Freedom isn't free - it's paid for with precious currency. Broadcasting his 13th consecutive live Memorial Day show, Jim Blasingame talks about the price of freedom and he reminds us that today we stand on the broad shoulders of those who paid it for us with what President Lincoln described as "the last full measure of devotion."
Why is it important to be a small business single issue voter? Jim Blasingame encourages small business owners to support candidates during this primary and election cycle whose actions, not just their words, defend small business and the free enterprise system.
One of the keys to small business success is being about to manage the small business odd couple. Jim Blasingame identifies the small business odd couple and explains why managing the relationship between the two is one of the keys to entrepreneurial success.
Fall in love with what you do, not with how you do it. Jim Blasingame explains that while the world may need what you sell in the future, how to take what you sell to market will be a lot different from the way you use to do it.
Why does every small business need to have an online strategy? Jim Blasingame reports on the basic components of a small business online strategy, including a website, local search and e-commerce, as well as a mobile component.
How did Europe get itself into such a mess? Broadcasting live from the U.S. Chamber's Small Business Summit, Jim Blasingame talks about some of the socialistic policies that have pushed the European Union into the current financial crisis and will cause it to be in a long period of very low economic growth.
How is Europe a cautionary tale for U.S. small businesses? Broadcasting live from the U.S. Chamber's Small Business Summit, Jim Blasingame explains what American small business owners must do to make sure that their economy and marketplace doesn't become like the one in Europe.
What are you doing to protect your small business' intellectual property? Jim Blasingame talks about examples of how small businesses create intellectual property all the time and how to recognize, protect and leverage it.
Should you use interns, should they be paid and how much? Jim Blasingame talks about the benefits of using college interns, whether they should be paid minimum wage and why the government should not get involved.
Is Wall Street working at cross-purposes with Main Street? Jim Blasingame talks about why the recent stock market sell-off was caused at least partially by Wall Street practices that do harm to Main Street small businesses.