Starting a Small Business in Tough Times

Starting a Small Business in Tough Times

Got a good idea? Some of the most successful entrepreneurs started by taking a risk during a tough economy. What you need to know...

Unemployment is up. The market is down. And, most forecasts call for more tough times to come. But if you've got the right idea, it could still be a good time to start the small business you've always dreamed of running. We'll consider the prospects, and perils, of striking out on your own.


Darrell Brown

Executive Director, Washington DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University

Emily Coronado

Director of Small Business Development, Latino Economic Development Corporation

Erin Cribbs

teacher, Croom Vocational High School and part of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

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