Declara's Ramona Pierson, Small Business Debt Ceilings, Preparing for Obamacare: Sept. 27

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Ashlee Vance profiles Declara co-founder Ramona Pierson, perhaps the most inspiring women in business. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

As the federal government approaches the debt ceiling once again, small business owners tell J.D. Harrison about their own experiences at keeping the lights on, despite having limited access to credit. [Washington Post]

PayPal acquired payments company Braintree for $800 million. [TechCrunch]

The members of a maker community called I3 Detroit say there’s something special about working in the Motor City, Jesse Hicks reports. [Verge]

Gabrielle Karol has five things small businesses need to know before Obamacare exchanges open on Oct. 1. [Fox Business]

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