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more companies going global, and outsourcing for cheaper products
and worker pools, a growing number of once-loyal 9-to-5 employees are planning
to blaze a new trail for themselves by opening their own businesses.
ahead are many — including 18-hour days, sleepless nights, and
thoughts of ...who's going to pay for all this?
But the rewards often outweigh the sweat equity put
into owning your own business. As
many current small business owners can tell you, what lies ahead
is independence, a new-found pride and, hopefully, greater financial
rewards as you make the dream of owning your own business a reality.
Just up ahead,
learn the in's and out's of getting your business off the ground
with our guide to the best resources around the Web on the topic
offering advice on new business start-ups, finding small
business help, working from home, saving on office supplies, the golden rules of great customer
service along with more tips for success in related small
business feature stories with 'been there done that' advice
and inspiration ...