It’s not quite David vs. Goliath but, nevertheless, we find ourselves revisiting this age old clash once again.

As the economy scratches and claws its way back, more than 70% of Americans think that small businesses are more likely to turn around the economy than the federal government.

But how many are willing to be a part of this effort?  Not many…

Two-thirds (66%) of Americans believe it is easier to climb Mt. Everest than to start a small business in this country today – given the current financial environment.

This information comes courtesy of a survey conducted by Wakefield Research for, the global leader in business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce that makes it easy for millions of buyers and suppliers around the world to do business online.