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Building a company, a few jars at a time

Home canner creating a line of jams, jellies

Afton Cotton makes strawberry jam at her home in Weston. Afton Cotton makes strawberry jam at her home in Weston. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)
By Jane Dornbusch
Globe Correspondent / July 21, 2010

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WESTON — Afton Cotton is an aspiring entrepreneur creating her own line of products, which means she’s invested in some research and development. But her business techniques bear little resemblance to the standard methods: no focus groups, no surveys, no test marketing. (Full article: 653 words)

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