Investing in Female Founders, Independent Bookstores, GoDaddy's Small Business Brand: Sept. 9

Illustration by André da Loba

The percentage of VC-backed firms with female founders is rising, writes Erin Griffith. [PandoDaily]

Novelist Sherman Alexie wants other book authors to help boost sales at independent bookstores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, writes Hector Tobar. [Los Angeles Times]

Web domain registry GoDaddy is rebranding itself to appeal to “courageous” small business owners and entrepreneurs, writes Anita Campbell. [Small Business Trends]

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee is launching an entrepreneur-in-residence program for the city, writes Tomio Geron. [Forbes]

The brothers from boy-band Hanson are getting into the craft beer business. It’s called MMMhops (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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