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On Going and Being Global -   A Case Study


Tampa, Florida: People start a business just to be competitive. In this episode of the show you meet Jimmy Fand and his wife, Maria. They were shopping for ceramic tile for a new home they were building. Jimmy thought the selection in the USA was limited and the prices were high. So unlike most people, they started a business!  

The Tile Connection.  It is the largest North American importer of several of the world's largest manufacturers of tile. Born in Columbia (South America), Jimmy has traveled the world extensively, speaks Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese. Jimmy came to New York City when he was 19, completed three university degrees, and became an American citizen. He met his wife, a Cuban-American, and the two decided to move to Florida now they have grown children and a strong, profitable business.

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Watch and listen to the key insights of people who achieved against great odds. Nobody expected them to win. Even in the face of failure, they were tenacious. They share their insights... "If I can do it, you can, too." From over 200 episodes produced for PBS, go inside a business to get the real story from the person who did it. Over 1000 powerful points (videos) from such interviews - take a minute to watch one. It may change your life ...or your business.      Prior homepage...

Entrepreneurs always have four choices:

MingoLee.jpg Start a Business

Mingo Lee started a restaurant with his two brothers. They now have over 30! Surfer food joints! You can become economically independent too.  Much more...

JoeDannis.jpg Grow a Business

Meet Joe Dannis of DawnSign Press; he wanted to quit.  Every year over 25 million business owners try to grow their business. Some do. Some fail.  Joe persevered and today he is the best in his business.  Much more...


Buy a Business
Don MacInnis was an employee and bought the business from his employer. You just might be in the right place at the right time to buy the business.  Much more,,,


Sell a Business
Don't let your dream turn into a nightmare and feel trapped by the business you created. Hattie interviews many different business owners and reflects on what it means to sell your business. More...

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