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Mass Appeal

A local buying program could be the key to getting your product on the shelves of major merchandisers.

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

The entrepreneur: Kim Babjak, 40, founder of KimCo LLC in Phoenix

Product descriptions: The Zip-A-Ruffle is a bed skirt that zips on and off for easy cleaning. Sold primarily on QVC, the product sells for $29 to $44, depending on size and material. The Animalid is a toilet-lid cover with 3-D animal graphics designed to help toddlers feel more comfortable during the potty-training process.

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