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Educate Yourself

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Jimmy Fand is the perfect example of a new American who understands what a person can do with their life in this country.   More...

Find A Need To Fill

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Jimmy Fand discovered a business opportunity just by paying attention.  He started importing a large variety of tiles that were not available in the US.

Be Efficient

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Every step in the process of creating and servicing a customer takes time and money.  Profits pile up when these processes are smooth.

Focus On Quality Products and Quality Relationships

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Jimmy searched the world to find the factories who would ship him tile that he is proud to sell.

Go Global

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Jimmy's travel has taught him that America is the oldest democracy but is still a new country compared to so many.

Keep Overhead Low And People Productive

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Jimmy did not start off in business as profitable as he is today.  He learned the  hard way that every person on the payroll must be productive.

Leave Profits In The Business

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Most small business owners have to bootstrap their startup and that discipline tends to carry forward so the company can grow with its own cash.

Treat Your Customer Database Like Gold

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John Wargo says that knowing about our customers in general is not good enough.

Lay the Groundwork

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Starting and growing a business is not for the weak or the uninformed.  To prepare, Ron Altoon and Jim Porter did their homework before they opened their architectural firm.  This is Ron Altoon.  More

Learn What Not To Do

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Ron Altoon and Jim Porter both worked in the firm of Frank Gehry who may be the most famous living American architect. This is Jim Porter.  Homepage