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First Steps to Starting Your Own Business

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 Jerome Williams (July 23, 2008)  Before putting up that sign and opening for business, there is a significant amount of work you will need to do. The following paragraphs include some of the things you will need to complete before you can open your business. Assess The Need Is there really a need for the goods or services you are going to offer? Many new business owners overlook this very important point. People will . (Entrepreneurialism)

Ideas For New Business

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 Brian Lyssy (July 22, 2008)  Your ideas for new business will take a while and it requires a degree of effort on your part. You might decide to go the route of building a business from scratch or you might choose a business opportunity franchise. I for myself like to use established systems and therefore I would go for the business opportunity franchise direction. You could say that the business opportunity .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneurship in the US

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 Jasdeep Kaur (July 22, 2008)  Introduction Entrepreneurship is in full vogue in America. Small-business activities and growth is at its peak. About 2346 of small businesses are established each day! No doubt that most of it get disestablished each day, approximately 2106 every day! But this buzzing activity is keeping entrepreneurship alive. There are approximately 5.8 million firms in America, and nearly 10.1 .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Life As a Millionaire!

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 David L Allred (July 22, 2008)  I really don't feel and absolutely know that every millionaire does not live the same lifestyle. You have two different kinds of millionaires, at least that I know of. First, you will have people who become millionaires by hoarding and saving every single penny they earn and putting it away in a safe place. Once they have saved enough, they will finally reach that millionaire status. .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Cornerstones of an Entrepreneur

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 Scott Prindle (July 22, 2008)  You want to know how to become an entrepreneur? It's simple. . . but not easy. If it were easy everyone would work for themselves building businesses. Four Cornerstones to Become an Entrepreneur 1) Desire- This is the single most important quality. You must have a desire strong enough to go against the grain. Failure cannot be an option. Whatever it takes. . . you will succeed. Some .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Inventor to Direct Marketer in NO EASY STEPS

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 R. H. Morgan (July 21, 2008)  For those inventors who have product ideas for the Consumer market, as opposed to industrial or scientific fields of endeavor, an enormous new market exists for their creations; The New Agora. Thousands of years ago many people lived on isolated pieces of land and attempted to have a self-sufficient life. They farmed, raised animals and did their best to craft the available raw .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Monday Morning Quarterbacking is Good For Business

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 Sandy Geroux (July 21, 2008)  We've all heard “Monday morning quarterbacks" talking about how the coaches “never should have tried that play" in the game the day before. While it may seem futile to lament what happened in the previous day's game, let's keep in mind that hindsight is 20/20. There is a very positive “flip side" to examining what was done, why, where it failed (or succeeded) and how .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Is a Carpet Cleaning Business in Your Future?

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 Christopher W Smith (July 21, 2008)  If you'd like to start your own business but don't know where you could make the most money, you may want to take a look at cleaning carpets. Without a whole lot of cash outlay, there is potential for you have a nice profit. Look at all the houses out there. Most of them are full of carpeting, and according to experts, all those carpets should be cleaned at least once a year. People .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Recruiting Firm Owners Strategies to Grow Your Business

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 Michael Gionta (July 21, 2008)  Most executive recruiter training on the market does an outstanding job covering technique, such as negotiating, taking better job orders, attracting candidates, use of technology, etc. My favorites are Danny Cahill, Charles Wadlow, and Peter Lefkowitz. You can not go wrong with any of the above. However, the biggest weakness in the market for recruitment training is the area of .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Routes to Exit Your Business

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 Tim Luscombe (July 21, 2008)  Key to choosing the right exit route is what you want from the sale. For many owner managers, the continued employment of the team who have helped grow the business and the continued success of the business carry a significant value. These are broad categories and are by no means mutually exclusive. One way of ensuring the future of the team - or at least giving them control of their .. (Entrepreneurialism)

A Personal Trainers Guide to Recession Proofing Your Fitness Business

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 Dax Moy (July 21, 2008)  I must admit, it's beginning to get on my nerves a bit. I mean all this talk of recession. It seems everyday I'm getting emails from personal trainers who're panicking because of impending recession and worried thattheir bootcamps, their studios and their gyms are going to go underor see such a big drop in business that they'll be struggling toget by and pay their bills. The sad thing .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Great Idea, Great Future! Turning a Concept Into Capital

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 Paul Lalley (July 21, 2008)  You have an idea. A good idea. No, a great idea! You may not have all the pieces in place but the concept is a good one, it's been scrutinized, tested, analyzed, reverse-engineered and vetted. So now what? Well, you can't copyright an idea. Ideas are all around you. Innovation is more than a buzzword, it's a business mantra. So, how do you turn that great idea into capital - money that .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Create a Commercial Portfolio When Starting Out As a Graphic Designer

