small business

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/06/2013 at 7:54AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 53. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Friday night: Rain early followed by a mixture of wintry precipitation overnight. Low 37. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Bach & Brew: Dongsok Shin & Leah Nelson Pianist Dongsok Shin performs [...]

Op-Ed: Small biz are engines that drive the economy
News Queens Courier Staff 2/05/2013 at 9:22AM

BY CITY COUNCILMEMBER DAN HALLORAN It has never been easy to run a business in New York City, one of the most taxed and regulated places on the face of the earth. Here in Queens, where small business is the backbone of the economy, this is going to be, to put it mildly, a challenging [...]

$5.5M to help small businesses ‘get back up and running’
Business Maggie Hayes 12/02/2012 at 9:07AM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has allocated $5.5 million for small businesses affected by Sandy. “Getting small businesses back on their feet is key to helping our economy recover from Sandy,” said Bloomberg. “The capital provided through this program will help businesses purchase supplies, make repairs and get back up and running.” The Mayor’s Fund to Advance [...]

Small businesses have their day
Small businesses have their day
Business Alexa Altman 11/28/2012 at 12:42PM

Smack in the middle of two of the biggest retail days of the year, local shops in Bayside celebrated Small Business Saturday. The Bayside Village Business Improvement District [BID], consisting of over 200 businesses including shoe outfitters, flower shops and bookstores, celebrated its retail diversity on Saturday, November 24 with a block party and gift [...]

State forum helps build small business in Queens
State forum helps build small business in Queens
Business Cristabelle Tumola 9/02/2012 at 8:09AM

Established and potential small business owners filled the auditorium of the Flushing Library with pens and paper in hand (and a few laptops), ready to jot down information on ways to help their small businesses. Around 250 people attended the August 22 event, which was the last in a series of small business forums that [...]

Bill designed to extend tax breaks for small businesses
Bill designed to extend tax breaks for small businesses
Business Cristabelle Tumola 8/30/2012 at 11:33AM

Women make up more than half the work force, but are often paid less than their male counterparts. A similar discrepancy exists for women-owned small businesses. Though it is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, women-owned businesses start with eight times less capital. For that reason, on August 21, U.S. Senator Kirsten [...]

Affordable Care Act’s impact on small biz
Health Liam La Guerre 7/25/2012 at 10:06AM

At a recent business workshop local small business owners and employees learned that although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will give them necessary health coverage, it may come at a high price. Sher Sparano, president of the Benefits Advisory Service, broke down the law’s effects on small businesses to nearly a dozen uncertain and bewildered [...]

Small business owners air their concerns
Business Melissa Chan 12/20/2011 at 12:24PM

Restaurateur Herbert Duarte cannot undo the headaches, unwind the hours or take back the thousands of dollars he lost, but he can make sure the city council hears his voice. Since Duarte opened up Saffron Restaurant on Cross Bay Boulevard a little over two years ago, he said the fire department has visited him over [...]

4 more suspects collared in slaying of NYPD cop Peter Figoski
4 more suspects collared in slaying of NYPD cop Peter Figoski
News Jay Lane 12/13/2011 at 8:46AM

4 more suspects collared in slaying of NYPD cop Peter Figoski The accomplice who fled from cops after his low-life pal shot and killed Officer Peter Figoski has been caught, police said Tuesday. Three other suspects were also taken into custody overnight — two neighbors who live across the street and the alleged getaway driver. The accomplice was arrested [...]