This Week's Show Schedule
Monday - August 22, 2016
Phyllis Korkki joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to identify the Big Thing in your life that you have burning inside of you to complete, and how to get started.
Phyllis Korkki joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the road blocks that prevent you from accomplishing that special project that’s on your mind, including how to get out of your own way.
Paul Angles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the first of the four-part online marketing process is using paid search to advertise your offerings, and how to get that first step right by testing.
Paul Angles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that your landing page and confirmation page have to do their job of converting a visitor into a paying customer, and how to avoid the common pitfalls.
Paul Angles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one of the greatest mistakes businesses make is not following up when an online prospect makes contact.
Steve Douglas joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the power of knowing what your purpose in life is beyond just doing business day to day.
Steve Douglas joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to define the optimal purpose for you, and how that can be different for each of us.
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to compare notes on what the prime motivators are that make customers do what they do.
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to report on his recent work with eBay, and what the company is doing to recover relevance and redefine itself in the face of competition from Amazon.
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how some companies are capitalizing themselves with equity crowdfunding through investors who know there will likely be no secondary market.
Tuesday - August 23, 2016
Andrew Neitlich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of having a coach for your professional development, and how they differ from a consultant.
Andrew Neitlich joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why a professional coach could help you get yourself established as the true CEO of your small business.
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the new features Twitter is adding to improve its relevance, including longer videos and more characters in the message.
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the fact that the search engines still love video and why you should have it as a significant part of your online strategy.
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to define influencers in multiple ways and talk about how to use them to your advantage online.
Bob Prosen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that he’s seeing too many business owners who are not in control of their operating fundamentals, including the sales activity and gross profit.
Bob Prosen joins Jim Blasingame to talk about what it takes to cut into a competitor’s market share, by first knowing who is getting the part you want.
Gary Sirak joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you want to benefit from your personal social security information online, you have to verify yourself after they send you a text message security code.
Gary Sirak joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the several factors that enter into when you should begin receiving Social Security retirement checks.
Gary Sirak joins Jim Blasingame to offer some suggestions on how to invest Social Security benefits that you receive, but don’t need as income.
Wednesday - August 24, 2016
Judith Glaser joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how she used certain words to talk with a change agent within a company, and how over time those words creeped into the company lexicon and help them transform the business.
Judith Glaser joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how she developed technology that helped people inside of companies connect with each other on higher levels.
Joanne Black joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the traits of women salespeople and how those contribute to a stronger, more profitable business.
Joanne Black joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how sales organizations that have a balance of men and women outperform less diverse teams.
Joanne Black joins Jim Blasingame to report on research that shows how the way women think and behave makes them highly productive on a sales team.
Paul Downs joins Jim Blasingame to tell his story about how he got the idea to start a furniture manufacturing business and how it evolved over 30 years.
Paul Downs joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what he learned about operating his manufacturing company, including some of his biggest mistakes.
Ed Marsh joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several reasons why every business should consider expanding their market reach, up to and including exporting.
Ed Marsh joins Jim Blasingame to identify and explain many of the resources available to small businesses concerning exporting to other countries, including government support.
Ed Marsh joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the resources available to help small business exporters maximize their capital resources, plus take advantage of new financial options.
Thursday - August 25, 2016
Katie Schenck and Heather Lechner join Jim Blasingame to reveal their story of how they worked together and came up with the idea to start a small business together as partners.
Katie Schenck and Heather Lechner join Jim Blasingame to reveal what they’ve done to help create a successful partnership, including using outsourcing to help them with non-core competency tasks.
Joe Knight joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons you should train B2B sales people how to understand the financial world of a business.
Joe Knight joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the advantage of B2B sales people know the general financial information of customers, even publicly traded ones, so they can serve them better.
Joe Knight joins Jim Blasingame to identify the steps to take to begin and continue the financial education of your B2B sales staff.
Tom Bonney joins Jim Blasingame to report on how his company is helping small firms with the challenging process of gaining access to the capital they need.
Tom Bonney joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the challenges the Fed has in raising interest rates, and whether Wall Street will one day, sooner than later, become irrelevant.
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to report that most people who’ve found business success, think that more than anything else, having grit is the most important trait.
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to report some of the different investment directions to consider depending on which candidate you think will win the presidential election.
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to report that the nasal flu medicine doesn’t work as well as the injection, plus that you can use your 529 education savings for computers and housing.
Friday - August 26, 2016
JoAnna Brandi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there are three legs to the foundation of work relationships, including external, internal and inner.
JoAnna Brandi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps and practices you can take to identify if a prospective employee has good inner relationship characteristics.
Nellie Akalp joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what your rights are regarding intellectual property when you’re an employee or a contractor.
Nellie Akalp joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the basic steps to take legally when closing up a business, especially a legal entity.
Nellie Akalp joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things to do when you plan to end your social media activity, including when someone dies.
Bob Bly joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why small business owners should consider writing a book about what they know about their business and offer it as a gift to customers.
Bob Bly joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the new way to think about how to produce your first book that you’ll use to connect with customers.
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report on his recent visit to China which included observing how regressive the Communist Party is becoming in order to control the people who have gotten a taste of liberty.
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report on the dramatic decrease in GDP in China and how this could impact businesses and countries in the West.
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the potential opportunities U.S. business could create from the growth and success of the online Chinese market, Alibaba.