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Grow that business. Leave a Legacy. Don't Get Trapped.

Business is all about staying power.

What does it take to have a sustainable bsuienss?

USA: Starting a business is in our blood. Pulitzer-historian Oscar Handlin documents how the founders issued the 1776 Declaration of Independence in large part to be able to freely form a corporation.  Today, when we start a business, it is our personal declaration for fiscal independence.
And then we even surprise ourselves. The business grows! Of the largest 1000 businesses in the USA, 33% of them are still family businesses. Virtually every business starts as a family business.  
Starting and sustaining a business is the path to wealth and the only true path out of poverty. This small business revolution should be, and can be, the #1 export of this country.

How does a business make it beyond the first year? ...third year? ...and fifth year? These are benchmarks. Milestones. Most startups do not get past them. So, when these veteran entrepreneurs answer the question, "How did you do it?," there is a lot to learn.

This television special outlines the common qualities found in companies that make profits for decades.              

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About The Stars of this Television Show

All the people who appear as the stars of this television show are recommended by their community for their integrity and by theiron the air industry for their creativity and courage. Our national sponsors -- from IBM, USPS, Verizon, Microsoft, D&B, SAIC, Travelers, Business Week, and many others -- have paid for everything.

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Ownership is a key.

Take advantage of lessons learned from 14 years of weekly episodes about best business practices produced for PBS television stations. Each episode takes you inside a business to see and hear the real story of how one person started then grew a strong company. There are thousands of  powerful ideas (videos) captured in interviews with those who have done what we all want to do. Watch, listen, and learn about economic independence.

There are eight steps to start, run and grow your business.  More...

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Start a Business

Be part of the most important movement in the world -- become economically independent and reinforce the foundations of democracy and capitalism.

Grow a Business

Over 25 million try every year. Some grow. Some fail. Here are over 400 tips, real insights and inspiration to help you grow your business. How would you like to "stumble" into millions?

Buy a Business
To grow faster, small businesses sometimes buy other businesses, often the competitors. You can buy a business or buy into a business like Bill did!

Sell a Business

Sell a Business
Sell to the highest bidder? It makes perfect sense! Go to 9 of more than 40 videos about exit strategies. As baby boomers approach retirement age, why retire? Why not sell and reinvent yourself?

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