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Where is the SMB revolution?

This story appears in the May 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

A few years ago, everyone from the president to pundits praised entrepreneurs as the key to economic recovery--the hardy souls who would step up to the plate, put up the numbers and revive the economy.

"The entrepreneurial spirit is strong, and that's what's going to lead this recovery," President Bush said in October 2003. "The small-business owners of America are risk-takers, bold thinkers, and love their country and are willing to expand the job base."

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