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Hattie Bryant has made a living since 1979 in adult education, public speaking, seminar and continuing education curriculum development, and television production for PBS stations. At the age of 27, while working as a public relations specialist for the University of North Texas, she decided she should either sell something or own something.

After two years of research, she incorporated a business, Leadership Development Corporation, and while developing her own materials, she worked through a leading franchisor of business education materials. In that group she was among its top ten performers out of hundreds.

For the next fifteen years, she taught management, sales and customer service in the classrooms of hundreds of small businesses and from the convention platform. She presented seminars in 47 states and produced teaching materials for customers like ABC and Frito-Lay.

In 1993 Hattie began working with her husband, Bruce Camber, to bring the “best practices” of small business owners to public television, and since 1994 they have created more 300 half-hour episodes of Small business School featuring small business owners in 34 states and 150 cities. With sponsorship from IBM, the United States Postal Service, Verizon, Qwest, Travelers, Dun & Bradstreet, AT&T, MassMutual and Microsoft, Small Business School reached into millions of US homes via some 300 PBS member stations and around the world via the USA’s Voice of America.

Hattie is the author of the book, Beating the Odds and in 1997 was given the Award of Excellence from the White House for her success in bringing the story of small business to television.

Content from the show was edited into video companions for fifty college textbooks and an online one-of-a-kind learning tool can be found at

Hattie is a born-in-1950 Baby Boomer and in 2011 decided to take on the problem of death in America. Her new book, I’ll Have It My Way, teaches how to think about, talk about and plan to live fully all the way to the end.