Cory Booker's Startup, Comparing Crowdfunding Sites, Paying a Living Wage: August 8

Cory Booker's Startup, Comparing Crowdfunding Sites, Paying a Living Wage: August 8
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Less than 10 percent of projects on crowdfunding site Indiegogo get fully funded, writes Adrianne Jeffries. [The Verge]

Cory Booker, the Newark (N.J.) mayor who is running for Senate, has cultivated close ties with Silicon Valley. [New York Times]

In Japan, farmers sell blemished and surplus fruit on the honor system at unmanned stores, writes Cory Doctorow. [BoingBoing]

The largest billboard in the Southern Hemisphere trumpets the importance of small business, writes Blainey Woodham. [Northern Star via Wall Street Journal]

The owner of Detroit burger joint Moo Cluck Moo says that his business turns a profit paying workers $12 an hour (video). [Huffington Post]

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