Since the recession ended, small businesses have started to rebound. But they still face headwinds.
September 24, 2013 The neighborhood hardware store, the cozy diner, the independent bookstore — they have seen customers leave in droves for Lowe's, Starbucks and Amazon.com. After shrinking dramatically during the Great Recession, small businesses are starting to grow again. But they still face plenty of headwinds.
September 24, 2013 Small businesses are celebrated and exalted as the hard-working, most deserving members of the political economy. They get tax breaks, and they're touted as the engines of job creation. But it turns out that when trying to figure out what a small business is, there is no one definition.
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