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A Week in Review

See just how much activity these two busy entrepreneurs pack into a typical week.

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

Hectic and challenging can describe the day of nearly every . We recently caught up with two busy, homebased, Los Angeles-area entrepreneurs and partners--Caroline Packman and Lisa Cohen, both 37--to check out how they organize their time and entrepreneurial duties.

Dividing their responsibilities by day of the week seems to work well for the minds behind Pack Happy, a designer and manufacturer of chic bags that separate packed items in suitcases. The friends, who met in when Packman worked in and Cohen was a lawyer, started the company in 2001 with dreams of making cute fabric packing bags for items like lingerie, shoes and dirty laundry. "We were both frequent travelers, and we were using baggies and [plastic] bags to pack," says Packman. Today, their products are available online (; at high-end retailers like Fred Segal in , California; and in specialty boutiques nationwide. Last year, the company, which projects sales of nearly half a million dollars for 2005, launched its Baby Happy line of baby products including bibs, blankets and towels.

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