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Best month in years
Best month in years
Michelle Gamble-Risley, 44, lives in Fair Oaks, Calif.
Name: Michelle Gamble-Risley
My recession ended: November 2009
Location: Fair Oaks, Calif.

I own a marketing firm and three major clients slashed their budgets within a month's span and my income dropped precipitously. A few months earlier, I had written and published my own book, which won several awards, and a lot of authors started asking me to publish their books too.

I reinvented my company and started a publishing business, which became profitable fairly quickly. My partner, who runs the marketing side, and I just had our best month ever in the four years we've been in business.

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