Stories by Joyce M. Rosenberg

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving but expect to be busy

Consolation prize: Forced to open on Thanksgiving, independent retailers expect to be busy.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

High-tech means higher sales for many small retailers

High-tech brings higher sales - small retailers use apps, software to get shoppers to buy.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Expect more online fraud as new credit cards arrive

Warning to online retailers: Expect more fraud as new chip-embedded credit cards arrive.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Companies are targeting Hispanics to boost sales

NEW YORK — When NxStage Medical Inc. realized Spanish-speaking people made up 15 percent of the market for its home kidney dialysis equipment, the company created a website and brochures printed ...
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

US small businesses feel mixed impact from China's economy

NEW YORK — China’s economic problems have been a windfall for some U.S. small businesses — and pose a threat to others.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Who needs .com? Domains like .vegas, .pr, .nyc are trending

NEW YORK - Did the Web site address you just went to really end with ".vegas" instead of ".com"? It's not a mistake.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Top workers buy in as owners retire

NEW YORK - As retiring baby boomers look to sell their small businesses, top employees are often becoming the boss. 
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tap turned off on loans for smaller businesses

NEW YORK - With more than two months to go in the current fiscal year, the government's biggest small-business loan program is on hold after running out of money.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, April 17, 2015

Businesses pursue celebrity clients

NEW YORK — It’s a dream for many small business owners: A-list celebrity clients.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, April 10, 2015

Computer users face hard choice: Pay ransom or lose files

Pay a ransom or lose your files - hackers force computer users to make a hard choice.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, March 27, 2015

Smallbiz Small Talk: Bosses can't get even when staffers gripe on social media

NEW YORK — Bosses can get mad when staffers vent on social media about their jobs, but they may not be able to get even.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Small Talk: Cheaper gas gives small businesses big savings

NEW YORK - For small business owners who deliver goods and services via car, truck or SUV, lower gas prices have brought more customers within reach and put more money in their pockets.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Business owners gain lessons in becoming more profitable

NEW YORK — Karina Koper pays for cabs for her employees to keep them safe from gangs when they go to and from her 53 shops in Guatemala. She also pays extortion money so gangs won’t attack her stores.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Friday, June 13, 2014

SBA agenda: Communicate, counsel, loan faster

NEW YORK - Loans are the primary reason small businesses seek help from the Small Business Administration, but the new head of the agency says more capital might not be what owners always need.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth

NEW YORK - Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Small business unfazed by paid sick time

NEW YORK - As more cities mandate paid sick days for workers, the reaction from many small businesses is a big, so what?
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Small companies pound pavement to get big deals

The truth is there's no magic that gets a small business a deal with big companies. It takes good old-fashioned pavement pounding.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bank loans to small business on the rise

Nearly five years after the recession ended, bankers are lending more and businesses say it's easier to get loans.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Harsh winter puts small businesses out in the cold

Revenue at stores and restaurants plunged as customers stayed home, hurting cash flows that often are tighter at smaller businesses than larger companies.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Small businesses use offbeat ways to sell products

NEW YORK - In the battle to win shoppers' dollars, small companies are finding creative ways to be where the sales are.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg
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