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Last Update: Saturday December 16, 2017

Who's who

A wonderful  team of wonderful people

John Fulton.  In Dallas, John Fulton is the senior editor, and Michael Davis and Amy Polk provide ongoing support. John has done the final editing on the show since 1994. Michael does some of the digitizing for the web. Amy gets behind the camera and loves the edit bay. She coordinated the opening/closing production and the tool kits for our other producers.

Michael Griffith. In San Diego Michael Griffith Productions  has worked with us within our San Diego studio to produce all the opening and closings segments.

The Editors.  Help with the editing is the work of Marcia Kern of San Diego and Marilyn Bromberg of Denver.

The Music.  In Santa Monica you will find the composer of all the music  within the show.  This is the special work of Daniel Walker: At one time there was a section of the website that told part of the story. Daniel composed and arranged the music, then conducted it at the Capitol Studios in Hollywood with an orchestra of independent musicians. He also had an important part within an episode of the show about intellectual property rights. To watch a little more, be sure to play this opening segment.

The Web.  In California's Palm Desert, Graphtek Advertising & Design, provides us with the content management system (CMS) and the basic design elements that drives this web site’s look-feel-and-functionality.

Small business owners. There are over 10,000 people who are the backbone of the day-to-day work of Small Business School. There are many camera operators, sound engineers and lighting specialists who are involved, and they will all be linked from each show in which they are involved.

More.  The programs has been fed to PBS-member stations by the National Educational Television Association. There is an entire MasterClass about the making of the predecessors to Small Business School that is Small Business 2000 and Small Business Today.

Here’s more about the mission and vision for this show.

People plus the work they love doing ... that's life.

Hattie BryantHattie is the producer/creator of Small Business School. She's been a small business owner since 1979 when she provided employee training for small companies of 100 or fewer employees. She developed courses based on the real stories and successful experiences of these small business owners and employees. She's presented seminars in most states and is a widely-acclaimed public speaker.

In every show, she takes viewers on a discovery mission to find out why people have been so successful within the businesses that they start from their mind and passions.

Bruce Camber.  Bruce is the executive producer/founder of Small Business School (and before that, Small Business 2000 and Small Business Today). He focused on human creativity and productivity from a very early age. He's been a small business owner since 1970 and has had thousands of small business customers. In 1978, he envisioned a framework for diverse question-answer arrays about the first principles of work, value and life.  He asked, "How can we get the best answers to all our questions about life?"

In the '80s, he developed software systems mimicking human intuition. Putting it all together, the result was SmallBusinessSchool.org, a resource for small business owners to get real answers to questions about their businesses and a place to develop a community of values around best business practices. Return to the referring page...

Nearly Ancient History

1994.  When Bruce and Hattie started raising money to produce the program, none of the big companies had a marketing effort directed toward small business owners.

The executive at one of the biggest CPA firms said, "No one wants to be small. Change the name of the program and we might consider becoming a sponsor." You could conclude that "small" was getting no respect, and that has been the case until the web began sweeping the world. Now, everyone wants a small business portal and every big company knows that small business owners spend billions of dollars purchasing the goods and services needed to run the companies.

That CPAs attitude is in abundance throughout the world and it recently popped-up again with a 60-Minutes interview of Hugh McColl, Jr., former chairman of the Bank of America.