Small businesses already slipping off the 'cliff' - Article Photos 1/3

Vince Fudzie, CEO of Triune, grabs his hard hat in his office Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Dallas, Texas. Fudzie, CEO of Triune, a general contracting company based in Dallas, says business with the government has been shrinking since 2006, and the cliff presents yet another challenge. He's already been waiting to find out if he'll get approval to finish a dormitory project for the Department of Labor that's 95 percent complete. (AP Photo/LM Otero)