Graduation Date

Winter 12-16-2016

Grading Professor

Lisa Armstrong

Subject Concentration

Urban Reporting

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Small businesses on Long Island have been suffering due to a variety of reasons including taxes and regulations on small businesses. Despite this, one entrepreneur, Howie Frank, has decided to fight back and start a small business that is only open for six months out of the year: Everything Christmas. He cashes in on the most profitable time of the retail season, and has since grown his company in the past eight years to four locations and four franchise locations. His intent is to continue this expand this business which he dedicates all of his time to, year round.

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