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With no fanfare and little venture money, the companies profiled here are delivering real stuff to paying customers and making a buck in the process. There may not be any "new rules," but there are rules, and we suspect every one of them will look familiar.

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SitStay.com: The Mom-and-Pop
Shoebuy.com: The Scorekeepers
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Fashionmall.com: The Conservative
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