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Baltimore, Maryland:  The local business, Mind Over Machines,  was the 2006 Small Business Person of the Year for the US Chamber of Commerce for the northeast.  Though headquartered in  Baltimore, they employ people around the world to serve businesses and governments around the world.

Meet Tom Loveland and his partner, Ron Monford.  Tom was founder and technical guru and Ron is President.  They have over 50 employees -- some  in Baltimore, some on the DC beltway in Bethesda, a few in the silicon hotspot of Austin, and a sprinkling working from India, China, Norway, Great Britain  and Russia.  Here is a group that is transforming the way governments and businesses run. 

These folks make computing machines work for people and to "think" like people.

We quickly  discover that business acumen is transferable.  Ron had spent about 30 years in the men’s tailored clothing industry.  He yearned to be part of the unfolding high tech economy so in 1999 he took his tool set and jumped ship to bring the computing wizards get their business under control and to focus on customer service and delivery systems.

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We all have a special sliver of genius.

In the earliest days of the broadcasts of this show (back in 1994-1995), there was a special segment called "the Sliver of Genius." Then we began to realize virtually every successful business is built on that special focus.

1. You and your people will be inspired in new ways to grow your business.

Your business will grow... especially if you and your people study a clip every day, discuss it, and implement some aspect of it. It happens everyday right here. Be part of a special group of people who are changing the world for the better. That is a gift well worth the little price of admission.

2. You will be coached to tell your story.

Find just 100 (out of over 2000 video clips) and answer the questions right online; you will discover that you have written your story! These questions with answers from many others to help spark your thinking.  Once you've opted into this group, you will be coached.  More about your profile...

3. Your story can be a transcript for videos to help your business grow!

With a single click, your story becomes a transcript that can be made into a series of video clips. You can opt-in to have your video clips considered to be  used in new episodes of the show. Or, opt-in to have your best video clips run right here (and even on your national trade association's website), and on 1000s of business websites all around the world. That's a priceless gift.
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Let us lift up positive role models for each other and our families:


Start a Business
Homepage: Meet Ron Altoon and Jim Porter. They started their own business that went global virtually overnight:
» Ron says, "Prepare yourself"
» Jim says, "Learn what not to do,"
» Recognize that you need others
» All the Key Ideas and video from this episode

Key Question: How do I start a business?


Grow a Business
Homepage: Meet Pamela Rodgers of Woodhaven, Michigan. She should be Governor; she now knows how to turn a business around and state government is a business.
» Do what others won't do
» Make Service Your Backbone
» Keep growing
» Go to eight Key Ideas from this episode of the show

Key Question: What is a path for growth?


Buy a Business
Homepage: Meet Auntie Anne Beiler; she wants to change the world. She wants it to become a kinder, gentler place. She franchised her business and a lined formed to buy into her concept.
» Find an angel
» Participate in a powerful group
» Make your mission statement inspirational
» Go to all the key ideas and video

Key Question: Can my business be my legacy?


Sell a Business
Homepage: Meet Chef Thomas Keller. He was broke when he bought The French Laundry so he got 40+ investors to buy in early so he'd have the cash to launch. Today, his recipes are revolutionizing fine dining.
» Learn from your mistakes
» Take on investors, dozens of them!
» All the Key Ideas and video from this episode

Learn eight possible ways to exit your business!

Key Question: Who is the best buyer?

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