SHINE is a collaborative film project produced by, an online networking community for micro business owners and solopreneurs. The project began on May 6, 2009 when 12 video crews and over 400 entrepreneurs gathered in Seattle’s largest film production studio to share why they work long hours, for low pay, facing great uncertainty.

The film combines compelling stories from the event, and interviews with academics, celebrated researchers (like Scott Shane author of Illusions of Entrepreneurship), and entrepreneurial superlatives (like Bruce Livingstone, founder of iStockphoto, acquired by Getty Images for $50M).

The result presents the larger story about entrepreneurship in an economy where 90 percent of all new jobs are created by small, entrepreneur-driven businesses.

Small business is the heartbeat of America. We all need to pull together and support, strengthen and build that portion of America! This is like Cardio Fitness for America! It will take the realization and agreement that we are all connected and it is time we all take responsibility for our part and BE ACCOUNTABLE! You do make a difference. Every little bit counts.

If you want a better quality of life and a great comminity, city, state, country to live in… then do your part to support local!

Respectfully and nudgingly,

John Milanoski

Shine: The Entrepreneur’s Journey

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