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Silicon Valley, Seattle, San Diego:  The title possibly sounds ridiculous, especially in a world where cash is king and has been throughout the millennia. But something profound has happened with the advent of computers. Within a few years, our business --every equation and process that gives order to our day and every relation that defines its history -- has been detailed and stored in a computer and represents 1000s of hours of work. It's so unique, recreating it would be debilitating. 

 One of the biggest problems in small business today is that we under-estimate the value of that data and we have trouble believing anything can happen to those computers - until it does. And, it will. Issues that face each of us range from viruses to automated internet attacks to outright theft and natural disasters. The cost of these issues in lost information and lost time sometimes is the business itself. Most of us know we need to take a few steps to secure our data but simply do not know where to start. This episode of the show is our 1-2-3. Please, have somebody in your business become an expert. If you are a sole proprietor, you'll just have to do it!

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All the episodes of the show have been digitized in Flash. Some are available as WMV and Java applets. The video for every question is quickly becoming available as short-burst, user-driven streaming video. That is over 2000 questions with a video answer between 1-5 minutes in length. Most are two minutes long. Unfortunately, if you are on a dialup, you will have to use the java-based streams. When many people are making requests at the same time, a little patience may be needed!

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With over 300 half-hours of highly-produced, broadcasts of Small Business School, Small Business 2000 and Small Business Today, we are told that it is the largest video library about small business, the heart and soul of the free enterprise system, on this little earth. Eventually every show will be incorporated within a course. Once you have worked through several courses, all these shows will be available for you at any time.

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Any fees associated with LearnOnline will be escrowed for local productions by your local station. We are also indexing key words and every question and answer. Just from the broadcast television footage, there are thousands of questions and answers about starting, running and growing a business. But most importantly, all the answers are from the people who wake up every day and make it happen.

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Drucker for Dummies  is California Kaizen on a Postcard: Can an entire industry, the business of performance management, be reduced to a postcard? Can the deep study of kaizen and the work of business gurus like Peter Drucker be reduced to a link? The quick answer is, "Yes."

Business Continuity in face of Security Threats: Even if you are on a 28.8 kbps dialup, you can watch video, we call it chunky video. On a broadband, the quality increases. For now, to respectfully share bandwidth, we have only encoded up to 250 kpbs.

Business Is Now About Becoming an E-Culture: Use the Internet to transform your business to an e-business, then to an e-culture.

The Soul of the American Economy: Small business is the fabric woven into democracy that give it sustainability.

Diversified Chemicals: This business is just good chemistry.

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Then, as you continue answering questions, you generate a business plan. Then, that plan can become a plan to bring to the bank for a loan, to create an employee stock ownership program, to prepare to sell the business, to create an offering memorandum for private placements or venture capital, and to create a Small Corporate Offering Registration. Small Business Index for Growing Companies. In one of our open letters about the need to support educational television, there is a discussion about the 40,000 small businesses who we believe could provide the key critical information of their financial data (critical ratios) without revealing the name of their business, so the nation and the world understand more about the direction of the economy. Big business is a bellwether. Publicly-traded businesses are a bellwether. However, the most important part of the economy, small business, is an unknown.

Our financials are our own financials (thank you very much) and there is no motivation to share that critical data. We agree. But sharing key critical ratios. That's another story and a big story.

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