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Words to the Wise

Glean pearls of wisdom from this entrepreneur's experience.

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This story appears in the December 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Dale Bathum, 38-year-old founder of Bite Golf, a golf shoe manufacturer and retailer in Preston, Washington, knows a thing or two about running a successful business. A 2000 Entrepreneur young millionaire, he expects year-end sales to hit $8 million. Here, he reflects on his smartest start-up move--and biggest blunder:

What was your biggest start-up success?

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