Community Banks Aren't Lending, Cloud Tech for Cattle Ranchers, Mompreneurs: May 13

Illustration by André da Loba

Tighter lending standards at community banks helps explain why small businesses are adding jobs at a slower pace than their large counterparts, reports Steve Matthews. [Bloomberg News]

Cloud technology could save the lives of millions of cows each year by monitoring for diseases, but ranchers have resisted the technology, according to Adrianne Jeffries. [The Verge]

In honor of Mother’s Day, J.D. Harrison asked mompreneurs how they balance running a business and raising a family. [Washington Post]

Office suite company Regus, which rents space to businesses small and large, is rapidly expanding, writes Daniel Geiger. [Crain’s New York Business]

Brian Lee, co-founder of LegalZoom and ShoeDazzle, says there’s very little difference between selling legal documents and selling women’s shoes (video). [PandoDaily]

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