Extend the Recovery to Small Business

The National Bureau of Economic Research announced last month that the Great Recession ended in June 2009. According to the experts who date the business cycle, the economy has been improving for the past 15 months. If you're one of the small business owners not experiencing the recovery, you're not alone. Plenty of recent data, from opinion surveys to Bureau of Labor Statistics self-employment numbers to the National Association of Credit Management's Credit Managers' Index of bankruptcy filings, indicate that conditions have gotten worse for small businesses since the economic recovery began.

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