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Tuesday Links: Stimulus; Starving Artists

Posted by: John Tozzi on November 24, 2009

The SBA’s $375 million in stimulus money to cut fees and boost loan guarantees is dry, reports Catherine Clifford of CNNMoney.

Obama seeks $100 million to extend it, according to Silla Brush in The Hill.

The NY Times’s Robb Mandelbaum asks why the NFIB pulled support for extending credit card protections to small business credit cards.

Artists — many of them small business owners or freelancers — have seen incomes fall severely, Daniel Costello writes at NPR’s Planet Money.

Among microbusinesses, delinquencies are down and borrowing is picking up (though still down from a year ago), reports James Kelleher at Reuters.

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What's it like to run your own company today? Entrepreneurs face multiple hurdles new and old, from raising capital and managing employees to keeping up with technology and competing in a global marketplace. In this blog, the Small Business channel's John Tozzi and Nick Leiber discuss the news, trends, and ideas that matter to small business owners. Follow them on Twitter @newentrepreneur.

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