Study: U.S. Startup Activity Down Slightly in '06

While the percentage of nascent small businesses is down 2% in the U.S., the number of established entrepreneurs is slightly up

On Jan. 9, Babson College and the London Business School released their eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) study , which surveyed over 100,000 people in 42 countries and pointed to a very slight decline in U.S. enthusiasm for starting businesses, coinciding with an increase among emerging economies in Asia and South America.

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