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Free Agents: A Breed Apart

Whether you're itching to ditch corporate America or you've already hitched your wagon to a solo star, you're different. And you're fitting in just fine.

This story appears in the February 2001 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

used to have it all, or so she thought. She had a plum job on Capitol Hill as a congressman's staff director, the respect of peers and the allure of the power of politics. Then she looked more deeply at what she was doing, and she realized there was more to be gained in the New Economy.

In January 2000, Vance ditched all the trappings of the traditional day job-the camaraderie, the benefits, the steady paycheck-to go it alone with AdVanced Consulting, a Washington, DC, political advocacy consulting firm. She has a handful of clients, a few long-term commitments, the freedom to work when and how she wishes-and she has a ton of fun in the process.

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