Jim Blasingame Reveals the Age of the Customer to Lake Houston Chamber

Leading small business expert, broadcaster, and author delivers keynote address at Lake Houston Chamber Business Expo

Houston, TX, March 27, 2014 - In the keynote speech at the annual Lake Houston Chamber Business Expo this week, award-winning small business expert, Jim Blasingame, revealed to a Houston audience how to be relevant in The Age of the Customer®. Internationally recognized as “The Voice of Small Business,” Blasingame is author of the new book, The Age of the Customer: Prepare for the Moment of Relevance and host of the weekday, syndicated radio program, The Small Business Advocate Show®.

“We’re very excited about having someone with Jim Blasingame’s credentials deliver the keynote at this year’s Business Expo,” said Charlie Dromgoole, President of the Lake Houston Chamber. “The marketplace shift Jim describes as The Age of the Customer is clearly a timely topic that will be valuable to our members. Plus, his reputation as a champion of local chambers makes him a unique personality for us.”

“It’s always an honor to be invited to support the important work of a local chamber of commerce,” said Blasingame. “The work the Lake Houston Area Chamber does on behalf of the business community is critical to the success of their economy.” Blasingame, whose new book has sold more than 30,000 hard cover copies, went on to say “I love chambers of commerce and have been a member of mine since 1977.”

Conducting over 1,000 live interviews annually with members of his Brain Trust®, Blasingame is the nexus of the world’s largest community of small business experts. His program has been on the radio since 1997 and simulcast since 1998. Blasingame has video channels on YouTube and Vimeo, and is a syndicated columnist for newspapers and online publications, including Forbes.com and Nasdaq.com. His third book, The Age of the Customer®,” was just released this year. To date, all three of Blasingame’s books have sold more than 120,000 copies combined.

Blasingame’s appearance at the Lake Houston Chamber Business Expo was compliments of Insperity. “We’re very proud to bring Jim Blasingame to speak to the Lake Houston Chamber audience,” said Jay Mincks, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Insperity. “As a thought-leader Jim has helped countless entrepreneurs start, run and grow their businesses; as a futurist he helps them see a little farther over the horizon, which in today’s marketplace means how to stay relevant to their customers.”

For his work and leadership on behalf of small businesses and chambers of commerce, Jim received the coveted “Champion of the Chamber” award by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. He has also received national awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Association of Small Business Development Centers, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council and New York Enterprise magazine. TALKERS magazine has recognized Blasingame as one of the most important radio talk show hosts in America.

The Small Business Advocate® Show is the flagship brand of the media company, Small Business Network, Inc. (SBN), of which Blasingame is founder and president. SBN produces and distributes multi-media small business resources worldwide. Insperity is the Presenting Sponsor of all of Blasingame’s media productions.

The SBN Web sites are: SmallBusinessAdvocate.com and AgeoftheCustomer.com. The Small Business Advocate® and The Age of the Customer® are registered trademarks of Small Business Network, Inc.


Contact: Davonna Blasingame
Small Business Network Inc.