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 Aftab Ali (July 21, 2008)  Its a problem that every budding graphic designer has to face. Finding a job is the probably the most challenging task you will face, just getting your foot in the door is difficult enough. All design studios ask the same questions, what experience do you have? show me some real work. Most of the time they can spot a student portfolio a mile off and are really not interested in spending . (Entrepreneurialism)

3 Things I Do That 97% of People Dont Do!

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 David L Allred (July 21, 2008)  So what do I do that most of the world does not? There are many levels of living your life.  Some people make a living and some people live their life and there is an extreme difference between the two. One way of living involves the word “settling" and the other does not.  Both involve choice! Not choosing to live is still choosing not to live.  I can tell you, there are a .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How Do I Start My Own Business in Troubled Economic Times

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 Stacy Fox (July 21, 2008)  I've been asked “how do I start my own business in these troubled economic times?" Well to start with, there's never been a better time to start your own business. There's now more information on how to start businesses, more business plans for those who want to open on a budget, and more motivation to be one's own boss. So, here's some advice for those wondering “how do I .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Tips For Making Money With a Cash Flow Note

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 John M Powell (July 21, 2008)  The cash flow note industry has grown by leaps in bounds in the last few years. Technically speaking, cash flow notes have been used practically since the beginning of time. In reality, a cash flow note is simply a purchase installment contract between the buyer and seller of an item or piece of property. It allows the buyer of the item to make payments over time and pay the seller .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Everyone Can Be Rich

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 Timy Foo (July 20, 2008)  This is the question that bugs almost everyone in this world; can I be rich? The answer to this question is yes, everyone can be rich. How? 1. Know The Value of Money : Spend some time to learn the value of money. Most people live poorly is because their don't understand the value of money. For example, this is the spending pattern of a rich person and a poor person, with $3,000 a rich .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How 3 Simple Nos Can Change Your Life and Business

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 Laurie Hayes (July 20, 2008)  Time scarcity is one of the top struggles of the home-based entrepreneur. With work, family, social, household and community commitments, you wonder how anyone can make progress these days in building a home business. We all have the same 24 hours and the same seven days a week, yet some entrepreneurs seem to cover more ground than others at a much faster pace. It's not because they .. (Entrepreneurialism)

6 Tips to Starting Your Own Business on a Dime

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 Kathleen Wilson (July 20, 2008)  Starting your own home business can seem like such a daunting and expensive ordeal that most people never even get started. I was a stay at home Mom with too little money, too little time, no college degree and no experience on the internet when I started, just like many of you. Yet I have built a business that has taken me to become the editor of some of the most popular home and .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Start a Dog Walking Business Make Great Money and Get Some Exercise

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 P. A. Neely (July 20, 2008)  Dog walking is a serious business these days and can really rake in the moolah if you know exactly how to go about it. If you're an animal lover and your stamina permits you to walk a few miles everyday with a few excited pets, you can make some decent money. You will be amazed to know that dog walkers make between $15 to $35 per half hour for a single pet. Once you get established and . (Entrepreneurialism)

Starting a HomeStead Business Seven Pitfalls to Avoid

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 Daniel Yordy (July 20, 2008)  1. Doing anything, especially the “business plan" stuff, without interacting with your market first. They all say it, “Buy my ebook, ‘How to Make Money. '" And they will instruct you about lawyers and accountants, writing your business plan, doing this and doing that. They may mention marketing, but they usually say nothing about selling. Most start-up businesses .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Starting a HomeStead Business Seven Key Strategies to Develop

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 Daniel Yordy (July 20, 2008)  1. Interact with your customers first, before business plan, before financing, before developing your own widget. Business is selling. If you are not selling, you are not developing a business. People you don't know who have paid their own money to buy from you - they are the source of most of the real information you need to develop your business plan and to know what you should be .. (Entrepreneurialism)

HomeStead Business Pitfalls Not Interacting With Your Customers First

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 Daniel Yordy (July 20, 2008)  I was once part of a brilliant plan for a farmstead business. Grow seed potatoes for sale as an extension of our garden program - organic seed potatoes. So we made our first mistake; we planted acres of potatoes. Now that they were growing, those acres (not customers) became the driving force behind our business development. We needed a way to process all those potatoes and keep them .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Are You Happy With Your Business?

