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The other strong-hold of small businesses is construction related contracting and tradesmen. They also have taken a huge hit. It is traditional that during recessions dominant capital, the big boys, consolidate their position by buying or putting out of business smaller competition. During booms they expand their breadth of operation. During recessions or depressions they consolidate their depth.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 11:56:21 PM EST
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