Friday - April 01, 2005
On his fifth anniversary with Jim's Brain Trust, Jeff talks with Jim about small business marketing.
David and Morgan join Jim to discuss the current legal debate over protection and use of intellectual property. Included in their discussion is the current case of media sharing that's before the Supreme Court.
Bob and Jim disuss the value of establishing non-negotiable standards of behavior for small business employees.
Al joins Jim to introduce a program designed by the Department of Homeland Security to help small businesses prepare for potential disasters.
Monday - April 04, 2005
Rita and Jim discuss a few 21st century approaches to growing your business.
Jim talks about how China is emerging as a world economic super-power and what the rest of the world should do about it.
Colleen joins Jim to discuss 21st century business etiquette issues, including when and where one should freshen their make-up during a business meal. After this interview, Jim will no longer be confused about how to handle his lipstick and make-up protocol.
Dr. Greene returns to visit with Jim and his audience to discuss research that has recently been conducted on global women's entrepreneurship.
Tuesday - April 05, 2005
Sticking his finger in the eyes of those who say we're running out of oil, Mark joins Jim to say that there is plenty of oil in the ground, and that getting it out is getting cheaper every year. Mark says that much of the high cost of oil is due more to speculation than anything else.
Indee tells Jim's audience how they can enter a contest that will get one small business's company logo on the NASCAR racer Office Depot is sponsoring. They go on to talk about the phenomenon of NASCAR and it's promotional opportunities.
John and Jim talk about how to be a professional human being, which requires courage.
Our Brain Trust's top change expert, Rick joins Jim to discuss ways to sustain a commitment to change.
Wednesday - April 06, 2005
Jeff and Jim talk about the power of professional digital assistants (PDAs) and what they're going to look like in the future
James and Jim discuss the role of the owners of intellectual property in the defense of their property, in association with government enforcement agencies.
David and Jim discuss what small business owners can learn from the wise man, Aesop.
Skip and Jim share their ideas about the critical issue of prospecting, including how to do it in the 21st century.
Thursday - April 07, 2005
First time on the show for this investment guru, Jim C responds to Jim B's questions about investing strategies for small business owners.
Steve and Jim talk about the importance of making lots of decisions, and making them based on the criteria and values you've established for your business and business model.
Joan and Jim begin their visit by talking about what Kiplinger has to say about how to hold down healthcare insurance costs. They move on to discuss key trends in the marketplace, including trade, China, and retail.
Friday - April 08, 2005
Nanacy and Jim discuss how to balance logic and intuition in the development and management of our businesses.
Mark and Jim talk about how to develop communities as a way of accomplishing outrageous success.
Harry talks with Jim about when to be a micromanager, and when not to be.
Giovanni joins Jim to discuss current tax legislation as well as new from the IRS about how they intend to focus on small businesses.
Monday - April 11, 2005
Christina and Jim discuss how we shouldn't take the availability and use of email lighly. Email is a powerful tool, but it can also become a management challenge if not properly deployed by all users.
Rick joins Jim to introduce the various kinds of life insurance products that are available, and how to use the right one for the risk that needs to be covered.
Jim provides his listeners with a quarterly reminder and refresher about key resolutions he discussed earlier in the year, including financial statements, human resources and marketing.
Russ and Jim talk about the importance of knowing the true relationship of the customers of any business you may be planning to buy.
Tuesday - April 12, 2005
Chester and Jim discuss how important recognition is in keeping employees motivated and onboard. The also talk about how the marketplace is developing in China.
Matt joins Jim to talk about why he thinks the American civil jury system is good for small businesses.
Karen and Jim talk about how one of the key components of having and maintaining a strong brand is to create a positive and compelling experience when our customers do business with us.
First time visit for Kerry. He talks with Jim about being a small business winemaker. They also talk about the proper way to serve wines.
Wednesday - April 13, 2005
Norman joins Jim to discuss how to conserve fuel in our vehicles and put the savings on the bottom line.
Barbara and Jim discuss why the IRS is focusing on small businesses tax reporting activity.
Joining Jim on her 7th anniversary as a member of the Brain Trust, Mary talks about the poor example of quality management practices Donald Trump's “Apprentice” show sets for our young professionals.
The governor joins Jim to talk about the myths and facts about Social Security reform.
Thursday - April 14, 2005
Beverley talks with Jim about what she calls "Businesses In A Box." These are get-rich-quick schemes that prey upon inexperienced and sometimes desperate people who want to start a home-based business. She and Jim discuss ways to find out if the deal you're considering is legit.
China is at the heart of the controversial issue of globalization, and Ted has written an excellent book on this topic. He and Jim discuss the impact a growing China economy is, and will have, on the global economy.
Joan and Jim begin their visit talking about what Kiplinger has to say about the current state of the U.S. auto industry. They move on to discuss the IRS report on underreported income by small businesses, followed by a few words about the current state of partisanship in Washington. Other topics include travel to Canada and Mexico from the U.S., and progress in the debate over free trade.
Friday - April 15, 2005
Bill and Jim talk about how to make sure your employees aren't victims of phishing, the practice of stealing private information for the purpose of identity theft.
Bill joins Jim with the March report about what small business owners are saying about the economy.
First time on the show for Rochelle, she and Jim discuss key sales training points, beginning with how to close for an appointment.
Celebrating her seventh year on the show with Jim, Eva talks about last minute tax filing tips, plus some excellent tips on running your business better all year long.
