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May 7, 2010

Small Business or Uncle Sam?

It’s not quite David vs. Goliath but, nevertheless, we find ourselves revisiting this age old clash once again.

As the economy scratches and claws its way back, more than 70% of Americans think that small businesses are more likely to turn around the economy than the federal government.

But how many are willing to be a part of this effort?  Not many…

Two-thirds (66%) of Americans believe it is easier to climb Mt. Everest than to start a small business in this country today – given the current financial environment.

This information comes courtesy of a survey conducted by Wakefield Research for Alibaba.com, the global leader in business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce that makes it easy for millions of buyers and suppliers around the world to do business online.