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Key Idea: Small business is about courage, risk-taking...

These are opening words of every episode of the show; Hattie continues,

"...and we small business owners are survivors. Everybody has an idea for a business, but how do you take that idea from mind to market? This is the place to learn."   Hattie live...

Go to the closing of every episode of the show where these first principles, the very foundations of every episode, continue to unfold.

Key Question:

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Think about it

 What work is being done? How is it an engine of the economy? ...any economy? How are these people creating something of value? What is business?

Why do you sacrifice and struggle? Are we working to live or are we living to work? What's the difference between a job and work? Is work good?

What are your first principles of  business and life? When did you know what to do with your life? Why were you so sure?

Clip from: We say,`If I don't do this my life will be incomplete.'

The Opening & Closing of Every Episode of this Show.  All of us have ideas for a business and anywhere from 400,000 to over 3 million people act on them every year.  There are so many ideas that go nowhere.  That can change. 

Throughout our life, we all constantly ask ourselves questions about value -- What is the value of my life?  What am I doing to make this world a better place?"  There is a deep-seated desire within most of us  to create something of value.

Life is about creating things and relations of value.  Business is uniquely about value creation (there are plenty of exploitive companies, but they are really not a business).

So, what is your value quotient? Are you giving more than you are taking?

In the opening words of every episode of this show, the focus is on what it takes to create good business. The primary content is always about  business owners who share their best practices and their insights and inspiration for their successes, and their spirit and tenacity to overcome their failures.  These key ideas and first principles continue to be summarized within the close of each episode of the show.

We hope that you enjoy meeting these people.  We have.

- Hattie & Bruce

Small Business School, Inc..

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Year Founded: 1994

Small business is about courage, risk-taking...

HATTIE:  Small business is about courage, risk-taking, independence.  And we small business owners are survivors.

Everybody has an idea for a business.

But how do you take that idea from mind to market.  This is the place to learn.

Announcer:  (Voice over)  Small Business School, with Hattie Bryant.

It's a new kind of school. Together we'll learn about business from the inside out, from the people who've done it.

We'll meet the men and women who are today's pioneers and quiet heroes.

Their lives are the textbooks; our classroom is the world."

In other other openings and closings of each episode of the show you may have also heard:

"Small business people are optimistic, the kind of optimism that's rooted in a great idea. We can create jobs, we can create wealth. We can make the world a better place.

"I'm convinced that every adult American has an idea for a business. We take the risk, believing that this idea will work.  

"When you have your own business, you're free to act on those ideas. So we can't just do the ordinary; we have to do the extraordinary."

The only way we can compete with big business is to be faster, smarter and better. We are the engine of the American economy. We create the jobs."

"Small business is about big commitment. It's about sacrifice and struggle. But we do it because we say, `If I don't do this, my life won't be complete.' "   More...

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