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5 Steps to a Great Grand Opening

Give your start-up that extra <i>oomph!</i> by throwing a shindig.

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

( - Starting your own business is great, but, boy, it can be a lot of work, too. There's the funding to get and the business plan to write, licenses to apply for and employees to hire. Whew! Sounds like you're ready for a party.

Good news: This is the perfect time to throw a little shindig. It's called a grand opening, and it's not only fun but great publicity for your biz. And guess what? You don't have to have a store to hold one. Here are five steps to take to plan a really grand event:

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