The Case for Showrooming, National Dork Day, More Part-Time Workers: July 16

The Case for Showrooming, National Dork Day, More Part-Time Workers: July 16
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Virginia Postrel has an idea to save bookstores large and small: Embrace showrooming. [Bloomberg View]

Companies should “do things that don’t scale” to attract customers, especially when they’re starting out, writes Y Combinator founder Paul Graham. [Paul Graham]

It’s the economy, not Obamacare, that’s driving the increase in the number of U.S. workers employed part-time, writes Matthew Yglesias. [Slate]

A court ruled that San Francisco restaurant Bacon Bacon can reopen after being shut down for making its neighborhood smell like bacon (video). [Fox Business]

What’s the story behind National Dork Day? James Barron asks. [New York Times]

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