The Return of the Black Entrepreneur

A century ago, African Americans were the country's most ardent small-business owners. A new study suggests history is repeating itself

For all the ballyhoo about the role of entrepreneurs in helping the economy grow, there are precious few reliable statistics that tell us who becomes an entrepreneur, how they do it, and why they succeed or fail. In 1996, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation set out the change that, embarking on a major study on entrepreneurship.

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