Self-Insuring Lessons, Canned Craft Beer, Early Holiday Cheer: August 16

Self-Insuring Lessons, Canned Craft Beer, Early Holiday Cheer: August 16
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Tina Rosenberg writes about a Texas employer that dropped its health insurance company and self-insured, gaining some surprising insights into the health care system. [New York Times]

A study finds that troubled teens make better entrepreneurs, writes Khadeeja Safdar. [Wall Street Journal]

Craft beer maker Ska Brewing’s Dave Welz tells Steven Perlberg why the company prefers cans to bottles. [Business Insider]

Kabbage, which provides alternative financing to small businesses, says 41 percent of the more than 200 customers it surveyed expect this holiday season to be better than last, writes Gabrielle Karol. [Fox Business]

Drync Chief Executive Officer Brad Rosen says his company’s app lets consumers shop for wine with the camera of their smartphone. [Bloomberg Television]

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