Holiday Discounts, Recreational Pot, Pickup Truck Sales: Dec. 26

Holiday Discounts, Recreational Pot, Pickup Truck Sales: Dec. 26
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories for small business and entrepreneurs (Illustration by Andre?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Retailers cut prices before Christmas to battle weak store traffic and sales growth. [Bloomberg]

Michigan made good use of a federal program to boost small business lending, putting $67 million to work under the State Small Business Credit Initiative, more than any other state. [Detroit Free Press]

Sara Horowitz chats with Cheyenna Weber, who is mapping New York’s co-ops and social enterprises in a project called SolidarityNYC. [Freelancers Union]

Colorado is legalizing recreational pot next week. Here’s what the new industry might look like. [Upstart Business Journal]

Pickup truck sales are a good measure of confidence for Main Street businesses, and healthy demand shows a bright outlook for the economy. [Business Insider]

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