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When Joanne Mitchell left her corporate job six years ago, she was excited about testing the entrepreneurial waters. But before she hung out a shingle announcing her services as a medical-claims billing specialist, mitchell carefully planned her start-up.
"I calculated how much money I'd need to start Mitchell Medical Billing by estimating costs for software, business manuals, computer, printer and brochures to market my services. Then I figured out how I'd raise the money I needed. This planning gave me added confidence about getting my business off on the right foot," says the San Diego entrepreneur, who has also founded Pacific Medical, a training academy which helps individuals start their own medical-billing businesses.
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