Client Story: The Food Sermon

When Rawlston and Annette turned to us to expand The Food Sermon into a second location, we translated their expansion dreams into a viable business model.

Skopos Spotlight: Joe, Crest Hardware.

Skopos “30-Minutes With…” series highlights some of the best and brightest small business owners in NYC.  In our Manifesto, we express the awesomeness of small business owners, and we mean it.  “30-Minutes With…” puts us in touch with real business owners in NYC, and their stories. #FranklinThePig Crest Hardware is the epitome of a long-standing community… Continue reading Skopos Spotlight: Joe, Crest Hardware.

Finance Fun with Futureworks

Shout out to FutureWorks for the work they’re doing to inspire a new crop of makers and doers across the 5 boroughs!  Elli and Skopos collaborator, Alek Marfisi, led a class on the sexy topic of finance and operations for member companies of the FutureWorks Incubator program. Blake Garcia of Second Muse connected us with… Continue reading Finance Fun with Futureworks

Industry City: Open Studios

Yesterday, Seth and I took a ride to Sunset Park to check out Industry City’s Open Studios event. Built in the late 19th century, Industry City makes up 6,000,000 square feet (yes, 6 million) of space across 9 industrial buildings.  In other words, it’s a ton of industrial space in NYC.   We entered the… Continue reading Industry City: Open Studios


Apparently, Kickstarter has been hosting events all year and I am just hearing about it.  (Perhaps because this brutal winter has had us in serious hibernation.)   So on Monday, I ventured out to Kickstarter’s HQ in Greenpoint to check out  Kickstarter for Designers 101: From Prototype to Version One.     We know Kickstarter brings… Continue reading Kickstarter

Queens Start Up Competition

I was thrilled when Sante Antonelli, Business Services Director at QEDC, invited me to participate as a judge in this year’s Queens StartUP! business plan competition. I love reading plans and hearing the new ideas that today’s entrepreneurs are undertaking.  9 semifinalists across 3 categories (community, innovation and food) competed yesterday at NYDesigns  to win… Continue reading Queens Start Up Competition

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