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

"If people actually took a look at what goes on during my day, it would probably give most of them a heart attack," says Scott Painter, 31, co-founder and CEO of, a Culver City, California, company that enables consumers to research, price, select, finance and order new vehicles on the Web.

And it's easy to see why. This guy heads a company on track to reach $400 million in sales in its first year (that's $1.5 million a day) and had more than 400 employees at press time. (Painter projects that number to exceed 750 by the time you read this.) All this generated by a site that's only been formally "live" since May 1999!

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