Monday - April 18, 2005
Mike and Jim discuss the management style requirements of employing members of Generation X.
Bev joins Jim to talk about the characteristics of leadership, and how these are different between men and women.
Tamar posts another report on how the immigration policy and practices are shaping the American culture and marketplace.
Brad and Jim talk about more of the keys to success in selling, especially networking and getting referrals.
Tuesday - April 19, 2005
Fulin joins Jim to talk about the new features available at the U.S. Postal Service Web site, including gift cards and direct mail resources.
Jane discussed with Jim how to use our knowledge of personality to hire and manage employees, and how to make sure each person is in a position that fits their personality.
Bert returns with another report on the best American cities to live in for overall well-being, including recreation, social activities, etc.
One of our resident CPAs, Gene and Jim talk about how tax planning is important to the operation of your business all year, not just during tax filing season.
Wednesday - April 20, 2005
During her first visit with Jim, Elizabeth talks about how to get control of your personal finances by using her "balanced" approach.
Sam returns for his monthly report on what his 400+ partners are saying about what they're experiencing in the economy this month. The news is good.
Ilise and Jim continue a mini-series on the best way to get and use customer testimonials.
Jan and Jim discuss some of the ways to get the capital you need to start and grow a small business.
Thursday - April 21, 2005
In his first visit on the show, Justin talks with Jim about the value of having a Web site and an easy way to get one.
Alan and Jim begin their visit talking about a quiet computer, one that's water-cooled instead of by a fan. They go on to discuss Cable vs. DSL broadband connections, and the next killer app.
Joan and Jim discuss, among other things, the current state of energy prices and how long Kiplinger thinks we should expect high prices (the news is not good). They go on to discuss the economy, Sarbanes/Oxley and the difficulties of Tom Delay and John Bolton are having.
Friday - April 22, 2005
Jeff and Jim talk about how to use content that you've created, or that others have created and will give you permission to use, can be an important part of your customer service and marketing strategy.
Rich and Jim talk about some current political issues, such as progress in Iraq, the Bolton nomination as Ambassador to the U.N., and the ethics investigation of Congressman Tom Delay.
In her first visit with Jim, Kim talks about the keys to building a powerful small business brand.
Tim and Jim discuss some of the most important things to consider when planning to start a new business.
Monday - April 25, 2005
Harv shares with Jim his personal story of being a millionaire and they talk about if rich people think differently about their financial success than the rest of us.
Grace Marie joins Jim to talk about what's going on in the world of public health care policy. She explains what businesses are doing to help employees with health care costs.
Jim and Neil discuss cutting edge ways for small business owners to market their business.
Jim and Steve talk about the shift from a hard asset economy to an intellectual property economy. They also discuss what the Patent Office is doing to make getting a patent easier and more efficient.
Tuesday - April 26, 2005
Kevin joins Jim as he broadcasts live from Washington, D.C. during Small Business Week to talk about the Business Matchmaking Program and what small businesses can do to be successful in this process.
Michael joins Jim during Small Business Week to talk about the many hats that small business owners wear. They also talk about the Business Matchmaking program and the Small Business Hall of Fame.
Melanie joins Jim to help celebrate the opening of Small Business Week and to talk about the 2005 SBA Small Business Expo.
Alberto and Thomas join Jim live in Washington, D.C. to explain what their district offices of SBA do for small businesses.
Wednesday - April 27, 2005
Ray joins Jim while he is broadcasting live from Washington, D.C. to talk about the three major issues in tax reform: flat tax, national retail sales tax, and value added tax.
Judy joins Jim to talk about the importance of building community and partnerships and how this will benefit your small business.
Jim joins our Jim as he broadcasts live from Washington, D.C. to talk about what it takes for small businesses to become exporters.
Jim and Hector talk abhout what small businesses and big businesses have in common and how business match making is helping small businesses compete.
Thursday - April 28, 2005
Rupert joins Jim live from the SBA's <br>Small Business Expo in Washington, D.C. to talk about what Office Depot is doing to partner with small businesses. He also explains how small businesses can build a website and what they can do with them.</["br"]>
Wilma joins Jim live from the SBA's <br>Small Business Expo in Washington, D.C. to talk about what is going on in the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership. They also talk about how new technology allows small businesses to reach people in ways that weren't previously possible.</["br"]>
Representative Manzullo joins Jim live in Washington, D.C. for the SBA's <br>Small Business Expo to talk about bankruptcy and a bill that will send the message that you can't charge expenses without being able to pay it.</["br"]>
Marianne is the 2005 Small Business Person of the Year who got to introduce President Bush before he spoke to the SBA Expo 2005. She tells Jim about how she founded her company, and what she considers to be the keys to her success. This is a compelling story. By the way, Congressman Don Manzullo, Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, is also part of this interview.
Friday - April 29, 2005
Karen joins Jim to talk about some public policy issues that might help small businesses.
Jim and Rich discuss the SBA's <br>Small Business Expo in Washington, D.C. They also talk about current political issues such as Social Security Reform and the new energy bill President Bush is pushing.</["br"]>
Giovanni joins Jim to talk about the challenges small businesses face every day and the impact these businesses have on the U.S. economy. They also talk about what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is doing to minimize the impact of regulations on small business.
Rebecca joins Jim to talk about the SBA's <br>Small Business Expo in Washington, D.C. and the connections made during the expo.</["br"]>