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Becoming Your Own Boss

So you want to start a secretarial service. Where do you go from there?

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Q: I've been a secretary for 20-plus years and have been toying with the idea of starting a secretarial service. Now with the downturn in the economy, I really want to do it. I feel that everyone has a computer, and I don't want to be viewed as a typist. What do I specialize in, and how do I find customers?

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