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Experiment in Success
It was a gamble, but moving to a new state and Starting a put this couple in the money.
By Emily Weisburg

Scott and Robyn Rosen went all in when they moved from Chicago to to open a Mad Science franchise in 2003. Robyn had just received a master's degree in , and Scott was running a successful promotional products business but felt he was away from home too much. The Rosens, both 39, thought Mad Science was a perfect pairing of Robyn's teaching experience and Scott's background, but the territory near their home in Chicago was already taken. Las Vegas, however, was available. They were drawn to how fast Las Vegas was growing and were excited about the adventure of starting something new in someplace new. The process of moving and starting up took about a year, after which they began operations out of the garage of their new home.

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