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This story appears in the June 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

When David Tanguay, 28, walks into his Quebec City office in themorning, he isn't worrying about layoffs or plunging stockprices. The CEO, president and co-founder of Wanted Technologies thinks moreabout working with his 45 employees, meeting his five VPs andkeeping his investors up-to-date. Founded in 1997 and launched in1998, the data management company has weathered the technologyfallout by avoiding the dotcom stigma and sticking to soundbusiness fundamentals.

If the heaps of high-profile dotcom failures and horror storieshaven't deterred you from wanting to start your own Internetcompany, then congratulations-you already have the gumption to getstarted. Since we know you don't want to jump straight fromstart-up to cyberscrap, however, we're going to help you sortout how to get your Web business launched on the right foot. Foradvice along the way, we tracked down one Internet survivor, onestart-up and two experts who've seen it all.

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