A Sarcastic Brewer, Freelancer's Dilemma, Small Business Outlook: Jan. 2

Illustration by André da Loba

Jeff Britton, owner of brew pub Exit 6 in Cottleville, Mo., published a sarcastic apology to Starbucks after a lawyer representing the coffee company claimed that the microbrewer had infringed on a Starbucks trademark. [GrubStreet]

High deductibles made Obamacare plans a non-starter for one Texas freelancer, reports Carrie Feibel. [Kaiser Health News]

Small business owners are anticipating a breakout year in 2014, reports Angus Loten, citing new research from Vistage International. [Wall Street Journal]

Small business owners have mixed expectations for the year ahead, writes Frank Newport. [Gallup]

Stantt co-founder Matt Hornbuckle talks about how his company is improving the fit of men’s dress shirts (video). [Fox Business]

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