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Yes, if you grow your people, they'll grow your business.

Hire People Others May Overlook

All around the World:  In this episode we explore what it takes to build a team. We talk to business owners in New York City, Stamford, Seattle, Chicago, Tucson, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dallas, San Diego, and Las Cruces.

The first step in having a sustainable business is to hire good people who are able to carry on in your absence.  As a sole proprietor, we create a job for ourselves and work for our sub-contractors and suppliers.  When you become  an employer, you create jobs for others and put yourself in position to build a legacy and renewable asset.

If you believe your business concept is big enough to live beyond you and if you want to surround yourself with just the right people to make it happen, please study each key idea.

The more successful a business owner becomes, the more likely it is you will hear them say, "The single most important factor in this business is the people." By re-examining very specific parts of prior episodes of the show, we give you the very best thinking about what it takes to grow your business by hiring, training and inspiring others.  This positions you to turn over the leadership when you are ready to make a transition and go on to other projects.

All the key ideas and videos of this episode...

A special note to Sole Proprietors:

In this episode we explore what it takes to make it a goal to hire at least one new person per year. After 20 years, most any business can support one person in the first year, and could/should support at least 20 people and their families by the 20th year.

We welcome you to take up this challenge!


Inventions stir economies

Study intellectual property and the heart of invention.
Explore all these videos yourself, and you will never be the same.

In this economy? Yes.  Using the tactics and strategies offered in these five stories just on this page alone, 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.

Log in and review any of the 250+ clips about Human Resources.

 This website is filled with real inspiration, insights and ideation from actual business owners who are loved in their community and respected within their industry for their integrity, leadership  and a bit of genius.*   Every one of these people work everyday to make this world a better place.  Again please log in to explore 2000+ Video Clips and 300+ episodes.  More

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


Start a Business

Marty Edelston started his business at age 47 with three children at home. He proceeded to become one of the most successful businesses in the USA.  He credits the use of I-Power.

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?

* About the stars of each episode

All these people are recommended by their community for their integrity and by their industry for their creativity and courage. Our national sponsors -- from IBM, USPS, Verizon, Microsoft, D&B, Travelers and others -- have paid for everything. Nobody can pay or has every paid to be on this television show.

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