We've posted in the past on large corporations recovering more quickly from the Great Recession than smaller businesses. Two recent mainstream media articles discuss this:
The Perils of Being Small from the Economist reports on small businesses shed jobs at a higher rate than large corporations during the recession and have been slower to recover.
Recovery Rewards Investors as Jobless Deny Historical Reboundfrom Business Week reports on what Alan Greenspan calls the "bivariate economy" with large corporations quickly recovering despite unemployment staying high and small businesses continuing to struggle.
We agree that the economy has bifurcated with large corporations benefiting the most from the early recovery. But we seeing signs of a recovery in the small business economy, driven in part by increased business with larger corporations. We call this the trickle down recoveryand believe it will lead to a much stronger 2nd half for small businesses.