Seattle’s Minimum Wage, Borrowing Too Much, Productivity Hacks: Jan. 22

Illustration by André da Loba

Some business owners are asking Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to exempt small shops from a proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, writes Essex Porter. [KIRO TV]

Paul Davidson reports on signs that the borrowing environment is improving for small business owners. [USA Today]

Wall Street banks are increasingly catering to closely held technology startups, writes Serena Saitto. [Bloomberg News]

Ami Kassar explains why entrepreneurs sabotage themselves by borrowing too much money. [Wall Street Journal]

LinkedIn executive editor Daniel Roth shares ideas, collected from successful business leaders, on how to be more productive (video). [Bloomberg TV]

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