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Grow your people and they'll grow your business.

Women helping women in business

Dallas:  Talk about timing. In this show you meet a woman who has done it right, not once, but twice.

People enjoy working at Computer Directions. One of the reasons -- every time someone makes a sale, they ring a bell and everyone celebrates because they get a piece of the action.

Wanda Brice started her first business in 1978, sold it, then opened this staffing company in 1993 because she saw a need and filled it.

Wanda and her staff provide computer programmers to some of country’s largest companies. Her start-up strategy: she went after the firms doing over $10 billion in sales.

When we taped this episode, Computer Directions had anywhere from 50 to 100 programmers working every day for as many as 20 different companies.

Wanda Brice saw a trend and jumped ahead of it. Temporary workers used to be hired for the low-end jobs but now that’s all changed. Wanda’s temporary service places computer programmers in temporary high-end jobs. Her customers are big companies who depend on her company to keep their information systems current.

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* Eight Steps to climb...

There are four steps to start a business and then four steps to grow (and   eventually to leave) that business.  We all should know all eight steps even before we begin.  More...


About The Stars of this Television Show

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Of course! But, who has time? Besides most of us think Human Resource Management (HRM) is for big business. But ...is it? With the HRM tactics and strategies offered in these five stories, you can learn how others catapulted their business into the fast lane.

Sole proprietors. If you do not have employees, consider your support team - CPA, lawyer, banker, suppliers, and customers - as your people. You'll enjoy the results. You'll grow, too.

There are over 300+ clips about HRM; this page links to just ten of them.

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This website is filled with real inspiration, insights and ideation from actual business owners who are loved in their community and respected within their industry for their integrity, leadership and a bit of genius.* Every one of these people work everyday to make this world a better place.



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There are always four paths to walk and eight steps to climb:

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Start a Business

A television special called, "The People Part." Hattie introduces us to over fourteen business owners who share their best ideas about building teams and working with your employees. This is the place to learn.

Key Question: How do I start a business?"

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Grow a Business

Visit with business leaders in New Mexico who are creating jobs, creating wealth, and making the world a better place. Here we go to the Blue Dome Gallery.

Key Question: What is a path for growth?

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Buy a Business
They buy to grow. Meet the Souto brothers.
They came from Cuba when Castro took over. They adopted the American dream and became one of the largest espresso coffee roasters in the world!
Their HRM strategy -- "Treat people with great respect."

Key Question: Can my business be my legacy?

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Sell a Business
Tom Gegax sold his business for millions!
His HRM advice is simple -- "Become a coach."

There my come a point when you should look at taking your equity out and leave the operational values in.
There are eight ways to exit one's business.
Learn all eight possible ways!

Key Question: Who is the best buyer?

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