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This story appears in the June 2002 issue of Teen Startups.

( - Every entrepreneur needs someone to turn to for advice, no matter how many rungs up the ladder of success you've climbed. Owning your own business, after all, is a journey, not a destination. And that's a fact that hasn't slipped past 'trep K-K Gregory.

The 19-year-old's journey began nearly a decade ago, when she invented Wristies, a fleece warmer worn between a coat and gloves to keep the snow out, and opened her own business. Since then, Gregory has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and, more recently, the Ananda Lewis Show. Wristies are now sold in stores around the country and on the Web at

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