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Jim shares an interview he did recently with Alignable.com podcaster Alan Belniak on the challenges of operating a small business in the 21st century. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist of the NFIB, reports most small business owners expect business conditions to worsen in the near future. » More
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Jim Blasingame compares the courage and commitment of Olympians and small business owners. » More
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Jim Blasingame reveals why 21st century small businesses have reasons and resources to expand opportunities beyond local markets, including international trade, and specifically exporting. » More
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Small business expert Jim Blasingame reveals the three most important stakeholders small business owners want to be close to, plus tips to keep them close. » More
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Jim Blasingame explains the difference between a sale from which you collect payment immediately, and a sale/loan when you extend credit terms to your customer. » More
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Jim Blasingame offers six easy -- and no-cost -- steps anyone can do to grow their small business through referrals. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist at National Federation of Independent Business, reports a negligible increase in small business optimism, indicating that sector is still uncertain about the future... » More
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Jim Blasingame offers tips to fostering productive and innovative brainstorming sessions with your team. » More
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This is Jim's traditional Independence Day article on similarities between the courage of America's founding fathers and the American dream of entrepreneurship. » More