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Local Moguls

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Local businesses are crucial to the character of a neighborhood. DNAinfo New York profiles local entrepreneurs to get the secrets to their successes.

Financial District »

Want to Launch a Tech Startup? Here's How These NYC Entrepreneurs Did It

Wondered what it takes to become a tech entrepreneur? You'll need more than an idea, but it's a start.

Battery Park City »

Sensory Experiences Shape the Future of NYC Retail

From swanky Brookfield Place to indie Brooklyn chocolatiers, it's all about creating experiences.

Gowanus »

How Older Workers Are Helping Small NYC Businesses Thrive

Veteran employees are helping businesses such as Architectural Grille in Gowanus.

Midtown »

NYC Women-Owned Businesses Up 43 Percent in a Decade, Study Shows

The fastest growth was in Brooklyn, where the number increased 77 percent.

Bed-Stuy »

Artisanal Subscriptions to Ship Brooklyn Produce Across Country

Online retailer With Love, From Brooklyn is hoping to send monthly boxes of curated artisanal treats.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

8 Things to Know If You Want to Be an Artist in NYC

For those set on making art in New York City, here's the lowdown from gallerists and artists.  

Prospect Heights »

This Hand Cream Smells Like Your Brooklyn Neighborhood

Sophia Sylvester creates neighborhood-themed body care products like "Canarsie Cookie."

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Broadway Costumer-Turned-Caterer Looks to Open Southern Restaurant

South Carolina native Randy Stricklin-Witherspoon got start cooking for the cast and crew of "Wicked."

SoHo »

6 Private Clubs That Will Help You Rub Shoulders With Powerful People

Private clubs in New York City can provide community and support for your career or business.

Civic Center »

4 Things For Your Small Business to Know About Proposed Tax Changes in NYC

Fiscal experts believe the plan will save some businesses thousands of dollars a year.

East Village »

How 5 Small NYC Businesses Are Winning on Social Media

Small business owners say their social media efforts are yielding new customers and more sales. 

Prospect Heights »

The 12-Hour Day of Your Friendly, Neighborhood Christmas Tree Sellers

Siblings Dan and Morgan Sevigny run three tree stands in Brooklyn and deliver to all five boroughs.

East Harlem »

Eco-Friendly Pizza Truck to Opens First Brick-and-Mortar Locations

Neapolitan Express, which rolled out in 2012, will open at 232 E. 111th St. on Friday.

Bed-Stuy »

How Music and Condiments Created a Money-Making Track For These Artists

Makers of pickles, kimchi and mayo share how their obsessions with music helped them launch companies.