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Lessons Learned

Believe it or not, you can start an e-biz without going down in flames. Our special report will help you start wisely.

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

When David Tanguay, 28, walks into his Quebec City office in the morning, he isn't worrying about layoffs or plunging stock prices. The CEO, president and co-founder of Wanted Technologies thinks more about working with his 45 employees, meeting his five VPs and keeping his investors up-to-date. Founded in 1997 and launched in 1998, the data management company has weathered the technology fallout by avoiding the dotcom stigma and sticking to sound business fundamentals.

If the heaps of high-profile dotcom failures and horror stories haven't deterred you from wanting to start your own Internet company, then congratulations-you already have the gumption to get started. Since we know you don't want to jump straight from start-up to cyberscrap, however, we're going to help you sort out how to get your Web business launched on the right foot. For advice along the way, we tracked down one Internet survivor, one start-up and two experts who've seen it all.

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