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Do you have what it takes to start a business?

Eight steps open many paths in business

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Step 1. Initial Idea $
Step 2. Start-up $$
Step 3. Incubate $$$
Step 4. Sole proprietor $$$
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Step 5. Employer $$
Step 6. Growth $$$
Step 7. Sustainabilty $$$$
Step 8. Exit at the top $$$$

So where do you begin?   If this is your first time here,  please take a moment with a little orientation to all eight steps then  focus on the first four steps, then start with Step 1.

Test your commitment to your idea.  You can spend $49 and do a Reality Check. If you log in, that link will take you to a sample.  Another iinexpensive way is to see if you are ready to pay for a domain name and start blogging about your idea. The domain name will cost you a little money, but not much. If you are not willing to risk that, keep your day job. If you do not have a day job, find somebody who will shoulder the risk with you.

At the very least, register and log on.  That is two steps.  Once you have registered, you still need to log in.  That log in tests your connections. If you find the site helpful, tell another.  If you find the site very helpful, consider enrolling and making this your school!

There are many more videos...

These came from about 140 episodes, each focusing on a very special business owner.  There are another 160 profiles that have not yet been moved to the web.

Each episode is a series of answers to key questions such as:
1. How do get started in business?
2. What kind of business should I start?
3. How do I know if I could start a business?

There are over 100 videos about starting a business.  Here are just a few:

Think Big from Day One

2:47 | Play Now     Meet four founders of a business.   Each launched their company with a goal to reach a hundred million in annual sales.   Their military training gave them their boldness, confidence and tenacity!

Try An Incubator

3:24 | Play Now   Host Hattie Bryant discovers that entrepreneurs energize each other at a business incubator.

Find The Right Idea

2:53 | Play Now   Back in 1997, young entrepreneurs Brian Kissel and Venkat Krishnamurthy took us to the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund Laboratories to see their invention.

Win A SBIR Grant

5:40 | Play Now   Space exploration is accomplished through the efforts of our government, some big businesses and many small businesses.  More...

Focus On What You Know Uniquely

4:46 | Play Now  Cowgirl Enterprises shows how Donna Baase put her life experience into a two-ounce bottle.

Quit Your Job

1:42 | Play Now  If things aren't ducky at work, maybe it's time to seek your bliss in a different pond.

Join The American Revolution

2:33 | Play Now   Michael Novak explains that Americans tend to be doers rather than deep thinkers and prolific writers, thus American business owners are misunderstood.  They rarely stop to explain themselves or spend time with the elites who are writing the business books.   Homepage    All videos

Focus on One Idea at a Time

1:30 | Play Now  Ahmad Chebbani's accounting business was strong before he launched other companies.  More...