It's always been pretty easy to find carts or trucks that sell old stand-bys, like fries and hot dogs. But 2013 was the year the City of Ottawa tried to kick that up a notch, by allowing new vendors that delivered more diverse fare. That...
Apr 10, 2014 — SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The Small Business Administration is giving a $3 million grant to Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families.
The money will be used for entrepreneurship education and training in support of service members as they transition to civilian life. Go to full article
Inside, the growing season starts simply and peacefully enough, with Dan Kent seeding celeriac, shallots, and onion, and Megan starting flowers like delphinium and cosmos. It's snowy and sleeting outside, but pretty cozy in the greenhouse. "It's not bad work, honestly," says Dan. Photo: David Sommerstein
Apr 03, 2014 — With highs in the 40s all week, it looks like the weather has finally broken. It's springtime in the North Country. But it could still be weeks before the soil is warm enough to plant crops. Farmers are starting seeds now. They're planning. And they're worrying.
All this year, David Sommerstein is sending monthly stories from one organic vegetable farm, Kent Family Growers in St. Lawrence County. He'll follow the seasons, the crops, the labor, and the business of making a living being an "eat local" farmer. This time of year, all the action's in the greenhouse. Go to full article
Matthew Turcotte works at his office in Clarkson University's small business incubator in downtown Potsdam. Photo: Joanna Richards
Potsdam, NY, Feb 26, 2013 — Many 16-year-olds might dream about starting their own business. But it takes a special kind of teenager to turn an operation launched in his parents' basement into a six-figure profit earner in just four years. After succeeding wildly with his web development and design company, North Shore Solutions, Clarkson University junior Matthew Turcotte, now age 20, is embarking on his second venture: commercial real estate. Go to full article