Charlotte Observer reporter Celeste Smith featured Professor Stan Mandel in her Shop Talk column:
I posed that question to Dr. Stan Mandel. He’s an executive professor, and director of the Angell Center for Entrepreneurship based at Wake Forest University School of Business.
After reviewing the surveys, Mandel found they all have one thing in common: They show that, for the most part, the small-business sector is strong.
“(Small businesses) realize that they’ve got to show a profit at the end of the day. And they’re demonstrating that they are really up to the task,” Mandel says.