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

Small Business Roundup — Week of 6/1

Every week, we share the latest news and advice for small business owners from around the web in our small business roundup. Want these in your inbox? Sign up for our regular newsletter–one email a week with everything you need to know. Here’s your news for the week of 6/1.



What Small Businesses Need to Know About Unpaid Interns
With the summer season coming up, many businesses are looking for some extra hands. What laws and regulations do you need to be aware of?
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Small Business Borrowers Haunted by Polar Vortex and Zombies
In the past six months, lending standards have loosened, but small business credit quality has also declined. What gives? Bloomberg Businessweek explains.
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Is Square’s Move Into Lending a Danger Sign?
Alternative lenders continue to expand access to credit–which means it’s more important than ever for entrepreneurs to set limits and think carefully about their borrowing.
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Small Business Resilience: Four Reasons Why Optimism Is On the Rise
Lisa Honey of Rocket Lawyer shares the results of their latest small business survey, discussing ways in which the outlook has been improving.
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How I’m Planning to Be a Work-From-Home Mom
One woman shares how she devised a savings plan, build up a business, and planned for a baby, all so she could transition to working at home.
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Need a Small Business Loan? 6 Tips to Make the Process Go Smoothly
Business News Daily speaks with one of our Fundera lending partners, SmartBiz, to get tips on securing your next loan. (For more lender tips, check out our series!)
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