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Export help from a business incubator and more.

This story appears in the June 1997 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

In 1995, exporting was the last thing on Cassie Koehne's mind. Although she was eager to market her company's Eco-Aromatic Systems' odor eliminator product, she says, "Exporting had never entered our minds."

The Decatur Industry and Center (DITC), the incubator in which Eco-Aromatics had set up shop, changed all that. Within a year, Koehne's Decatur, , company was not only selling to domestic customers but exporting successfully as well.

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