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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 52 IDEA: Work Part Time to Support Your Business

Cori Giacomazzi works in a brothel to support her vintage clothing shop in Skagway, Alaska. Well, actually, she's a part-time curator at the brothel museum inside the Red Onion Saloon. The Saloon is a major tourist attraction in this funky, isolated Gold Rush–era mining town. (We visited Skagway during a fantastic Alaskan cruise my family embarked on to celebrate my father, Marty's 80th birthday.)

I was wandering around town, when I stopped in to check out Wandering Wardrobe, a tiny shop on a side street. There, I met Giacomazzi, a skilled seamstress and fashion designer. To supplement her income, she restores and repairs the antique corsets and gaudy dresses worn by prostitutes who worked ...

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