No commitment, less risky, pop-ups are increasingly favored by startups

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First used by big brands to create “stunts” and to do advertisements, pop-ups have been increasingly used by e-commerce-oriented new brands to break into the market. Instead of seeking a long-term rental from a traditional real estate broker, or putting their products on the shelves of department stores, these small businesses seek to open a pop-up.

Marlboro Meets Juul: The Millennial Black Market for E-cigarettes

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If and when federal regulations are put into place for e-cigarettes, users believe that the popularity of JUUL and other vaping devices is already so powerful, both socially and physiologically, that any aggressive attempt to deflate the trend will cause a generation of technologically savvy teenagers to turn to the internet and create a surging and potentially dangerous black market.

African-businesses rises despite the challenges

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The odds are stark, however,African immigrants are making tremendous efforts to settle down in the U.S. With the impressive data on the issue, one may not be wrong to say U.S remains an investment haven for many immigrants.

Is fight over new neighborhood Target worth the trouble?

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After disputes between a Queens anti-gentrification group and New York City developers, the Department of Buildings confirms construction resumption.

Sunset Park’s Funeral Homes Cater to the Growing Chinese Communities

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Italian American funeral homes in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park are shifting their family businesses to serve the growing Chinese population.

Traditional Chinese medicine in Flushing: right place, right time

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The effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, cupping and the use of herbal medicine, is still under discussion in traditional western medical circles. However, that has not stopped TCM clinics in neighborhoods like Flushing to flourish.

THE RISE OF MINIMUM WAGE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK: HOW ARE SMALL BUSINESSES BEING AFFECTED?

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Small business owners are phasing the challenges brought by a legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo that gradually raises the minimum wage to reach $15 per hour in 2019.

In an Industry with Prejudiced Roots, Gowanus’ Triple Diamond Tattoo Parlor Represents Evolution

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One Tattoo parlor in Gowanus is breaking down barriers for tattoo artists.