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  • Tuesday Links: Seed Rounds Made Simple
    Simplified legal documents aim to make seed stage investments easier, Pui-Wing Tam reports at VC Dispatch. (More from BW's Olga Kharif here.)…
  • Do SBA Guarantees Increase Net Lending?
    Reuters' Felix Salmon raises a good question at the end of a post about whether governments can actually sway banks to lend more. He writes: [W]hen…
  • Monday Links: No Layoffs, Ever
    The WSJ's Bob Tita reviews Spark, the story of Lincoln Electric Co., a Cleveland manufacturer employing 3,300 workers that has had a no-layoffs…
  • Google's Angels
    Read tips from successful entrepreneurs. Learn about entrepreneurial funding, health insurance for entrepreneurs, and get updates on small biz news…
  • Bill Would Expand Aid for Manufacturers
    Back in December I wrote a story about a Michigan program to help manufacturers trying to diversify into new industries get the loans they need to…
  • Mother-in-Law Market Research
    This is a post by guest blogger Jeff Bussgang. I'll never forget my first marketing class at business school. Our professor peered at us with an…
  • Wednesday Links: Scams, Lawsuits, and Advertising
    Beware scams where would-be financiers want advance fees before delivering loans. Crains reporter Steve Garmhausen looks at frauds targeting small…
  • Tuesday Links: A Crowdfunding Failure
    Crowdfunding site SellaBand, which I profiled in 2007, files bankruptcy, GigaOm's Mathew Ingram reports. (But beer fans haven't given up on the…
  • Largest Banks Less Likely To Meet Business Credit Needs
    Small business customers at the nation's 18 largest banks reported less success getting credit than customers of other commercial banks, according…
  • Monday Links: Wired Farms; Healthy Eyes
    Web services for small farms, via Springwise. For those who spend all day at screens, how to protect your eyes, by Celine Roque at Web Worker…

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