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The media's focus on the dark side of life effects us all.

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Meet Linda Brewer of Blue Dome Gallery in Silver City.

Southwestern, New Mexico: In this episode of the show, we go into New Mexico as guests of the Chamber of Commerce of Las Cruces and Silver City. When we asked them, "What is your biggest business problem?" both said "Job creation." Yet, when we asked, "Are there businesses that are creating jobs?" over 100 businesses were recommended!

So, we asked practically every business advocate in the State of New Mexico,  "Would you take a look at this list and tell us who would you'd like to represent your state on national television?" It quickly became apparent that any  businesses from that list of 100 would have been fine.

In this episode we visit with five businesses and try to learn why they are being so successful in creating work for others. 

We learned a lot.  

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Hattie Bryant, creator and producer, reacts to today's headlines from a small business owner's point of view.

Today:  Prepare for bumps in the road.



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Bruce Camber, founder and executive producer, writes about first principles of business and life.  Today:  "Phishing, Phishers, and Phreaks"

Too much of television and the cinema encourage exploitive thinking. There is far too little from the media that explores creativity, insightful thinking, integrity, and courage. Meet some of those folks with integrity and courage... all from 14 years of weekly television productions that first aired on PBS-member stations in the USA and then the Voice of America around the world.

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There are 1000s of videos from 14 years of weekly television productions that first aired on PBS-member stations in the USA and then the Voice of America around the world.

Create an account then log on. Notice "My Profile" is added to the top navigation bar (also called the header). Cursor over it;  and from the drop down menu,  please click on "Basic Information." Add your business URL, city and state so you and your business can be listed and linked within the Small Business Index of Learning Companies (More). 

About membership within the school.  Of course, you can use this school's online resources without charge.  Within the school, as a member, you can tell your story,  benchmark key ratios within your industry, raise capital, and/or implement an exit strategy.  Prior homepage...



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This business revolution is truly changing our world:

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Start a Business
Homepage: Meet Ahmad Chebbani from Lebanon, now Dearborn (MI). A CPA, he started Omnex Accounting and then the American Arab Chamber of Commerce; he says:
» Focus on one idea at a time
» Set goals and measure against them
» All the key ideas and videos of this episode

Key Question: How do I start a business?"
A Reality $ Check: Answer the tough questions now.  Spend a little to spare a lot of agony later.

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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?
Consider Enrolling to Get 30+ online Mentors:  Guided Studies to Prioritize Growth.

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Buy a Business
Homepage. Buy the business formally from the family if there is no succession plan. Here Cindy McEntee of Mo's Chowder in New port, Oregon says:
» Implement cost accounting
» Put the kids through the school of hard knocks
» Yet, here are seven more Key Ideas and videos

Key Question: Who is the best buyer?

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Sell a Business

Homepage: Eight ways to exit out of your business. 
Here are four stories to review:
1) eight pointed ways to exit your business with money
for your sweat equity and intangibles (all the clips),
2) sell employee stock options (all the clips),
3) sell to someone like you (all the clips), and
4) sell to a publicly-traded company (all the clips).

Key Question: What is your exit strategy?