Small Business of the Day: TMone

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Small Business of the Day: TMone

What: A business process outsourcing firm

Who: Anthony Marlowe co-founder and co-owner, 32, @Tmone

When: July 2003

How: Co-founders Anthony Marlowe and John Burchert met when working at MCI, before it was purchased by WorldCom in 1998.

"We would frequently consult one another as young professionals moving up at a Fortune 500 company quickly," Marlowe said. "We said, 'We should do this someday for ourselves.'"

After WorldCom went bankrupt in 2002, Marlowe and Burchert decided to put their plan into action and created TMone. Today the company has close to 500 employees.

Where: Iowa City, Ia

In his own words: "We took a gamble early on and were one of the first to adopt cloud technology. Everyone told me I was crazy and shouldn't do this, but the company was profitable right away."