The Last 8 Years Were Pretty Good for Many Entrepreneurs
Phil La Duke
News and Articles About Economic Downturn
Here's a Strategy for This Year: Be Afraid
If you have no fear, you haven't been in business long enough to know better.
6 Life-Saving Tips How to Stay Afloat in an Economic Storm
Turbulent times call for a judicious application of cost cutting and clear-eyed risk taking, of strong leadership and shared sacrifice. All hands on deck.
Never Let a Downturn Crush You
Entrepreneurship is not all good times. In fact, surviving business setbacks is the defining charachetistic of being an entrepreneur.
5 Smart Moves in Good Times and Not-So-Good Times
The Great Recession panicked many business leaders into rash moves that weakened their companies. Make adjustments but don't abandon what built your brand.
The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession
Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.
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Is Romney Right About Startup Rates Dropping? (Opinion)
Republican presidential candidate and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney set fact-checkers scrambling during this week's debate when he stated that new business startups were at 30-year lows.
Small-Business Owners Still Waiting for a Rebound (Opinion)
Business owners have been hit harder than others in the Great Recession, largely due to their greater share of home-equity debt. Here's what's needed for a small-business recovery.
The Home-Equity Credit Crunch (Opinion)
How home price declines have contributed to tight credit for small businesses.
Will the Economy Make You a Franchise Owner?
The current economic climate has led some folks to explore investing in franchise businesses, and significant numbers of them are willing to dip into personal or retirement savings to make the move.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
Entrepreneurs: Are You a Mover -- Or a Head-Shaker?
The downturn has created two classes of business owners, according to a recent survey. Here's what the movers do that the head-shakers don't.
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A 10-Step Double-Dip Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs
What can you do to get ready for another downturn? Here are 10 ideas for how to position your business for success despite tough times.
Entrepreneurs Ask: Will the Downturn Ever End?
This week's stock-market crash(es) and downgrading of America's credit rating leave business owners asking: Is this the new normal?
A Historical Perspective
Some of the most innovative ideas have emerged during times of economic duress.
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