Your article "Stinging Small Business" (Special Report, Feb. 12) is frighteningly accurate. My company is at the end of a two-year startup phase and seeks financing to introduce environmentally friendly disposable products. Our technology is unique and holds great promise, yet finding satisfactory investors is our greatest hurdle. In six months of seeking next-phase funding, we have come across each of the tricks of the con artists that are described in the story. Fortunately, we have resisted the temptations.

Larry C. Shattles

Envirofilm Technology Inc.

Atlanta

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