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Stepping Out

Entrepreneurs grab a piece of the $100 billion outsourcing pie.

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Entrepreneurs grab a piece of the $100 billion outsourcing pie.

Jesse Ramos Jr. could have been just another victim of downsizing. When the large oil and gas company where he had worked as a controller for 25 years was sold, he was one of the first to get the ax. But Ramos, 54, didn't let it get him down, and he didn't look for another job. Instead, he started his own business--and turned his former employer into his first client.

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