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Tweet Business of the Day: At Home Net
Who: Director of Sales and Marketing Mike Curtis, 39, @athomenet
What: Web site service solutions for the association management industry.
Where: Suwanee, Ga.
How: Curtis said when the owners – both who were active in their own community associations -- realized the Internet was here to stay in the mid-90s they left the large firms they were employed at to start up on their own.
"They realized Web sites could be a good thing for associations to use to post information and communication online," he said. "It has grown to where we have developed a newsletter, apps, emergency alert systems—it has gone from a Web site company to a Web solutions company."
When: The company opened in 1998.
In his own words: "It's a very niche industry and we were one of the first," Curtis said. "It's a stereotypical entrepreneurial success story. They started in their basement in 1998, and today we have more than 6,500 clients worldwide."