Job creation: Start-up businesses remain a good source of...

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March 16, 1997

Job creation: Start-up businesses remain a good source of new jobs, finds Dun & Bradstreet Corp. The financial research firm found that more than 170,000 new businesses created nearly 847,000 jobs last year, up 15 percent from the number of jobs created by new firms in 1995.

Plugging the hole: In a rating of franchises, Income Opportunities magazine gave American Leak Detection its top spot. ALD finds and fixes leaks in homes, swimming pools, water mains and anything else that could spring a gusher. ALD had the highest score of 200 franchises, based on factors such as support from the parent company, how much initial investment is required and the long-term potential of the business.

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Pub Date: 3/16/97

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