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This story appears in the April 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Just as Mark's marketing consulting company was starting to take off, his wife received a job offer that would significantly advance her career. Unfortunately, her new job would mean relocating to the opposite coast. While Mark wanted to support his wife's professional ambitions, he was disheartened because his clients were all based in their hometown.

Mark was concerned that if they relocated, he would waste all the hard work he had invested in starting his own business. He also wasn't sure that he had the energy to start all over again.

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