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Jim Blasingame
This is a story about three small business owners who had one thing in common: a wise man named Luther. Oh, by the way, Luther is their janitor ... » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame explains the business values of service and giving through examples of Rotary International and Business Network International. » More
Brett Clay
Noted leadership expert, Brett Clay, reveals if you adopt a purposive mindset, you are determining and initiating the changes that enable you to create the life you desire, and you will likely be h... » More
Steven Gaffney
Do you want to get off to a good start in 2016? Steven Gaffney offers 8 simple things you can do to make this your most meaningful year yet. » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim explains why small business owners are different than other people on the planet in how they view the world and think about risk and opportunities. » More
Jim Blasingame
In my last column I revealed four reasons why the economic recovery since 2008 has produced fewer startups than those in the past, and the implications of that decline on economic growth. This week... » More
Jim Blasingame
As the financial crisis was being resolved in December 2008 I heard someone say, “Wait ’til the startups get going – they’ll end this recession and crank up the economy again.” Of course, this maxi... » More
Brad Huisken
The first encounter that a potential customer has with a company begins to forge the entire series of interactions with that buyer. In today's world, the first impression that a client receives li... » More
Pam Danziger
Shopping malls are becoming the 21st-century version of ghost towns. While mall owners blame the trend on the closing of anchor stores, like Macy’s, JC Penney and Sears, the real reason behind the... » More
Jim Blasingame
Smart business owners know that there’s a direct link between motivating employees to be successful in their assignments and the success of that business. Want a good example of why you should be o... » More