Tuesday Links: Robbery Up, Lending Down

Robbers and burglars are moving beyond traditional cash-heavy targets to hit professional offices, suggests Sarah Needleman in the WSJ.

Small business lending from bailed out banks is down 4% or $10 billion in six months, reports Catherine Clifford at CNNMoney.

The White House hosts a roundtable on small business financing with Treasury Dept. and Small Business Administration set for tomorrow. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and SBA Administrator Karen Mills are scheduled to be there. Deborah Soloman of the WSJ has more.

More and more businesses are built on lead generation, Steve King writes at Small Business Labs, from Google to social games.

Four key elements to boosting local search rank, via Lisa Barone at Small Business Trends.

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