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Nailing It

By bringing manicures and pedicures to clients, this entrepreneur turned a friend's wish into a well-groomed business.

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This story appears in the February 2007 issue of Start Up.

What: Mobile manicures

Who: Cinnamon Bowser of Nail Taxi

Where: Alexandria, Virginia

When: Started in 2003

Startup Costs: $5,000

Cinnamon Bowser's business, Nail Taxi, which specializes in mobile manicures and pedicures, has as much pizzazz as her name. It's no wonder customers who are used to seeing Nail Taxi technicians arrive at their doors in neon pink T-shirts with matching tote bags expect exactly what the business delivers: color.

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