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There are over 18,000,000 sole proprietors in the USA.

Many Sole Proprietors are Home Alone!

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Bend, Dallas, San Diego and Santa Fe: What would happen if office parks, strip malls, and shopping malls were to begin incorporating housing within their designs and redesigns? What would happen if we worked and lived in the same building?

We are learning the answers because there is a movement that is growing ever larger and increasingly fast. We seem to be making the circle, back to a pre-industrial lifestyle, but with knowledge tools -- the integration of broadcasting, information (technology), communications, education and publishing -- that challenge us to look deep within ourselves to craft and sculpt our unique gifts to give back to the world.

There are 19 million sole proprietors; they are all unique and most have returned home to work. What would happen if 19 million people were to focus on a common task?

Impossible? Not any more. And most of us who have moved back home to work, believe "Homework is good!" If asked about being lonely, we answer, "There's no time!" With instant messaging, collaboration and webcasts, our offices have become nerve centers that can change the world. Plus we help save the environment, change the balance of trade, and preserve precious energy reserves.

In this episode of the show, we take a look at nine people who work and live within the same physical space. It has its own special challenges, and we can personally a test to some of them, because this show is produced and mostly edited from our home office.

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1.  Want to understand the power of creativity?
2.  Want to understand the economic diversity of the USA?
3.  Think what might happen if every sole proprietor hired just one person.

A sole proprietorship is a lifestyle business.  Usually it can not be sold.  And, it is not sustainable beyond the life of the founder.   That can change and should change.  Today, the value in most every business is tied up within the intangibles and that value should not be lost.

It is a business revolution that's just begun! Ya' gotta know about disintermediation!

The business  of creating value is changing our world:


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Start a Business
Homepage. Arnold Joseff and George Hill are true alchemists in our time. They were chemistry wizards in high school together, then college, and now business. Their kind of chemistry transforms neighborhoods, industries,  cities, and the hearts of everyone.
» Be a magnet for talent
» Change Your Driving Force
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Key Question: How do I start a business?"

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Grow a Business
Homepage: Meet the Navarro family. They came from Cuba with 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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Key Question: What is a path for growth?

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Buy a Business
Homepage: Meet Howard Kent of Newark, New Jersey. He bought Ironbound Supplies over time from his father-in-law. When he tried but failed to broaden his scope, he focused on closely-related businesses.
» Work your way into ownership
» Teach employees everything
» Stick to your knitting
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Key Question: Who is the best buyer?

Sell a Business
Homepage: Meet Ahmad Chebbani 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 Question: What is your exit strategy?

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