Interviews

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals how the Charles Dickens literary devise is useful to gain perspective on how we went in a matter of a few weeks from halcyon days to the pandemic nightmare over the past year.
Joel Libava
Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the leading indicators of the franchise future, which is heavily weighted on remote, delivery and curb-side services.
Nick Rossmann
Nick Rossmann joins Jim Blasingame to report on the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, which reveals the increase in pandemic-related threats to all levels of Internet users.
Ken Tencer
Ken Tencer joins Jim Blasingame to suggest an approach to studying macro-trends in forecasting where the marketplace and customer expectations will dictate your post-pandemic growth.
Michael Friedson
Michael Friedson joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the pandemic has impacted the upcoming elections in Israel as that government paid $2 billion for 15 million vaccines to get every voter inoculated before they vote, meanwhile, the lockdown continues.
Gordon Chang
Gordon Chang joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why the Chinese government should not be allowed to prosper as a result of creating a deadly and prohibitively expensive global pandemic, and that some form of reparations is necessary.
Gordon Chang
Gordon Chang joins Jim Blasingame to report on the evil way the Chinese government allowed a global pandemic to happen, and that we still don’t know the true impact the coronavirus had on China.
JoAnna Brandi
JoAnna Brandi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to recognize some of the positives from the pandemic, including how it has changed how we look at approaching life and what really matters.
JoAnna Brandi
JoAnna Brandi joins Jim Blasingame to discuss whether there is some good that has come from a year of pandemic shutdown, including what you now plan to continue to do even though you wouldn’t have done it before.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on tax provisions that are related to pandemic relief, including retention credits and a temporary loss-carry-back opportunity to get a refund.

Articles

Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index increased 6.2 points in June, as small business owners continue to be optimistic about future business conditions. » More
Jim Blasingame
Small business owners have managed stress and challenges since the marketplace began, but things here are different. Neuroscientists have coined the term "COVID Brain" to describe this 2020 phenome... » More
Jim Blasingame
In the past several months, small businesses have been affected by the three Us: an Unprecedented pandemic, precipitating an Unprecedented economic shutdown, necessitating Unprecedented direct gove... » More
Jim Blasingame
In the New Regular of the post-pandemic economy, where the unimaginable and unprecedented have become our reality, every small business CEO knows he or she must establish and fund risk mitigation i... » More
Jim Blasingame
Your success in the New Regular, post-pandemic economy will be determined by how well you manage the intersection of the two binary codes: high tech AND high touch. » More
Jim Blasingame
As we break our businesses out of coronavirus hell, there will be changes, but just as your computer has default settings, so does operating a business in the marketplace. Restart with a reboot to ... » More
Jim Blasingame
Today, in the middle of unprecedented circumstances, we should feel even more reverential to the heroes who gave their lives in defense of our freedom. And we owe to their sacrifice, the perpetuati... » More
Jim Blasingame
The wake of the coronavirus pandemic will offer opportunities previously unrevealed, just as the plague gave birth to the eras of Reformation and Enlightenment. Here is 2020 perspective clarity fro... » More
Jim Blasingame
As we pass through this mid-pandemic wormhole into whatever's next, marketplace paradigms will shift all around us. And, as we know, when a paradigm shifts everything goes back to zero. Are you pre... » More
Jim Blasingame
Business owners on Main Street are experiencing a New Normal because the coronavirus pandemic moved their cheese. If you plan to be in business in 2021, you'll need to make adjustments based on new... » More