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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

When it seems as if your only option is to close up shop and get a "real job", here's how to persevere.

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

Investors haven't taken to your idea as quickly as you had hoped. You've drained your savings and are now maxing out your credit cards. Both your family and friends are advising you to "get real" or "be responsible" and find a job that pays the bills.

Wow! What seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago-that is, giving up your dream-appears to be the only rational option. Well, you're in good company. Understand that most successful entrepreneurs have endured dark days before achieving their goals. You, too, can achieve great things out of your struggles, no matter how bleak it all may seem.

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