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Social Entrepreneurs Mean Business

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 Akhil Shahani (July 15, 2008)  Here is a list of some famous people and they all have something in common. Can you guess what that is? Susan B. Anthony (U. S. ): Fought for Women's Rights in the United States Vinoba Bhave (India): Founder and leader of the Land Gift Movement in India Mary Montessori (Italy): Developed the Montessori method of early childhood education Florence Nightingale (U. K. ): Founder of .. (Entrepreneurialism)

From Merely Entrepreneur to Serial Entrepreneur

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 Akhil Shahani (July 15, 2008)  Pick five qualities that you associate strongly with entrepreneurship - did you list risk taking, passion, profit making, vision, boredom. . . yes, boredom! If you didn't include the last one, think again, for it's one of the prime factors that have led to a new breed - the serial entrepreneur. A serial entrepreneur is one who doesn't do things in half measures. (Either that, or he .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Selling Your Business Right

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 Akhil Shahani (July 15, 2008)  Wanting to sell and actually selling your business are two very different things. Once you've decided that you want out, a whole lot of preparatory work goes into making your company saleable in investors’ eyes. By not covering all the bases, you stand a significant risk of drawing either weak or no bids. Let's take a closer look at what it takes to make that once-in-a-millennium .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Paying the Price For Raising Money

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 Akhil Shahani (July 15, 2008)  Raising money for an entrepreneurial venture is indeed difficult as you need to convince investors about the viability of your idea. Most often, entrepreneurs do not take into account the hidden costs of raising money. You're probably raising an eyebrow too, as we speak. Don't be under the impression that the cost of raising money is always nominal. An estimate of the true costs will .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Managing Business Data - Putting Information to Work!

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 Akhil Shahani (July 15, 2008)  So you think of yourself as a die hard entrepreneur. The guy with the big dreams, the vision, breathing fire and brimstone, passionately leading troops from one venture to another! Wake up, pal. Your desk is overflowing with unread reports, the hard drive on your computer can take no more data and your geeky whizkid IT manager has given you such a complex sales update, even Einstein .. (Entrepreneurialism)

An Exercise For Entrepreneurs

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 Akhil Shahani (July 14, 2008)  So, you're this successful business owner who still works sixteen hours a day, and is proud of it. You gave up family time, missed vacations and a myriad other simple pleasures, but feel that the sacrifice was worthwhile. You're overworked and stressed out, and look ten years older than you are. While you loved to play a good, hard game of football in college, you don't walk three .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneur Gurus Follow the Leaders!

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 Akhil Shahani (July 14, 2008)  Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise- Ted Turner As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big- Donald Trump Starting out as an entrepreneur comes with a bag of mixed emotions; excitement is common to all but so also anxiety about the future. More than often, a fear of the unknown could make anyone think twice about their decision. All one needs to be .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneurship Training

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 Akhil Shahani (July 14, 2008)  Entrepreneurship comes with more baggage than one would expect. From designing a logo to picking a financial planner, a lot needs to be understood and executed systematically to succeed in commercial endeavors. The order of things could be particularly difficult to comprehend if you are a first time entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship training can help you deal with the business of doing .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How Entrepreneurs and Inventors Begin

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 Kamyar Shah (July 14, 2008)  Some of us are born with a motivated, entrepreneurial spirit. We may be walking down the aisles of big box retailer and see the simplest thing for sale and think to ourselves how easy it would be to make that ourselves. For some, more skilled, we may even see furniture or clothing, art, crafts, maybe even a house and think how much money we would save it we just made it ourselves. We .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Making a Profit Selling Wholesale Products

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 Dustin Cannon (July 14, 2008)  With the economy taking a hit, many people are looking for an alternative means to supplement their income. One of the methods that people consider is to sell wholesale products. Buying a product at wholesale and selling that product for retail value can be very profitable and a viable income solution providing that one knows which products to sell, where to find those products, and .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Starting a Business Do You Have What it Takes?

