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In celebration of all the Presidents who have helped shaped the USA

They all needed to incorporate businesses.

July 4, 1776

Washington, DC: The founders of the USA were as much driven by their need to  incorporate a business as they were by the issues of taxation.  Starting a business was part of ethos of this emerging nation and that thrust continues to this day.  Religious freedoms were important, yet economic freedom was as well.  The power within those self-evident and deep-seated truths about the life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is obviously far reaching.

Meet Michael Novak, a man whose life study is of the foundations of government systems that work. And here he discovered small business ownership – being a president with mastery over one's domain – has the heart and spirit that sustains and nurtures democratic capitalism.  

Michael Novak strikes deep into the heart of public debate about what works and what doesn't work within economic systems, and he says that small business owners are demonstrators. They're on the front lines, risking and fighting the good fight every day. Small business owners take lofty principles and reduce them to nitty-gritty practice.

As a people, the debate about capitalism should no longer be the domain of economists. We all need to grapple with the first principles of ethics, economics, and government. Virtually overnight globalization is a reality and belief systems are butting against one another, often shredding civility and undermining any inherent ethics and morality.

Each of us needs to engage in the historic debate about economic models. What works? What is good for people? Is this singular focus on "Return to Shareholders" a truncation of capitalism? Do we need to be looking at a more balanced model that includes more than the growth of the bottom line?

What is the hope of the future? We profoundly believe it has a lot to do with small business and individual initiatives; yet here, we simply open our dialogue and begin to chart a new course. 

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Presidents set the tone, charter a course, share a vision, imbibe an ethos...

The President/CEO truly does reflect the character of the business and the nation. Here you'll necessarily find the top sales person. Here's the person who sells concepts and future developments. Presidents must invoke confidence and trust that tomorrow will come and it will be better than today.

Are you ready for such leadership? Prove yourself in business and then raise up and lead the nation, your state, even your neighborhood. You can do it. More about leadership...

Meet a few presidents and a future president:


Sole Proprietors are de facto Presidents

Homepage. Monica Morgan is a president.  She paid her dues.  And today, she is recognized as one of the great photographers of the world.
» Take a calculated risk
» Give back to your community
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The next generation is being prepared.

Homepage: Someday Marcel Navarro will be a president. His Mom and Dad  escaped from Castro's Cuba.  They had nothing. They started a pharmacy and it slowly grew. Today this family business runs a chain of the most productive discount pharmacies in the USA:
» Do what you know
» Enroll the kids in the school of hard knocks
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Some presidents are also partners.

Homepage: Meet Ron Altoon and Jim Porter. They started their own business that went global virtually overnight:
» Ron says, "Prepare yourself"
» Jim says, "Learn what not to do,"
» Recognize that you need others
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Some presidents empower all people.

Homepage: Meet Sohrab Vossoughi of Persia (Iran) and now Portland, Oregon. He founded Ziba Design and is revolutionizing the world. He sells his business to his team through an employee stock ownership program.
» Hire people who will challenge you!
» Turn employees into owners
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Key Questions:
How do I start a business?"
What is a path for growth?
Who is the best buyer?
What is your exit strategy?
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