Cremating Fake Cats, Fake Small Businesses, Cuba's Entrepreneurs: Oct. 22

Cremating Fake Cats, Fake Small Businesses, Cuba's Entrepreneurs: Oct. 22
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories for small business and entrepreneurs (Illustration by Andre?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Freakonomics sent “fake cats” to three pet crematories. The ashes they got back in return were from other people’s pets (audio). [Freakonomics]

Bennett J. Loudon reports on billion-dollar corporations in Rochester, N.Y., that were designated as small businesses by federal agencies that awarded contracts to them. [Democrat & Chronicle]

Andreessen Horowitz is making fewer seed-level investments because it doesn’t want entrepreneurs to think the firm is investing in their competitors, Marc Andreessen tells Connie Loizos. [StrictlyVC]

The average small business owner takes an annual salary of $68,000, writes Chad Brooks, citing data from American Express OPEN. [Fox Business]

Cuba’s entrepreneurs worry that a ban on selling imported goods will hurt their businesses. [CBS News]

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