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 Cindy Hartman (July 14, 2008)  According to the SBA, 50% of all small businesses fail within the first 5 years. Wow! That's scary! Think about it this way - you're standing in a room with another small business owner, and most likely one of you will close your doors. Who will it be? There's a 50% chance it'll be you! Here's the picture. On a personal level, you wonder from day to day whether you can pay the mortgage, . (Entrepreneurialism)

Why You Should Have a Hobby When You Run Your Own Business

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 Helen Dowling (July 14, 2008)  Now if you're a small business owner and you're reading the title thinking “she's having a laugh. . . I've got no time to do all the things I want to do, let alone have a hobby", let me tell you that I was in exactly the same position as you about a year ago. I didn't do hobbies. Even if I could think of something to do (which I couldn't) I didn't have time to do one - the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Building Your Wealth by Changing Your Mind Filters

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 James Osborne-Johnson (July 14, 2008)  One Weekend with Chris Howard has changed our lives forever. This testimony is so powerfully true that people happily pay $10,000 per hour to sit with him one on one to review their mindset and life goals. They consider this money well invested as they review the increase in their revenue and lifestyle 12 months down the track. The secret of Chris’ success is in changing mindsets. . (Entrepreneurialism)

Accidental Entrepreneurs 3 Stunningly Simple Ways to Stop Shooting Yourself in the Start Up Foot

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 Susan L Reid (July 14, 2008)  In all the years I have been working with Accidental Entrepreneurs, I am always astounded by just how many of them sabotage their business success before they've ever gotten started. Time and time again I've watched them become paralyzed with fear that they might be going in the wrong direction. Just when they're all revved-up, they throw in the towel. They are afraid of what making a .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Intellectual Property Protection Primer

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 Akhil Shahani (July 14, 2008)  A lot of small businesses are founded on high technology or a breakthrough concept. If you're a technopreneur, and the inventor of a property (software, technology, idea or process), have you looked at how to protect your ownership of the same? Don't look puzzled - protection of your intellectual property (IP) rights is as important as creating the property itself. Many entrepreneurs .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Do You Have a Need For Innovative Ideas in Your Business?

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 Jan Delmas (July 14, 2008)  If your business has a problem to be solved such as needing a new innovative product or service in order to beat your competition, why not consider running an ideas campaign or project. If you set defined goals and have a process in place to manage the ideas coming in, you'll find the ideas campaign to be very productive and profitable. Running a specific campaign for creative and .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Moneymaking and a Childhood Revisit

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 Scott L. Phelps (July 13, 2008)  Do you remember the thrill you had as a young person when you discovered that you had the ability to exchange a burgeoning skill (or incredibly hard work) for cash? Maybe it was the widow Jenkins down the street who wanted her shed cleaned out. Maybe it was Mr. Rowley who needed his lawn mowed. Perhaps it was Mrs. Lane who needed someone to watch her children while she and Mr. Lane .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Economic Trouble Ahead, Plan Now For Future

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 Greg Steele (July 13, 2008)  Our paychecks are becoming smaller and smaller with less money left in our pockets at the end of each month to provide for our families. Sad isn't it? Between government taxation increases, rising fuel costs which have no end in site, rising food prices because of the decreases in the amount of food being produced in favor of corn grain for ethanol also the cost of gasoline to deliver .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Spread the Good News With a Baby Newspaper Business

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 William Schwarz (July 13, 2008)  New babies are born every day, but it's still always a big event when one comes along. The rest of the world generally comes to a halt for the parents during the blessed event. This can be even more the case for the baby's grandparents. All of the relatives and friends are waiting to hear the good news, and the new parents are delighted to oblige. as often happens during happy events, .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Make Money From Sub Domain Blogs

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 Tyrone Campbell (July 13, 2008)  Almost every other individual who has a website is busy trying to make his/her website popular by trying out different marketing methods and strategies. One of the easiest methods to increase the popularity of the website is to create a free blog where an organization discusses its products and services. Some other techniques would be to post views and suggestions on free online blogs .. (Entrepreneurialism)

No Business Degree How Do I Start Up a Business Without a Degree?

