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You have to have a business website.

Hattie, host and producer of Small Business School

World Wide Web: There are four basic reasons to build your business on the web. Whether you are just starting or you are growing, the web will be the backbone of business in more ways than any of us can imagine. As a new metaphor, it changes the way we think.

There are essentially four key points within this episode and several subpoints within each. Within the section on build your brand, there are just the basics. In a section about using your website to uncover leads, strategic ideas are discussed -- give people a reason to email you and/or enter their telephone number and key contact information. 

Every website can be, and should be, monetized. Every site can land sales and create instant customers. Every site should communicate the essentials of who you are, what you do, and how you do it. To be a customer, people need to like you, know you, and trust you. Eventually, the infrastructure of the web will be built into every business and we will all drive our business with e-business tools within an e-culture.

Even SoHos, Moms & Pops, and very small businesses can use the web effectively. In this episode of the show we learn how the playing field has been leveled. You can do what big businesses do, you only need to be smarter and quicker, or better (or perhaps even more tenacious).

The world is our market. Go from a business to an e-business to an e-culture. What are you waiting for?

Go to all the key ideas and videos of this episode... 



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The future of  Small Business School is to have stations around the world produce one-to-three episodes per year and then have the best 52 episodes air nationally on PBS-member stations and the Voice of America around the world. More...

Here we all help each other on the path to economic independence with integrity.

This business revolution is truly changing our world:


Start a Business
Homepage. Create a new industry. It is not as crazy as its sounds. Meet a man who did. Today, David Milly lights the stars. Johnny Cash was one of his regulars.
» Invent an industry.
» Treat the service industry as asset management
» Have fun; it's only a game
» Go to all the key ideas and videos

Key Question: How do I start a business?"


Grow a Business
Homepage: Meet Pamela Rodgers of Woodhaven, Michigan... she is so good she should be Governor. She now knows how to turn a business around (and we bet she could turn that state government around, too).
» 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 Howard Kent of Newark, New Jersey. He bought Ironbound Supplies over time from his father-in-law. His first attempts to expand were disasters, but he learned. He now says, "Stick to your knitting."
» Work your way into ownership
» Teach employees everything
» Stick to your knitting
» Go to all the key ideas and video

Key Question: Who is the best buyer?

Sell a Business
Homepage: Meet Tom Gegax of Minneapolis. With his partner, Don Gullet, they bought three gas stations, focused on the tires, re-branded as Tires Plus, and built it up to over 150 stores with 2,000+ employees generating $200M in annual sales, so 25-years later they sold to Bridgestone for "more than enough."
» Understand Investors and the Risks
» Hire COPS: Caring, Optimistic, Passionate, Systems
» All the Key Ideas and video from this episode

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Key Question: What is your exit strategy?

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