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Flap Happy Hats from Santa Monica

Santa Monica: In this episode of the television show we take you inside a California business that is making children's hats for Talbots, Nordstrom, Children's Wear Digest and dozens of others. Now they make hundreds of items for retailers (mostly small children's specialty retailers) all around the world.

Flap Happy was founded in 1987 because Laurie Snyder was afraid her very fair-skinned, freckled-faced baby boy would get seriously burned by the California sun. Laurie created a hat by enlarging the brim of a traditional baseball cap and by adding flaps. Other mothers saw the hat and wanted one for their own child.  That was the beginning of this special business.

Meet Laurie Snyder. Meet her Mom, her Dad, her husband, her sister, her "model" child and her other children, too. This is the team that sacrificed to build the business.

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Walk the Walk

Business is about creating something of value. You create an abundance and you have something to sell. No short cuts. Learn here from business owners who are loved within their community and respected in their industry. There are 1000s of videos right here.

Talk the Talk. ...business is good? ...you have an abundance? Slim down. Don't get glutinous. Work your abundance. Improve products and services. Help the community. Be a mentor.

Be whole. Be healthy. We set the example for our people. Take charge of your health. Set the example. Your people will follow. Be the leader you want to be.

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What do you want to do?  Can you manufacture in America?

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Start a Business
•  Pay attention to spot opportunity
•  Give customers more than they expect
•  Go to all the Key Ideas and Videos of this episode

For more go to the homepage for this episode of the show.  Meet Debra St. Claire of EcoNatural Solutions.   

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Grow a Business
•  Be mission-driven! Have a cause for good.
•  Communicate more with customers
•  Go to all the Key Ideas and Videos of this episode

For more, go to the homepage of this episode and meet Donna Baase of Cowgirl Enterprises, Boulder, Colorado.

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Buy a Business
•  Commit to improve your industry
•  Create opportunity for others
•  Go to all the Key Ideas and Videos of this episode

For more, go to the homepage of this episode and meet Ebby Halliday of Dallas.  She bought many businesses and she has given away billions in her lifetime.

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Sell a Business
•  Live on a shoestring
•  Create a product around a new law
•  Go to all the Key Ideas and Videos of this episode

For more, go to the homepage of this episode and meet Cheryl Womack of Kansas City.  She sold her businesses and now works as an advocate for all women.

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