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Painting service gives collegians chance to run show

Derek Campbell holds nothing in his hands, not even a pen, as he walks door to door to pitch sales for his fledgling painting business.

Campbell, 22, of Arlington relies on the power of persuasion and youthful charm. He introduces himself, explains that he is a student at Bentley University in Waltham, and tells potential customers about the business he plans to start this summer.

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