The government shutdown has had opposite and seemingly arbitrary effects on two San Francisco restaurants, writes Erica Goode. [New York Times]
The European Union is likely to scale back a plan to spur small business lending, writes Rebecca Christie. [Bloomberg News]
Los Angeles-based DogVacay raised $15 million for its Airbnb-style pet-sitting service, writes Lizette Chapman. [Dow Jones]
There’s a 0.00006 percent chance of building a billion-dollar company, according to a blog post published by venture firm First Round Capital. Here’s how Climate founder David Friedberg says he did it. [First Round]
Brenner Brewing founder Mike Brenner says the shutdown is preventing him from getting his beer-making business off the ground (video). [Fox Business]
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