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Hang Gliding

Jumping off a cliff at 3,000 feet? Why <i>wouldn't</i> you start this business?

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

What kind of a man grabs a set of artificial wings and charges full-blast off a cliff? Turns out, a smart businessman.

Bodhi Kroll's business sense happened to be 2,000 feet off the ground, not in some office, so he started the San Francisco Hang Gliding Center-ahem-from the ground up and has seen profits soar since opening in 1997. Together with his wife, Hayley, Bodhi has watched sales climb from $18,000 his first year to $210,000 last year.

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