Right now, we’re seeing an incredible leap in the number of entrepreneurs and small businesses all over the world. The internet makes it possible for a knitter in Estonia to sell her wares through Etsy, a web developer in India to sell his services though Elance and a board game designer in the U.S. to fund a print run through Kickstarter.
It’s an amazing trend to watch, but if you dig a little deeper, you start realizing that entrepreneurship is cyclical — that we’ve seen these booms before — and that the cycles are getting shorter.


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