Small Businesses, Big Problems Every business starts small. But more than ever, it's harder to turn small businesses into bigger companies that employ more people. In a country that desperately needs more jobs, this is a big problem.
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Small Businesses, Big Problems

More than ever, it's harder to turn small businesses into bigger companies that employ more people.

Hamilton Farm Bureau Chief Operating Officer Wade Blowers says he hopes to recruit salespeople who will make investing in more storage and processing capacity at his co-op worthwhile. Rick Pluta/Michigan Public Radio hide caption

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Ag Business Strained Finding Good Crop Of Employees

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Precision Iron Works President Steve Leighton (right) says government regulations are keeping his company from growing. Wendy Kaufman/NPR hide caption

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Given the obstacles faced by his ice company, John Natuzzi Jr. says he doubts whether the family business will pass on to a fifth generation. Beth Fertig/WYNC hide caption

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Big Business Freezes Out New York Ice Company

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Daphne Wilson (center) and her engineering team review plans for a project at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wis. Erin Toner/WUWM hide caption

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Credit Troubles Teach Entrepreneur Better Business

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Daphne Wilson (center) and her engineering team review plans for control systems at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wis. Erin Toner/Milwaukee Public Radio hide caption

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Growing Pains Hurt Native American Food Company

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