Tuesday, May 29, 2012
When do you bring an attorney into your franchise due diligence process? Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the timing of when you bring an attorney into your franchise purchase process is important and the advice you should expect.
Interesting in buying a franchise? Talk to franchise owners. Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to advise that the best franchise due diligence is in conversations with existing franchise owners, and those who failed, if you can find them.
Small businesses, like private equity, are designed to create wealth first. Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to compare the motivations of private equity firms and small businesses, which are the same - to create wealth first, then jobs..
Why are politicians dragging their feet on the tax code for 2012? Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how difficult it is for small businesses to do tax planning when we don't yet know the rules for 2012.
You can still make tax adjusting steps for 2011. Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on things you can do to lower 2011 and 2012 taxes, plus how to pay 2011 taxes even if you haven't filed yet.
Running a small business is three times more stressful than raising children. Robb Hilson joins Jim Blasingame to discuss results of the new Bank of America Small Business Owner Report, plus what a small business banker does.
Small businesses are reporting increased optimism about the future. Bank of America's Robb Hilson joins Jim Blasingame to report small business demand for credit is rising, how a banking relationship is created today.
Using the Internet is easy - marketing on it is not. Anita Rosen joins Jim Blasingame to some of the issues a business faces when conducting marketing online, including using Facebook.
Online marketing is different for B2B than for B2C. Anita Rosen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if your customers are businesses, you can't reach them the same way online that you reach consumers, especially with Facebook.
How will Facebook fair as a marketing platform in the future? Anita Rosen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how viable Facebook will be in the future as a marketing platform.