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Mark Siebert
Mark Siebert joins Jim Blasingame to report on the recent assault by the Obama administration’s NLRB on the franchise industry’s relationship between franchisors and franchisees as they employ people across the relationship.
Leslie Grossman
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that learning how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable is one of the best ways to deal with and manage stress.
Robert Grede
Robert Grede joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the best point of execution for your marketing strategy is based on who your customers are and how they want to be contacted.
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to report on the results of the Iowa caucuses and what they mean for the front-runners of both parties.
Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to report on the progress of the International Economic Empowerment of Women that’s promoting peace through business in Rwanda and Afghanistan.
Morag Barrett
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that you acquire an accountability partner to hold you responsible for your goal settings, whether it’s one person or a mastermind group.
Tim Berry
Tim Berry joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several benefits your business can accrue when you get good at sales forecasting.
Shawn Murphy
Shawn Murphy joins Jim Blasingame to talk about whether Millennials are less optimistic than other generations, and what you have to do to find the optimistic ones.
Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that besides the marketing/prospecting benefit of conducting a podcast, it is also a great way to grow your network.
Henry Hutcheson
Henry Hutcheson joins Jim Blasingame to remind those who are considering whether to continue in the family business that having such a base or business platform is very powerful and shouldn’t be minimized.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on the flow storage battery technology that is promising to be used in larger settings, such as commercial and residential applications.
Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the authenticity element of national politics in 2016 and what small businesses can learn from it.
Jay Myers
Jay Myers joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the good, bad, and ugly of starting a business and taking it to the 20th anniversary.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the factors that are causing a declining small business sector, including government policies, and the short and long-term implications.
Joel Libava
Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the entrepreneurial inclination of Gen Y and whether they will be likely to be interested in a franchise.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to review the key factors of the NFIB Index that shows small business optimism has not improved, and why.
Ken Blanchard
Ken Blanchard joins Jim Blasingame to share his thoughts on what he thinks management will need to look like in the multi-generational workplace of the rest of the 21st century.
Joe Knight
Joe Knight joins Jim Blasingame to talk about what a business that’s desirable looks like to a buyer, and one of the ways to calculate its value.
Bruce Piasecki
Bruce Piasecki joins Jim Blasingame to report on six areas of expertise that will define global corporations’ activity if capitalism is to become more relevant to all stakeholders, not just the short-term goals of investors.
Gene Marks
Gene Marks joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the ironic results of research that shows three-fourths of small businesses are feeling financial strong, but only one-third desire to grow. What’s wrong with this picture?
Gene Marks
Gene Marks joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three things that will make your business stronger, including having mentors, outsourcing and being a single issue voter for your small business.
Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal who he thinks has the greatest chance of being the nominee for their party, and who will be the next president.
Robert Levin
Robert Levin joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how he reinvented his media business into a different kind of content marketing firm, plus valuable content marketing advice for you.
Len Marrella
Len Marrella joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the concepts of character and leadership as critical behaviors that need to be more in evidence in society and the marketplace.
Morag Barrett
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that small business CEOs should focus their resolutions on helping them fire themselves from jobs they don’t have to do, and promote themselves to jobs no one else can do.
Joe  Daly
Joe Daly joins Jim Blasingame to report on Gallup research that shows more businesses are closing today than are starting, and what that means for the American economy.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to report on the impact of the previously largest generation in American history, Baby Boomers, and how they have and will continue to impact society and the marketplace.
Joe  Daly
Joe Daly joins Jim Blasingame to report on Gallup research that shows more businesses are closing today than are starting, and what that means for the American economy.
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the power of connecting effectively with employees so they can connect successfully with customers.
John Bradberry
John Bradberry joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the need for resilience morphs when you transition from a startup to the growth stage.
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the power of connecting effectively with employees so they can connect successfully with customers.
John Patterson
John Patterson joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why establishing a high level of trust with customers is not just the right thing to do, it’s a profit generating best practice.
Andrew Sherman
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the fact that America, warts and all, is the most benevolent nation in history and the world needs us to resume our leadership position.
Wayne Crews
Wayne Crews joins Jim Blasingame to report that the three highest years of regulatory activity are all during Obama’s presidency.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the good news of Section 179 direct expensing becoming permanent for small businesses.
Doug Tatum
Doug Tatum joins Jim Blasingame to reveal research that shows two-thirds of Gen Y think profit is a bad thing.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the good news of Section 179 direct expensing becoming permanent for small businesses.
Jack Uldrich
Futurist Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that blockchains are a digital ledger that will increasingly be at the heart of business finance as time goes by, and why small businesses need to understand this.
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the economic and financial reasons why the U.S. needs to completely scrap the current tax code and replace it with a flat tax system.
Jack Uldrich
Futurist Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that blockchains are a digital ledger that will increasingly be at the heart of business finance as time goes by, and why small businesses need to understand this.
Andrew Gause
Bob McTeer
Bob McTeer and Andrew Gause join Jim Blasingame to discuss how Wall Street and Main Street would be impacted, directly and indirectly, by an interest rate hike by the Fed.
Joan Pryde
Jim Ostroff
Jim Ostroff and Joan Pryde join Jim Blasingame to reflect on the abundant and productive life of Austin Kiplinger, who through his long life of curiosity was a witness to a century and through his leadership became no less than a national treasure.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the outlook for manufacturing isn’t good, due to global economic downturn, terrorism, the strong dollar and other issues.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the reasons why the U.S. economy in general, and small businesses in particular, have remained in the doldrums for so long.
Gordon Chang
Gordon Chang joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while all countries spy on each other, China is the only one that spies on American businesses and gives stolen secrets to competitive Chinese companies.
Robert Jolles
Robert Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why doing your best, with the time and information you have, is as close to perfection as you’re going to get.
John Harrison
John Harrison joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the long-term challenges of Social Security funding for the younger generations, especially those born after 1970.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to buy yourself some trust by the way you establish expectations with those from other societies that you do business with.
Joe  Daly
Joe Daly joins Jim Blasingame to report on Gallup research that shows more businesses are closing today than are starting, and what that means for the American economy .
Giovanni Coratolo
Giovanni Coratolo joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how American businesses have achieved unprecedented carbon reductions but are still being vilified for not doing more.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why any small business owner should ask himself or herself why they are growing their business before they do.
Giovanni Coratolo
Giovanni Coratolo joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how American businesses have achieved unprecedented carbon reductions but are still being vilified for not doing more.
Bob Dilenschneider
Bob Dilenschneider joins Jim Blasingame to talk about his new book, “Fifty Plus” which reveals how the workplace and marketplace rules have and are changing for Baby Boomers.
AmyK Hutchens
AmyK Hutchens joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why all entrepreneurs keep deep secrets about themselves due to a kind of insecurity, which is very likely unfounded.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some intangible business factors that can contribute to driving the valuation of your business.
Patricia Greene
Patricia Greene joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Babson Global Index of Women Entrepreneurship that shows this sector is growing around the world.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame identifies some of the many ways that small business owners contribute directly to a better world and why that contribution is so inspiring.
Pete Sepp
Pete Sepp joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the different ways the U.S. government is structurally corrupted and why that’s costing taxpayers more than we should have to pay.