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A Profitable Feast Want to start a catering company? We've got the secret ingredients.

By Pamela Rohland

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Catering isn't for sissies, as Jill Albanese, 32-year-oldowner of Catering Works Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina, haslearned. The pressure to perform--despite setbacks--adds to thecreative tension inherent in the job.

"This can be an unforgiving business," Albanese says."Doing someone's wedding is a one-shot deal. If you messup, it's over."

But even a hurricane that knocked out electricity for milesdidn't stop Albanese from going on with two weddingreceptions.

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