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Entrepreneurs can help lead Afghans to a better future, says this businessman.

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This story appears in the June 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Maybe you've thought of expanding your business to London or Hong Kong. But chances are, you aren't yet based in Kabul. For more than 20 years, John Bradley has been running IDAK Career Management Services, a Portland, Oregon, career consulting firm. But in his spare time, he's working on Afghanistan Rising (www.afghanistanrising.com), a nonprofit still in the planning stages. Afghanistan Rising's goal is to get entrepreneurs interested in doing business with and in the war-torn nation. Fueled by his desire to help in the aftermath of 9/11, Bradley has been immersed in all things Afghan, talking to interested government and business leaders in both America and Afghanistan, trying to get them connected.

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