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Gov. Rick Perry in 'Texas Is Calling' ad. (credit: YouTube)

Texas Gov. Perry Begins 5-Day Job-Poaching Visit To New York, Connecticut

Ahead of his arrival in New York on Sunday, the Republican former presidential candidate launched a TV and radio ad campaign trumpeting his state’s record on small businesses.

06/16/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

City Council Holds Hearing On Series Of Tough Anti-Smoking Measures

The bills before the City Council would reduce the visibility and accessibility of cigarettes. The council’s health committee took up debate Thursday on the proposals.

05/02/2013

People walk past homes and businesses destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. (credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SBA To Homeowners, Renters: Apply If You Need Aid

The Small Business Administration is known mostly as the organization that gives loans to entrepreneurs looking to start businesses, but when a disaster is declared, the agency does a lot more.

12/02/2012

(credit: Richard Sanchez)

City Councilman Wants Better Terms For Disaster Loans For Small Businesses

With many small businesses seeking federal loans to recover from the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy, New York City Council Member Domenic Recchia Jr. (D-47th) wants the federal government to give those businesses more time and lower interest rates.

11/25/2012

Cuban Crocodile

Sandy-Ravaged Shops Hope For Boost On Small Business Saturday

Black Friday was the big day for major retailers, but Saturday is all about the mom and pop stores.

11/24/2012

People walk past homes and businesses destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. (credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYS To Offer Emergency Loans To Small Businesses Ravaged By Sandy

Merchants in store after store in storm-ravaged communities — many still closed — are dealing with a double blow. Sandy destroyed their homes, and now they’re losing their incomes.

11/23/2012

Mayor Bloomberg at news conference (file/credit: Edward Reed/Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Administration Announces Free ‘Digital Toolkit’ Classes For Small Businesses

In conjunction with Google, Mashable, Tumblr and other tech sites, the Department of Small Business Services and NYC Digital has announced it’ll offer free web courses to small business owners to help them be more competitive with larger companies.

08/23/2012

NYC Taxi  (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Yellow Cab Owners Sue Over New Passenger Plan For Livery Cabs

Owners of New York City’s signature yellow cabs sued Wednesday over plans to let livery cars pick up passengers on the street outside the heart of Manhattan, turning to a court on the eve of an expected vote to put the proposal in action.

04/18/2012

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Loans To NYC Small Businesses Up 45 Percent

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner announced Sunday that more than $262 million was distributed in fiscal year 2010.

10/31/2010