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Partner with Big Business

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Arnold Punaro of SAIC explains how their $6 billion company looks for the right small businesses to play on its team.  Jodi Johnson (Oberon) and Joe Fergus (COMTek) also comment.

Do the work for the Government. Do it Faster - Cheaper - Better. Be Patrotic.

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Scott Denniston of the Department of Veterans Affairs says that there is help for veterans who want to start and grow a business.  Dave Young (Oberon) and Joe Fergus (COMTek) comment.  More...

Think Big from Day One

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Concluding Remarks:  Jodi Johnson and the three other founders in this episode all launched companies with a goal to reach a hundred million in annual sales!

Communicate Your Vision

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Hattie introduces us to business owners with staying power.  First, meet our veteran entrepreneur, Jim Schell. He says you need a vision and a mission statement.   More...   Please note:  There is more from Jim here:
Understand your financials,   Selling the business, and  Opportunity Knocks.

Define Your Business Model

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John Hawkins bought a failed business and changed its model.  More...  And more... About John...

Form a Board of Advisors

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John Castle shares his big business experience by serving on boards of small companies.

Commit to Quality

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Hattie takes us inside Texas Nameplate, twice winners of the Baldrige Award, then on to meet Mike Neary of Oregon Log Home; they won industry awards for quality and imagination.
More about Texas Nameplate...    More about Oregon Log Homes...

Be the Place to Work

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Tom Gegax built a business from nothing to hundreds of millions in sales. He says that no one wants a boss but everyone wants a coach and that the key to coaching is clear communication.

Be Willing to Evolve

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Steve Hoffman's company, Modern Postcard, is the result of decades of continuous improvement.  Steve started in business as a company of one and today he has hundreds of employees and thousands of customers.   More on Staying Power ...   More wisdom from Steve...

Stick To Your Knitting

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Howard Kent teaches us when mistakes take you off course, learn from the experience and get back on track.