Tag Archives : New York Times


Online Tuxedo Rental Start-Up Lands $10M Investment

Step aside, Skeffington’s. It looks like The Black Tux is here to stay. Backed by a $10 million investment, the nearly two-year old start-up has found a niche by taking the “time-honored tradition of renting a tuxedo”, making it better (think slimmer fits and trendy styles) and putting it online. Launched in 2011 by Andrew […]


Home Rental Site Airbnb Launches National Ad Campaign

“Every traveler deserves a home.” That’s the tagline for a new advertising campaign for rental service Airbnb which “connects people to unique travel experiences.” Launched in 2008, the service allows people to rent rooms or their homes to travelers and other guests online. Rates are set by the host who has the option to accept […]


Yes, Renting Chickens is a Real Thing

As the local food movement spreads across America, community gardens and farms have sprung up in urban and suburban communities throughout the United States. Individuals and families lacking private green space can rent a garden or volunteer to farm a plot of land in exchange for fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs. Apparently, […]

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Owner of Christmas Tree Rental Service Takes Swim in the “Shark Tank”

Donning a red Santa hat, Scott “Scotty Claus” Martin, founder of The Living Christmas Company, stood before five of America’s most famous investors inside ABC’s “Shark Tank” to pitch his business plan. Martin’s mission to “change the way California celebrates Christmas” actually began many years before when he spent his Christmas vacation delivering Christmas trees […]

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