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Beaten every complex challenge in the book? Try the simple life.

This story appears in the July 1999 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

You hear it all the time: Stressed-out stockbroker and harried housewife tire of the high-pressure job, suburban doldrums and hustle and bustle of city life. So they sell the beachfront condo or two-story Tudor, chuck it all and move to Montana in pursuit of the simple life. Sounds great. But what about when you own a business?

For workers in today's ultra-favorable job market, forsaking the fast-paced city for greener pastures isn't unfathomable. For entrepreneurs, however, eking out a simpler way of living isn't so, well, simple. With employees and customers to think about, you have more than a career at stake. And you have a business you've worked long and hard to build.

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