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Recession-Hit Boomers Rebound, With A Little Help

HFLS business-launch course measures success as it enters third year.

12/02/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

Working for another person or company in a recession-battered economy is similar to “driving with your knees,” says Steve Felix, an expert in real-estate investment management. He worked in that field for more than 30 years before getting laid off in 2011.

David Grupper, left, and David Klein, formed Point Made Animation, Inc. Doug Chandler/JW

A Haredi Woman’s Place…

In tough economic times, growing numbers here are branching out to launch their own businesses.

05/20/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

One day about a year ago, Gitel Weber, a chasidic homemaker in Borough Park, was engaging in her favorite hobby — making personalized gift packages for friends and family. This time, it was cards and decorations for a family simcha.

Gitel Weber, who completed the HFLS course last year, has opened a store in Borough Park.  Michael Daitikash/JW

Second-Career Startups

New course here to train recession-battered Jewish baby boomers seeking to launch, grow a business.

09/03/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

Marc Miller is hoping to start a venture involving hydroponics, the process of growing fruits and vegetables in nutrient solution rather than soil.

The write stuff? Michael Takiff’s new business has him writing corporate biographies. MICHAEL DATIKASH
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