America's Best Young Entrepreneurs 2007

Most finalists are banking on the Web, but some have broken into more traditional sectors such as publishing, manufacturing, and investment banking

The credit crunch (BusinessWeek.com, 10/11/2007) notwithstanding, it's a heady time for young entrepreneurs starting new businesses in the U.S. The Web, a constant in most young Americans' lives, makes it cheaper than ever to get going, there's plenty of encouragement in the form of twentysomething role models such as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, and a wide array of entrepreneurship programs (BusinessWeek.com, 10/30/06) are available across the country. Plus, running your own business is considered cooler than ever.

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