President Obama’s 2014 budget is attempting to encourage banks to make loans in smaller amounts by waiving fees for Small Business Administration guarantees on loans of less than $150,000, according to Robb Mandelbaum. [New York Times]
Yahoo! Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer broke her public silence on the company’s new and controversial don’t-work-from-home policy at a conference for human resources workers, Christopher Tkaczyk reports. [Fortune]
Ryan Himmel goes through the ins and outs of Employee Stock Ownership Plans, following the introduction of a Senate bill that would encourage ESOPs. [Entrepreneur]
E-commerce darling Fab is getting ready to pivot again, writes Megan Rose Dickey. The company’s first big shift was from being a social network for gay men to becoming a flash sales site. Now it sounds as if the company wants to design and manufacture more of the products it sells. [Business Insider]
Bahman Irvani, CEO of Buford (Ga.)-based shoemaker Okabashi Brands, describes how his company has stayed competitive with foreign manufacturers (video). [CNN Money]
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