This Week's Show Schedule
Monday - September 15, 2014
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the impact of the social experience and behavior of customers, and how that’s impacting businesses.
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to offer the best ways to think about return on investment for our social media strategy, and how to improve that return.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to discuss several indicators that show the economy is growing ever so slightly, and probably not going back into a recession.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to identify some of the changes and innovations that is making this period unique in terms of disrupting the transition of workers within the marketplace.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame with the NFIB Index and his interpretation and explanation of why the U.S. economy is probably not going back into a recession this year.
Kevin Paul Scott joins Jim Blasingame to report on the efforts Apple is taking to remain relevant and whether it will be enough.
Kevin Paul Scott joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several key fundamental lessons small businesses can learn from the way Apple has attempted to maintain relevance after Steve Jobs.
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to explain that reputations tend to stick around, whether they’re good or bad, so what are you going to do about it?
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how our reputation is transferred between people without a digital connection and how these can be powerful for good or not.
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to report on the state of the San Antonio, TX economy and compare it to the rest of the country.
Tuesday - September 16, 2014
Tracey Hope-Ross joins Jim Blasingame to reveal research about empty-nesters, women over 45, with regard to their new expectations of businesses.
Tracey Hope-Ross joins Jim Blasinagme to reveal the ways that tech-savvy empty-nester baby boomers will use mobile computing in their consumer activity.
Daniel Burrus joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what hard trends and a soft trend are and why we have to prepare our businesses for both.
Daniel Burrus joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there are soft trends in your future that will either be valuable or perilous, and you have to prepare for both possibilities.
Daniel Burrus joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that just when you thought new media would take over old media, you realize they’re not more compatible than ever.
Mitch Free joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two business strategies to incorporate into your business and market strategy, including customer expectations and other humans.
Mitch Free joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of embracing technology in order to execute virtually all strategies.
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to report on the history of entrenched, legacy business models resisting in non-competitive ways, new tech-driven disruptors.
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to report on the controversy between ridesharing, tech-driven transportation companies, like Uber, and legacy taxi industry, like Yellow Cab.
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to report on how politics and policy is being used to defend legacy industries against disruptive ventures, instead of competition.
Wednesday - September 17, 2014
Laura Miller joins Jim Blasingame to reveal a survey of small business owners that shows how women and men deal with their work and their home life differently, and how it impacts their performance.
Laura Miller joins Jim Blasingame to report on a survey that shows more than half of small business owners expect to expand their businesses geographically, hire more people and adopt more technology.
Rob Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to help you anticipate what to do next when you learn you have to make a sales presentation to a group.
Rob Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the steps and practices necessary to successfully make a sales proposal presentation to a group.
Rob Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the steps to take to take advantage of a group prospect when such an opportunity is identified.
Jim Blasingame reveals four of the common business ownership myths and then explaining why believing them can be dangerous.
Jim Blasingame reports on a recent online poll that shows almost three-fourths of small business owners are very concerned about world conditions.
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to discuss whether the Fed’s recent monetary policies have created more problems than solution.
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to report on multi-decade research that show entrepreneurship is declining in America and why it’s happening.
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to comment on why it’s taken President Obama more than five years to admit that the world expects and needs the U.S. to be a global leader.
Thursday - September 18, 2014
Jay Myers joins Jim Blasingame to talk about what he did when a major prospect for a large contract tried to get him to cut his price during the proposal presentation.
Matthew Owenby joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why small businesses have to stand up for their brand and stick to the price they have to get to sustain their business.
Jim Donovan joins Jim Blasingame to explain that open enrollment is the period of time during the year when you can change your employee benefits, including health care options.
Matthew Owenby joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to integrate members of Generation Y into the workforce, including the interviewing and hiring process.
Matthew Owenby joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the way Generation Y thinks about employer provided benefits, including non-insurance benefit elements.
Jim Donovan joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to define being happy and report on research on how being happy increases productivity and accuracy.
Jim Donovan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things that contribute to happiness, including music.
Jim Blasingame recommends that the place for leaders to start when trying to have a great workplace culture is with themselves.
Adam Witty joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how he stated his vision for the company’s future as a way to increase the engagement of his team.
Adam Witty joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how much of an impact the values of top management has on a thriving corporate culture.
Friday - September 19, 2014
Bev Flaxington joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how the power of telling stories continues to be one of the best business communication skills to practice.
Bev Flaxington joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why training in the 21st century has to combine some of the fundamental elements with some of the new trainee expectations.
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to report on the emergence of Generation Y as a voting force as well as the now majority of Americans who are single.
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the growth and strength of ISIS has resulted from the lack of leadership, vision and poor decisions of the Obama administration.
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasngame to report on the current state of mid-term campaigns around the U.S. as the GOP attempt to take control of the Senate.
Vicky Oliver joins Jim Blasingame to recommend some ways members of Generation Y should communicate their ideas and challenges to upper management without seeming rude and entitled.
Vicky Oliver joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the power of being mentored and how members of Gen Y have to make adjustments in order to benefit from a mentor.
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to report on the current condition of borrowing money from online lenders and whether this option is right for you.
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the challenges still facing the online lending industry and how to navigate these waters.
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the steps and practices you have to employ if you expect to be able to borrow money from a commercial bank.