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Driving Forward

Read part two of our ongoing series on one couple's exciting trek into franchise ownership.

This story appears in the March 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Last month, I introduced you to Jack and Diane (not their realnames), a couple in their 40s who, in years prior, couldn'tafford a Subway franchise and instead started a venturemanufacturing and distributing apparel. The had grownbut was not financially rewarding. And splitting work that requiredthe energy of three people between the two of them was taking itstoll. A decision had to be made.

The windshield wipers spank the glass as Jack maneuvers through therain so typical in the Pacific Northwest. Jack's burning desireto leave his career as an advertising sales representative is aboutto undergo a trial of wills. Jack and Diane are making acomfortable living with their "real jobs," but theirfledgling homebased golf apparel business now needs full-timeattention to prosper.

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