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Where would we be without architects? 

Los Angeles, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Amsterdam: They worked for Frank Gehry and found that it had limits. So, architects Ron Altoon and Jim Porter started their own firm and today they are quite literally changing the face of the world.

They do not try to cultivate "star power."

The result - this professional practice  went global virtually overnight. Ron Altoon and Jim Porter clearly have grown this architectural firm with product power.

Every customer and every person in their firm is a star. These two architects began this practice by keeping their egos in check and by focusing on their customer and growing their team. They have built projects in 16 countries with more international work on the drawing boards of the future.

The world does want American products and services and this is one business that has proven that. From the people in this firm we learn: refine your product or service on your home turf, do your homework before you get on an airplane, form strategic local alliances in the country into which you want to expand, and then deliver on your promises.     More...

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Start a Business

Goshow Architects.  Meet Nancy and Eric and feel their love and commitment to architecture, New York City, and history.   This firm had a forty-year vision from its start!
Key Question: How do I start a business?


Grow a Business

Meet Sohrab Vossoughi of Portland, Oregon.
  He is the rock star of industrial design. He came to the USA as a teenager with nothing. Today he and his firm are considered among the very best in the world.
Key Question: What is a path for growth?


Buy a Business
Meet Andy Murstein, CEO, Medallion Financial,
the largest Small Business Investment Company for women and minorities, They'll grow to be a billion-dollar business by having others buy a piece of the action!  They've done an IPO.
Key Question: Can my business be my legacy?

Cactus & Tropicals, Salt Lake City

Sell a Business
Cactus & Tropicals.  At one time only the rich had exotic plants in their homes.  Now we all do.   Meet Lorraine Miller, as she nurtures her business, her people, and her customers.  Also, watch the clips as Lorraine tells us why she eventually sold her business.

Learn eight possible ways to exit your business!
Key Question: Who is the best buyer?

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