Several business commentators have noted a trend during the last few years: many people who've lost jobs are thinking about starting a business. Is this a good idea?
Even in the best of times, entrepreneurship is risky. Many small businesses fail, and the current economic climate means these difficulties are compounded. It's difficult to get a loan as banks have grown risk-averse, and sales prospects are weak. Despite this, some start-ups thrive even when the economy is in poor condition.
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For interesting exploration of this topic, check out this episode of Talk of the Nation on NPR.