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Since most businesses have been deleveraging post-2008 financial crisis, you could be forgiven for getting rusty at how to ask for a loan from bank. But as the economy picks up and you need growth ... » More
Jim Blasingame
One of the markers of this post-recession, so-called recovery has been the practice of deleveraging. Across the economy, from consumers to businesses large and small, debt has become something to g... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Brain Trust member Bill Dunkelberg provides a basic summary of the small business economic trends survey from the month of May. He covers labor, spending, credit, inflation, and more » More
Jim Blasingame
Dave was the fifth of twelve children during the Great Depression. His father worked at a sawmill and was a part-time basket weaver. » More
Jim Blasingame
Here's an article that plays out in the marketplace every day in Small Business, USA: "My business is really growing these days," a small business owner confides to his friend, "but we're stil... » More
Jim Blasingame
<p>The first Plantagenet king of England, Henry II, is important to contemporary small business owners because he&rsquo;s considered the ...</["p"]> » More
Jim Blasingame
<p>Before any product or service is offered to customers, the price must be determined. The foundational element of this calculus are costs ...</["p"]> » More
Jim Blasingame
This is Jim's traditional Father's Day column. <p>As the father of an adult&nbsp;daughter and son, plus the grandfather of four knucklehead ...</["p"]> » More
Steve DelBianco
When congressional allies of major retailers began advocating that a complicated nationwide Internet sales tax be imposed, it was a bad idea that Congress rightly rejected. Now they’ve come back wi... » More
Jim Blasingame
Small business expert Jim Blasingame reveals poll results that suggest the American Dream is in jeopardy. » More