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Small Business Administration Winners

Meet Tranh Quoc Lam, Small Business Person of the Year, Hawaii

Cities & Towns in every State & Territory of the USA:
Each year the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes one owner from each state and each territory for their creativity and tenacity and for creating jobs. The SBA is the only agency in the federal government chartered to help turn dreams into realities. And it could be argued, this agency is closest to the intent and the results of the American revolution, that is, to make it possible for businesses to grow.

Since 1963 the President of the United States has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of Small Business Week.

In this episode of the show you meet the Small Business Person of the Year from Hawaii, California, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. You'll also hear from winners from Maryland and Montana. You'll also see  winners from Delaware, Guam, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Montana, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington.

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It is Small Business Week in the USA....

Meet over sixty SBA national winners within this website. These people were the Small Business Person of the Year from their home state. See and hear them reflect on their successes, failures, and more within  videos from 14 years of weekly television productions airing on PBS stations in the USA and the Voice of America around the world.

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. 

Become a producer!  Use the questions and answers to create your own television episode!

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This business revolution is truly changing our world:


Start a Business
Homepage. Meet Shiv Krishnan from India and now in Virginia. He started his business from his bedroom and now has over 500 employees:
» Be willing to start small
» Find and depend on mentors
» All the Key Ideas and video from 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.


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?
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Buy a Business
Homepage. Meet the Calise family of Providence, Rhode Island. The third-generation rescued the family business, and the fourth generation is running it today. There are ten Key Ideas within this episode:
» Buy the family business to right a wrong
» Buy your competition
» Prepare for the worst

Key Question: Who is the best buyer?


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?