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Start a business or grow the business you have.

"Every woman is really a Cowgirl."

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Boulder, Colorado: In this episode of the show we visit with all American cowgirls. They actually ride horses and Harleys. They know how to sweat, roll up their sleeves and get the work done. There are no prima donnas here. They stand in sharp contrast to so many woman in the world. And because they embody the American spirit for freedom and adventure, we encourage the vision, "Take it global, Donna!" Encourage all woman who are held back or in the dark.

So many of our viewers ask, "How do you get a business started?" Here is a good story to study.

Donna Baase had a vision about skincare products that come from botanicals -- herbs, flowers, roots, etc. In the dry air of Colorado, especially in this mile high city, she knows women need and want skin moisturizers that really work.

Though she started her business on her kitchen table, blending twelve oils from plants and roots (Cowgirl Cream), she quickly learned to outsource key parts of her business and to focus on her unique strengths.

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Start a Business

Meet Debra St. Claire of EcoNatural Solutions.
She started this business to help preserve the medicinal plant knowledge of indigenous people in the Amazon Basin of Peru (the Ethno-Medicine Preservation Project). She makes St. Claire's Sweet Organics; these treats are both a breath mint and a candy mint!  (all the video)

Key Question: How do I start a business?

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Grow a Business

Be active in your Chamber of Commerce. Volunteer! In this special episode of the show Hattie takes us to meet people who are changing the face of business through their local, state and US Chamber of Commerce. Be an advocate for best business practices!

Key Question: What is a path for growth?

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Buy a Business
Meet the Souto brothers of Rowland Coffee.
Immigrants from Cuba, these three brothers took a little family business and have made it into a global leader by acquiring their competition. (all the video)

Key Question: How do I buy a business?



Key Question: Can my business be my legacy?

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Sell a Business
Meet Margaret and Paula Quenemoen. Margaret started the business by selling headbands that she made.  She went on to make clothing for climbers, skiers and hikers.  But, business is tough and mistakes are easy to make. She sold the business just to stay whole!

Learn eight possible ways to exit your business!

Key Question: Who is the best buyer?

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