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This story appears in the September 1996 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

After working for a bank as a repossessor, Russell Kreiss was ready for a new experience. "I wanted to be my own boss and run a in a relaxed and friendly environment," says Kreiss, who had another big requirement: a low-investment business he could start in less than .

When Kreiss visited downtown , , five years ago, he discovered the perfect opportunity. Three blocks from the state capitol, Kreiss opened Taking Care of Business, a 1,000-square-foot postal, shipping and business service center. Here, downtown workers can drop off their clothes for dry cleaning or laundry; buy legal forms, office supplies or small gifts; copy, fax or shred documents; or buy a coffee and a sweet roll.

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