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Small business seen emerging from “foxhole”

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An improved economic outlook has many small business owners looking to grow now to gain a leg up on their competition.

Nearly half (47 percent) of the owners polled in a recent survey by office equipment maker Brother International Corp said they were willing to spend rather than stockpile cash reserves – an increase of 11 percent over 2010, when they were still facing recessionary pressures.

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NVCA’s Heesen says report on death of VCs erroneous

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A report claiming the number of U.S. venture capital firms has contracted by more than half in the past three years is incorrect, the president of the National Venture Capital Association said.

The report, which recently ran in the San Jose Mercury News, said the number of VC firms has dwindled to roughly 400 today from about 1,000 in 2007. It cited the National Venture Capital Association as its source.

Feb 26, 2011
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