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Nov 4, 2010
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Oct 27, 2010
Oct 27, 2010

Entrepreneur helps ‘sleepy’ Wyoming community

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Kent Holiday was just looking to start his own education business. In the process he also helped turnaround the fortunes of a school in a rural Wyoming community.

In late 2005, Holiday got serious about launching an English-language training venture he had been kicking around for years. He left a successful telecoms career in Korea and moved his family back to his wife’s hometown of Ten Sleep – population 304.

Oct 22, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 13, 2010

Small businesses find comfort in superstitions

CHICAGO (Reuters) – When Dolly Claxton needs help selling a house in a down market, she turns to St. Joseph. The Seattle-area realtor admitted to occasionally planting a statuette of the religious icon in the ground under a property she’s trying to move.

“Everybody here on earth needs a little help,” said Claxton, who has been selling residential properties for 30 years through good times and bad. “For the most part I believe it’s worked.”

Oct 7, 2010
Oct 6, 2010
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