Every Friday we list 7 of the best stories we’ve read throughout the week. Most have something to do with small business and getting funding or business loans. Occasionally we’ll add something that’s completely off topic, but this week is a heavy dose of news about small business loans.
Enjoy the stories below and please share something you’ve read this week.
The 43rd edition of Small Business Eyeball Worthy Links of the Week:
1. Don’t Abolish SBA; Mills Says Her Agency Is Faster, Quicker, Better — Huffington Post — “Once upon a time, the U.S. Small Business Administration made direct loans to socially and economically disadvantaged small-business people …”
2. Fast-Food Franchisees Bulking Up — The Wall Street Journal — Weaker sales following the recession are prompting many big fast-food chains to adopt leaner business models by unloading company-owned outlets to franchisees.
3. 5 Things Remarkable Bosses Never Do — Inc. — As a leader what you don’t do can sometimes make as much or even more impact than what you do. Here are five things remarkable bosses never do:
4. The JOBS Act Signing: A Giant Step for Entrepreneurship in America — Time — “The JOBS Act reduces many of the regulatory barriers that have, up to this point, made it nearly impossible for young startups to raise much-needed capital from investors.”
5. Small Businesses Are Less Upbeat, But Jobs Are Open — The Wall Street Journal — “Higher energy prices have stung U.S. small-business owners, dimming their outlook on the economy for the first time in six months. But other reports released Tuesday indicated that employers still are looking to hire and that inventories are robust, suggesting confidence in the economy.”
6. A David and Gillette Story — The Wall Street Journal — Technology and a Viral Video Are Arming the Tiny Dollar Shave Club for Battle in the Razor Wars
7. This Is Why Instagram Is Worth $1 Billion To Facebook — Business Insider — Why would anyone buy a company for $1 Billion? Why would they pay that much for a company that is less than two years old with no revenue?
Now it’s your turn. What did you see this week that is worthy of everyone’s eyeballs?