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This story appears in the March 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

When you hear about successful entrepreneurs, often the first question that springs to mind is "How did they think of that?" To assuage your curiosity--and, hopefully, inspire some big-bucks ideas of your own--we asked several successful entrepreneurs to share the stories behind their big ideas.

Solving a problem

Entrepreneur: Robert Crespin, 35

Company name: Pigeon Control Professionals

Location: Redondo Beach, California

Year started: 1989

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