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Action International

Help entrepreneurs find more time in their days while doing the same for yourself.

This story appears in the January 2002 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

Starting your own business will give you more time and more money, right? In truth, most entrepreneurs wind up working more hours and making less money than in their previous salary-based jobs. And that's just what Brad Sugars, 30, is out to fix.

Sugar's success began at age 7 when he was caught selling his Christmas presents. Now founder and CEO of the Brisbane, Australia-based business coaching company Action International, he believes a business should be "a commercial, profitable enterprise that works without you." Sugars himself owns eight enterprises, each of which he spends a paltry hour or two on each week. What's his secret? According to Sugars, systems should run a business, not a person. The entrepreneur shouldn't simply create a place they can go each day to work-their business should be an investment.

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