Etsy's New Rules, Obamacare Glitches, Curtailing Patent Trolls: Oct. 2

Etsy's New Rules, Obamacare Glitches, Curtailing Patent Trolls: Oct. 2
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories for small business and entrepreneurs (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Etsy is changing its rules to allow sellers to hire employees and work with outside manufacturers to produce goods, reports Teresa Novellino. [Upstart Business Journal]

Website crashes and user complaints made the first day of Obamacare exchanges like a typical tech launch, writes Joshua Brustein. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Egypt’s startups are grappling with a national economy that’s been paralyzed by political unrest, write Ahmed A. Namatalla and Tamim Elyan. [Bloomberg News]

Curtailing patent trolling is a key to fostering innovation, writes Phil Goldberg. [Progressive Policy Institute]

Denver-based small business owner Lisa Buckley says the government shutdown could lead to layoffs at her security management firm, American Automation (video). [CNBC]

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