This Week's Show Schedule
Monday - July 21, 2014
Jim Alampi joins Jim Blasingame to explain that there is no perfect decision and CEOs have to learn to take intelligent risks and make decisions quickly, plus why delegation is important for CEOs.
Jim Alampi joins Jim Blasingame to explain that it's not the job of the CEO to give their people answers, but to ask them questions sot hat they can be critical thinkers, plus why over-communication is a good thing.
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss current House bills, including a permanent moratorium on internet access taxes and a permanent research credit.
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling and how it may impact your small business.
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss upcoming tax deadlines on qualified retirement plan filings and extensions for corporate and individual returns, plus more on the House.
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to explain that if you don't have a strong marketing plan in place, you ten to say yes to customers who are not ideal and create problems, plus why you are setting a customer relationship up for failure if you're not discerning about how you work.
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to discuss four ways to spot a bad customer.
Janice Kephart joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the dangers of Obama's immigration plan.
Janice Kephart joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how Obama's border strategy could become deadly.
Janice Kephart joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the different types of biometric security, like fingerprinting, facial recognition, retina scans, plus she explains that biometric technology can also be used in a consumer setting.
Tuesday - July 22, 2014
Megan Maguire joins Jim Blasingame to reveal research that shows how the Millennial generation -- Gen Y -- is having an impact on the world around them, especially the marketplace.
Megan Maguire joins Jim Blasingame to discuss research of female members of the Millennial generation -- 18-35 -- that shows how they find and buy what they want in the marketplace.
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to discuss one of the latest Supreme Court decisions, which is the 9-0 reversal of Obama's NLRB appointments when the Senate was in session.
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to discuss new Supreme Courts decisions, including the 5-4 ruling against encroaching and abusive union practices.
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the recent Supreme Court decision in favor of the religious beliefs of privately held companies and against Obamacare.
Wally Bock joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what a blog is, how it's used, and why advantages that can be achieved by a small business owner by blogging regularly.
Wally Bock joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the tips and best practices regarding the content, focus and style of a small business owner's blog.
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how the art of asking questions, whether inside your organization or outside, is more than a skill, but a powerful behavior.
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how much more effective your leadership and management efforts will be if you assume a heightened sense of curiosity.
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how much more powerful asking questions can be in management, rather than leading with statements.
Wednesday - July 23, 2014
Marsha Egan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss building mastermind groups and strategic alliances and why it's important to work with others, ask for feedback, and help others succeed in their businesses.
Marsha Egan joins Jim Blasingame to explain that you must become the CEO of your company and that mastermind groups and strategic alliances are important for CEOs to have a safe place to discuss issues in their business.
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss Indonesia's President-elect Joko Widodo and his history as a reformer opposed to the corrupt elements of Indonesian politics.
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the bargain American companies like Motorola have made with globalization and the unintended consequences.
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to continue the discussion on globalization including why Apple is the only global company thriving in mobile phone industry, and why B2B business is often a more profitable and reliable option that B2C business.
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to discuss tax inversion and large companies who are deserting American to receive lower taxes yet still want US benefits, plus why we should be clear on the implications of present-day policy that will have long-reaching affects on the future.
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to discuss recent breakthroughs in 3D bioprinting that allows for highly complex vascular patterns to be created.
Kirk Cheyfitz joins Jim Blasingame to explain what net neutrality means and why small business owners should want it.
Kirk Cheyfitz joins Jim Blasingame to provide an update on where he thinks the marketplace is today with regard to his foresight about moving into the "post advertising age."
Kirk Cheyfitz joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how the Internet has disrupted many traditional media forms, including the non-fiction book, and to predict the future of attention.
Thursday - July 24, 2014
Gary Harpst join Jim Blasingame to explain as CEO of your company, how to choose your top 3 priorities, both long and short term, to stay focused and avoid crisis management.
Gary Harpst join Jim Blasingame to reveal the questions you need to answer to determine your top 3 priorities, both long and short term, on The Small Business Advocate Show.
Walter Kiechel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why you should establish 3-4 simple rules for your business's strategy, communicate the rules to your people, and motivate them to follow the rules.
Walter Kiechel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to establish non-negotiable rules for your business by understanding your costs, your competition, and your customer expectations.
Walter Kiechel joins Jim Blasingame to explain how to develop rules to delegate to and empower employees to provide solutions to customers and feedback to management, which establishes trust and develops leaders.
Jim Ballard joins Jim Blasingame to explain that business is not really about business, but people.
Jim Ballard joins Jim Blasingame to explain that you should focus on making your job a happy one by being happy yourself.
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to explain that the goal of every sales presentation shouldn't be to make a sale, but to make a friend, which will ultimately lead to making sales.
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to explain that there are three kinds of customers: the gonna buy, the not gonna buy, and the edge.
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how value is perceived.
Friday - July 25, 2014
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two HR management best practices that will help you understand how to think of each employee as a resource.
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two key management practices that will help you increase the performance of employees and your relationship with them.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to report that the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money and why this is a long-term problem for Main Street businesses.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to report on two conflicting lower court rulings on the essence of Obamacare and that this will trigger another decision by the Supreme Court.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to propose a few solutions that will fund the Highway Trust Fund in a way that more closely fits how our infrastructure is used.
Jim Blasingame reveals how having great success in growing your top line sales number could also produce a cruelly ironic cash flow challenge that could be disastrous.
Jim Blasingame reveals why saying "Thank you" to prospects and customers as many different ways as humanly possible is increasingly one of the most powerful things you can do.
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what can be learned by observing how icebergs change and even invert over time, as well as all at once.
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that, like an iceberg, your business will eventually flip upside down due to a combination of internal and external forces, and how to respond.
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how using the metaphor of an iceberg flipping can help you assist employees in their ability to accept and lead change.