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Wednesday Links: Counting Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on January 13, 2010

Planet Money explains how the self-employed are counted in unemployment statistics.

Lisa Barone at Small Business Trends highlights two big problems with Google’s local business listings — including how competitors can hijack your listing.

Communal lending pools known as cestas help aspiring business owners in Latino communities, and banks are beginning to partner with them to help the informal borrowers establish credit, Paul van Slambrouck reports in the Christian Science Monitor.

The cash balance pension plan is a little-known retirement benefit option for small business owners with big tax advantages, Nancy Mann Jackson writes at CNNMoney.

Women-owned businesses will create a disproportionate share of new jobs, according to research from Mark Wolf, who explains at

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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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