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Four young entrepreneurs get down and dirty about the pains and pleasures of running their own businesses.

This story appears in the February 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

In September, we got together with four successful young entrepreneurs to discuss the challenges and rewards of growing a business. Our entrepreneurs are members of the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO), a network dedicated to providing education and support to young business owners worldwide. Our thanks to YEO strategic alliance/press manager Tracey Spotts for coordinating this event, and to the people who took time from their busy enterprises to shed some light on the trials and triumphs of entrepreneurship.

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