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new magi

Episode 1

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new magi

Having made a name for himself as a guitar player, Randall Padilla is now sharing his knowledge by offering lessons at his Modesto Advanced Guitar Instruction business. In this video report, he offers insights into the business.

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Using history in modern marketing

Episode 2

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Using history in modern marketing

Bank of Stockton has turned to its vast and unique collection of photographas of California's past for its ongoing marketing campaigns. In this video meet the bank's archivist, who talks about rhe unusual collection.

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successful thinkers

Episode 3

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successful thinkers

Most startups have only a small income stream at first but expect to grow it.

In this case of this business, having zero income is part of the plan.

So how does Jim Bellacera do it?

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Vision Magazine

Episode 4

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Vision Magazine

Entrepreneur sees a niche for a new product in a crowded marketplace. How is she doing it? She's found an untapped reservoir of support.

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reshoring

Episode 5

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reshoring

Gordon Zuckerman says re-establishing American dominance in worldwide manufacturing can happen, starting in Stockton.

The businessman and author, who’s a Stockton native, says it will take the same entrepreneurial spirit that made Stockton California’s second largest manufacturing center by the late 1800s.

While some differ, others share his overall view as you'll see in this report.

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business forecast

Episode 6

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business forecast

2013 may prove to be a good year for many small businesses in the northern part of the Central Valley, says a top regional bank official, Sylvester Aguilar, senior vice president of Bank of the West.

Mr. Aguilar was team leader for the annual Business Forecast Conference sponsored by the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday in Stockton.

He offers some of his views in this video interview.

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Ptak

Episode 7

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Ptak

Fitness and wellness instructor and entrepreneur Jim Ptak has had to overcome an obstacle that would have stopped most small business owners -- being paralyzed in a traffic accident. How he did it -- and his plans for further business growth are seen in this report.

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Boost sales with better communication

Episode 8

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Boost sales with better communication

It's not only what you say and how you say a, but how you adjust your verbal style to your audience that can lead to more sales and better relationships, says personal improvement coach Beverly Taylor.

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Blimpie franchise

Episode 9

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05:13
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1 year

Blimpie franchise

Is a franchise for you as a first business? There are pluses and minues as you'll see in this report.

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solar power

Episode 10

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04:40
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1 year

solar power

Why pay thousands up front for solar power when you can lease the equipment? But what's the catch? Check out our video for some of the answers.

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alpacas

Episode 11

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1 year

alpacas

It’s a face you’ve gotta love… but is it the face of a business?

It’s an alpaca and Gaye Cornell can tell you a lot about both

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Opportunity Cruises

Episode 12

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07:36
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1 year

Opportunity Cruises

Entrepreneur John Jordan hopes opportunity cruises into his dock in Stockton as he launches the Delta's newest cruise service, Opportunity Cruises.

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office etiquette

Episode 13

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office etiquette

It's more important than you think. Here are some tips to maneuver through the etiquette minefield.

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classic design

Episode 14

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07:38
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1 year

classic design

How a mantra of personalized service -- and advice from Franklin D. Roosevelt -- are the foundation for this small business success as it competes against the big box stores.

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abol pest control

Episode 15

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03:08
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abol pest control

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home-based business

Episode 16

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home-based business

Kathy Harris operates a business out of her Central Valley home and says she wouldn't have it any other way. She tells how she does it -- the pros and the cons -- in this video.

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barsetti vineyards

Episode 17

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07:59
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barsetti vineyards

There's no quiet retirement for this couple. They've embarked on a new business in the highly competitive California wine industry. Janis Barsetti Gray talks about how they're doing it in this video.

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Perfect Pome

Episode 18

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06:22
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1 year

Perfect Pome

Small family business invents new way to make pomegranate juice. How they are carving their own niche in a market dominated by one major player.

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Calm Computing franchises computer calmness

Episode 19

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07:20
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Calm Computing franchises computer calmness

Sacramento entrepreneur now franchising his methods of bringing computer calmn to homes and small businesses.

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Juice It Up

Episode 20

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Juice It Up

Zac Cort isn't just talking urban revitalization -- he's doing something about it.

