Visa Irks Canadian Businesses, Behind the Scenes at 'Shark Tank,' Robots for Farmers: June 13

Visa Irks Canadian Businesses, Behind the Scenes at 'Shark Tank,' Robots for Farmers: June 13
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Visa Canada is encouraging consumers to use credit cards for everyday purchases, writes Dana Flavelle. Small businesses say the campaign hurts their bottom lines. [Toronto Star]

Mark Cohen describes one company’s experience on ABC’s Shark Tank—and why “reality” isn’t always what it seems. [New York Times]

Menlo Ventures Managing Director Mark Siegel thinks that the venture capital industry is about to rebound, reports Deborah Gage. [Wall Street Journal]

Online retailer ModCloth is doubling down on its offerings for plus-size women, writes Meghan Casserly. [Forbes]

Sam Grobart chats with John Kawola, chief executive officer of Harvest Automation, which is building robots for agriculture businesses (video). [Bloomberg Businessweek]

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