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The 9 best businesses to start from your dorm.

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This story appears in the March 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

The days when college students split their time between studying and flipping burgers at the local fast-food joint are over. Instead of serving up fries for minimum wage, college students are making some serious cash running businesses right out of their own dorm rooms. And who can blame them? There's no overhead, Mom and Dad often foot the bills and there's direct access to thousands of customers. College used to be considered the training ground for tomorrow's managers and corporate execs, but now it's becoming the place to get hands-on experience in business ownership. Here's a look at the top nine businesses you can start from your dorm room.


Frances Huffman is a freelance writer and publisher/editor of U: The National College Magazine, based in Los Angeles.

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