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No-Flirt Zone

When someone flirts with you, don't get mad . . . get professional.

This story appears in the July 1999 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Your husband must be very proud of you." When Gilda Piccolihears that phrase from a man, she knows exactly what'shappening.

"He's flirting with me," says the 28-year-oldowner of Warwick, , IDK Promotional Specialty Co.,which imprints company logos on creative promotional products."I run across this all the time. I do a lot of trade shows,and when I'm in the booth, men come up to me. They kind of beataround the bush, acting as if they're interested in theproduct. But they really want to know more about me--my backgroundand whether I'm married."

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