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This franchisee is making his mark with a printer cartridge shop.

This story appears in the April 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

A store selling ink cartridges and refills may not seem like a favorite shopping destination, but as the world becomes more dependent on technology, a printer cartridge shop is becoming the place to be. Not only are customers attracted to the idea of recycling ink cartridges to save the environment, but they also like cutting costs.

For Cartridge World franchisee Al Steigerwalt, the opportunity to participate in this industry has been a golden one--and one he has been excited about ever since purchasing his franchise in October 2003. "We're catching the beginning of the trend," he explains. "I see people continuing to print for a long time, and, as printing changes, how we help to refill cartridges will also evolve."

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