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How A Furloughed Airline Pilot Launched a Multi-Million Dollar Business Serving Others

Six months after the 9/11 attacks, Tapia was furloughed. US Airways was in deep financial trouble and he knew he wouldn’t be called back anytime soon. He soon ran out of money. But with a wife, a newborn daughter, and a mortgage, he knew he had to do something. After a short stint to make ends meet selling Mexican pottery in the concourse of a local mall and moonlighting preparing financial plans, all while filling out applications, and getting job offers to fly overseas that would have required… ( More...

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