This Week's Show Schedule
Monday - December 05, 2016
Justin Croxton joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the first step in getting Search Engine Optimized is to make sure your website is optimized for customers.
Justin Croxton joins Jim Blasingame to remind you that while you’re maximizing your SEO for Google, don’t forget the other 800-pound gorilla, Amazon .
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to report on the connection between those states that Hillary Clinton won in the last election with the ranking those states on the small business friendly list.
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the misinformation that’s being promoted by the media and some politicians about the economy that does not reconcile with the facts, including investment, job creation, etc.
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to report on the killing of the DOL’s overtime exemption increase by a federal judge, plus the negative impact regulations have on small business success.
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to talk about her experience becoming a student of Zig Ziglar’s personal development programs and why she recommends it.
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to debate the best way to deal with the concept of having “an attitude” with an employee who has one.
Paul Angles joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the experience of his family leaving Cuba during the revolution and why most Cubans won’t mourn the death of the dictator, Fidel Castro.
Paul Angles joins Jim Blasingame to recommend steps to help you get ready to close out the year strong, including talking with customers about how you can help them with their customers, plus getting more mobile optimized.
Paul Angles joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to spend time with customers to find out what their evolving expectations are, and let them tell you what you should be doing tomorrow, or next year.
Tuesday - December 06, 2016
Karen Cortell Reisman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of listening in selling, and recommend some things to say that will help you become a better listener, like “Tell me more.”
Karen Cortell Reisman joins Jim Blasingame to recommend listening two-thirds of the time and talking one-third when in front of prospects and customers, because the information you need is in the other person’s head.
Stephen Baum joins Jim Blasingame to recommend you surround yourself with people who address the principle cause of a problem or opportunity and deal with that, rather than a symptom.
Stephen Baum joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that before you hire a new employee, you engage them in practical work scenarios, observe them in the real world, and as always, check references.
Stephen Baum joins Jim Blasingame to report that many CEOs he’s working with are excited about the potential for economic growth with the new president, but are also preparing for something less.
Nellie Akalp joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that you review the reasons you chose your business’s current legal status and make sure those reasons are still legally and financially valid.
Nellie Akalp joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why you chose your small business’s current legal status, and to offer questions to answer that might make you decide if you should be a C corporation.
Gerald Celente joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the results of the recent election in the U.S. had more to do with a grassroots revolution than with who the new president is.
Gerald Celente joins Jim Blasingame to report on the global response at the polls – Trump, Brexit, Italy – that is a reaction to how the elite have been getting richer while regular folks are losing.
Gerald Celente joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that instead of infrastructure, Trump should spend more of his political capital on areas like regulation and tax reform.
Wednesday - December 07, 2016
Dario Ambrosini joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what the “on-demand customer” looks like, what they’re expectations are, and how to serve them.
Dario Ambrosini joins Jim Blasingame to recommend several steps to take the attract the on-demand customer, including having reviews and making the experience very handy.
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why we’re going to be experiencing unprecedented opportunities and challenges coming at us, and how to prepare our businesses for both.
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while many of the new things we’re dealing with are unprecedented, the most critical thing we have to adapt to is how fast each new version is happening.
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the velocity of change is creating the need to pivot successfully, while you’re creating the new direction of your business.
Jim Blasingame reveals five critical year-end steps to take to help you start the new year leaner and cleaner.
Jim Blasingame talks about some of the things that will be required of every small business owner, especially in the beginning.
Rob Levin joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to develop content and delivery methods, that are focused on what your profile customer is likely wanting to know.
Rob Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that every small business can produce and distribute content – written, audio or video – that is focused on what customers want to learn, as long as it’s authentic.
Rob Levin joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the reasons it’s reasonable to expect 2017 to be an exciting year for the economy.
Thursday - December 08, 2016
Lennox Cornwall joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that everyone who accomplishes anything will make mistakes, but that the key is to recover from them, and he offers four steps to help you make that happen.
Lennox Cornwall joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three more steps to help you recover from your mistakes, including resolving to not repeat what you did.
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that now is a good time to look for lower airfare, and other expenses to travel to Europe, since the dollar is strong against the Euro and Pound.
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the sites that can help you get your passwords under control, so you only have to remember one.
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to warn that some private taxi drivers try to pass as Uber drivers, and how to tell the difference and avoid them.
Jim Alampi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that with the pace of the marketplace, your hiring practices must be about finding qualified people who are also capable of adapting fast and growing in their jobs.
Jim Alampi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the more professional HR practices that you must use in order to find and hire new employees who can adapt and grow, plus why you probably should outsource the hiring process.
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to remind you of classic ways to manage your taxes with year-end practices, like maximizing expenses and minimizing income.
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the deductions that are currently available, but may be expiring, that you could still take advantage of this year, including certain IRA contributions and educational deductions.
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that tax filing dates for partnerships and LLCs will now move up one month to March 15, plus managing your business against a due diligence performance list.
Friday - December 09, 2016
Jackie Dryden joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how Boomers and Millennials are at once different and similar, and offer some perspectives on how to help the two generations work more productively.
Jackie Dryden joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways members of Gen Y are motivated differently, and what to accept and how to help them grow up.
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the unqualified behaviors that any company or sales professional must demonstrate in order to be successful in the marketplace.
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to discuss alternative ways to motivate salespeople who are members of generations who are not always motivated by financial rewards alone.
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three categories of goals for any business to focus on, including sales, service and operations.
Michael Behe joins Jim Blasingame to explain the difference between these three beliefs: intelligent design, creationism, and Darwinism, and to discuss how we got there, and where the future is going.
Michael Behe joins Jim Blasingame to discuss that the more we know about science, the more it confirms intelligent design.
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to report on the demographic challenge the baby boomer generation of business owners will have, as they try to sell their businesses to a much smaller, and less capital ready, Generation X.
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to report on the demographic impediments for Baby Boomer businesses selling to Gen X buyers, including the smaller generation and the lack of capital.
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the possibility that there will be a drop in small businesses over the next generation, due to the demographic realities of fewer founders and buyers.