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But like many small-business owners these days, he says, the economy presents a particularly difficult challenge for the little guy.
"In my profession, there are people who are not going to pay their bills no matter what," said Mr. Romola, who owns Alpine Credit Inc. in Colorado. "But when the economy is good, it's easier to collect from those who would normally pay."