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Home Alone - Millions of Sole Proprietors just in the USA

Do It Different And Do It Better

Bend (Oregon), Dallas, San Diego, Santa Fe: 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.

In this particular video, Ron Bowman talks about his home office.

Upon reflecting on each person's story, it seems that we are in the early stages of coming full circle -- we will work where we live.  It is back to a pre-industrial lifestyle, but with knowledge tools -- the integration of broadcasting, information, (including technology), communications, education, publishing  and systems. That new acronym spells BICEPS-- and it truly is a new muscle that challenges us all to look deep within ourselves to craft and sculpt our unique gifts to give back to the world.

There are millions of sole proprietors in just the USA; they are all unique and most have returned home to work. 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.

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 attest to some of them because this show is produced and mostly edited from home offices.

Know Yourself

1:59 | Play Now |  Making a business work from home takes discipline, drive, brains and more than anything, a willingness to study yourself and find the thing to do that most resonates for you personally. Meet Greg Steckler.

Develop Yourself

2:50 | Play Now |  Joel Greene is a fine artist who paints at home.  His work is offered for sale at a gallery on Santa Fe's famous Canyon Road.  Joel tells us that  honing a specialty is the best way to win customers.

Find An Energizing Place

1:50 | Play Now |  The business owners in the rest of this episode all live and work in a high-rise condominium building in downtown San Diego.  Visit the set of Small Business School and more.

Develop Relationships To Disintermediate Location

1:24 | Play Now |  Ron Bowman works surrounded by art and ocean views .

Commit To Powerful Technology

2:42 | Play Now |  Bruce Camber, the founder of  this television series, knows that small business owners can perform just like a big business if they buy and implement technology wisely.

Do It Different And Do It Better

2:00 | Play Now |  Ron Bowman grew up poor and put himself through school.  He was fascinated by an architecture course so he started fixing up houses for people.  Today he owns commercial space that he developed himself.

Establish An Upward Spiral of Achievement

4:14 | Play Now |  Bud Crystal could retire but he doesn't want to.  He enjoys stretching to make every job he completes better than the last.

Sell From The Inside Out

1:16 | Play Now |  Host Hattie Bryant helps us understand how a few high achievers do what they want to do where they want to do it.

Be Obsessed With Doing Good And Doing More

3:59 | Play Now |  The business owners we know don't need to work anymore. They have done good things, they have created value for their employees, their customers and themselves but they continue to get up and go to work everyday because they are obsessed with doing good and doing more.  Bud Crystal is studying the charts on his four computer screens.

Spend Pennies Not Dollars to Win Customers

1:54 | Play Now |  Barbara Granneman is such a soft-spoken gentle soul it is surprising to learn that the piano teaching business she started went from zero to 45 employees in just two years. She had the right idea at the right time and in the right place.