Shutdown's Arbitrary Effects, 'Airbnb for Dogs,' $1 Billion Startup: Oct. 11

Shutdown's Arbitrary Effects, 'Airbnb for Dogs,' $1 Billion Startup: Oct. 11
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories for small business and entrepreneurs (Illustration by Andre?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

The government shutdown has had opposite and seemingly arbitrary effects on two San Francisco restaurants, writes Erica Goode. [New York Times]

The European Union is likely to scale back a plan to spur small business lending, writes Rebecca Christie. [Bloomberg News]

Los Angeles-based DogVacay raised $15 million for its Airbnb-style pet-sitting service, writes Lizette Chapman. [Dow Jones]

There’s a 0.00006 percent chance of building a billion-dollar company, according to a blog post published by venture firm First Round Capital. Here’s how Climate founder David Friedberg says he did it. [First Round]

Brenner Brewing founder Mike Brenner says the shutdown is preventing him from getting his beer-making business off the ground (video). [Fox Business]

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