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In the late 1970s, recently out of Harvard Business School, Mitt Romney went to work for the Boston consulting firm Bain and Co. He was successful, but he says his dream was always to run his own business.
In 1984, he got the chance.
The firm's founder asked Romney to start an investment fund called Bain Capital. The company would put money into small or struggling businesses, help them grow, and then Bain would cash out.