Loans by Phone, Discounting Death Spiral, Small Business Saturday Hypocrite: Dec. 10

Illustration by André da Loba

The mobile revolution is beginning to shake up small business lending, reports Mohana Ravindranath. [Washington Post]

Here’s how to keep your business’s holiday party safe, writes Ted Devine. [Huffington Post]

Steve McKee urges small companies to avoid the discounting death spiral. []

Vincent Moss reports that U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was called out for tweeting a picture of himself at an independent butcher’s shopp during Britain’s celebration of Small Business Saturday—and then going shopping at a large bookstore chain. [Daily Mirror]

The holiday season is the sweetest time of year for chocolate makers (video). [Fox Business]