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General Solicitation Headaches, Zero-Interest Loans, Poop Cuts Energy Bills: Sept. 23


General Solicitation Headaches, Zero-Interest Loans, Poop Cuts Energy Bills: Sept. 23

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An SEC rule that lifts longstanding restrictions on how startups can market equity stakes to investors takes effect today. That doesn’t mean the startup community is happy. [Businessweek.com]

Kiva and the city of San Francisco moved one step closer to offering small businesses zero-interest, crowdfunded loans, reports Andrew S. Ross. [SFGate]

Wyke Farms, England’s largest family-owned cheese maker, is using pig and cow poop to shave $1.6 million a year off its energy bills, writes Louise Downing. [Bloomberg News]

GoDaddy is adding Twitter functionality into its small business website builder, writes Todd Wasserman. [Mashable]

Parija Kavilanz profiles five entrepreneurs who ditched medical school to start businesses. [CNN Money]

Seattle-based High 5 Pie is putting a new spin on baked goods (video). [Fox Business]

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

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