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Lodi winemakers host Chinese buyers

Episode 21

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Lodi winemakers host Chinese buyers

As part of a growing effort to tap into the vast market for medium-priced wines that China offers, the Lodi Chamber of Commerce in early June hosted two delegations of buyers. One was from the city of Shenyang, population 7 million, and the one profiled in this video was from Shanghai, population 23 million.

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Fleenor Paper

Episode 22

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08:40
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Fleenor Paper

Family-owned Fleenor Paper is growing despite the Great Recession -- and staying family owned, despite the odds. So how do they do it? Rebecca Fleenor offers some ideas.

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Big Valley Ford at 30

Episode 23

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Big Valley Ford at 30

Paul Umdenstock talks about founding Big Valley Ford and how it has been successful over 30 years even as competitors failed.

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Crowdfunding basics

Episode 24

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Crowdfunding basics

You've heard about it. Now here's a primer on what crowdfunding is -- and is likely to become -- for small businesses.

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Utility Telephone calls success

Episode 25

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05:50
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Utility Telephone calls success

Small "CLEC" (competitive local exchange carrier) phone company in California's Central Valley says human-to-human customer service is the key to successfully competing against the giant phone companies.

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Kickstarter

Episode 26

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Kickstarter

Funding for projects and soon small businesses is being changed by the Internet and "cloud funding." In this report, meet one artist/author who is using cloud funding for her project and hear from an expert in the field about what might be next thanks to recent changes in federal law.

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Tips for job seekers -- and employer

Episode 27

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Tips for job seekers -- and employer

Both the job seeker and the employer hoping to retain top talent can gain insights from this video report.

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Where the jobs are

Episode 28

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Where the jobs are

The Central Valley seems to be finally emerging from the Great Recession with more companies beginning to hire again. In this short video, Kimberly Steiner-Murphy, regional manager with staffing firm Robert Half International, talks about where the jobs are.

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The fitness business

Episode 29

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08:03
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The fitness business

How two women have combined their talents into a successful fitness training business.

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Expanding a small business

Episode 30

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03:52
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Expanding a small business

Gregg Lewis is a Central Valley entrepreneur who is expanding his Lodi-based business and in the process restoring an historic building and helping other small winemakers.

He's interviews as construction goes on in the background as well as at his existing Dancing Fox winery.

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Exporting

Episode 31

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07:27
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Exporting

How California wines are finding new markets in other countries. Plus, how Lodi wineries are marketing to Chinese customers.

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Fruits of his labor

Episode 32

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Fruits of his labor

If you enjoy what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. Avery McQueen personifies that old saying as you'll see in this report on one of the smallest fruit stands around and the octogenarian who runs it.

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Avoiding career-ending mistakes

Episode 33

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Avoiding career-ending mistakes

Clowning around at work might be funny, but it can also killk a career. Tips on how to rescue a career if you make these mistakes.

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Business turnaround

Episode 34

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Business turnaround

How Barney Kramer rebuilt a failed franchise into a strong independent business. This special-length report includes tips from family business expert Peter Johnson on what to look for when buying a small business: Why you might want to drive by at night -- and more.

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Loyal customer base

Episode 35

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Loyal customer base

This small, woman-owned and operated business has grown steadily by creating a base of loyal, repeat, customers.

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Marketing: Finding expertise

Episode 36

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Marketing: Finding expertise

Small business taps its local university's expertise to help it grow. This has been a recipe for success.

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Baskets of success

Episode 37

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Baskets of success

Home-based business has seen more than 17 years of success. The pros and cons of a home-based business.

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Exporting tips - Part 2

Episode 38

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Exporting tips - Part 2

Small businesses can find new markets overseas. And it's not as difficult as it might seems. Here are some tips from a top official with the Export-Import Bank in part two of our two-part series.

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Exporting: Even small businesses can expand by exporting

Episode 39

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Exporting: Even small businesses can expand by exporting

Small business can find new markets overseas more easily than they might expect. Pick up some tips from Umpqua Bank bankers in this two part-series.

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Franchising tips -- Divorce franchise

Episode 40

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Franchising tips -- Divorce franchise

Yes, there is a franchise for divorces. Meet this entrepreneur who says she has a better way to handle many divorces.

