COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | The owners of Uncle Funkys Boards fight to protect their business — and their community.
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COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | In Soho, a fashion industry vet turned esthetician is putting artists first.
COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | In Rockaway Beach, Monice Small is building a dedicated fitness community — one personal training session at a time.
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COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | The Brooklyn Arts Exchange is making the digital shift.
COVID-19 #SmallBizSpotlight | The owner of Whisk in downtown Brooklyn is taking on the big banks, the tech titans, and COVID-19 repercussions.
The first thing you need to know about Gabby Block, one of Manhattan headphone megastore audio46’s resident audio experts, is that she identifies as a musician, not as a salesperson.
Yes, that’s a thing. And the women of Park Slope’s Tarzian West cookware store are just that.
Copenhagen's optimism just might be reflected in Jabra’s headphones.
The round-the-clock responsiveness of Quilt renters insurance is in part possible because of a bot: Patches. Artificial intelligence is one feature that the rapidly growing startup company, which launched in 2015, has developed and tested in-house to stand out from more legacy brands. From Quilt’s robust online customer portal to expansion in Florida and Texas, the company is promoting its transparency to attract young adult renters in cities including New York. Quiddity spoke with Nichole Mace, Quilt’s senior vice president of product & customer experience, about transparency, convenience, and being smart ahead of time.
The Japanese knife brand designs from a global mindset.
Vincent Lau, a master knife sharpener, is always on edge. Literally.
Jaybird wants to be seen more as a sports brand than an electronics brand, designing stylish headphones for people likely to hike, ride a mountain bike or even complete triathlons. While their designers scan Amazon reviews just like any average consumer, they also run extensive tests on any new product. Located in Park City, Jaybird designers hang out at local gyms, working one-on-one with athletes. Jaybird’s featured headphones include the Run and the X3, whose battery lives are four and eight hours, respectively. The headphones also come with a charging case, fit for the active wearer who might need a power boost on the go. Quiddity talked with Jaybird designer Hagen Diesterbeck about “truly wireless” models, battery dictating size and custom sound equalizers.
Why Whisk, a beloved kitchenware boutique founded in Brooklyn, closed two storefronts in two months.
Babeland, a sex toy brand with shops in NYC and Seattle, offers something for everyone—whether you’re on your first or fiftieth visit.
Village Grannies in downtown Manhattan looks and feels unlike any other smoke shop you’ve been inside.
At Sprout Home, an indie garden center with locations in Williamsburg and Chicago, a green thumb is welcome—but not required.
The Japanese adult toy brand creates products that aren’t embarrassing to buy.
The company has nothing to hide.
Espresso Supply, Inc. has grown along with American tastes.
The pet insurance company offers flexible plans for whatever life may have in store.
Innovation is ingrained in the startup’s DNA.
The speedy startup is guaranteeing money back with few (or no) questions. Just ask the bot.
For less than $20 a month, the average renter can protect nearly $30K in personal property.
Craig Fruchtman just wants you to be comfortable.
The company created a customizable mattress and introduced an AI coach—all in pursuit of optimization.
Potential lawsuits are everybody’s problem, and you probably own more than you think.
The New York City nightlife duo discuss candles, leather jackets, and the branding for their own wedding.
The company that introduced America to the food processor continues to engineer novel solutions for at-home chefs.