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Bringing a Sense of Community One Cup at a Time: An Interview with Cafe Owner Sonny Han


“A great job has to have a start and end,” says Sonny Han, thirty-eight year old co-owner of Espresso Joe’s café in Keyport, New Jersey, “and, at the end, you feel that you’ve accomplished something and made a difference.” For Sonny, growing up in Brooklyn, New York was the perfect setting for getting a sense […]

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You Can Make Your Own Dreams a Reality: An Interview with Valentina Vayntraub


“It was quite a blessing to come to the realization that, yes, I can do what I love and pay the bills,” says Valentina Vayntraub, a thirty-two year old professional pet sitter, dog walker, and founder of Lap of Luxury Pet & Home Care of Marlboro, New Jersey. “And what a relief because, believe me, […]

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Post-Graduate Entrepreneurs: Turning Social Contacts Into Business Partners

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Whether unemployed or simply seeking a better paid opportunity than an entry-level position, starting one’s own business may pave a road to future financial freedom. Starting a business with a friend, on that note, makes the journey down that road all the more entertaining. Why Partner? Envy is a perfect example of two friends who […]

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Private Sources for Funding Small Businesses

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ate Sources for Funding Small Businesses

Most people know that the SBA (Small Business Administration) can provide low interest loans for entrepreneurs to start or expand a small business. There are also state grants that come from the government, as well. But people aren’t always aware that there are several private sources for funding for small businesses.

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