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Framing success

Episode 41

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Framing success

Yes, you can compete against the big box stores, if you work hard enough and are willing to think outside the big box, as you will see in this report from Zenet Negron.

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Lunch Pail royalty

Episode 42

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05:27
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Lunch Pail royalty

How can a small business stand out from its competition, especially without a lot of marketing money? Check out what this baker is doing in Modesto -- it's world class.

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When the company leaves you

Episode 43

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When the company leaves you

What do you do after the company where you've spent your career goes out of business, merges with another or otherwise leaves you in the cold?

Advice from one who's been there, plus how to change your career in later life from the experts.

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Resume tips

Episode 44

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03:33
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1 year

Resume tips

How do you get your resume to the top of the pile? and if you're a hiring manager, how do you sift out the frauds? Check out this video from a recruiting expert.

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Internet sales

Episode 45

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08:07
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Internet sales

Here's a new way to make sales on the Internet. Consultant Beverly Taylor explains in this report.

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Wine exportng

Episode 46

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09:00
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1 year

Wine exportng

How Central Valley wineries are expanding their markets by looking overseas.

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Family financing started this million dollar business

Episode 47

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Family financing started this million dollar business

Using funds from the family to get your small business of the ground. How this husband and wife did it.

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Health insurance for small business

Episode 48

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Health insurance for small business

Does your small business offer employees health insurance? It's tough to do these days, but the owner of a small business in the Central Valley has some ideas.

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Max Muscle

Episode 49

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Max Muscle

It started as a one-store business but now Max Muscle is a powerhouse in its industry. This report tells how it grew from its humble beginnings in Stockton.

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Spinetta winery

Episode 50

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Spinetta winery

Dating back to Gold Rush days, this family-owned winery has had to change with the times to stay prosperous.

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Sunverge

Episode 51

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05:06
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1 year

Sunverge

A Stockton company says it has a way to store solar power -- after the sun goes down.

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Getting published

Episode 52

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17:24
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Getting published

You'd think with all the books in stores and libraries that getting published ought to be easy. But ask would-be book authors and you'll get another story. This report offers tips from experts.

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Chatz Coffee

Episode 53

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05:33
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1 year

Chatz Coffee

A passion for coffee percolates through this Central Valley small business.

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Rethinking unemployment

Episode 54

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06:25
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Rethinking unemployment

Jobless because of the Great Recession, this Central Valley man is remaking himself into a country singer.

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Denios

Episode 55

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08:46
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Denios

The biggest year-round swap meet in California has grown from very humble beginnings. And it's still family-owned and operated.

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Pancake syrup and the economy

Episode 56

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Pancake syrup and the economy

Veteran businessman has idea on how to solve the economic crisis through pancake syrup.

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Plus IT

Episode 57

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08:58
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Plus IT

Carving a niche in the computer service world.

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Shifting to a higher level of success

Episode 58

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Shifting to a higher level of success

Even auto repair shops are impacted by the Great Recession. But this businessman uses his experience in weathering other downturns to fight through the current one.

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Success can be a good massage

Episode 59

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Success can be a good massage

These small business owners say that despite the recession, their massage business is increasing -- perhaps because many see it as a still-affordable luxury.

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College as an alternative to unemployment

Episode 60

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College as an alternative to unemployment

Colleges and universities are seeing more students, including older students unable to find work in their customary profession.

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Painting success a new color

Episode 61

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Painting success a new color

How a small business owner has remained successful competing against big box stores -- and even expanding.

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Recipe for restaurant success

Episode 62

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Recipe for restaurant success

Annual Stockton restaurant week helps showcase many newer and lesser-known restaurants.

Meet the owners of the restaurant that even city natives have a hard time finding.

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The ice cream man

Episode 63

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10:00
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The ice cream man

Innovating to survive the Great Recession.
'Research and development of ice cream and sorbets is fun,’ says this Central Valley small business owner.

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Delta Discovery Cruises

Episode 64

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07:15
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1 year

Delta Discovery Cruises

A cruise ship on the California Delta? Well, a very large yacht with all the amenities, including gourmet dining gives a new perspective to the largest estuary on the west coast of the western hemisphere.

