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Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 6/17/2011

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In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about the status of lending, the potential for security breaches, useful takeaways from a recent entrepreneurship conference, and a list of small business apps you should check out. Let’s go!

  • Small Business Lending Plummets: CNN Money informs us that a report by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy “shows that small business lending has declined steadily during the last three quarters. The SBA report also found that lending has fallen on a yearly basis since hitting its peak in 2008.”
  • Criminals Targeting SMBs with Unsecured, Vulnerable Wi-Fi Networks: Speaking of security breaches, here is an article on “wardriving,” through which hackers use “long-range antennas to search for unsecured or poorly-protected wireless networks that they could exploit.” From there, they could swipe credit card info, transfer funds, and more.

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