Washington tells us that if only we could make more debt available to small businesses they would be able to export more products outside the US, Cornwall writes. But most surveys of small business owners tell us that the weak economy and sluggish sales are their biggest problems, and not the availability of debt.
The ability to start a new business does not make an entrepreneur successful. In many ways starting the business is one of the easiest parts of the entrepreneurial process. Building and growing it into a sustainable venture is the hard part. But, it is also what determines true entrepreneurial success.
A man collects lotus flowers to sell while floating on a tire tube at a pond in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 23.