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 Susan L Reid (July 13, 2008)  What do Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and you all have in common? No business degree. Today's Accidental Entrepreneurs starting up businesses are wary of starting up a business without having a business degree. Not only are they wary, they're fearful. And that's costing them, big time. How so? Because that question: how do I start up a business without a business degree, is playing into their .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Coworking in Austin

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 Ki Gray (July 12, 2008)  There is a cafe and coffee shop circuit in every city that serves as the office for many freelancers, entrepreneurs and off-site workers. You've seen them. They are typing away at their laptops with the focused precision of a brain surgeon. When they come up for air they often are ready for their third or fourth round of espresso or a little chat with their neighboring typist. Then, .. (Entrepreneurialism)

You Need More Than Money to Start Your Own Magazine Publication

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 Carlos Montenegro (July 12, 2008)  Money is just one of the things you need to start your own magazine publication because there are other aspects of the business that are just as important to make it profitable. For one, you need to have a basic idea for your magazine. It should focus on a certain subject that you are knowledgeable about so you can come up with a plan that differentiates you from the competitors. .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Business Schools For Entrepreneurs Internet Entrepreneur Guide

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 Craig Hornung (July 12, 2008)  Internet entrepreneurs are best trained by getting out there and practicing their skills as much as they can. Fancy business schools for entrepreneurs will only teach you business fundamentals. They will teach you how to budget and how to plan. However, going to any of these schools will not make you a successful internet entrepreneur outright. In all honesty any hard working .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Starting Your Own Magazine Publication

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 Carlos Montenegro (July 12, 2008)  Everybody wants to be their own boss. For that to happen, you need to do some research and enough capital. The same rules apply for anyone who wants to start their own magazine publication. The success of your magazine publication will depend greatly on the content. If you are doing something similar to what Cosmopolitan or Vogue is doing, chances are you won't even make a dent in the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

The True Measure of Money in Your Business

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 Mark H Silver (July 12, 2008)  Shiny new cars. Big mansions. The good life. Even if you're not a particularly material person, it's easy to be caught by those images, and to wonder: “Why don't I have that? Is there something wrong with me?" It's become especially popular to equate material wealth with spiritual attainment. “If you do good, and if you think abundantly, then the untold riches of the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Systemise Your Business to Boost Profits and See Your Business Soar!

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 Hamish Jones (July 12, 2008)  Many entrepreneurs start out with a great idea and can see some great early profits. However, many entrepreneurs get caught up in the ride and forget about many of the sound fundamentals associated with business. This is often because they get caught up in their business growing, and can often neglect some aspects of their business that they see as less important. One aspect of many .. (Entrepreneurialism)

What is Attraction Marketing

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 Greg Steele (July 12, 2008)  Attraction marketing is about providing or giving informational value to a prospect or customer without expecting anything in return. Here are some key elements to keep in mind: It's more about serving than selling. Be a leader, not a sales person. Let customers know that you will be there to provide solutions and help. Be a problem solver ! Its your attitude towards others that makes .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Embrace Your Business and Do What You Love!

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 Cash Miller (July 12, 2008)  Many people choose what kind of business they want to operate based on opportunity. Maybe a friend comes to them with a proposal that seems like a can't miss opportunity. Some inherit a business from relatives and sometimes people just think they can do something better than the other guy. But if you want to be able to survive over the long haul of owning and operating a business it .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Make Money With Specialty Cheeses

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 Daniel Yordy (July 11, 2008)  One great way to profit from your dairy cows or goats is to become an expert, an aficionado, of some product that has a high perceived value. Specialty cheeses definitely fit that category. If you already work with dairy animals, experimenting with making different styles of cheese could lead you to the one unique style people love. But even if you are without your own dairy cows or .. (Entrepreneurialism)

German Khan Successful Russia Businessman

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 Zidni Agni Apriya (July 10, 2008)  Forbes magazine list of fortune start to mention Russian businessman in their list of 100 wealthiest people in the world. Those Russian businessmen listed in Forbes fortune 100 dominated by young people with significant growth of business, German Khan is one of them. Last year his wealth estimated reach US$ 13.9 billion and placed 54th in Forbes fortune 100. Born in Ukraine October .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Retirement Or Lifestyle Its Your Choice!

