Confident, yet cautious, in 2001

Murphy, H. Lee
December 2000
Crain's Chicago Business;12/11/2000, Vol. 23 Issue 51, pSB1
Discusses trends, developments and prospects for small businesses in Chicago, Illinois in 2001. Impact of higher interest rates and difficulties in securing financial backing; Projections of sales volume increases and slower growth rates; Effects on small businesses of the acute shortage of labor.


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