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.' "