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 Wanda Grindstaff (July 10, 2008)  Yes, I am a baby boomer and very proud of it! I am living a lifestyle that most people dream and hope of living when they retire, but I am and have been living it for several years now. At the age of 52, I started my business. I knew that I would never be able to retire with the lifestyle I hoped for and if I were going to, things had to change. Our 401k was a pittance, there were no .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Women Entrepreneurs Grow Your Business Without Spending a Dime

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 Margaret Prusan (July 10, 2008)  As a women entrepreneur or small business owner, growing your business is one of the biggest challenges you'll face. Because of women's unique make-up, we tend to ignore assets or opportunities that might help offset challenges as well as defray costs. For example, as women business owners, we are less likely to leverage networking groups, less likely to embrace our creative or .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Patience For Entrepreneurs

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 Bonnie Harris (July 10, 2008)  It's summer and so for that reason I'll break from my insistence on pragmatic advice and write on a topic you might consider fluff. Yet it's the biggest mistake I see small business owners make, including me. We have no patience. I think that it's a given that a requirement for being an entrepreneur is to have a low grade case of ADD, or in my case, ADHD with an emphasis on the H. And .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Why Start a Business?

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 Giles Patrickson (July 10, 2008)  The American economy has changed dramatically in just the past five years. Magazines and newspapers have threatened for the last decade that our country was going to lose a huge portion of the high paying manufacturing jobs it possessed. Those that worked in manufacturing were going to be forced into the service industry, or to take on the role of entrepreneurs. Now we have been .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Square Watermelons and Glass Floor Mats

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 John Bradley Jackson (July 10, 2008)  Yes, there are still things to be invented. How about square watermelons and glass floor mats? Japanese urban dwellers live in notoriously small houses and apartments which in turn have tiny refrigerators. Watermelons are considered a delicacy in large part because of their size and storage issues. Because of this storage issue, watermelon is a favorite at Japanese restaurants, but they . (Entrepreneurialism)

You Can Succeed During Tough Times Heres How!

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 Shawn Karner (July 10, 2008)  Energy prices are at record highs, the economy may be in recession, and people are getting laid off right and left. Does that mean you should put your hopes and dreams on hold until things get better? NO! Investing, spending, and saving conservatively during tough times is good advice. But it's NEVER a good idea to put off pursuing your dreams. In my day-to-day role as a Certified .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Tough Times, For the Tough Entrepreneur

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 Sean Goss (July 10, 2008)  The harsh realities of the world recession are starting to bite and it is affecting working people and entrepreneurs alike. The entrepreneur especially, can feel the sting of the high fuel prices, and increased costs of doing business. Small business bankruptcies are on the increase, and more businesses are shutting their doors. Pressures faced by small business can be compared to the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Baby Boomer - Four Business Ideas For the Industrious Baby Boomer

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 Anna D. Banks (July 10, 2008)  There are literally hundreds of ideas that can be transformed into successful small businesses by diligence and industrious hard work. Four of the business ideas for industrious baby boomers may be as simple as: 1. Starting a kids’ clothing resale business. You can begin by looking through your kids’ closets. Find rejects and clothes that no longer fit, and sell the discards . (Entrepreneurialism)

How Do You Come Up With the Next iPhone, Million Dollar Idea?

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 Craig Howlett (July 09, 2008)  Ideas generally will come when you least expect them, trying to force them will do no good, however, you can fill your mind with different environments to help generate ideas later on. Go to places that like the supermarket, toy store, hardware shop, library, shopping malls, airports, gift shops, places were your senses could be overloaded, just browse and look, don't get too attached .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Choosing the Right Home Business

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 Jack Zola (July 09, 2008)  Many people are turning to home businesses. They may say it's easy and rewarding. However you may be asking, “How do you start to get to that point?" There are many subjects you can base a home business on. To find out what is right for you, several things need to take place. First, think of and list (mentally or otherwise) your skills and knowledge. Think through your education. . (Entrepreneurialism)

Business Motivation For the Entrepreneur What Drives You to Succeed and Build Wealth in Your Life?

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 Jeffrey Przybylski (July 09, 2008)  Motivation as an entrepreneur can mean many things to different people and changes dramatically from case to case. Everyone has a driving force or something they're trying to get to or get more of. For some, it's more money, time, or to travel. For others, it can be power, freedom, or love. Often times, it's a combination of things, but what's most important is that you come to realize .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Innovation in the Family Business

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 James Stephenson (July 09, 2008)  A danger in any business is stagnation. As our business becomes more successful, we become more comfortable with our surroundings and less motivated to change from existing practices. Family businesses are no exception: Starting out on an entrepreneurial high, family businesses are widely recognized as a major source of technological innovation and economic progress. But somewhere in .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Start a Computer Business?

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 Ryan Critchett (July 09, 2008)  Starting a computer business is one of the smartest things a knowledgeable guru can do. Doing it legit from the start and using all the available resources can land you in a great position! Ok, so you and your friend are computer geeks. You have been working with computers for years now and know them in and out. There really is not a problem you have not already come across and .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Get Started in the Vending Machine Business Even on a Tight Budget!

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 Chris J Robertson (July 09, 2008)  Getting started in the vending machine business on the right foot most definitely comes down to having some basic smarts and doing some homework before you even buy your first vending machine. Even if you are starting out on a tight budget you can still buy quality machines for a good price. The trick is knowing where to look to find the quality vending machines that you desire. You .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Why Small Business Entrepreneurs Need a Mentor

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 Joe Capista (July 08, 2008)  A mentor is a must for the success of your small business. Do you have one as yet? A mentor is a person who has more entrepreneurial business experience that you and he or she is someone you learn to trust over a period of time. However, you might be wondering why a small business mentor is important for the development of your business. After all, you have friends and family you trust . (Entrepreneurialism)

Should I Own a Job Or Own a Business?

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 Jan Buske (July 08, 2008)  After graduating from high school and/or college, most people start earning a living by trading hours for dollars (A JOB). Whether you work for a family member, friend or maybe a business, you work for a traditional “boss", have to be on the job certain hours, have to perform specifically as trained and basically have very little FREEDOM! Limitations rule and can make you feel .. (Entrepreneurialism)

3 Qualities That Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Have!

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 Kenyatta Nairn (July 08, 2008)  *********************************************************** If you think being a successful entrepreneur is impossible -think again. Many have taken the leap to create a better life for themselves and their families. Because of the downturn in the economy, downsizing (by many once stable companies), and the high cost of living many are searching for alternative income. Hence the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Whats In Your Business Name?

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 Tanis Arcuri (July 08, 2008)  What is in a Name? I know. . . I know. . . that cliché has been used hundreds of times to provide a quirky article or headline title. But seriously, what is in a name?   What does your own name say about you? Is your First or Last name exotic, common, strong, or do you despise your name? Do people remember your name, or pause in thoughtful reflection when they hear it?   How hard .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Starting a Business The Real Reason

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 Dan Becker (July 08, 2008)  Recently I wrote another article entitled “Starting A Business. " The premise of that article was that business ownership can advance the entrepreneur towards their financial goals. While there are compelling financial reasons to start and own a business the idea of starting a business primarily for financial reasons did not really resonate with me after thinking about it. I began . (Entrepreneurialism)




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