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People Power on Small Business School

People always make the difference.


0:43 | Play Now   Many business owners have discovered that new Americans and older workers make great employees.

All around the World:  In this episode we explore what it takes to build a team. We talk to business owners in New York City, Stamford, Seattle, Chicago, Tucson, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dallas, San Diego, and Las Cruces.

The first step in having a sustainable business is to hire good people who are able to carry on in your absence.  As a sole proprietor, we create a job for ourselves and work for our sub-contractors and suppliers.  When you become  an employer, you create jobs for others and put yourself in position to build a legacy and renewable asset.

If you believe your business concept is big enough to live beyond you and if you want to surround yourself with just the right people to make it happen, please study each key idea.

The more successful a business owner becomes, the more likely it is you will hear them say, "The single most important factor in this business is the people." By re-examining very specific parts of prior episodes of the show, we give you the very best thinking about what it takes to grow your business by hiring, training and inspiring others.  This positions you to turn over the leadership when you are ready to make a transition and go on to other projects.


More episodes of the show about people...

In many  episodes of the show business owners talk more about the power of people within their businesses. 

There are over 280 videos about people power.   There are many unusual videos:

Consider Prison Labor

0:00 | Play Now   Host Hattie Bryant talks about how Donna creatively addresses her need for seasonal labor.

Hire Attitude Not Skill

1:20 | Play Now   Leonor Ferrer says that you can teach a skill faster and easier than you can influence an attitude.

Hire Service Providers Who Can Read People

1:35 | Play Now   Bill Sugars, owner of Mickey Finn's Brewery, believes that service is best delivered by people who like people.

Hire Nice People With Plenty of Energy

2:07 | Play Now   Donna Brice, owner of a placement  firm called Computer Directions, says that "nice" is a quality worth looking for. 

Offer A Career Track With Good Pay And Benefits

2:09 | Play Now   Troy Scoughton of TMC Design says that being more than fair with employees delivers profits to the bottom line.

Create An Intern Program

2:19 | Play Now   Nicole Miller says that interns can add vitality and fresh ideas to your company.

Promote From Within

1:55 | Play Now   Bud Konheim, co-founder of the fashion house Nicole Miller, makes sure  that a person with desire can move from the bottom to the top of his company.

Put What You Want In Writing

1:24 | Play Now   Tom Gegax, founder of TiresPlus, says that employees deserve to know exactly how you will measure their success.

Interview And Audition Prospective Employees

1:17 | Play Now   Hiring slowly and carefully will save time and prevent some heartache over the long haul.

Teach, Preach, Coach and Counsel

2:07 | Play Now   Albert Black, founder of On Target Supplies & Logistics, says that employees will flourish if you encourage them to reach for their potential.  More...      More wisdom from Albert Black...

Provide Technical And Communication Training

3:26 | Play Now   Pam McNair, founder of Gadabout SalonSpas,  says that employees will only be as good as you expect them to be.

Train Everyone Not Just the Sales People

1:28 | Play Now   Jim Schell says that increasing sales is only part of the success equation.

Listen To All Ideas

2:45 | Play Now   Marty Edelston, founder of Boardroom, Inc., says that employees want and need to be heard. 

Offer a Job for Life

1:21 | Play Now   Joseph Semprevivo, founder of Joseph's Lite Cookies, says that many employees thrive when they feel secure in a job.