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Candy Bouquet

Find your own sweet spot with a homebased candy business.

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

Working for a 7-Eleven franchisee for 15 years helped Debra Zaza realize she wanted her own business. She just didn't want a convenience store. Deterred by the start-up costs and the time commitment involved in operating a 24-hour-a-day business, Zaza started looking for a business that would allow her to be creative and spend time with her teenage daughter without investing tons of money.

Zaza found what she was looking for in Candy Bouquet, the franchise she brought to her Woodbury, New York, neighborhood last year. "I researched it for about a year," she says. "I liked being creative, and they let you be as creative as you want to be. And I liked the idea that I could start out from home."

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