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Shifting Gears

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Some of us are still in shock after the devastating events of September 11. Others, like my friend Jane Applegate, have been moved to action. After a series of breakfasts she was hosting was cancelled due to the attacks, Jane, a journalist and entrepreneur, had one of those middle-of-the-night epiphanies, and Back on Track America was born.

Magazine deadlines being what they are, I'm writing this column before November 13, the scheduled date for Back On Track America's (BOTA) take-off from Washington, DC's Union Station on an Amtrak train bound for New York City. If things have played out as planned, the first of a series of BOTA workshops and town hall meetings was held there on November 15. For the next six months (through May), BOTA will be hosting similar events throughout the nation for you to work with experts to refine the skills you need for starting and growing your business. Check out the sidebar above for the current schedule. And check back on our Web site, over the next few months; Entrepreneur is a BOTA sponsor, and we will be keeping you informed throughout the journey.

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