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 Lisa Almeida (July 19, 2008)  "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (and women, thank you very much!) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. " You have most likely heard those words dozens of times, but have you ever stopped to consider their relevance to your life and, specifically, .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Restaurant Start Up Business Plan A Roadmap to Success

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 Doug Marranci (July 19, 2008)  Resources for writing a Restaurant Business Plan In the early 90's I wanted to create a business plan to open my first coffee house in Charlotte NC. I did a lot of research and found many different types of plans that could be written. After going to the library and looking at many books and SBA information about writing a business plan, here are some of my thoughts on writing that .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Profits in the Personalized Gift Business Something to Consider

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 William Schwarz (July 19, 2008)  Big corporations and smaller companies are giving personalized gifts now more than ever. They are doing this because they realize the value in letting clients and employees know they are seen as individual people and not just part of a group that brings profit to the company. It is not enough for a company to hand out a pen to employees on various occasions. Giving a plaque is nice but . (Entrepreneurialism)

Starting Your Own Restaurant Business

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 Patricia Farnham (July 18, 2008)  Starting your own restaurant gives you the chance to have a successful business you love. It does take plenty of time, money, and dedication though to make it happen that way. If you think everything will just fall into place for you on its own then you are in for some unpleasant surprises. There are quite a few things you need to cover before you move forward with your own restaurant. . (Entrepreneurialism)

Evaluating a Vending Location

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 Robert Farnham (July 18, 2008)  One of the key aspects of operating a successful vending machine business is the location. If you don't have a great vending location from the start it is going to have a negative impact on your business. There is a great opportunity to make plenty of money with this type of business. Yet you have to be able to get the machines into the places where people will access them. Avoid using . (Entrepreneurialism)

Operate a Bed and Breakfast Successfully

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 Patti Rob (July 18, 2008)  There is more to being able to operate a bed and breakfast than just offering rooms and food. You have to be willing to meet the needs of each of your guests. They will be expecting some very personal service. If you can't give it to them they won't be coming back. They also won't leave very good reviews about your business online or with those they speak to. That can result in your .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Anybody Can Do It, I Did

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 John Marquez (July 18, 2008)  Those who succeed are those who actually walk through the door of opportunity when it swings open. What is the secret of finding the door of opportunity? Is becoming skillful enough to be aware of such opportunity and extending your arms to embrace it. What holds us back from achieving success is honestly examining your inner self. You will find out how strong your will power is and .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How the Digital Revolution is Changing the Face of the Entrepreneurial World

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 Cher Carter (July 18, 2008)  I'm sitting in a diner with my children - a girl, age 16 and a boy age 10. We're here because we're local. We're here because we know the place and the staff and they know us; its typical “hometown" stuff. As we're sitting, talking, the conversation turns to Myspace and then blogs in general; probably because I often joke with my daughter that, when she does something .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Make Your Efforts Pay Off!

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 Andrew Dillon (July 18, 2008)  In business we sometimes put so much effort in for so little results in return. However this is mainly due to the sort of effort we put in or how we go about certain things. Invested effort in selling is rewarded with success. “He that loses his life shall find it. " Therefore you should concentrate on, harnessing your forces, disciplining your efforts, measure your time, marshal . (Entrepreneurialism)

Overcome Negative Thinking Or You Will Fail in Your Business Endeavors!

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 Andrew Dillon (July 18, 2008)  The one thing that makes the difference between a successful business person and one who is not, is the ability to overcome any negative thoughts that may arise from time to time. Every business person even the most successful ones have self doubts at times, they have negative thoughts, but the secret is learning to overcome such things in order to be successful in your business .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Getting That All Important Sale!

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 Andrew Dillon (July 18, 2008)  Let's take a look at a scenario, ok? A man hires a theater in a small town for one night, but engaged no ushers or other staff. About a month before the date for which he had rented the hall, he put a large sign on the most prominent billboard in town, stating in huge letters: “HE IS COMING!" A week before the fateful night this was replaced by: “HE WILL BE AT THE THEATER .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi

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 Rupal Jain (July 17, 2008)  Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi was born on October 28, 1955 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Madras Christian College in 1974; her Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management Studies (Calcutta), and her Masters Degree in Management from Yale School of Management. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut .. (Entrepreneurialism)

So You Think Being an Entrepreneur is a Mans World?

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 Michael T Spence (July 17, 2008)  There are many different types of entrepreneurs-you see them every day. Even the kid selling lemonade at the corner stand is considered a business entrepreneur. These are people who are driven to success and people who spend their time thinking about how to be successful and finding ways to get it accomplished. You can probably name many men entrepreneurs, but what about women? Yes, .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Am I Self Employed Material? What it Takes to Run Your Own Business

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 Kathi Calahan (July 17, 2008)  Employee vs. business owner, it's a scary dream for most, but attainable. If you are seriously looking to become self-employed there are a few factors you should consider before taking the leap. Ask yourself these questions: Do I have the long term drive to make my business a success Will my values be met by the business I want to build Do I know the legal and tax laws required for .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Smart Women Rarely Hallucinate

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 Joy Chudacoff (July 16, 2008)  Albert Einstein said, “Vision without execution is merely hallucination. " The first time I read this, I thought it was so powerful and spot on. Since the beginning of the New Year I've been writing about taking risks, realizing your dreams and goals, and taking inspired action on your big idea. I've been expressing the idea that you need to create the space in your life to .. (Entrepreneurialism)

