January 28, 1998 |
Paul Reavlin, 28, was an accountant with a serious martial arts hobby when he opened a company designing and selling athletic gear 18 months ago. He is part of a group of start-up business owners who act as an unofficial "board of directors" for one another's companies. Group members have learned to trust each other and to ask tough questions. Reavlin was interviewed by freelance writer Karen E. Klein. * All the members of this group have businesses that are between zero and 5 years old.