If you've got a green thumb, you've got the makings of a plant maintenance business.
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Pamela Dorn has loved plants for years, ever since her mother,an interior decorator, started arranging the leafy greens in theirbackyard. "I just studied them and thought they werepretty," she says, "and I always wanted to know [more]about them."
At age 19, Dorn made her first move into the plant business. Sheopened a plant shop in Reno, Nevada, and stumbled into the conceptof plant rentals. "All these casinos and hotels andrestaurants wanted me to [provide] plants to them," Dornexplains. "Pretty soon, we had over 150 plant accounts,employees coming and going, and it was a very profitable littlebusiness."
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