All I Need to Know to Succeed in Business I Learned From MRP

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 Judith Brown (July 16, 2008)  He was, and probably still is, a strange kind of character. I don't mean that in a bad way, but rather a “Dear God, please tell me he didn't just say that!" or a “My God in heaven! What are you thinking?!" kind of way. But after all, he is MRP. What's more, he is the president and CEO. I was his assistant for nearly five years. I didn't just assist him on the everyday .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Design Your Dream Lifestyle Before Starting Your Own Business

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 TC Thorn (July 16, 2008)  A lot of people jump into trying to start a business or make some extra money without thinking of any particular goal besides bringing in some extra cash. They're desperate to make some extra money, because they think a better income is all that's needed to improve their lives. Don't fall into that trap. Sure, making more money is great, and there are a lot of ways it can make your .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Leaping Into Entrepreneurship

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 Cheryl Lorene Nordyke (July 16, 2008)  How to Set Up Your Own Network of Experts When my business partners and I decided we wanted to venture into being entrepreneurs by starting our own ecommerce business we knew there was so much to learn.  We had chosen an industry in which none of my partners nor I had any experience, but a great deal of interest.   It seemed a little overwhelming at times, but then I flashed back to .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Financial Prosperity

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 Igor Kheifets (July 16, 2008)  Hello, dear Reader. If you are reading this article then you are probably considering the possibility of starting a home based business or maybe searching for a new fresh source of income. First of all, let me congratulate you on taking the first step and really doing something about your goal instead only dreaming or thinking about it. Right now, at this very moment, you are making .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Find Uncommon Business Ideas Where Others Just See Problems

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 Peter Webber (July 16, 2008)  A major part of becoming very wealthy is to come up with uncommon business ideas that completely outmaneuver your competition and sometimes redefine your entire industry. There are scientific ways of doing it through competitive intelligence and analysis followed by value innovation, and there is the simpler and quicker way of just changing the way you perceive the world around you. If . (Entrepreneurialism)

Azim Premji - The IT King

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 Rupal Jain (July 16, 2008)  Azim Hasham Premji, CEO and Chairman of Wipro, one of the largest software companies in India was born on July 24, 1945; he finished his schooling from St. Mary School, I. C. S. E in Mazgaon, Mumbai and his undergraduate electronic engineering from Stanford University, USA. He is married to Yasmeen Premji; has 2 children - Rishad and Tariq and presently lives in Bangalore, India. He .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Use Your Past, Future and Present to Succeed

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 Joe Capista (July 15, 2008)  Did you know that your past, present and future have a direct effect on the success of your business? Knowing how to use them correctly can put you on the path to success. The Past: When running a business, at some time or the other you may have made a mistake in the past which is still playing on your mind. You might be still torturing yourself with the thought that only if you could .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Anil Ambani A Successful Entrepreneur

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 Rupal Jain (July 15, 2008)  Anil Dhirubhai Ambani - a Bachelor in Science from the University of Bombay (Now, University of Mumbai) and Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania was born on June 4, 1959; is the second and the youngest son of Dhirubhai Ambani a famous Indian Business Tycoon. His mother is Kokilaben Ambani; he is married to Tina Ambani who is an .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Refrigerated Van Use

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 Albert Freez (July 15, 2008)  Refrigerated vans are used by all sectors of the food industry; from the large wholesaler to the independent village butcher. Recent years have seen a significant increase in the demand for refrigerated vehicles from those sectors of the food industry. This is due in part to the stringent legal requirements introduced by the government concerning food distribution. This is also due to .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneurship After Retirement - What's Age Got to Do With It?

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 Akhil Shahani (July 15, 2008)  No longer are the rigors of entrepreneurship meant only for the young and restless. Youthful energy has been dethroned by experience and pragmatism. Increasingly, senior citizens close to retirement are trying their hand at small businesses and making their mark too. So if you think you're past it. . . take heart! Why the surge in the number of older people turning entrepreneurs, one .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Time and Motion Study - Work by Design

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 Akhil Shahani (July 15, 2008)  As an entrepreneur responsible for setting your own standards, have you ever wondered if you could speed things up a little bit, or maybe incur lower expenses every month? Reducing staff strength was and continues to be seen as a solution to substandard performance and wage appreciation. But Frank Gilbreth, a visionary in the field of Time and Motion study, thought otherwise. Breaking .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Sustainable Enterprises - Endorsed by Mother Earth!

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 Akhil Shahani (July 15, 2008)  Social responsibility towards the environment is fast becoming part of the business psyche of our society. Starting with the big guns who call it “corporate responsibility" to smaller companies pursuing eco friendly processes, there is a new sensitivity in the way businesses are run. The small entrepreneur is not to be left behind either, with a number of sustainable enterprises .. (Entrepreneurialism)




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