3rd Ingredient®

Advice, information and training in the field of economics, business operations and business management.

3RD INGREDIENT® is a fundamental belief system originating with Jim Blasingame.

3RD INGREDIENT® is a line of products and services offered by Jim including a series of books, written articles and publications, and educational materials; advisory services; and consulting/training all in the field of Economics, Business Operations and Business Management.

3RD INGREDIENT® brand of written publications has been painstakingly developed by Jim Blasingame outlining his beliefs regarding the new economy. Jim is currently working on a series of 3RD INGREDIENT® brand books summarizing his research, writings, interviews, teaching, and coaching in the fields of small business economics and business operations. Please browse the following publications to learn more about Jim's unique way of looking at the marketplace.

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Jim Blasingame reminds people of the Great Blackout of ’03, and compares the latest Small Business poll concerning business interruption with a similar poll taken five years ago. » More
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Jim Blasingame reports on the fact that small businesses represent 98% of all U.S. exporters, and discusses the results of two polls regarding the impact the Trump trade/tariff strategy is having o... » More
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Jim Blasingame compares responses of the latest exit strategy poll with a similar poll done in 2013 and gives his thoughts on the results. » More
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Jim Blasingame offers four ideas to help entrepreneurs consider taking more time off, including define success, hire quality, delegate, and leverage technology. » More
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Jim Blasingame shares his 3 Laws of Small Business Capital so that CEOs may acquire, manage, allocate, and maximize all sources of capital. » More
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Jim Blasingame asks three human resource (HR) questions, and how you answer could reveal something about your business. » More
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Jim reminds us of similarities between the courage of America's founding fathers and the American dream of entrepreneurship. » More
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Jim Blasingame discusses the domain of the CEO and a handy way to find answers to “Where are we going?” by applying what he calls the Big Four Factors: Bricks, Clicks, People, and Capital. » More
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Jim Blasingame reveals the difficulty small business owners have converting from general manager to chief executive officer. » More
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Jim Blasingame reveals research that indicates four findings from research into what it takes to accomplish change successfully, and how to convert those findings in your business. » More