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.

Battery Park City »

How to Get Grant Money and Other Benefits for Your Business

Millions of dollars in grants and other benefits are available to small businesses.

SoHo »

6 Things to Consider Before Getting a .NYC Domain

Here's what to think about when buying a .nyc web address for your business or as a freelancer. 

Cobble Hill »

How to Get Your Product Into a Children's Boutique

Learn how to recognize a winning idea, develop a brand and get your product into stores.

Park Slope »

Here's How Much it Costs to Start a Tiny Food Stand Business

The chef and founder of Smorg Jr.'s Goa Taco shared the start-up costs behind his food stand.

Gramercy »

5 Things to Know Before Hiring Staff for Your Small Business

Many businesses are caught off guard by the administrative work it takes to get a first round of hires.

NoHo »

How to Get Your Product into Whole Foods

For many small and young brands, Whole Foods is considered the holy grail of product placement.

Financial District »

Airbnb-Style Rentals Offer Businesses an Office by the Hour

Local startups are using a new service that allows them to have office space only when they need it.

Park Slope »

How Young New York City Businesses Mix Philanthropy and Profit

Many New York City businesses have made charitable efforts a key part of their business.

Upper West Side »

Mom Makes Placemats to Teach Kids About Nutrition and Manners

Amy Rowland started online shop Georgie Porgie to help parents teach their kids in a playful way.

Lower East Side »

Store-Within-a-Store Concept Helps Retail Businesses Stay Afloat

Merchants say they can avoid high rents and gain additional customers by sharing retail space.

Lower East Side »

4 Lessons For Starting a Small Business From Outdoor Market Vendors

Dozens of local businesses make a successful start at outdoor markets in New York City.

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Pride Fuels Brooklyn T-Shirt Business

A 15-year resident of the neighborhood is selling "PLG" pride shirts.

Washington Heights »

Eco-Conscious Start-Up Aims to Help You Get Rid of Hard-to-Recycle Items

Leave No Footprint helps New Yorkers properly dispose of items such as batteries and old electronics.

SoHo »

City Businesses Offer Free Lunch to Keep Employees Happy

From Etsy to Warby Parker, companies are offering free meals as a way to aid productivity and happiness.

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