First time shop owners face Black Friday

The World

Today, on what’s marketed as ?the biggest shopping day of the year,? we check in with two small business owners facing their first Black Friday: Michael Sclafani, who operates the Park Delicatessen skateboard, flower, and dry goods store in Brooklyn, New York; and Julie Lapier, who owns a Dresscode, a consignment shop in Plattsburgh, New York.

We also chat with Spencer Ante, Businessweek writer and author of “Creative Capital,” about the the rise of entrepreneurship in a recession.

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