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This television show is a study of key business ideas.

It is Time to Leverage Your Cash.


Salt Lake City: Meet Lorraine Miller;  in 1976 she invested $2,000 to start the business of her dreams. Initially she just sold house plants.  Today Cactus & Tropicals  provides indoor and outdoor landscaping for over 500 customers and her retail store and greenhouse are full of exotic plants and gifts.  

It is a place people just like to go to hang out!

In 1994 she was named Utah's Small Business Person of the Year then went on to become the first woman to win the national award from the US Small Business Administration. In 1997 Lorraine was named by Ernst & Young as one of Salt Lake's outstanding entrepreneurs.

In today's world, Lorraine's advice on how to leverage one's cash is very timely.

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Every day these business owners ask, "How do I get better?" It is  the key question.   Life and business is about continuous improvement. More...

There are eight key steps from an idea, to owner, to the harvest.

Designing the future and capitalism
Step 1: Dreaming

Linda Brewer, Blue Dome Gallery, Silver City, New Mexico
Step 2: Starting

 Monica Morgan became Rosa Parks official photographer
Step 3: Selling

Saris Bike Racks. Once known as Graber Products of Madison, Wisconsin
Step 4:  Growing

The folks at Ziba Design
Step 5: Employing

Nancy & Eric, Goshow Architects, NYC
Step 6: Scaling

Hattie Bryant introduces Ekkwill Waterlife Resources of Tampa and Record Technology of Camarillo, California
Step 7: Sustaining

XTO Remington Statute, I will be back. A/K/A Cross Timbers Oil & Gas
Step 8: Exiting

Every episode has several key ideas to challenge us to grow.   Each of the videos above goes to a key question. Click on it to go to more answers from other episodes.   Work to implement a key idea every day. Cultivate new ideas...

Economic engine for values

This basic business equation will be the basis of sustained growth and a return to real values.   More...

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From 14 years of weekly episodes on PBS stations this show has also aired around the world through the Voice of America.   All on-location insights from small business owners selected by their communityLearn about the power of business and how values motivate them.   More...

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