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EBay Changing Fees, Questioning TOMS Shoes, Making It in America: March 20


EBay Changing Fees, Questioning TOMS Shoes, Making It in America: March 20

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EBay is adjusting the fees it charges sellers as it seeks to stay competitive with Amazon, which increased the number of items sold by outside sellers 40 percent last quarter, Danielle Kucera reports. [Bloomberg News]

Fashioning Change Chief Executive Officer Adriana Herrera questions whether the buy-one, give-one model popularized by TOMS Shoes is the best way to do social entrepreneurship. [New York Times]

Small business lending rose 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, marking the first time that lending increased in 10 quarters. [SBA Office of Advocacy]

Greenstart is no longer a cleantech accelerator, according to Rebecca Grant: It’s becoming a venture firm with a built-in design studio. [VentureBeat]

The renowned Juilliard School is teaming up with online education provider Connections Education to offer music courses starting at $249, writes Theresa Agovino. [Crain's New York Business]

Meghan Casserly reports on the CEO who revived 108-year-old handbag brand J.W. Hulme, and the pros and cons of manufacturing in America. [Forbes]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek covering small business and entrepreneurship.

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