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The day after his chemical company was burglarized, Don Anderson had an alarm system, new locks and extra lighting installed. He has not had a problem in the seven years since.

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Anderson, 41, the owner of Carlyle Products Inc. in Greenville, South Carolina, says he thought about getting better security before the break-in happened but just didn't make the time. "You really feel violated when you walk in and see something you've been working for gone," says Anderson, who projects 2008 sales at less than $1 million.

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