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"Grow your people and they will grow your business."

 I-Power Will Change Your Business


Stamford, Connecticut:  Do good things, and miracles tend to happen. In this episode of the show we go inside one of the most productive businesses in the world (using the ratio, gross income to total number of employees). Where the Fortune 500 companies average under $300K per employee, in this small business it is over $1M per employee.

How can any business be so productive? You'll learn right here.

Marty Edelston, founder of Boardroom, Inc. started this company in 1971. Today they are the publisher of the world's largest subscription-based newsletter, BottomLine Personal; this business with just 78 employees will do over $80 million in sales. This is about five times the productivity rate of the Fortune 500 companies.

He believes these results come from a powerful process he calls, I-Power. Marty believes every person has an endless supply of ideas, especially ideas to improve their workplace. Every week every employee is asked to answer two questions: What can I do to improve my work area? And, what could others do that would cause my work area to improve? Simple, brilliant, easy to do, so what are we waiting for?

Marty was 47 years old with three children at home when he quit his job as a salesman in the publishing business. He had worked for some of the country's biggest companies and felt there was a need for a publication that ". . . helps people live their lives in this increasingly hostile world."

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Of course, but who has time?  Besides most of us think Human Resource Management (HRM) is for big business. But 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.

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


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?"


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?


Buy a Business
They buy to growMeet 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?


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

There may 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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