Three years after Lehman collapsed, small businesses have bounced back little. Inc.com's look at the data shows just how elusive recovery has been.
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Three years ago today, Lehman Brothers collapsed, turning what had been a mild recession into the worst economic disaster in 70 years. The Great Recession hit bottom five months later, and in some ways things have improved for small business owners since then. And yet, comparing recent data with that from the depths of the recession shows that the economy's small business engine is still sputtering.