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1-800-Party Shops

Who says you can't party while you're running a business?

By Devlin Smith

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Karen Suttman knows how hard it is to pull off a kid's birthday party, driving from store to store in search of Bob the Builder plates, napkins, cups, signs and party favors-all while the tired birthday boy throws a mini tantrum.

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A few months ago, Suttman found the solution to this party dilemma and gained herself a side business. The co-owner of a swimsuit shop, Suttman was looking for something to do in the off season and started looking into business opportunities. She learned about 1-800-Party Shop, a party supply retailer, and became a licensee last fall.

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