Passport Express Services Inc. offers an automated way for travelers to obtain or renew passports in as little as 24 hours
Four years ago, Eric Bulock intended to go to a business conference in Europe and needed a passport in a hurry. After frantic efforts to get one, Bulock's boss canceled the trip. "I was bummed I didn't go to Europe," recalls Bulock, now 34, "but I looked at the positive side. The process was so difficult, I thought there might be a business opportunity there."
Bulock was convinced he could use the Web to help travelers, although the Internet was still in its formative stages in 1996. Investing less than $1,000, he launched Passport Express Services Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island, aka PassportExpress.com, an automated way for travelers to obtain or renew passports in as little as 24 hours-a far cry from the usual six to eight weeks.
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