Monday Links: Bringing Home the Bacon

Entrepreneur Steve Blank parses the decision process between starting a scalable startup and a small business. (H/t VC Dispatch)

Local businesses should pay attention Foursquare’s marketing potential, John Jantsch writes at Duct Tape Marketing.

Springwise picks 10 business ideas the trendspotting site expects to take off in 2010.

Time’s Barbara Kiviat asks whether microlending can work in the US.

Despite booming interest in pork, U.S. hog farmers still lose $25 on each pig they sell, Patrik Jonsson reports in the Christian Science Monitor.

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