After getting three speeding tickets within three weeks as a broke college student, Greg Muender needed help.
With a little bit of research and some legal advice, Muender was able to get two of his tickets dropped, and soon he was helping friends and friends of friends get out of their tickets, too.
"Before I knew it, I had enough customers to start a business," Muender said. "Best of all, because of the economic climate, I couldn't have found a more opportune time to start a business that saves people money."
With a depressed job market looming, Muender saw building his own company as a surer bet, and he officially launched Ticketkick.com in July 2010 -- one month before his graduation from San Diego State University.
Customers pay between $79 and $199 for Muender and company to handle the document completion and defense preparation necessary for contesting traffic violations. And although Ticketkick.com currently works only with California residents, business is booming. The company boasts a 70% success rate and is on track to break $1,000,000 in sales in 2011.
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