Key measure of entrepreneurship has fallen since Great Recession

Sep 6, 2019
The formation of new businesses that hire workers and have payroll is lagging, according to new data from the Census Bureau.
A "closing sale" sign stands outside one of the last few open stores at the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville, Pennsylvania. The mall closed in 2018.
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Which industries are recession-proof?

Sep 6, 2019
Marketplace listeners share their thoughts on how a recession would affect them.
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How immigrant entrepreneurs get their start in the U.S. economy

Jul 4, 2019
In the heart of LA’s Thai community, low-income immigrants are getting ready to launch their first businesses in a new food hall.
Iririn Srirada, the owner of Thai food stall So Zaap, at the East Hollywood Farmer's Market on Hollywood Boulevard.
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Amazon offers employees incentives to quit ... and start delivery businesses

May 14, 2019
The company wants to rely less on outside shippers.
 Boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center.
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My Economy: Starting a small business in Echo Park

Apr 5, 2019
Maurice Harris wanted to open a coffee shop when he saw his neighborhood changing. The process wasn't easy.
Maurice Harris is the owner of Bloom & Plume Coffee in Echo Park in Los Angeles, California.
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From the cubicle to the beehives

Oct 30, 2018
When she left her office job, she didn't know what her business would look like. But it had to involve bees.
“I was at the office job 40 hours a week,” says Hilary Kearney, founder of Girl Next Door Honey. “And then on my lunch break, I was doing things like catching swarms, just really cramming in bees into all the little cracks of time that I had left over.”
Tosca Rodigonda. Courtesy of Hilary Kearney.

From the cubicle to the beehives

Oct 30, 2018
When she left her office job, she didn't know what her business would look like. But it had to involve bees.
“I was at the office job 40 hours a week,” says Hilary Kearney, founder of Girl Next Door Honey. “And then on my lunch break, I was doing things like catching swarms, just really cramming in bees into all the little cracks of time that I had left over.”
Tosca Rodigonda. Courtesy of Hilary Kearney.

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The women-led business whose real business is more women-led businesses

Oct 25, 2018
We talked with Audrey Gelman, co-founder and CEO of The Wing, a women-focused coworking space.
The Wing's newly-minted co-working space in San Francisco.
The Wing

The women-led business whose real business is more women-led businesses

Oct 25, 2018
We talked with Audrey Gelman, co-founder and CEO of The Wing, a women-focused coworking space.
The Wing's newly-minted co-working space in San Francisco.
The Wing

Risk takers still see golden opportunities in California

Mar 30, 2018
California’s early history redefined how Americans saw failure and success. Today, the state’s economy continues to benefit from entrepreneurs eager to take big chances.
Gold miners pose near their camp on a hillside in El Dorado, California circa 1848 to 1853. 
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