11 Businesses You Can Start In Your Pajamas in 2009

Technical Staffing -- Bill Foster and Ruben Santana, XRoads Consulting
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Technical Staffing -- Bill Foster and Ruben Santana, XRoads Consulting

As more companies contract out specialty services like recruiting, staffing companies like Atlanta-based XRoads Consulting are seeing an upturn in business. Founded in 2006 by neighbors Ruben Santana and Bill Foster, XRoads specializes in placing people for technical positions at companies located primarily in the southeastern United States. They also help companies select and implement information technology solutions that will best meet their needs. Both Santana and Foster have leveraged their prior experience in the industry to grow their revenues to $5.58 million in the first two years of business. "There are definite financial rewards to being home-based and not having the upfront overhead needed to start a business," Santana says.