Category Archives: Small Business

Dressmaking in the Recession: The Story of Mary Adams

Mary Adams is a dressmaker who combines retro fashions and whimsical colors to create customized party and bridal dresses. She’s also dressed celebrities like Amy Sedaris, who wore her dress during an appearance on the David Letterman show. But like … Continue reading

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Social media brings Harlem bakery back into business

A native of South Carolina, Alvin Lee Smalls bakes some of New York City’s finest rugelach, heralded by the New York Times as “buttery, magnificent and fleeting.” Small businesses may have permanently closed shop during the recession, but not Lee … Continue reading

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