1,200 job applications for nine openings: How small firms handle hiring in today’s job market, by the WSJ’s Emily Maltby.

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) floats another small business loan program.

Despite the focus on access to credit, weak demand is the biggest problem small business owners report, Anita Campbell writes at Small Business Trends.

Small firms in New York state drop health care en masse, Barbara Benson writes in Crain’s New York.

Health insurance plans designed for freelancers may not fit into the insurance exchanges reformers propose, David Whelan reports at Forbes.

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