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How much do state policies impact economic growth? Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame with the SBE Council’s Small Business Survival Index that reveals the best and worst states to do business in and why.
What makes a state business friendly - or not? Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to report specifically on the worst and best small business friendly states identified in the 2010 Small Business Survival Index.
What do the top 10 worst states for business have in common? SBE Council Chief Economist, Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to report on what the top 10 worst states for small business have in common and how to improve this negative ranking.
What is the seed that grows into a novel? Ray Keating joins small business expert Jim Blasingame to discuss his new novel and book series, Warrior Monk, including his inspiration for the story involving a former CIA assassin who becomes a pastor.
Why is the journey of writing and publishing a book like starting a small business? Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the journey he took with his novel, Warrior Monk, including writing, looking for book agents, a publisher and finally, choosing to self publish.
How do you marketing your book when you self-publish? Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to talk about marketing your self-published book, including new channels, like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and even car signs if you're old school and if your kids will let you.
What would the founders think of America today? Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to compare the original intent of America's founders with current political realities and what today passes for leadership.
Reporting on the April 2010 Fed meeting, Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to talk about whether the FOMC will make any changes to their current monetary policies.
What is causing the economic uncertainty that many small businesses are facing? Ray Keating talks with Jim Blasingame about some of the key economic concerns that small businesses are seeing and that cause them to worry about what growth steps to take.
Economist, Ray Keating, joins Jim Blasingame to discuss lagging consumer confidence, stubbornly slow jobs growth and how some public policy issues are holding back economic recovery.