An Open Letter
Table of Contents
Change the Way We All See Business
Change the Way We Work Together
Change Ourselves: Everybody is a Producer.
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To All Our Friends within our National Business Associations:
(Many are our viewers, many are web visitors, many are owners of businesses that we profiled, and some are our sponsors and their employees)
We closely study every key idea from the people within the episodes of our show. We listen carefully. They are so compelling and so useful.
There have been several episodes that focused on people who were at the end of their business cycle. They were planning their last chapter and everyone said, "It is as important as planning the first chapter." So, we are taking that advice.
We are working with the stations, our national sponsors, and our many business partners to develop a succession plan whereby the show not only lives on, but grows substantially beyond the two people who started it.
That selection process was the beginning of a fundamental change in television -- rewarding the good and ignoring the bad. There have been few television shows that encourage good citizenship and good business practices. Most do not last long. But this show was a bit different. It's about the American Dream. The subject is us. The supply is endless. The interest is abiding.
If no one organization is responsible for the generation of that list, but has some influence on its unfoldment, no one organization can get into trouble with its membership regarding favoritism.
Almost 300 such areas could be mapped within the USA and a list of 300,000 businesses would become the working list from which businesses are selected by one of the producing groups for PBS, PEG, and even VOA broadcasts.
A series of open letters discuss this filtering process. To narrow our selection process to find the most inspirational stories in the world, even in uncommon and relatively unknown places.
Several of our episodes focused on succession planning. Most small business owners do not do it. Too many of us liquidate when we should be getting liquid. We should get on an inexpensive audit path so that we can more readily leverage the equity within our business through an ESOP, DPO, or M&A. To that end, this presentation has been prepared for our leaders in national trade associations and national small business associations throughout the USA and around the world.