It has been over a decade since the last recession, which crippled many small businesses. The day doesn’t pass where an economist doesn’t warn of a downturn. Have the entrepreneurs learned from the events of the Great Recession? According to a new poll by BlueVine in partnership with Researchscape , the answer is, sadly, no.  Of the 1,000 U.S. small business owners surveyed, 44 percent have not taken any steps to prepare for a possible recession.

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