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3rd Annual 10 Under 30

When failure is just fuel to press on and success is never taken for granted, good things are bound to happen. For these million-dollar businesses, make that very good things.

This story appears in the April 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

It's true that good things come to those who wait. But it's also true that good things come to those who get up off their duffs and seek out opportunities. The millionaires-by the way, they're all under age 30-we talked to for this piece are evidence enough that a nice balance between patience and enthusiasm is arguably the best formula for business success today, no matter what kind of business you start. (And yes, it's still possible to start a successful dotcom.)

Lara Shriftman, 28

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