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Should You Start Your Own Business?

Cameron Huddleston

Although the recession is over, the unemployment rate is at 9.8%. If you're among the jobless, you might be thinking about starting your own business. You're not alone. The number of new small businesses has jumped 4.5% since the economic downturn began in 2007.

Before you set out on your own, though, take our quiz to test your start-up know-how. Then read How to Be Your Own Boss for tips on getting started and How to Get a Loan to Start a Business for information about financing you new venture.


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