Bringing you the latest on small business news and more—this week we’re covering the rise of native advertising, apps for farmers, and a decline in lending to small businesses.
Seeking to dodge ad blockers, many companies are shifting more toward native ads and other online marketing strategies.
Google has announced it will begin punishing sites with pushy ads that try to force users to install apps.
Tech startups and established companies are competing to put more data tools in the hands of farmers.
Spending and lending
Construction spending reached a seven-year high this past July, to an annual rate of over $1 trillion.
Small business lending declined in July, though this figure was affected by a temporary shutdown of the SBA’s 7a loan program.
On Tuesday, a U.S. judge upgraded the lawsuit between Uber and its drivers to class-action status.
Meanwhile, this New York-based startup decided to switch its independent contractors into employees.
Goldman Sachs led a $50 million investment in an app that wants to simplify auto sales.
Advice from the headlines
- Melinda Emerson, the “Small Biz Lady,” has some old school ways to boost your productivity.
- Fit Small Business points out five mistakes you don’t want to make on your business’s website.