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  Learning from the Pros: Spanx
Oct. 26: Sara Blakely, founder of the hosiery compnay, tells "Your Business" about her philosophies on differentiating, using what you don't know, and trusting yourself.
  Business Answers: Towing the Line?
Jolyne Caruso, Founder and CEO of Alberleen Capital Management and Nick Marsh, Managing Partner of GrowthPoint Capital Partners answer viewer questions about acquiring and maintaining stockholders' respect during the economic crisis and whether a line of credit to fund a facility is a smart choice.
  Surviving the crisis
In this turbulent economy, what's a small business owner to do? Rod Kurtz, senior editor for Inc. Magazine, leads a discussion on "Your Business."
  Tricks of the Trade
These are tough times to drum up new business, especially when your bank account is looking a little lean and it's increasingly tough to get credit. So, you might want to look into trade as an option.
  Elevator Pitch: Hands2Go
Francine Glick, President & CEO of Water Journey LTD, pitches her organic hand washing solution to the panel. Let's see how she does.
  Business Answers: Differentiating Your Product
Phil Town, author of "Rule #1" and, Steve Strauss, USA Today's small business columnist, and author of "The Small Business Bible," answer viewer questions.
  Small Biz Secrets: Being neighborly
Oct. 15: In this ‘Your Business’ Web exclusive, Farnoosh Torabi, correspondent for and author of ‘You’re So Money: Live Rich, Even When You’re Not,’ and Jim Blasingame, President of the Small Business Network, discuss some secrets to entrepreneurial success.
  Stretching Sales
Having good salespeople on your team is key to getting business. The owner of a yoga company takes us through her journey of building the right kind of sales team.
Elevator Pitches
  Elevator Pitch: FunniBonz Barbeque Sauce
August 9: In the need of some barbecue sauce to spice up your summer? Jim Barbour, the CEO of FunniBonz Barbeque Sauce, believes he has the perfect product to make mouths water.

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  Business Answers: Calling Card
Divya Gugnani, Venture Capitalist at FirstMark Capital and Matthew Weiss, Pres. of the NY Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization answer viewer questions about how best to position your company when looking for funding and the ways to create the most effective business cards.

Secrets to Success   
  How to Succeed In Small Business: Rescue A Collapsing Client Relationship
Most entrepreneurs have been in situations where a client, customer or supplier has decided to terminate a relationship. Even when this happens, it doesn't have to be a done deal. To give us tips on how to rescue a collapsing client relationship is Jodi Glickman Brown, President of Great on the Job consulting firm.

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  Second Time Around
Oct. 21: If you think retirement means shuffleboard and bridge, think again! For many boomers, quitting a career only means getting a shot at starting a new one.
  Being direct
Nov. 18: You've got the kids to watch, errands to run and maybe even a day job... how can you even think about running a business as well? Today we'll reintroduce you to a business idea designed to work around your busy schedule.
  No Tell Motel
Nov. 25: If you think revving engines, late-night parties and the smell of gasoline is bad for business, think again! Sometimes narrowing your client base is just the thing to make it grow.

  Small business  
Sloppy Joe doughnut: Fair food's doughnut creations
Oh, dear. What has Dunkin’ Donuts’ new doughnut-breakfast sandwich wrought? As fair season kicks into high gear, concession owners have doughnuts in mind as they fire up their fryers.

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  Web only: Learning From the Pros - Patagonia
Yvon Chouinard launched the outdoor apparel brand Patagonia in 1973 with an unorthodox leadership style. Under Chouinard, the brand has become an internationally recognized name. Find out his strategies for success.

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“Your Business,” hosted by JJ Ramberg, focuses on the world of America's small business entrepreneurs, featuring profiles, news, advice and tips.

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"Your Business" travels to Washington to D.C. to cover Inc. Magazine's annual Inc. 500 / Inc. 5000 Conference, a gathering of executives from the fastest growing businesses in the country. Rod Kurtz, Senior Editor for Inc., moderates a panel discussion of questions from attendees. And the election is just weeks away, find out how both candidates plan to help small business owners if they are elected.

Doug Tatum, Founding Chairman of Tatum LLC., a national organization that provides executive-level CFO services to companies undergoing rapid and significant changes.

Greg Alexander, CEO of Sales Benchmark Index, a strategic advisory firm that helps executives understand how well their sales force is performing relative to other peer groups.

Learning From the Pros
Find out the secrets of success from the CEO's of the top 3 business on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in the country. John Baackes, CEO for Senior Whole Health a Massachusetts-based health plan for low income people age 65 and older, Brian Eliason and David Eliason, co-founders of Eliason Inc., a Wisconsin-based real estate investment sponsor, and Warren Wilson, CEO of The Snack Factory, makers of Pretzel Crisps, discuss the strategies that have helped them manage booming businesses.

Elevator Pitch
Norm Brodsky, Inc. columnist and co-author of "The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up," and Sam Horn, author of "POP! Stand Out in Any Crowd" take part in a special edition of the Elevator Pitch. Find out what they think about Dave Beckham's Conservative Café, an eating establishment in northwest Indiana that celebrates the values of hard working conservative Americans. He is looking for capital to develop a franchise model. 

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5. Get organized
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