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Let's Go Around the World A Few Times!

 "Put Creativity on a Schedule."


Sydney, Australia. Meet Ken Done. He has become one of Australia's most-beloved and respected artists with his own world-class following. We all struggle to master our talents and apply these talents in a meaningful way. That's life. And, that is how the best among us also define our work.

Meet a man who spent eighteen years mastering his craft and learning business skills. Then, he broke away to go down his own path.  Almost unwittingly he started a business through which he learned how to leverage his art in creative ways.

This business is a family businesses.

You meet Ken Done and his wife, Judy, and their daughter and son. Ken was never a starving artist yet he certainly paid his dues and now he has over  150 working within this family enterprise to make art affordable, sometimes wearable and  even whimsical.

Today you meet an artist who like so many others follows his own heart. Often there is a price to pay  among the art community's elite.  In the earlier days they were not gentle on this man and his work. But Ken Done stood firm within his vision, he persevered, and today even his critics are giving him his due.

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Nominate your favorite business today.  Why shouldn't there be an American Idol  for good businesses!

Some of the people who source and sell globally...

Get out an atlas or your globe. Now, look at all the products you sell. Any sources from another country? Any customers from other countries? In which countries might you find both? Start that list. Contact those in other countries and let's all begin making plans.

Let's go global. In any country where you have one customer, you can have 100. Nobody is a prophet in their hometown. So, get out of town! Take some of your key people with you.

Need some help? Small Business School can introduce you to global guides. Around the world in 30 days! We'll begin with one of the world's best travelers who can help you prepare, help with introductions, and be sure you open new business every stop along the way. More...

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This picture launched an international photojournalism career. Monica Morgan dared to go to South Africa for an historic event. Now she has customers in twelve countries!  She says, "Take calculated risks."

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Meet Darby McQuade.  He travels the world to find the best deals for his customers. Global sourcing is part of his extraordinary formula for growth at Jackalope in Santa Fe.  He says, "Make shopping an adventure."

Hattie watches as the #1 product is demonstrated, their Saris Bike Rack.

Buy a Business
Meet Sara & Chris Fortune.  They sell to the world and they get the best designers from all over the world. Yet,  they bought a "tired business" and it had land mines under the surface. Their story is about integrity over all.  They say, "Innovate before your competitors do."


Sell a Business
Meet Kim Blickenstaff and his two partners.  When they started Biosite, people called them idiots.  Yet, when they sold for hundreds of millions, they were instantly known as savants.  In the process, these three changed an industry and the world of medical diagnostics

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