Late To The Party

Kinko's hopes the Net will help it nab bigger clients

It's a sweltering day in late July at the Kinko's in the Sahara Pavilion shopping center in Las Vegas, just a toss of the dice away from the city's main strip. Inside, Rick Steele, CEO of Kinko's new Internet site,, is supervising employees as they complete their training on how to take customer orders over the Web. This is where, on Aug. 7, Kinko's Inc. launched the final piece of its $200 million, three-year Internet strategy--an ideal setting for the company's big bet on the Net.

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