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Opening a Record Store, Black Friday Prep, An NBA Star With VC Dreams: Nov. 25


Opening a Record Store, Black Friday Prep, An NBA Star With VC Dreams: Nov. 25

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London record shop Rough Trade is bucking a trend and opening a new retail location in Brooklyn at a time when stores selling vinyl and CDs are shuttering, writes Ben Sisario. [New York Times]

Caitlin Huston interviews Drybar founder Alli Webb, who built a $40 million business by blow-drying women’s hair. [Wall Street Journal]

It’s not often that a small business wins a lawsuit against a corporate giant such as Starbucks (SBUX), writes Shawn Hessinger, but Tuftonboro (N.H.)-based Black Bear Micro Roastery won a decision against the coffee giant, which had claimed the small business infringed on its trademark. [Small Business Trends]

Eliza Wright has tips to help small retailers prepare for Black Friday. [Fox Business]

NBA all-star Andre Iguodola wants to be a venture capitalist. He tells Cory Johnson that he’s playing for the Golden State Warriors in part because he wants to be close to Silicon Valley (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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

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