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Jim Blasingame
As the financial crisis was being resolved in December 2008 I heard someone say, “Wait ’til the startups get going – they’ll end this recession and crank up the economy again.” Of course, this maxi... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Index of Small Business Optimism was unchanged in October, posting no change after a rise of only 0.2 points in September and a gain of only 0.5 points in August. » More
Jim Blasingame
This is Jim’s traditional Thanksgiving column. » More
Grace-Marie Turner
If journalists would like to ask actual substantive questions for a change at the GOP debate in Milwaukee, they could start by asking about the biggest threat to our nation’s future security -- the... » More
Joanne Black
There’s no such thing as a referral machine. » More
Jim Blasingame
English foxhunters once dragged a red herring in front of their hounds to distract them from the scent of the little furry guy. In time, this practice produced the metaphorical “red herring,” which... » More
Brad Huisken
The first encounter that a potential customer has with a company begins to forge the entire series of interactions with that buyer. In today's world, the first impression that a client receives li... » More
Jim Blasingame
Veterans Day has its origins in Armistice Day, which was first acknowledged by President Wilson in 1919. The first anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles took place “in the eleventh... » More
Jim Canterucci
The best leader is not the smartest person in the room. They in fact ensure that a smarter person is in the room. » More
Jim Blasingame
When describing what influences the behavior of individuals as they pursue their lives, you would likely include concepts associated with goals, plans, passion, desire, ego, personality, etc. » More