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.

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.

Flatiron »

The Pros and Cons of Raising Money on Kickstarter to Launch Your Business

Many businesses are using the crowdfunding site to pre-sell products before they go into production.

Upper East Side »

Thinking of Striking Out Alone? Here's How Much it Costs to be a Freelancer

Here are some expenses to consider when setting up your freelance career. 

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.

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