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Medical Marijuana Trouble, Creative Pricing, Zenefits: Jan. 23

Medical Marijuana Trouble, Creative Pricing, Zenefits: Jan. 23

Illustration by André da Loba

Matthew Davies will begin serving a five-year prison term in March, writes Peter Hecht. His mistake: becoming a medical marijuana entrepreneur in California. [Sacramento Bee]

Like business schools that began cropping up in the second half of the 19th century, startup accelerators are seeking to fill an educational need unaddressed by other institutions. [Economist]

New technology is helping small business owners get creative with pricing, writes Donna Fenn. [New York Times]

A venture capitalist tells Dan Primack that Zenefits, which provides human resource services to small business owners and recently raised $15 million in new funding, “was the hottest deal in Silicon Valley.” [Fortune]

Would you legally change your name to win free stuff (video)? [Bloomberg TV]


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

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