Interviews

Barbara Rembiesa
Barbara Rembiesa joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the ability to manage digital assets was compounded when millions of employees abandoned secure corporate offices and went to work from their unsecure homes.
John Horvat II
John Horvat II joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how many state and local pandemic lockdown orders seemed to unfairly limit people of faith from practicing their religious activities.
John Horvat II
John Horvat II joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how social distancing is the current challenge for retailers to use Santa as a customer attraction.
Robert  Cresanti
Robert Cresanti joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that the government not only not tax PPP forgiven funds, but also simplify the forgiveness process for all PPP recipients with loans under $150,000.
Robert  Cresanti
Robert Cresanti joins Jim Blasingame to report on why he thinks the federal government should distribute the unused PPP funds allocated in the CARES Act to small businesses, and to make the forgiven loans tax free.
Robert  Cresanti
Robert Cresanti joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the challenges the franchise industry has had during the pandemic lockdowns have hurt this sector disproportionately since it’s made up of almost all Main Street operators.
Matthew Owenby
Matthew Owenby joins Jim Blasingame to reveal his approach to helping new hires become imprinted on the power of corporate culture, plus what he’s learned as a leader during the pandemic.
Matthew Owenby
Matthew Owenby joins Jim Blasingame to report on his company’s experience in maintaining a productive and motivated workforce during the lockdown, including staying close to employees with regular communication.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to report on why the big geo-political winner after the pandemic will be China, and the losers will be essentially all of the West, including the U.S.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to report that Big Tech became the big winners in the pandemic era because of the virtual nature of their business model, and by contrast the losers were those industries that rely upon face-to-face.

Articles

Jim Blasingame
The anxiety every small business owner is justified in having right now, betrays an essential entrepreneurial trait: pathological optimism. That's why "surviving is winning” is a fundamental attitu... » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim reveals what’s happening where the rubber-meets-the-road for Main Street businesses, and lays out the steps to take advantage of the financial assistance the government is offering during the p... » More
Jim Blasingame
Last week, Congress passed the CARES Act, which provides for relief to small businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the Fed and the SBA need to offer guidance and ease the ... » More
Jim Blasingame
America's small businesses are experiencing a global challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic and our government's response. Here are some thoughts to help keep it in perspective. » More
Jim Blasingame
As the CEO of your small business, it's your job to prepare for being impacted by the next Black Swan – whether local or global – and develop a contingency plan. Are you ready? » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index started the New Year in the top 10% of all readings in its 46-year history. » More