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While their friends stick it out in corporate America, thousands of young entrepreneurs are heading home--today's hottest start-up spot.

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

Eric Poses was standing in his parents' Miami home, bottle of champagne in one hand, envelope in the other. It had been more than a year since Poses, then 23, had loaded up his '92 Honda Accord with camping gear and 30 T-shirts emblazoned with "Loaded Questions," the name of a board game he had invented.

With six cases of the game stashed in the trunk, Poses spent four months on the road, visiting toy stores and game shops and begging retailers for shelf space for the game he'd invented from his home office in Miami's trendy South Beach.

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