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This story appears in the August 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

For more than a decade after launching a fine-art print in their home in 1992, entrepreneurs Ken and Laurie Green relied on "seat-of-our-pants financing."

With their own funds and from family members, Ken and Laurie still managed to piece together enough financing to move their Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based company, Museum Facsimiles, out of their home. Along the way, they even built it into an award-winning stationery business and manufacturer of custom frames and mirrors for high-end retailers like Neiman Marcus.

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