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Treasures From Afar

For this entrepreneur, running operations from a distant land isn't so foreign after all.

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This story appears in the June 2000 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

In 1990, Nancy Dunitz decided to add some color and creativity to her life. Abandoning her successful corporate job in the entertainment industry, she followed her passion and started her own business designing jewelry and home accessories.

Combining a deep love for traveling to third world countries with a desire to work for herself, Dunitz, 41, began collaborating with several people in Guatemala to manufacture, distribute and import her seed-bead fashion jewelry and home accessories. As sales for her jewelry line exploded in 1996, she began focusing solely on designing and manufacturing jewelry. The Hollywood, California-based Dunitz & Co. raked in $150,000 in sales that year. Since then, the refocus has driven sales up to $500,000 in 1999.

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