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The 9 best businesses to start from your dorm.

This story appears in the March 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

The days when college students split their time between studyingand flipping burgers at the local fast-food joint are over. Insteadof serving up fries for minimum wage, college students are makingsome serious cash running businesses right out of their own dormrooms. And who can blame them? There's no overhead, Mom and Dadoften foot the bills and there's direct access to thousands ofcustomers. College used to be considered the training ground fortomorrow's managers and corporate execs, but now it'sbecoming the place to get hands-on experience in businessownership. Here's a look at the top nine businesses you canstart from your dorm room.

Frances Huffman is a freelance writer and publisher/editorof U: The National College Magazine, based in LosAngeles.

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