Interviews

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reminds that community banks have never stopped lending to small businesses, even during the pandemic, and that rumors that small businesses can’t get credit is a lie.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the steps you can take to avoid becoming a COVID victim, including taking supplements like Vitamin D and Zinc, plus saline sinus rinses.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to report on the ups and downs and ups again of the U.S. economy during the 2020 pandemic year.
Amy  Kardel
Amy Kardel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the different ways that the pandemic has accelerated our digital transformation process by compressing several years of adoption into one, plus how CompTIA can help you deal with this challenge.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why you must check in with every customer to learn what they expect from you, since it is very likely much different from a year ago, before the pandemic.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss what he’s doing to stay connected with customers working remotely during the holidays, and all during a pandemic, including the use of e-cards.
JoAnna Brandi
JoAnna Brandi joins Jim Blasingame to recommend thinking of all the things that are good and right about this year, instead of just the unfortunate and annoying parts.
George  Troy
George Troy joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why you should start 2021 off with fresh eyes and the perspective that most of what we knew of customer expectations a year ago has changed.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the ongoing negotiations – and political games – about another round of funding for small businesses, including whether the current one will be passed this year.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the recent NFIB Index that shows most small businesses are still not borrowing money, which has to be considered when plans are being made for new PPP funds.

Articles

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
Jim Blasingame
Just as our Patriot entrepreneur forebears anxiously managed personal and financial risk over 200 years ago, small businesses today are faced with managing a comparable risk. We can’t out-social-di... » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index experienced its largest monthly decline in the survey’s history. » More