Wednesday Links: How the SBA Works; Jobs Numbers; Made in Haiti

Why doesn’t the Small Business Administration lend directly to small businesses? Robb Mandelbaum, writing on the NYT You’re the Boss blog, highlights President Obama’s response to a business owner who asked this question during a town hall meeting last week.

The latest ADP report showed private companies in the U.S. cut an estimated 22,000 jobs in January, the smallest decrease in two years, Bloomberg’s Timothy R. Homan reports.

After the earthquake, it became easier for a textile manufacturer to convince U.S. apparel companies that they wanted the “Made in Haiti” label, Chana Joffe-Walt writes on NPR’s Planet Money blog.

James and Karla Murray spent eight years completing Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York. Tune in to their narrated slide show featuring a selection of reporting anecdotes and photos from their book on Newsweek’s small business section.

Writing on Inc.’s staff blog, Max Chafkin details the magazine’s experiment in which its editorial staffers will all work virtually for a month.

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