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Economy nudges former office rank-and-file to go it alone

Penni Crabtree

Monday, June 13, 2011

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Bob Bixel spent over a year looking for work after the 32-year bank veteran was laid off from his job in June 2009.
And when he couldn’t find a job, Bixel, 53, did what a lot of resourceful, middle-management types did. He created his own.