Shutdown Cools Holiday Hopes, Misclassified Strippers, Credit Card Debt: Oct. 30

Shutdown Cools Holiday Hopes, Misclassified Strippers, Credit Card Debt: Oct. 30
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories for small business and entrepreneurs (Illustration by Andre?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Some business owners worry that the government shutdown earlier this month will result in weak sales during the holiday season, writes J.D. Harrison. [Washington Post]

NextDoor, which builds private social networks for local neighborhoods, raised $60 million to expand internationally, Lizette Chapman reports. [Wall Street Journal]

Three strippers are filing a class-action lawsuit alleging they were mislabeled as independent contractors at a number of Detroit strip clubs. [ABC News]

Lawmakers should be careful not to make it too difficult for businesses to hire independent contractors, write Steven Cohen and William B. Eimicke. [The Hill]

Umami Restaurant Group Chief Executive Officer Adam Fleischman says he financed the launch of his burger business with credit card debt (video). [Fox Business]

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