Saturday, December 17, 2011

Trying times

Experts say the poor economy could nudge new entrepreneurs to start their own businesses.

PORTLAND - Some of the country's most successful corporations were launched during periods of economic malaise.
Examples include General Electric, started by Thomas Edison in 1890 during a global recession, Toll House cookies, launched during the Great Depression, and Microsoft, which began during the economic stagnation of the mid-1970s.
Small-business experts say economic conditions are once again ripe for entrepreneurship.

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