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Growing your business in a Tough Economy

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

Growing your business in a Tough Economy

By Atim Annette Oton With failure occurring in the foreclosure market and a suggested- maybe real – looming recession, things are rougher today than last year. Don’t panic! Take stock, and since you are serious about your business, it is time to step up your tactics to keep your customers buying and continuing to do [...]

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Jazz in Brooklyn

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn Brooklyn’s jazz scene shares a long history in the overall movement of jazz in New York City. It wasn’t only Harlem and Midtown’s 52 Street that championed jazz for the Big Apple — add Bedford-Stuyvesant to that list. Not only did Brooklyn produce jazz luminaries such as Max Roach and Lean [...]

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Partnerships and Collaboration

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

Partnerships and Collaboration

By Atim Annette Oton I am a big believer in partnerships and collaborations. My business is a partnership and I collaborate with a select list of people to grow my business. It always allows me to utilize creative ways to expand my ideas and grow my business, and most importantly, it gives me a chance [...]

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Networking by Association and Online

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

By Atim Annette Oton Article was written in 2007 An intangible asset in a business plan is networking. It is one of the ways to promote and grow a business. It gives you an additional hand or what I call a “circle of influence,” thus expanding your Roledex. Joining business associations and organizations is a [...]

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Brooklyn, Take me Away! Luxury Spas in Brooklyn

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

Brooklyn, Take me Away! Luxury Spas in Brooklyn

by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn Here’s one thing you can now scratch off your list: traveling to Manhattan for a luxury spa. Brooklyn has got you covered and then some. From the latest exotic facial treatments to alternatives in manicure and pedicure procedures to a host of global massage techniques, you can take your pick of [...]

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Chiles and Chocolate

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

Chiles and Chocolate

by Wendy Taylor Roberto Lopez cares so much about keeping his dishes authentic that he makes frequent trips to Oaxaca in southern Mexico for the ingredients. Roberto recently opened Chiles and Chocolate Oaxacan Kitchen on Seventh Avenue and many of his customers are already familiar with the food that’s made his home town a food [...]

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Breaking with Traditions: Brooklyn Wedding Designers

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

by Tamara Walker Certainly the most memorable 24 hours in a woman’s life is her wedding day. Each bride-to-be makes the event her own by adding a piece of herself to the festivities through something special added to the ceremony or even her dress. Breaking with tradition is gradually becoming a wedding tradition in itself. Weddings today are much more than just an expression of a [...]

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African Designers in Brooklyn

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

African Designers in Brooklyn

by Bonnie Sandy Sterling and Atim Annette Oton Brooklyn is a borough of immigrants.  Their influence on Brooklyn’s aesthetic can be seen in the growing fashion industry. From presentations, fashion shows to the business models, some Brooklyn designers are doing what it takes to stay in the industry. But, one must leave these traditional expectations [...]

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Local Neighborhood Marketing

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

Local Neighborhood Marketing

by Atim Annette Oton Some marketing genius once said, “All business is local.” My business, Calabar Imports, comes close to bearing out this dictum: a good 80% of our business is local. We take our local business seriously and work to grow our bottom line. Since we opened two years ago, our numbers (we do [...]

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE (global & central)

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE (global & central)

by Patricia Spears Jones The Brooklyn Museum of Art through September 20, 2009. Curated by Rachel Kent, Senior Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney Member of the British Empire is both an honor and a gesture.  The honor is coveted as it moves the member up towards more celebrated realms.  But it [...]

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