17 Companies We Love

Our experts reveal the businesses that make them swoon--and why.

February 12, 2010
Chia-Li Chien: Financial Independence

One of my long time favorite businesses is the Tension Management Institute, a company that has offered certification training programs and diagnostic tools for the human development industry for more than 25 years. What I love most about the institute's work is that it directly addresses a very common situation encountered by companies of every size--specifically, the struggle they face in implementing the change initiatives and growth strategies they have invested so heavily in developing. One of the things that I am most impressed about this company is the fact that it captured its know-how--its intellectual property--early in the business. As a result of that, it has developed a business model that generates both residual and non-residual revenue. Best of all, the business model has resulted in a virtual sales force promoting the company's products and services.


Chia-Li Chien, CFP®, CRPC, PMP; helps women entrepreneurs to convert their business into meaningful personal wealth.  She is the author of Show Me The Money and columnist for WomenEntrepreneur.com & Fox Business online.   She is available for consulting, speaking engagements and workshops.  She can be reached at www.chialichien.com or jolly@chialichien.com.


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