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Entrepreneurs Share Keys to Success in “America’s Best” Video Series

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Entrepreneurs Share Keys to Success in “America’s Best” Video Series

By Karen Mills, Former SBA Administrator
Published: April 19, 2011 Updated: May 16, 2011

We’re constantly working to ensure that small businesses with big potential have the support they need to scale up and create hundreds – or thousands – of jobs. These high-growth firms are critical to helping America out-compete and out-innovate the rest of the world.

Today, we launched a video series with ADP that profiles six entrepreneurs who have worked with the SBA to help create well-known American companies: Columbia Sportswear, Radio One, Allen Edmonds, Gymboree, Cerner Corporation, and Ruiz Foods.

You can see a short highlights video below, and the longer stories of each individual company are now up at

Through this series, you can hear from people who share their personal stories, telling the challenges they faced while offering an inspirational look at the resiliency of America’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Along with our new Startup America initiative, the video series is part of SBA’s ongoing efforts to empower entrepreneurs and provide high-growth small businesses with the tools and information they need to succeed. I hope you find these videos to be as inspirational as I did, showing how people with small businesses and big ideas can change the world.

About the Author:

Karen Mills

Former SBA Administrator

Karen Gordon Mills is the Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA helps both Main Street and high-growth small businesses get access to capital, counseling, federal contracts, disaster assistance and more.


they are very successfull your video is helpfull
I agree with Havez above on this one. Very true.
Who would have thought a simple radio can shape one's destiny like that ? Excellent share!
Thanks for sharing the video! This has inspired me to do my very best with my small business!
It is really important to share experiences and ideas. Good work.
Thanks for sharing the video. It's great to hear from those in the industry.
Why I don't see any new series of America's Best in 2012? It's a pity such series got dead.
Great blog!! You should start many more. I love all the info provided. I will stay tuned :)
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This is the best blog I've ever seen in my life! I really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to share your this with everyone.


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