Meet The New Boss (Fortune Small Business)
The Great Recession won't last forever, but no matter what comes next, business as usual is clearly over.
Wall Street and Detroit are melting before our eyes. Trade barriers are rising globally, while the federal government moves into corporate boardrooms here at home. Meanwhile, in offices and garages all across America, entrepreneurs are looking past the recession and inventing the great companies of the future, just as William Procter and James Gamble, Thomas Edison and Fred Smith looked past the Panic of 1837, the Long Depression of the late 19th century and the Oil Crisis of 1973, respectively, when they launched Procter & Gamble (PG, Fortune 500), General Electric (GE, Fortune 500) and Federal Express (FDX, Fortune 500).