As an entrepreneur, you probably know already that your chances of survival are hardly guaranteed. So many small businesses open and quickly bite the dust that I sometimes wonder: If a business falls and there is no one around to hear it, will it make a sound? The answer is simple: Who knows? Businesses close so frequently that few people notice, but you can be sure that the owner does. "e;On The Line"e; gives you information that helps you prepare for some of the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. I've undertaken this work with the intention of helping you plan ahead, so you can avoid the hassles that often plague small businesses. .