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The Golden Egg

Regardless of what term you use to describe the current economy, the fact remains that investors are sitting on a whole lot of cash. We know--for 2 1/2 decades, we watched them make it.

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This story appears in the May 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The revolution in business finance in the past 25 years has created a tremendous amount of wealth. As that money feeds back into the economy, experts say, the best is yet to come.

A radiant future might seem illusive to any entrepreneur who tried to fund a new venture in 2001, but some perspective is in order. Up until the 1970s, raising capital was almost impossible for entrepreneurs.

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