This Week's Show Schedule
Monday - October 17, 2016
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to report on the environment small businesses are facing today for quality new employees, and how to be more competitive by establishing your Employee Value Proposition.
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to do a better job of defining any employee openings you have, so they attract the exact kind of applicant you want.
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to review the many ways Obamacare has become a nightmare for almost half of Americans, and virtually every small business, and that every failure was predicted.
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to report on the steps that the IRS is using as the enforcement agency for Obamacare, to contact and penalize anyone who isn’t complying with the law.
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what will happen to Obamacare, (and healthcare,) if Hillary Clinton becomes president, and what will happen if Donald Trump is elected.
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the ONLY reasons customers who come to your business, and then come back, is because of the experience they have, not what you sold them.
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how his Retail Sales Academy teaches retail employees how to connect with 21st century customers.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that when she was asked to become an adjunct professor at George Washington University, she had to pay monthly fees, even if she didn't join the union.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to reveal more bad news about the overtime rules to take place on December 1, including that essentially by definition, you won’t be able to have tele-workers.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that a new rule prohibits a company from doing business with the government if they have three complaints, even if they haven’t been verified.
Tuesday - October 18, 2016
Mike Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to offer some ideas on how to revitalize your annual priorities in the fourth quarter, to make sure you end the year strong.
Mike Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to recommend three things to consider in order to finish the year stronger, including refocus, reconnect, and re-energize.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Small Business Index, and explain why it shows continued decline in optimism in this sector.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index of Small Business that shows six of the ten indicators are down, producing another negative outlook for this important sector.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Uncertainty Index of the NFIB survey of small businesses, that shows this important sector continues to feel uncertain about the future because of government policies.
Marie Dubuque joins Jim Blasingame to discuss what small business owners should do about when to bring their children into the company after their education is over.
Marie Dubuque joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how Generation Y job hunters should think about employment opportunities, even if the offer comes from a company you’re not quite in love with.
Jim Blasingame reminds you about the new, permanent Section 179 provisions, that allow small businesses to expense capital purchases in the current year, rather than depreciating them over years.
Jim Blasingame reports on the Dept of Labor’s Overtime Exemption rules to take effect Dec 1, and how it will create new financial and administrative challenges for small businesses.
Jim Blasingame reports on the difference in how small businesses fair under conservative government policies, as opposed to progressive policies.
Wednesday - October 19, 2016
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how social media has changed the way we operate our small businesses, and lead our teams.
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how having a social media presence, and strategy, is one of the essential relevance factors customers evaluate before they know if you’re competitive.
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to compare and contrast the personal brands of Kaine and Pence, as they establish themselves as vice presidential candidates.
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to compare the personal brands of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as they try to outrun each other on the low road.
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to point out that, unlike voters for president this year, customers don’t have to hold their noses when they get ready to purchase what they want – they have other choices.
Judith Glaser and Paula Lovell join Jim Blasingame to share their breast cancer survival stories of being diagnosed, their treatment, and recovery.
Judith Glaser and Paula Lovell join Jim Blasingame to share their breast cancer survival stories, and how much they attributed their recoveries to the love and prayers of friends and family.
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two different ways to approach employee reimbursement, and which one offers the best tax consequences for you.
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what you need to know about reimbursing employees for travel expenses, so you can maximize the tax implications, while staying out of trouble.
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there is more to mileage reimbursement than just what the IRS allows you to claim per mile.
Thursday - October 20, 2016
Tom Anastasi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things to look for when interviewing employee candidates, including flexibility and adaptability.
Tom Anastasi joins Jim Blasingame to report on the success the Obama administration has had in attacking and closing private, for-profit colleges around the country.
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the level of indebtedness the U.S. is to various foreign countries, and how dangerous that could be.
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the scenarios that could put our country in jeopardy, because of the explosion in our national debt in the past decade.
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the potential scenarios that could happen, due to the global trend by countries to take on unprecedented debt.
Peter Sheahan joins Jim Blasingam to reveal how the marketplace has been disrupted to the point where creating value and relevance is the first order of importance, followed by being competitive.
Peter Sheahan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the many advantages of upgrading your position with customers, from vendor to partner.
John Harrison joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some possible scenarios for how you’ll invest after the next presidential election.
John Harrison joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the most critical financial decisions of your life, including who you marry and your attitude toward saving.
John Harrison joins Jim Blasingame to identify when it might be best to invest in the preferred stocks of top companies, because they pay a set dividend, rather than their common stock.
Friday - October 21, 2016
Bill Taylor joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that for all of the cool technology we’re enjoying and benefiting from, we’re still humans who increasingly expect an experience to go along with whatever we’re purchasing.
Bill Taylor joins Jim Blasingame to report on how some companies, large and small, are blending the high-tech delivery capability with the low-tech of human connection.
Gary Sirak joins Jim Blasingame to reflect on when baseball was important to them, and their fathers and grandfathers, and how those experiences remember themselves.
Gary Sirak joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the concept of the American Dream, and how role models are needed to promote this important American ideal.
Gary Sirak joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the key things to focus your financial planning on as you wrap up the year.
James Barrood joins Jim Blasingame to report on the fact that there are thousands, if not millions, of tech-related jobs going unfilled because of a lack of qualified applicants.
James Barrood joins Jim Blasingame to report on the steps New Jersey is taking to make sure their workers are prepared for the 21st century technology-related jobs.
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that both presidential candidates may have ideas on minimum wage that aren’t that far apart.
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to report on the state and local movement, to establish a higher minimum wage than the federal rate.
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to report on the increased political activity of unions around the country to advance their agendas, since they can’t sell their product in the marketplace.