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While their friends stick it out in corporate America, thousands of young entrepreneurs are heading home--today's hottest start-up spot.

This story appears in the June 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Eric Poses was standing in his parents' home, bottleof champagne in one hand, envelope in the other. It had been morethan a year since Poses, then 23, had loaded up his '92 HondaAccord with camping gear and 30 T-shirts emblazoned with"Loaded Questions," the name of a board game he hadinvented.

With six cases of the game stashed in the trunk, Poses spentfour months on the road, visiting toy stores and game shops andbegging retailers for shelf space for the game he'd inventedfrom his in Miami's trendy South Beach.

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