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How Globetrotters Keep Business Going

Will the business survive while you're away? It will--if you're prepared.

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This story appears in the August 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Jangomail founder Ajay Goel isn't just the CEO of his software development company, he's also the head of technical support. So the odds of him needing to handle an urgent phone call on a day off are pretty high. But that hasn't stopped him from seeing the world. "I actually take vacations pretty frequently," says Goel, who founded the Dayton, Ohio, company that JangoMail is part of in 1998 after finishing college.

JangoMail is a web-based service that lets companies blast e-newsletters or targeted mass marketing communications to hundreds of customers at a time. Its 1,200 clients include marquis names like General Motors, Kellogg's and MasterCard. The service, which helped Goel's company build revenue of about $5 million last year, works 24/7.

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