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Executive by day, entrepreneur by night

These seven moonlighters are pursuing big professional careers -- and their entrepreneurial dreams.

Advertising expert sprouts bouquet biz

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Plafchan became co-owner of a Venice Beach, Calif.-based online flower business.
  • Name: David Plafchan
  • Day job: Senior copywriter at Deutsch Inc.
  • Side business: Co-owner of The Bouqs

"In advertising, you're always creating and communicating for someone else," said David Plafchan, a copywriter in Los Angeles. "In the end, you have to let your creation go."

Hoping to build something more lasting, three months ago he co-founded The Bouqs. It's an online flower seller that delivers flowers cut fresh on an eco-friendly farm the company owns in Ecuador. Arrangements sell for a flat price of $40, including shipping.

"I want to be a part of its growth and feel like I am creating something more permanent," he said. He's also glad to have a chance to develop new skills. "I am being a leader," he said.

- Last updated March 13 2013 07:52 AM ET