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Is This Opportunity Legit?

Don't believe everything you read. Before you invest in an opportunity, do your research.

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

Q: I would like to work from home, and right now I'm back in college learning Web design. But right now my inquiry is in regards to a company* that I saw a sign for on a telephone pole--I checked out their Web site, and it mentions a positive reference from Entrepreneur magazine. Before I go headfirst into this or any other business, I want to know if such an article was ever written. Are there companies like this that I can start from home?

A: Thank you for your questions. This company* does not sound familiar to me, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's either good or bad. In any event, even if this company is a legitimate franchise or business opportunity, Entrepreneur would not endorse it, per se--we would merely provide as much information as possible to our readers, based on disclosure documents and/or other relevant data provided to us by the company, such as growth rate, size of the system, number of years in business, number of operators and so forth.

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