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When It Is --and Isn't -- Worth Meeting in Person

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This story appears in the August 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Drew Martin, founder and CEO of MeCam wearable video cameras, thought it was pretty cool that he could work with his -based manufacturer strictly over e-mail, Skype and Google Hangout. "When people asked how many times I'd been to Taiwan, I was proud to say, 'Oh, I didn't have to go over there,'" he says.

But when disagreements arose over design and money, he spent months trying to work things out remotely. Then, at the in Las Vegas, he finally met his manufacturers face to face. "We went to dinner, had a couple of drinks, went to a couple of meetings together. It made all the difference," he says.

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