Online and In Sync

November 12, 2006

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When MINDBODY Online founder Rick Stollmeyer last spoke to the Tribune a year ago, he had developed a successful business niche that combines the power of the Web with the personal service industry. Founded in 2001, the company was selling an estimated $1.2 million in accounting and online-scheduling software packages each year to 1,600 yoga, wellness, fitness and healing arts practitioners in 27 countries. "The most interesting development of our age is that everything we want can be shopped and purchased online," the software entrepreneur said. "Personal services are no exception.