When you raise Old Glory on July 4, wouldn't you like to see your own company flag flapping beneath it? Luc Doublet knows just where you can get one -- from his company, Doublet, a $30-million flag manufacturer in France. Doublet uses laser technology to produce small runs of flags. His "logo-flags" start at $100.

Two years ago the company acquired Paramount Flag Co., a San Francisco manufacturer and retailer. Now, Doublet and Paramount hope to develop the market here by selling flag-store franchises.

-- Leslie Brokaw