HSBC Drops Small Businesses, Innovation Secret, Founders' Pedigrees: Sept. 16

HSBC Drops Small Businesses, Innovation Secret, Founders' Pedigrees: Sept. 16
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories for small business and entrepreneurs (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

HSBC is shutting down business banking accounts for some small companies, reports Shayndi Raice. [Wall Street Journal]

Innovation happens when the gates are down, writes Dave Winer: “When people have to get stuff done, there’s no time to object.” [Scripting News]

For startup founders seeking venture capital, a degree from a top school, past success, and personal connections are as important as a good idea, writes Sarah McBride. [Reuters]

Some California small business owners are unhappy that they’re being forced to relocate to make way for a high-speed train, writes Gabrielle Karol. [Fox Business]

Former physician Roger Cicala started a business to rent out high-end photography equipment (video). [CNN Money]

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