Ready to Invest, Forced Out in Hong Kong, Forgot to Patent: April 3

Illustration by André da Loba

SurePayroll’s March survey of 40,000 small business owners shows half plan to invest in their companies in the second quarter of 2013, according to the company’s president, Michael Alter. [Inc.]

Small businesses are getting forced out of Hong Kong’s trendy neighborhoods, as luxury stores and fancy bars and restaurants squeeze out noodle shops and flower vendors, writes Kelvin Wong. [Bloomberg News]

Clinton Galloway talks about grappling with government bureaucracy when his company was trying to bring cable television to poor communities in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. [NPR]

Eric Spitznagel interviews the Denver-based entrepreneur behind the world’s first marijuana tourism company. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Nine venture capital-backed companies went public in the first three months of 2013, compared with 20 in the same period in 2012, Russ Garland reports. [Wall Street Journal]

Alan Emtage tells the story of how he built the first Internet search engine—called “Archie”—but forgot to patent it (video). [Huffington Post]