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Last Update: Sunday July 25, 2021

Every day is a day for insight, courage, tenacity and integrity.

A local dive becomes a national treasure.

Newport, Oregon: Cindy McEntee came to our attention because she was the state of Oregon's Small Business Person of the Year. Then, when we looked further, we found many more awards and citations. To be selected as the study for a show, a business must come up on everyone's list as being " ... loved by their community and respected within their industry."

In this episode of the show, we continue our walk down the Main Streets of America to see how one person with a vision has transformed the town where she was born and where she has chosen to stay. Life here is so rich with the intangibles that even her children have returned to this little seaport town and are helping to build the business and family legacy.

From a little joint on a narrow little street to the big White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, we discover how a fisherman's hangout becomes a national treasure.

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A segment called "The sliver of genius"

...was part of the earliest broadcasts back in 1994. We slowly began to realize virtually every successful business is built on that special focus. And, yes, all these people are recommended by their community for their integrity and by their industry for their creativity and courage. Our national sponsors from IBM, USPS, Verizon, Microsoft, D&B, and others have paid for everything.

Nobody can pay or has every paid to be on this television show

And, every day should deeply stimulate our imagination and motivations.

Entrepreneurs do not wait for somebody else to do it. They just do it themselves. They take on the big challenges and are not afraid that others will think they are stupid, crazy, or simply a fool. It is so much easier to say, "That's impossible" or "That can't be done."

So what are you waiting for? Do you have that special genius*? Courage? Tenacity?   Resilience?

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Featured videos... 

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Start a Business

July 4th: It is still a really-real revolution of ideas!
1.  Join the revolution (link goes to video)
2. See ownership as your calling
3.  Give up titles and trappings (All the key ideas)

Go to the homepage. The Bill of Rights (on freedoms) and the US Constitution (on responsibilities) inspired a nation to incorporate new businesses and aspire to make the world a better place.  It is still a revolution.

Just getting started? Consider this Reality Check.

Q: How do I get started? 26 answers

TheatricalLighting.jpg               Light the Stars!

Grow a Business
4.  Invent An Industry
5.  Face the facts    (All the Key Ideas)
6.  Shift from doing to leading

Go to the homepage of this episode about Theatrical Lighting with Janet & David Milly.  This episode airs on KTEH-TV San Jose at 5 AM and 1:30 PM today.

Tools to help you grow. Use this one and you can become a Malcolm Baldridge Award-winning company.

Q: How do I keep repeat customers?  46 ans.

            American brews

Buy a Business
It's summertime, a time to reconnoiter.
7.  Buy a business you love
8.  Do your research
9.  Choose a visionary banker (All the Key Ideas)

Go to the homepage of this episode; visit Mickey Finn's Brew Pub.  Bill Sugars and Pat Elmquest successfully dropped out of big business!

Q:  How do I buy a business?  38 answers

JohnFulton.jpgThe inexplicable power of love

Sell a Business
10.  Turn a small idea into a big one
11.  Fix something that is broken
12.  Invest in continuous improvement  (Key Ideas)

Go to the homepage for this episode with Dr. Neil Clark Warren and his business, eHarmony. They sold equity early (ventured with Sequoia Capital & TCV).

Q:  Who is the best buyer?  9 answers