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About the Key Ideas to Start, Run and Grow Your Business

Index of a few letters by topic and author

Topic                   Focus / Author               Episode

Critics                Internet / Gloria              Internet Basics
                          Mo's / Joseph                  Mo's

Education          College / Thomson           Favorites #1 & #2
                          HS / Coyman                   Related episode
                          HS / Bonetti                     Chocolate Crickets
                          Learn from All           

Help!                 Internet / Bernadette    Staying Power

Indexes             Index of Learning Companies

Industries          Type of Business:  Restaurants

Key Ideas          Cash Flow / Gardiner       Many
                          Compensation                  Many
                          Financials / Stickney         Related episode
                          GPS-based Cities              $0-to-$1B
                          Incubators / Shamiso
                          Podcasts / Gardiner
                          Retirement / Anderson
                          Services  (Professsional)   Many
                          Advertising, Architecture, Animation, Design
                          SWOT Analysis / Anderson           

Paths & Steps   An Idea / Jason
                         Start Up / Cope

Producers         We are all Producers

Thanks              From Cliff Prescott, Fat Towels

Open letters

8 August 2011: Five Ideas to Create Jobs!

2 August 2011:  We all must participate (to Barack Obama)

25 July 2011:  Open letter to Nick Kristof, Bonuses for Billionaires

60/60:  A Proposed Beginning for GPS-based Cities
Also, referred to as Priceless-Cheap Real Estate.  This letter might be considered the simple beginning of a  Billion-Dollar Idea.

January 2009: letter to President Barrack Obama
Encourage the unemployed to start a business

Hugh McColl, Jr., former Chairman of Bank of America
on "60 Minutes" says there is nothing good about being small.

New York Times Launches Small Business Video
based entirely on the Small Business School episodes
Stephen Hawking and Len Mlodinow's Grand Design
It is not as grand as they think.


MAY 1, 2007

Dear Bruce and Hattie,

After so many years in development, Mona and I have proudly announced for emerging and growing businesses.  MyBizChek is a dynamic SWOT analysis tool to assist entrepreneurs -- any owner or business operator --  to conduct a comprehensive analysis of their business  strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities. Online.  In private.  24-7.

We have experienced many ups and downs during the development process for bringing MyBizChek online.  More-than-once we have wanted to quit in despair, but something or someone would step forward to drive us toward our goal.  

Among the “someone’s” were you three -- Bruce, Hattie and Small Business School.  When in doubt we would often turn to the principles that drive you and those business owners, the stars of each episode of the show.  Your focus on  companies that represent the best in business --  their sound business practices, their insatiable desire to contribute to their people and their community; and, above, all to represent the highest standards for business practices -- helped us to keep moving ahead.

Admittedly, we are not “star power” yet.  But with MyBizChek we firmly believe we offer a business tool that can help businesses who aspire to excellence to achieve their goals.

We appreciate your past encouragement and wish you both continued success.

Best Regards,


Lyle M Anderson, President
20313 Ridge Road SW
Vashon, WA 98070

Our Response

Dear Lyle and Mona:

Congratulations indeed!  Your product is a perfect sequel to the episode about financials.  If  people do know how to read their financials, they'll never know what the deep source of their strengths or weaknesses!    But much more than tracking key ratios, we all should be doing a SWOT analysis at least every quarter and everybody on our team, especially our CPA, banker, and best business partners, should be part of it.

Once you have great testimonies to add to your letter, please send them along and we'll add them right here.

We wish you well with the launch.  The web site looks great!

Best wishes for a brilliant launch of the product!



Bruce Camber, executive producer,
Small Business School, Inc. (SBS)