SMALL BUSINESS: Too Big to Handle

Said the ad in the Wall Street Journal: "Management needs person or corporation to take complete charge of sales and production. With or without investment." In this way, Detroit's Charles S. Langs, 36, the harried inventor of Posēs (pronounced pose-ease), a strapless, wireless, adhesive brassière, hoped to get out from under a mushrooming small business which had grown too big to handle.

Langs thought up the stick-on bra when his wife complained that she could not get an even tan in a bathing suit. Last May, after lengthy experiments, he put the adhesive cups on sale. He expected the bra...

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