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The Dancing Fox

Episode 65

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06:32
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The Dancing Fox

Husband and wife follow their passions and open a combination bakery-winery-and-restaurant in downtown Lodi.

It features artisan breads plus wines from the family's vineyard.

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Bozzano olive oil

Episode 66

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11:26
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Bozzano olive oil

Family-owned olive oil company is helping lead the rebuilding of the California premium olive oil industry

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Brain chemistry-2

Episode 67

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05:18
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1 year

Brain chemistry-2

Beverly Taylor continues explaining how to tap the potential of your brain in this second of a two-part report.

Be sure to watch Part 1 to get the full picture.

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Brain chemistry (Part 1)

Episode 68

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Brain chemistry (Part 1)

Find success by tapping your brain in a new way, says Beverly Taylor, founder and CEO of the Easy Key to Life Institute.
(This is the first of two parts.)

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Successful branding is more than a logo

Episode 69

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05:33
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1 year

Successful branding is more than a logo

For small businesses, branding can be a critical difference between success and failure.

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Brewing a success story

Episode 70

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06:33
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Brewing a success story

Sacramento craft beer maker Rubicon was one of the first small breweries in the region and it's been one of the most successful. Hear what the founder did to brew success.

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Job hunting tips from an expert

Episode 71

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04:02
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1 year

Job hunting tips from an expert

Avoiding common mistakes when looking for a job can make a huge difference when so many people are applying for so few openings. Check out this video with an expert recruiter from Robert Half International.

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Yoga success

Episode 72

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10:01
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1 year

Yoga success

An interest in yoga propelled this businesswoman into owning her own studio. Please watch our report to see how -- and why -- she did it.

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Jeremy Wines

Episode 73

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05:22
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1 year

Jeremy Wines

Husband and wife are running one of the smallest wineries in California. Watch our report to see how they got into it -- and why.

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ValleySportsLive

Episode 74

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04:36
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1 year

ValleySportsLive

• Internet-only broadcasts feature local schools

• ‘There’s a void in so many communities for real-time reporting on local sports’

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Hotel Burgess

Episode 75

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06:04
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1 year

Hotel Burgess

• Owner of a boutique hotel in Reedley refuses to give up

• Has spent 11 years rebuilding 99-year-old hotel

This is a story of perseverance by a Central Valley small business owner who has maintained his sense of humor.

Once the video loads in its window, please click on the “play” arrow to watch our report.

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career changing

Episode 76

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06:09
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1 year

career changing

Changing the course of a business or a career can be tough. Here is advise from two people who have done it for themselves and their small businesses.

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air tech

Episode 77

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06:40
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1 year

air tech

Husband and wife own a successful air conditioning and heating company, growing it over 20 years despite intense competition. They explain how they do it in this video, including how they balance working all day together and family life.

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jim collins

Episode 78

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21:51
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jim collins

Here, in just over 20 minutes, is some of the best advice any small business owner or would-be owner should know from an entrepreneur who has been there, done that and probably sold a lot of the T-shirts -- Jim Collins, one of the founders of a famous craft brewery and now the "entrepreneur in residence" at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.

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modesto transfer

Episode 79

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05:09
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1 year

modesto transfer

Moving company is family affair
Moving is a family affair for this company. And it’s been a successful one, although it could be the type of business that has the potential of being backbreaking. It’s owning a moving company franchise. How do you compete, stay profitable, and still keep it a family company? Here’s how one small business does it.

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boytique

Episode 80

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06:52
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1 year

boytique

Lindsay Hill of Stockton was experiencing all the joys of being a mother for the first time – and one of the frustrations. Here's how that has turned into a successful small business.

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stclair

Episode 81

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07:34
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1 year

stclair

Starting a consulting business may seem easy but it takes more than a thorough knowledge of your subject area. It also takes understanding how to market your business.

Susanne St. Clair talks about how she has succeeded in starting and growing her consulting business through both good times -- and bad.

