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This story appears in the December 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Of course, there are the horror stories. Like the times NewYork-based swimwear designer Malia Mills and her business partner,Julia Stern, spent long nights mixing kettles of fabric dye inMills' studio because they couldn't affordcolored cloth. Or the time a factory breakdown forced them toconstruct 100 bathing suits by hand in two days.

Let's not forget the rejection. At the start of her career,Mills, now 32, offered to work for a top designer for free and wasturned down.

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