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Years of managing and running businesses inspired one man to help others do the same.

This story appears in the November 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When Eric Kurjan entered the business world, he had no intention of opening a franchise. Following a lengthy career in accounting software publishing, Kurjan moved to Microsoft in 2001 as a general manager in charge of 500 employees. Three years later, he left to start Plumbline Solutions, a software consulting company, but his career path didn't end there.

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