Index of a few letters by topic and author
Topic Focus / Author Episode
Critics Internet / Gloria Internet Basics
Mo's / Joseph Mo's
Education College / Thomson Favorites #1 & #2
HS / Coyman Related episode
HS / Bonetti Chocolate Crickets
Learn from All
Help! Internet / Bernadette Staying Power
Indexes Index of Learning Companies
Integrity Open Letter to President Obama
Key Ideas Cash Flow / Gardiner Many
Financials / Stickney Related episode
Incubators / Shamiso
Podcasts / Gardiner
Retirement / Anderson
Services (Professsional) Many
Advertising, Architecture, Animation, Design
SWOT Analysis / Anderson
Paths & Steps An Idea / Jason
Start Up / Cope
Producers We are all Producers
Thanks From Cliff Prescott, Fat Towels
Our letters to you
60/60: A Proposed Beginning for GPS-based Cities
Also, referred to as Priceless-Cheap Real Estate. This letter might be considered the simple beginning of a Billion-Dollar Idea.
Architecture of the future website
Websites constantly evolve. This one started in December 1994
and it evolves daily.
Co-sign this letter to President Barak Obama
Encourage the unemployed to start a business
Hugh McColl, Jr., former Chairman of Bank of America
on "60 Minutes" says there is nothing good about being small.
New York Times Launches Small Business Video
based entirely on the Small Business School episodes
Storytelling & Metaphor from Bruce Camber
To Anne Douglas, On the Edge, Aberdeen, Scotland
Favorite letters throughout the years:
On spending hours on this website!
About leadership. Do you have what it takes?
Joanna Reed, Reed's Marine, Lake Chelan, Washington
Meet Keith Grint and many owners. Letter from Alan Preston.
Our open letters... reflections on these days
"Dear Mom" Thoughts on Mother's Day The Family Apron
On turning one's passion into a business
May 10, 2007
Dear Mr. Camber,
I was deeply pleased one morning when I awoke extremely early and stumbled down stairs to work on some tea related things and as I turned on the TV I found your small business school program, which intrigued my interest. As I sat there warmed by my fireplace and sipping tea, the TV business class was just what I need to re-energize my mind and get back to work on my business plans and strategies.
Tea is my passion and joy. Tea brings solace, peace, energy and life back into us; and these days, we need that every moment. I love to share what I know with everyone.
Have you ever been to a tea tasting? This is a great way to experiment with tea and taste different ones. This is a very important aspect to my tea company. I hold tea tastings in people's homes with several of their friends; it's fun and tasty. It's kind of like a wine-tasting experience without the alcohol. A tea experience tends to be enlightening to most as they are not aware of the many flavors and liquors of tea.
Alternateave Tea Company
Response from a Newbie Among Tea Drinkers
May 10, 2007
Hi Michelle -
Welcome to Small Business School. I am a relative newbie within the tea world. I got tired of coffee -- just stopped tasting good -- even from Starbucks, so I tried their Chai Tea. It was too good to be true. It had to be 50% sugar. But, it was enough to get me going. That was about a year ago.
I then started buying Tazo Chai Tea (loose leaves) and became quite good at it. I wrote to the Tazo folks to see if they were as lovely as their boxes indicated and discovered Starbucks! What a business story they are! By the way my Chai tea was made using a little maple syrup for sweetener. So good.
I then tried Revolution, Stash Chai, Bija Green Tea Chai, Bigelow Spiced Chai, Twinings Chai, Republic Chai, Karen Krasne's Honeybush Masala Chai... enough already. I then began doing Rooibos. Then Uncle Lee's Green from Fu-Jian, China. Then a friend sent me 103 King's Tea. All quite fascinating...
So, it is with great anticipation that we welcome a tea expert to Small Business School. I look forward to your advice on my next tea acquisition!
Bruce (and Hattie! She says, "Welcome! Congratulations on starting a business around your passion and expertise.")