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Take It From Me . . .

A struggling entrepreneur gets growth advice from someone who's been there.

This story appears in the April 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Stephanie Kruse, 46, wants to take her Reno, Nevada, company, KPS|3, to the next level. But the 15-employee marketing communications firm is grappling with a market downturn and a changing industry.

Maureen Odioso Godshall, 47, has seen a decade of changes as president of Loren/Allan/Odioso Advertising, a Cincinnati advertising and public relations agency. With 35 employees and more than $30 million in revenues, Odioso Godshall has achieved the growth Kruse is seeking. We asked her for some gems of advice on the challenges Kruse--and any owner of a growing business--faces.

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