I found this fascinating quote today:
In reality, anyone can submit the necessary paperwork to “start” an Indiana business. In fact, there seems to be a direct relationship between business layoffs/cut backs and an influx of new start-ups. But, being out of work is not a good enough reason to start a business and starting a business is not the same as sustaining a business. As the stats for small business start-ups show, sustaining your business isn’t a walk in the park, regardless of the industry.creoquality.com, Is Now A Good Time to Start A Business?, Apr 2009
You should read the whole article.