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Crazy? Maybe

Addicted to entrepreneurship

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

I'm alone in my tiny studio apartment, iMac glowing, fingers on autopilot on the keyboard, dark circles under my eyes, spreadsheets and diagrams strewn across my makeshift desk, open Advil bottle at my side. I'm doing it again. Wasn't once enough? Everyone I know thinks I'm either absolutely crazy or incredibly brave. I think I'm a little bit of both. I'm Aliza Sherman, and I'm an entrepreneurship-a-holic, about to start Business No. 2.

Well, I'm not entirely alone. Thousands of businesses are starting up in apartments, garages and basements as you read this. Can't you smell the angst; can't you feel the pain?

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