There are over 18,000,000 sole proprietors in the USA.
Many Sole Proprietors are Home Alone!
Bend, Dallas, San Diego and Santa Fe: What would happen if office parks, strip malls, and shopping malls were to begin incorporating housing within their designs and redesigns? What would happen if we worked and lived in the same building?
We are learning the answers because there is a movement that is growing ever larger and increasingly fast. We seem to be making the circle, back to a pre-industrial lifestyle, but with knowledge tools -- the integration of broadcasting, information (technology), communications, education and publishing -- that challenge us to look deep within ourselves to craft and sculpt our unique gifts to give back to the world.
There are 19 million sole proprietors; they are all unique and most have returned home to work. What would happen if 19 million people were to focus on a common task?
Impossible? Not any more. And most of us who have moved back home to work, believe "Homework is good!" If asked about being lonely, we answer, "There's no time!" With instant messaging, collaboration and webcasts, our offices have become nerve centers that can change the world. Plus we help save the environment, change the balance of trade, and preserve precious energy reserves.
In this episode of the show, we take a look at nine people who work and live within the same physical space. It has its own special challenges, and we can personally a test to some of them, because this show is produced and mostly edited from our home office.
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Hattie Bryant, creator and producer, reacts to today's headlines from a small business owner's point of view.
Bruce Camber, founder and executive producer, writes about first principles of business and life.
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A sole proprietorship is a lifestyle business. Usually it can not be sold. And, it is not sustainable beyond the life of the founder. That can change and should change. Today, the value in most every business is tied up within the intangibles and that value should not be lost.
The business of creating value is changing our world: