The Top 10 Small Business Stories for 2009

The ongoing effects of the recession meant another mostly blah year for small businesses, with entrepreneurs reporting slumping sales and restricted access to capital among their biggest roadblocks. While we covered these topics in depth (and continue to do so on the Small Business channel and within this blog), plenty more news, trends, and ideas captured the attention of our readers, from Twitter’s promise as a marketing tool to credit-card processors’ increased reserve demands to social entrepreneurs’ potential to help lead the recovery. The 10 most read small business stories written in 2009 follow.

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