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Think there's no such thing as being too connected? This couple begs to differ.

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

As the world becomes increasingly wireless, Howard and Barbara Melamed, 49 and 46, respectively, are equally receptive to the needs of cell users. As founders of Cell-Antenna Corp., a solutions provider for cellular communication problems, this couple offers products ranging from cell antennas for cars to systems that make underground facilities, office buildings and even concert venues cell-friendly.

The Melameds were on the right wavelength when they decided to channel their efforts and launch their Coral Springs, Florida, business in 2002. Sales have increased from $450,000 in the first year to a projected $8 million in 2005. Though high on success, the Melameds are grounded by the knowledge that being too connected has a Catch-22.

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