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Take It From Me . . .

A struggling entrepreneur gets growth advice from someone who's been there.

By Aliza P. Sherman

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Stephanie Kruse, 46, wants to take her Reno, Nevada, company,KPS|3, to thenext level. But the 15-employee marketing communications firm isgrappling with a market downturn and a changing industry.

Maureen Odioso Godshall, 47, has seen a decade of changes aspresident of Loren/Allan/Odioso Advertising, a Cincinnatiadvertising and public relations agency. With 35 employees and morethan $30 million in revenues, Odioso Godshall has achieved thegrowth Kruse is seeking. We asked her for some gems of advice onthe challenges Kruse--and any owner of a growingbusiness--faces.

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