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If your business is just a lot of work, maybe it is time to sell.

There comes a time in everyone's life....

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Salt Lake City: In this show you meet Lorraine Miller long after she invested $2,000 to start the business of her dreams. When she opened for business in 1976, she sold house plants.  Today this business provides indoor and outdoor landscaping to hundreds of customers and you'll find a perfectly exquisite retail store and greenhouse full of plants and gifts.

In 1994 she was named Utah's Small Business Person of the Year then went on to become the first woman to win the national award from the US Small Business Administration. In 1997 Lorraine was named by Ernst & Young as one of Salt Lake's outstanding entrepreneurs. In 2002 she harvested (sold) because she was made an offer that was hard to refuse. More...

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We all have a special sliver of genius.

In the earliest days of the broadcasts of this show (back in 1994-1995), there was a special segment called "the Sliver of Genius." Then we began to realize virtually every successful business is built on that special focus.

All the people who appear as the stars of this television show are recommended (1) by their community for their integrity and (2) by their industry for their creativity and courage. Our national sponsors -- from IBM, USPS, Verizon, Microsoft, D&B, Travelers, Business Week, and many others -- have paid for everything.

Nobody can pay or has every paid to be on this television show.

Note: There are over 300 episodes -- over 2000 video clips -- about starting, running and growing a business within this website.  Is it time to harvest?

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Do you have an idea for a business? 
Jim Schell is our resident entrepreneur.  He has sold several businesses that he started, plus he has coached hundreds to start and grow their business.  In another special episode he discusses  Staying Power.
Key Question: How do I get started in business?

Ray SMILOR

Grow a Business

Employee-Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) work.
Ray Smilor is one of the world's experts on how ESOPs work and how they can be specifically modified  for  the needs of the founder and the growth and direction of one's business. To go to the entire episode, click here.
Key Question: How can I grow this business faster?

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Buy a Business
Ebby Halliday is an American icon.  She grew up with nothing.  Today her business will do well over $6 billion in transactions. To grow she bought many businesses along the way.  It is a growth strategy.


Key Question: How do I buy a business?

Sell a Business
Bob Orenstein was flirting with burn out. He decided to sell his business so he engaged professionals to help.  His company was sold to a publicly-traded company for maximum return on his many years of investment.  You can do it, too.  And, once you do, you can reinvent yourself!

Learn all eight ways to leave your lover!


Key Question: How do I find buyers for my business?

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