The State Of The American Small Business Is small business really the engine of the U.S. economy? Why do many consumers choose big-box stores instead of local businesses? What are the headwinds facing entrepreneurs? NPR explores these and other issues facing small businesses in the U.S.
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The State Of The American Small Business

NPR explores issues facing small businesses in the U.S.
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