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Women Rock Florida’s Business Scene

Women entrepreneurs thrive in this low-cost, business-friendly environment.

Anna Bond, co-founder and creative director of Rifle Paper Co.

It was smooth sailing for Kay Stephenson, co-founder and CEO of Datamaxx Group, for her first 10 years in business. Her company provides secure communications services to law enforcement and security companies—and competition from bigger companies was minimal. But that changed dramatically after September 11, 2001.

Rather than confronting the increasing number of large competitors head-on, she freely shared her experience and technology,

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