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By Chris Sandlund

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Free advice is worth what you pay for it. But in some cases,it's worth far less than that. Here's some of the worstadvice two entrepreneurs ever received:

Jim Pyle, 45,co-founder of business consulting firm Your Corner Office LLC inHouston, is quite happy with his 80 employees. In a pastentrepreneurial venture, however, he wasn't so lucky. Sixmonths after hiring a peer's suggestion for a sales manager,Pyle found out his new employee had a drug problem. Lesson: Be morethorough in searches and hire a recruiter.

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