Wednesday Links: Health Care Details, Lending Solutions

The NY Times’s Robb Mandelbaum dives into the details of what the Senate health reform bill means for small businesses.

Small business bankruptcies rose 81% in California and 44% nationwide in the 12 months ending Sept. 30, according to Equifax data. Nathan Olivarez-Giles reports in the LA Times.

The president meets (again) with bank chiefs, this time from community banks, to talk about lending to small businesses. Programs announced to date have yielded little, Bloomberg’s Rebecca Christie and Kate Andersen Brower report.

Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz profiles a nonprofit community lender in LA that’s bridging the gap between skittish banks and borrowers.

Some tips to increase blog subscribers, from Lisa Barone at Small Business Trends.

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