Tuesday Links: Global Edition

In Europe, where small businesses employ more of the labor force and depend more on banks for financing, difficult credit conditions are hampering recovery, the WSJ’s Alessandra Galloni and Sebastian Moffett report.

Laurel Delaney, writing at Small Business Trends, outlines 10 global business trends and predictions for 2010.

You knew it was coming: An online marketplace and business support services for the medical marijuana industry. From Geoff Williams in CNNMoney.

The flipside of the disposable worker is that top employees will be ready to bolt when the recovery finally hits. Here’s what some companies can do to keep them, according to Susan Reed writing in Global Post.

Microlending may be gaining traction among retail investors looking for better returns than interest on deposits, G. Jeffrey MacDonald reports in the Christian Science Monitor.

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