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A vacant storefront on Third Avenue near The Hub.

Can pilot project help small businesses in The Hub survive?

Business August 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

Business boosters hope a new initiative will help put a dent in the number of vacant storefronts in The Hub, while serving as a useful experiment for other city neighborhoods.

Photo: Eisley Constantine

Small businesses have mixed feelings about incoming chain stores

Business, Economy January 5, 2018 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

The imminent arrival of a Burlington Coat Factory and a Marshall’s at 2948 Third Avenue—the site of the iconic Alexander’s Department Store—has some small businesses owners worried about their future, but others see the new chains as a good thing for everyone.

Amanda Septimo, (left) Phil Shearer, (middle) and Miguel Sanchez (right) plan for a pitch meeting in the MetaBronx office in Hunts Point. Photo: Carmen Reinicke

Tech accelerator attains nonprofit status to fund future programs

Business, Economy January 5, 2018 at 11:35 am 0 comments

After finding it tough to secure investments for many of the tech startups it works to help, MetaBronx has shifted its strategy away from venture capital firms.

Pop-up market open in the Hub until Jan. 6

Pop-up market open in the Hub until Jan. 6

Business, Economy December 21, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

The new Third Avenue Holiday Market, located on the bustling corner of 149th Street at The Hub, will be open through the new year, offering items from local street vendors and artists, including clothing, jewelry and items from the farmers market.

Business bootcamp teaches the value of numbers

Business bootcamp teaches the value of numbers

Business, Jobs October 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

The two-day class is geared towards helping local small businesses manage their finances, from bookkeeping to balance sheets, and even taxes.

Hub gets its first co-working space

Hub gets its first co-working space

Business, Economy April 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

BronxCoworks, the area’s first privately funded space-sharing company, opened its doors in the Hub in March, offering private offices, a common work space and conference rooms at 2825 Third Avenue.

Vendors sell clothing in front of the 149/Third Ave. subway. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Growing pains challenge Hub BID

Business, Economy March 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

Unfinished construction projects, aggressive drug users and the breakneck pace of residential development are among the concerns of the Hub BID’s new executive director, who is tasked with helping local businesses prosper amid the chaos.

South Bronx Food Market wins small business award

South Bronx Food Market wins small business award

Business February 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

A Mott Haven start-up is one of three small businesses in the Bronx to win an entrepreneurship award for innovative business plans that set environmental sustainability as a priority.