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Taking the Plunge

This entrepreneur went from Babies 'N' Bells employee to Babies 'N' Bells operator.

This story appears in the December 2002 issue of

When her youngest child started going to school full time, Kellie Schatz faced a daunting task: She needed to get a job that would bring in extra income and also work around her three children's school and sports schedules.

In 2000, Schatz, 36, started working for a Babies 'N' Bells franchisee, helping the homebased entrepreneur with her baby and wedding announcement business. When her boss moved away, Schatz saw it as the perfect opportunity to have her own business and bought the franchise she had been working in as well as another new franchise.

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