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Staffing: Hiring top talent

Episode 82

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05:16
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1 year

Staffing: Hiring top talent

How a small software maker attracts and retains top talent in one of the most competitive arenas around.

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batteries plus

Episode 83

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04:57
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1 year

batteries plus

Here's how a first-time businessman has made a success out of an unusual franchise, even as he competes almost in the shadow of the world's largest retailer.
Topics: Customer service; niche marketing; franchising

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Article marketing for small businesses

Episode 84

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08:07
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1 year

Article marketing for small businesses

For small business owners who know their profession inside out, there's a new way to market their business inexpensively. In this video we talk with Beverly Taylor, an expert on article marketing.

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Hotel Burgess

Episode 85

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06:04
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1 year

Hotel Burgess

Owner of a boutique hotel in Reedley near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks refuses to give up even though the Great Recession refuses to loosen its grip on the economy of California's Central Valley.

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Pencils

Episode 86

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09:55
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1 year

Pencils

This family business is carving a new niche in one of the oldest businesses in the world, despite the economy, despite huge competitors, despite the industry's image as a commodity and despite offshoring. It's a matter of passion for the business and knowing how to put a new spin on an old product.

Here's how they do it:

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Bozzano Olive Ranch

Episode 87

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11:26
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1 year

Bozzano Olive Ranch

Quality counts, as Cartier and Tiffany have long known. Here's how a small business in a more down to earth market is counting on quality to set it apart, It makes high-grade olive oil, with most of the olives from its own orchards.

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Family business -- Spouses working together

Episode 88

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Family business -- Spouses working together

This couple pretty much lives their business since they both work at it full-time. And they thrive. While every family will work out the nuances for themselves, here's how they're doing it.

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jesus mountain coffee

Episode 89

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05:02
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1 year

jesus mountain coffee

Some of California’s best wines come from wineries where everything is tightly controlled – from the growing of the grapes to the final bottling of the wine.

Using that model, Stockton entrepreneur Bing Kirk is building a specialty coffee business.

Here’s how he’s doing it:

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olive heaven

Episode 90

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06:30
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1 year

olive heaven

Jasmine Harris knows her niche. And by identifying that niche, in two years she has built a two-store retail operation selling gourmet olive oils and vinegars.

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ValleySportsLive

Episode 91

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04:36
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1 year

ValleySportsLive

Two veteran broadcasters turn to the Internet for the next iterations of their careers, broadcasting high school sports live on the world wide wide.

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Brain Chemistry-1

Episode 92

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02:54
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1 year

Brain Chemistry-1

Business consultant Beverly Taylor talks about the new field of brain chemistry as it applies to business and personal relationships. This is the first of two parts.

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Brain Chemistry-2

Episode 93

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05:18
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1 year

Brain Chemistry-2

This is the second of two parts.
In this report, Beverly Taylor explains how to tap into basic human traits governed in part by hormones. You could even improve tech support.

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Health and small business

Episode 94

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02:52
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1 year

Health and small business

Do not let your small business kill you. Watch how one small business owner came to terms with a life-threatening stroke.

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Out of work at middle age? Experts offer advice

Episode 95

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03:45
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1 year

Out of work at middle age? Experts offer advice

Tips for landing a new career from two experts. Hear how many do it.

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Following your passion

Episode 96

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06:32
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1 year

Following your passion

Starting both a small winery and a small bakery more or less at the same time sounds like you're asking for trouble. But this husband and wife have found small business success by following their passions.

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uvaggio

Episode 97

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07:49
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1 year

uvaggio

Finding that niche in a highly competitive business can spell the difference between frustration and success.

Winemaker Jim Moore has done that by growing Italianate varieties of winegrapes in Lodi and then crafting award-winning Italian-style wines from them.

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Farming as a business -- Jumping through government hoops to success

Episode 98

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Farming as a business -- Jumping through government hoops to success

Some might grouse about government regulations. But this agricultural entrepreneur has worked out some of the toughest hurdles any agribusiness can face and is now a model for the nation. In fact, his farm is now a must-visit from agribusiness people from around the world.

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Episode 99

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With one book published already, this teenage author sees a business ahead in writing novels. Her mother tells how it was accomplished..

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