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Many people dream about owning their own business. Some eventually will, such as BSU graduate Paul Wegner who, with his wife, Mary Jean, own Cucina di Paolo, a takeout gourmet lasagna shop in Boise. The market, say small business owners, is ripe for entrepreneurs who have a business plan in place. This issue of FOCUS introduces you to those who have taken the plunge into the world of self-employment with the help of the Idaho Small Business Development Center and BSU. Cover photo by Chuck Scheer.

Record Group Number

UP 4.12

Publication Date

Summer 1998


Boise State University