This Week's Show Schedule
Monday - August 25, 2014
Barbara Luther joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the kinds of intellectual property, IP, every small business creates, how to identify it and secure it with an IP strategy.
Barbara Luther joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the steps to take inside your organization to make sure your intellectual property, IP, is identified, protected and defended.
Joanne Black joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the declining art of engaging prospects and customers face-to-face, and how to revive that powerful practice.
Joanne Black joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to augment real face-to-face contact by using video technology to help keep you "in front" of prospects and customers.
Joanne Black joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power that can be achieved by giving more proposals, including when to do it, how to do it and when not to.
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on a new controversy around Facebook’s Messenger app for instant messaging, but do they deserve the grief?
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on the more than 80% increase in mobile ad spending and explain why this is happening.
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why even top experts seek the advice and counsel of others.
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how SCORE works as a free resource for small businesses and how it continues to be relevant even as the marketplace velocity continues to increase.
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the steps and advantages that are involved when you take advantage of the free professional resources of SCORE.
Tuesday - August 26, 2014
Brett Lauter joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that compiling, tracking and believing the data behind your e-commerce activity is the key to making necessary adjustments and find success.
Brett Lauter joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the business model of his online company, Decluttr.com, and offer lessons from how this business was launched in the U.S.
Amity Shlaes joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why Calvin Coolidge, America's 30th president, is perhaps our most underrated president because he actually decreased the size of government.
Amity Shlaes joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three reasons why President Coolidge should be considered a great president, he reduced the size of government, lowered taxes and reduced regulations.
Amity Shlaes joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why Calvin Coolidge's philosophy of thrift and saving would not be a successful message in the current political landscape, plus why small business owners would have voted for him.
Jan Andersern joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how small business owners should balance using the free social media platforms, like Facebook, while limiting the exposure to policies that are negative to your community.
Jan Andersern joins Jim Blaisngame to reveal technology that will allow small businesses to create their own social media platforms and communities on their websites, so prospects don't have to leave.
Robert Brands joins Jim Blasingame to explain why your attitude about innovation has to be forward looking and connected directly to customer expectations.
Robert Brands joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the roles that concept and market testing are two of the eight big steps in successful new product development.
Robert Brands joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the key elements of pricing your newly launched product so that it sells in a way that is profitable.
Wednesday - August 27, 2014
Jane Hyun joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to be a flexible manager in the current multi-cultural, multi-generational workplace.
Jane Hyun joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the concept of a power gap in your management style, identify how big the gap is and whether it's working for you and your organization.
Jay Baer joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the balance between using social media platforms successfully without putting all your customer relationship eggs in their baskets.
Jay Baer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the changes Facebook has made that impact how many of your followers actually see your content and offerings.
Jay Baer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal four options businesses can use to maximize the effectiveness of marketing on Facebook while growing a customer list.
Dale Sexton joins Jim Blasingame to talk about growing up in Livingston, Montana and operating two small businesses in Big Sky country.
Dale Sexton joins Jim Blasingame to talk about his two small businesses that are dedicated to helping people get outdoors and enjoy Big Sky country.
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how Obamacare was pitched as reform and would bend the cost-curve down, and that we now know all of that was a big lie.
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to report on recent research that shows how small businesses are changing their growth and employment plans to avoid as much Obamacare damage as possible.
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the likely next effects of Obamacare and what it will take to rid ourselves of this monumental government takeover of our lives.
Thursday - August 28, 2014
Steven Gaffney joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two communication myths that must be avoided by management when working with employees.
Steven Gaffney joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three more communication myths that could derail your management effectiveness and possibly your success.
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to ask if your management style and structure fostered an environment where your employees feel they can tell you the truth.
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to talk about what it looks like when employees do not feel they can be truthful with management about important issues.
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to warn about how a truth firewall in your management team could derail your open door policy.
John Patterson joins Jim Blasingame to explain why today our customers are wired and dangerous, how this is impacting our relationship with them and what to do about it..
John Patterson joins Jim Blasingame to offer tips on what small businesses should do to cultivate and nurture relationships with customers who have new expectations and corresponding new power.
David Gage joins Jim Blasingame to recommend several conflict resolution steps to take when you're forming a business partnership, including family businesses.
David Gage joins Jim Blasingame to tell a real story about how one family-owned business is dealing with succession conflict resolution, and how they could have avoided it.
David Gage joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the steps that need to be taken early in the life of a partnership that allows the venture to dissolve successfully when the time comes.
Friday - August 29, 2014
Lois Geller joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how our marketing messages have to be developed to deliver a relevance message, rather than our business message.
Lois Geller joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how we should think of our marketing effort and strategy the way Olympic champions go about seeking the level of excellence that produces gold medals.
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what a TEDx Talk is, how he got invited to deliver one, what he had to do to deliver it, and why we should care.
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to explain how you can grow your business by realizing that you have powerful intangible assets in your business that you're not using.
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the fact that businesses are using much more intellectual property than physical in The Age of the Customer, and how that can contributes to small business growth.
Nancy Rosanoff joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the liberating power of not knowing what's coming next, and the ability to overcome your fears and take the next step to learn what's next.
Nancy Rosanoff joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the connection between intuition, the practice of self-awareness and the acquisition of wisdom.
Bill Schley joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the impact of technology and the velocity of change, including the empowering of customers and associated new expectations.
Bill Schley joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the connection between successful entrepreneurship and the ability to deal with, manage and lead change in the Age of the Customer.
Bill Schley joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the role of fear in life and entrepreneurship, and the importance of developing a relationship with fear and turn it into a motivator, not immobilizer.