The Mission and Vision
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Every business needs a vision statement and a mission statement. The vision is the long-term goals; the mission includes all the goals leading up to the vision. There is an Overview and three more detailed sections of the Small Business School mission statement. This issue is so important, there is an entire episode of the show about it.
The foundation of this show is good people who start a business, become successful and generous in their communities, and they want to share their insights. We all learn best through metaphors and by example. These owners and their employees share their hard-earned insights on starting, running and growing a business.
The school and show work with and through business associations around the world. By all of us working together, we can decrease the number of business failures. We can grow smarter and wiser. The school and show are to create a means by which people help others to solve problems and grow.
We all have mentors and we help others by being a mentor.
The best stories will get even better. Here everybody nominates and selects the next person to have their story told. With the best stories and the best producers, these stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things will come to life. These are today's unselfish, modern-day pioneers. We are all in search of the good and intentionally we avoid the bad.
Answers to the questions: Why TV? Why Small Business School?
Small Business School is committed to showing the other side of the story — the basic values that are the very heart of free enterprise.
The foundations of free enterprise
The core of the private enterprise system is respectful competition. Competition keeps capitalism efficient and innovative. And, small business is a key source of competition:
The facts speak for themselves. The real story is found within the real-life stories of the successful small business people who fuel the economy. They are quietly, powerfully creating an entrepreneurial legacy to be nurtured, appreciated and emulated.
This is the quiet mission of Small Business School. Now part of this mission is to change television so it becomes part of the revolution that is increasingly unleashing personal creativity and innovation. More about the very nature of innovation...
The Small Business Difference
Small business owners represent the core values required for a free and open society: