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How to Get Your Product into Whole Foods

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

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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 »

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.

Park Slope »

How to Make a Seasonal Business Work

Entrepreneurs shared their tips on how to succeed despite a feast-or-famine cycle.

Astoria »

'Indie' Nail Polish Brands Take Off in New York City

Niche market entrepreneurs have taken their brands from kitchen-sink hobbies to full-time careers.  

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