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Monday - June 29, 2015

John Patterson
John Patterson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the practices necessary to get customers into the zone of loyalty, so they aren’t as susceptible to competitors.
John Patterson
John Patterson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some tips and best practices to stay connected to customers so you’re never very far from top of mind.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on an Alzheimers-fighting diet that research is showing can help you build a defense against this disease.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on evaporation created propulsion research as well as a new kind of frictionless coating that could produce a near-perpetual engine.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on two separate research projects: one is focusing on treatment that could reverse Alzheimers disease, and one that results in paper that becomes a light emitting tool.
Adam Witty
Adam Witty joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why the goals you set for your professional life should complement the goals you should also be setting for your personal life.
Adam Witty
Adam Witty joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to consider becoming an author, and to reveal how to do that one little step at a time.
Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to report on 10-years of helping women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan learn how to be better business managers, including spending time in the U.S.
Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Peace through Entrepreneurship program of the IEEW to teach and mentor women in Afghanistan and Rwanda how to start and run their businesses more professionally.
Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to report on the upcoming Summit in Dallas that promotes entrepreneurship among women in Afghanistan and Rwanda.

Tuesday - June 30, 2015

Rick Smith
Rick Smith joins Jim Blasingame to report on his new venture which takes 3D printers and creates intricate parts for manufacturers.
Rick Smith
Rick Smith joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the implications that 3D printing is having on the supply chain, including inventory, shipping and manufacturing.
Fred P. Hochberg
Fred Hochberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the history of Export-Import Bank and how the only government agency that actually makes a profit may have come to its last days.
Fred P. Hochberg
Fred Hochberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the legislative process that will have to occur in both houses of Congress in order for the Ex-Im Bank’s charter to be renewed.
Fred P. Hochberg
Fred Hochberg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how the Ex-Im Bank was authorized to have to be renewed periodically, and Jim thinks this model should be applied to more of the government and regulations.
Audrey  Levatino
Audrey Levatino joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why she became a farmer and how it’s different for a woman than a man.
Audrey  Levatino
Audrey Levatino joins Jim Blasingame to talk about her profitable farm, and how after 11 years, she has to decide what’s next.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to report on the contrived decision of the Supreme Court to disregard the language of the law and create their own interpretation.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to report on a new provision under Obamacare that will penalize small business owners for providing health care benefits in the same way they have for years.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to report on how Republicans will treat Obamacare as an election issue, and to predict it will be one of the big three issues in 2016.

Wednesday - July 01, 2015

Robert Grede
Robert Grede joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two ways you can expand your business, including buying marketshare, or by merging with or acquiring a competitor.
Robert Grede
Robert Grede joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three more ways to grow your business, including farming, hunting and adding new products.
Catherine Kaputa
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Halal restaurant chain that grew from a single hotdog stand on wheels to a growing chain of restaurants by knowing and leveraging the power of their brand.
Catherine Kaputa
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Ample Hills ice cream company’s growth history that was driven by a brand known for quality and how a little luck gave them a big boost.
Catherine Kaputa
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to report on the power of a quality brand to take a tiny operation to a national Main Street level and an IPO on Wall Street.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals why the minimum wage, federal or otherwise, is a lie politicians tell to get votes from the people the minimum wage actually hurts.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on one of the horrible provisions the Obama administration has visited on small businesses through Obamacare, and then to support the president’s overtime policy.
Stephen Baum
Stephen Baum joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why small business CEOs wait too long to take the action of firing a key employee, when they’ve known it must be done for some time.
Stephen Baum
Stephen Baum joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the dysfunctional condition you get yourself into by allowing a key employee to hold you hostage instead of firing them.
Stephen Baum
Stephen Baum joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the concept of redemption as part of the timeline and process we go through in dealing with an employee who isn’t working out.

Thursday - July 02, 2015

Donald Gibson
Dr. Donald Gibson joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the ways anger manifests within an organization, and how to identify and minimize that negative impact.
Donald Gibson
Dr. Donald Gibson joins Jim Blasingame to report on how Fairfield University was founded and its current approach to higher education.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why you shouldn’t have policies that pit your employees against customers.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to suggest that if you think you don’t have policies that impede customer service, do some management by walking around.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to explain that if you want to keep the best people and grow customer relationships, invest in employee training.
Mark Babbitt
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the different ways that a well-executive social media strategy can level the playing field for small businesses against big business.
Mark Babbitt
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to tell stories about how to respond to social media reviews and especially how not to respond.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the research findings that show Americans are saving less today than before the recession.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about a variety of issues, good and bad, that play into the retirement planning of a small business owner.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to recommend some alternatives to use as investment options for a small business retirement fund.

Friday - July 03, 2015

Kenneth Davis
Celebrating Fourth of July
Burton Folsom
Looking back on America's independence
Burton Folsom joins Jim Blasingame for a historical look on America's day of freedom.
Jim Blasingame
Taking time to acknowledge the 4th with Jim
Jim Blasingame with a special 4th of July discussion.
Richard Galen
Independence Day
Richard Galen joins Jim Blasingame to futher discuss the upcoming holiday.

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