How Entrepreneurs See 2006's Second Half

Our expert panel continues quietly bullish on growth. On the horizon: recruiting, health insurance, energy costs, and Internet marketing

At the start of the year, BusinessWeek Online assembled a group of entrepreneurs and small-business watchers to discuss the economic issues that they believed would most impact entrepreneurs during the year ahead (see BW Online, 1/10/06, "What Entrepreneurs See in 2006"). Although mostly optimistic, they cited worries over consumer spending slowing down and the increasing cost of energy and health care.

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