatown gutted. She was determined to rebuild it.  A fire left Lucy Yu’s literary hub in Chinatown gutted. She was determined to rebuild it. vis-photo, Fires and Firefighters, Book Trade and Publishing, Books…

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Small Business News | Book Review: ‘Triumph of the Yuppies,’ by Tom McGrath on June 2, 2024 at 9:00 am

In “Triumph of the Yuppies,” Tom McGrath revels in the stories of a generation that turned its back on protest and bought into consumer culture.  In “Triumph of the Yuppies,” Tom McGrath revels in the stories of a generation that…

Small Business News | Chinese Firms Face Authoritarianism at Home and Hostility Abroad on May 20, 2024 at 4:01 am

The experience of TikTok’s owner, ByteDance, in Beijing and Washington shows how much the ground has shifted for China’s entrepreneurs.  The experience of TikTok’s owner, ByteDance, in Beijing and Washington shows how much the ground has shifted for China’s entrepreneurs. International…

Small Business News | Ampla, a Lender to Consumer Brands, Faces Financial Struggles on May 24, 2024 at 9:02 am

Ampla, which lent money to smaller businesses that sold clothing, home furnishings and other items directly to consumers, is struggling financially and seeking a buyer.  Ampla, which lent money to smaller businesses that sold clothing, home furnishings and other items…

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Small Business News | Should You Use an Anti-Wrinkle Straw? on April 20, 2024 at 2:49 am

Another solution to a problem we didn’t know we had.  Another solution to a problem we didn’t know we had. Lips (Body Part), Straws (Drinking), TikTok (ByteDance), Inventions and Patents, Skin, Lipzi 

Small Business News | With TikTok Under Fire, Brands That Rely on It Worry on March 24, 2024 at 5:37 am

Many companies, particularly in the beauty and fashion industries, have boosted sales through the platform. They don’t really have a backup plan.  Many companies, particularly in the beauty and fashion industries, have boosted sales through the platform. They don’t really…

Small Business News | Inside Amira Yahyaoui’s Claims about Mos, a Student Aid Start-Up on March 25, 2024 at 9:37 pm

Amira Yahyaoui, a human rights activist, promoted the success of her student aid start-up, Mos. Some of her statements do not add up, according to internal data and people familiar with the company.  Amira Yahyaoui, a human rights activist, promoted…

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