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Shifting Gears

A Web site that helps workers under 35 become entrepreneurs

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

Remember that limbo-land between college and the time you decided to become an entrepreneur? The frustrating job searches? The meaningless office tasks? The long days alone in your cubicle, pondering the question "What the hell am I doing here?"

Peter M. Hess, the 31-year-old founder of Young Adult Professional Associates Inc. (YAPA), remembered those days with such vivid alarm that he was moved to create an organization to help under-35 workers gain a foothold in the world. Young professionals can check out www.yapa.com to look for a new job, network with employers and other young professionals and buy career-aiding products such as the YAPA Career Success Kit.

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