Small business owners must become more knowledgeable about intellectual property practices and laws.David Dawsey talks about this with Jim Blasingame, this time with emphasis on copyrights.
Who are the proposed cabinet appointees by president-elect Obama and what are their qualifications? Governor Pete du Pont talks with Jim Blasingame about the this and other topics.
What will recent Obama administration appointments mean for small business, according to Jim Copland as he joins Jim Blasingame to explain these announcements and likely judicial changes.
How did the Big 3 automakers get into such a bind and what should be done about it? Jim Blasingame explains this perfect storm that the Big 3 are experiencing and what he thinks the next steps should be.
Steri Stolp talks with Jim Blasingame about the potential for small businesses be in danger of becoming unionized if the erroniously named Employee Free Choice Act becomes law. They discuss the three key elements of EFCA, also called the "Card Check bill," including why this bill is anything but free choice.
Can the due diligence process of buying a franchise be over-emphasized? Nick Bibby says it can't and he talks with Jim Blasingame about some of the dangers of being less than comprehensive when researching a franchise opportunity, or frankly, buying or starting any business.
What are the differences between the McCain and the Obama health care policy proposals? Grace-Marie Turner and Jim Blasingame talk about the two proposals and offers their opinions as they relate to small businesses.
Should you sign a contract that includes binding arbitration? After a brief discussion of whether there will be indictments on Wall Street as a result of the financial crisis, Matthew Cartwright talks with Jim about whether a dispute with a large company you do business with is best handled by a jury trial or by arbitration.
How could mediation be better conflict resolution than a lawsuit? Judge Huss talks with Jim Blasingame about the different types of alternative conflict resolutions, including how they can be a better alternative, plus examples of some of the recent cases he has mediated. Judge Huss also talks about how to get the mediation process started.
What are some of the myths about patents and other intellectual property? David Dawsey talks with Jim Blasingame about dispelling eight of the most common misconceptions and myths about patents and copyright.
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