Wednesday Links: Not Optimistic

Small business optimism is down, the NFIB’s latest survey indicates, but the job openings subindex ticked up. More from Real Time Economics and The Economist.

The Guardian’s Bobbie Johnson tries to size up the economy of startups built on Facebook.

Business owner and NYT blogger Jay Goltz advises managers to fire unhappy employees.

How to handle employee behavior on social media sites, by the WSJ’s Sarah Needleman.

New European funds aim to boost women entrepreneurs, Jennifer Schenker reports over on BW’s Europe Insight blog.