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3rd Annual Million-Dollar Ideas

This story appears in the January 2002 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

It doesn't happen every day, and it doesn't make much noise when it does. The moment when you get the itch to start a business often happens quietly and without warning--you could be sitting in cafe enjoying a latte or zipping along on the freeway when inspiration strikes. And typically, it's accompanied by nothing more than a smile creeping across your face--because you know you're on to something, and you know you want to keep it to yourself for a while. That's what we hope happens when you read this year's "Million-Dollar Ideas," our 3rd annual look at some of the hottest business ideas around. Pull up a chair, or simply pull over on the side of the road, because you're going to want to take this one in good.

Staffing Firms

Companies always need staff. And the people providing that staff, staffing firms, have been doing well--to the tune of about $63.6 billion in sales. But the downturn of the economy has brought some new challenges to the market.

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