Infographic: Small Businesses 2011 Report Card

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From mom-and-pop shops, to the neighbourhood bakery, small businesses are integral to our daily lives. As uncertainty over U.S. labour policies continue to affect small businesses and employment, we take a moment to look back at how small businesses fared in 2011, and the outlook for 2012. 

It was confirmed earlier in December that 2010 was the worst year on record for new businesses, where more firms shut down than at the height of the recession. 

What do small business owners feel about 2011 and what do they expect in 2012? 

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The Small Business Year in Review 2011, Outlook 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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