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    It used to be way back in the day, that consumers shopped for their produce, meat and fish at a variety of individual purveyors. Then came the…
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    Our ongoing series Fresh profiles standout startups before they become household names. Now we're adding videos of some of the featured…
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    Next week I'm scheduled to interview Robert Fairlie, a UC Santa Cruz economics professor and co-author with Alicia Robb of a new book called Race…
  • Big Technology for Small Book Publishers
    The gap between small, independent book publishers and the big houses is narrowing. At least in terms of technology. According to a story in the…
  • eBay: fostering entrepreneurship in developing countries?
    Sarah Perez at ReadWriteWeb reports on a new eBay marketplace for green and fair-trade products called World of Good. It's a partnership with the…
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    According to the Canadian-based company that bears his name: Thomas J. Bata, also known as “shoemaker to the world” has died. The Czech-born Bata,…
  • Mortgage problems for the self-employed
    Alt-A mortgages were designed for people with good credit who had trouble documenting their income -- people like the self-employed. Not as risky…
  • The Dearth of Small Business Data
    It's impossible to find good, current, reliable data on small businesses. The Economic Census, conducted every five years, takes years to crunch…
  • Dancing For Publicity
    Almost any chef/restaurant-owner/entrepreneur would not snub a turn at national publicity. At one time most would have coveted the kind of run…
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    Yesterday, I posted a blog indicating that a federal jury had awarded Mattel $40 million in damages in its federal copyright infringement suit…

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