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This story appears in the April 1998 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

Regulation. Frustration. Those words have become synonymous inthe minds of many homebased business owners attempting to rightyears of zoning regulation wrongs. Michelle Bloom, owner ofMinneapolis-based Creative Business Consulting, recalls the momentlast May when she heard that the Minneapolis City Council hadreversed a zoning ordinance she'd spent three years rewritingand revising with city planners. "I was angry, tremendouslyfrustrated, even sad," says Bloom. "In the businessworld, something like that just wouldn't have happened. I wenthome that day and said, ` That's it. I'mdone.' "

However, by July, Bloom had recovered from her disillusionmentand resumed her mission as director of the Minneapolis HomebasedBusiness Association's Zoning Task Force. "I felt verystrongly that this was an important fight for so manyreasons," she says. "The council realized after the factthat they voted the way they did because they were uneducated. Weasked for meetings with all of them. We came in with the facts, thenumbers, the economic impact."

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