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Letting Go

Is your business stretched to capacity? Find out what's not making money--and drop it.

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This story appears in the February 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Craig Miller had a profitable, growing business providing temporary accounting services to companies in Atlanta. But in January 1997, the founder and CEO of MA&A Group Inc. sold the accounting operation to concentrate on information technology consulting, something he originally got into as a sideline.

Why shed a successful operation? Inadequate financial resources is one reason. "We were always having discussions to determine where the profits would go," recalls Miller, 40. "There wasn't enough to do both sides of the business."

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