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Reviewing small business news for the week of 5/11.

Small Business Roundup — Week of 5/25

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Square Banks on Cash Advances for Small Businesses
With Square Capital, the payment processing company is looking to move into providing merchant cash advances for small businesses on its platform.
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Chilly 1Q: U.S. Economy Contracts for First Time Since ’11
The latest revisions in US GDP numbers show that the economy actually contracted, amid an unusually prolonged and harsh winter.
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How Personal Credit Affects Small Business Borrowing
Many, if not all lenders will at least look at your personal credit score if you are a small business owner–here’s how it matters.
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Seven things you should know about Maria Contreras-Sweet
Curious to learn more about the new head of the federal Small Business Administration? TheBoston Globe shares seven details of her background and plans.
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How to decide where to expand to next
Starbucks struggled when it first expanded to Europe. The moral of that story? Even the biggest companies in the world struggle when deciding where and how to grow.
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