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Staying Power

Communicate Your Vision

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Hattie introduces us to business owners with staying power.  First, meet our veteran entrepreneur, Jim Schell. He says you need a vision and a mission statement.   More...   Please note:  There is more from Jim here:
Understand your financials,   Selling the business, and  Opportunity Knocks.

Define Your Business Model

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John Hawkins bought a failed business and changed its model.  More...  And more... About John...

Understand Your Numbers

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This video opens with Bob Orenstein of International Wine Accessories. At 32 seconds, Meeko Mullin, an owner of Hot Dogs on a Stick (HDOS) and an operations manager, discusses key ratios. Every employee is an owner at HDOC and all understand the numbers. More...  Staying power...

Form a Board of Advisors

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John Castle shares his big business experience by serving on boards of small companies.

Commit to Quality

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Hattie takes us inside Texas Nameplate, twice winners of the Baldrige Award, then on to meet Mike Neary of Oregon Log Home; they won industry awards for quality and imagination.
More about Texas Nameplate...    More about Oregon Log Homes...

Use Technology Aggressively

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At his company, Ironbound Valve Actuation, Howard Kent uses technology to increase profits.

Be the Place to Work

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Tom Gegax built a business from nothing to hundreds of millions in sales. He says that no one wants a boss but everyone wants a coach and that the key to coaching is clear communication.

Sell, Sell, Sell

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Owner of Texas Jet, Reed Pigman, sells with service.

Be Willing to Evolve

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Steve Hoffman's company, Modern Postcard, is the result of decades of continuous improvement.  Steve started in business as a company of one and today he has hundreds of employees and thousands of customers.   More on Staying Power ...   More wisdom from Steve...