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Monday - August 12, 2019

Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one of the keys to small business success is honestly evaluating your own leadership capability as you delegate to others.
Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that it’s not true that every small business should grow as large as possible, but rather seek the level that is most appropriate for the business and life goals of the founder.
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to report on the uprising in Hong Kong against the Chinese government’s increasing encroachment of their liberties, and how this scenario is likely to play out over time.
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to report on the many challenges currently facing the government of China, and whether these will cause them to come to the trade negotiations table as motivated negotiators.
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the current cyber-war that is ongoing with China, whether this constitutes the equivalent of a world war, and other challenges the U.S. faces with the Chinese governments.
Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why you have to make sure the first-impression you make across your online platforms demonstrates relevance, not a commercial.
Skip Miller
Skip Miller joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that when you have a prospect that won’t pull the trigger, they keep saying “maybe,” give them some homework to do to find out if they’re still a qualified prospect.
Skip Miller
Skip Miller joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that when a prospect keeps saying “maybe” you have to ask them the question of when would you need to take delivery of this product/service.
Skip Miller
Skip Miller joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you ask a prospect when they’re going to take delivery of a product that is what you sell, that will give you the answer to your next move, close or take them off your prospect list.

Tuesday - August 13, 2019

Dusty  Staub
Dusty Staub joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the role of the heart as the key element, along with your head and gut, in being a successful leader.
Dusty  Staub
Dusty Staub joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how a recent event in Ireland demonstrates that most of us need help getting out of our own way.
Tom Borg
Tom Borg joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the Baby Boomer generation thinks and how to communicate with the customers in that generation.
Tom Borg
Tom Borg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you want to have more Baby Boomer customers, make eye contact, say thank you, and practice marketplace etiquette.
Tom Borg
Tom Borg joins Jim Blasingame to report on a survey that indicates that Boomers care about trust, competence and human touch.
Morag Barrett
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that letting go of doing things your way and learning to delegate to your team is one of the hardest habits to learn.
Morag Barrett
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to reveal four key practices to improve your habits, including taking stock and taking baby steps.
Gary Shapiro
Gary Shapiro joins Jim Blasingame to report on the tech industry's general support of why we need better relations with China, but not as much about some of the steps being taken by the president.
Gary Shapiro
Gary Shapiro joins Jim Blasingame to share his thoughts on the future of the U.S. technology industry, including trade, innovation and the impact of AI.
Gary Shapiro
Gary Shapiro joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what it means to be an innovation Ninja, and continue his report on the technology industry's global impact, including Google and China.

Wednesday - August 14, 2019

Barbara Rembiesa
Barbara Rembiesa joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the problem most small businesses have with disposal of their old technology, and why you should dispose of it properly, especially the data-carrying hard drives.
Barbara Rembiesa
Barbara Rembiesa joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why small businesses have to continue to work on being better at acquiring the right technology, plus tips on how to dispose of our data on hard drives we’re disposing of.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism, which is still in record territory, even though the Fed and Wall Street seem to be playing their own artificial game that could hurt us.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index which shows small businesses are hiring, are able to raise prices to grow their margins, and are still supporting the Trump administration’s trade strategy.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report that the greatest impediment to continued economic expansion is Fed policies and Wall Street’s overreaction to it, which would hurt small businesses disproportionately.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals that in The Age of the Customer, before customers know if you’re competitive, they want to know if you’re relevant to them.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals why customers decide to leave or stay with a business, and it’s not about your price, product or service. At least not at first.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on progress on developing a hyper-loop train that can go hundreds of miles per hour, plus a new heat shield for space craft.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal new technology that can take water from desert air, plus new research on the warming of the planet, and yet, still no acknowledgement of the carbon abatement progress of the U.S.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on a new blood plasma treatment that if scalable, could reduce if not eliminate the brain degenerative condition called Alzheimer’s disease.

Thursday - August 15, 2019

Barry Moltz
Barry Moltz joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you must be your business’ best salesperson, even if you have a managed sales force.
Barry Moltz
Barry Moltz joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how a small business CEO must plug in to the sales process at a higher level than the sales team.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the efficiency and profitability of making customers stay with you more because of trust than how much they love your products.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the role top leadership must play in identifying and eradicating any “us vs them” tendencies that naturally and insidiously arise between departments and teams.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why the best companies don’t take trust for granted, and they apply it as a best practice proactively in the execution of the business.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the advantages of using a student intern to fill in at your business, as well as how to stay legal regarding paying them.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the many reasons engaging a student intern is a good idea, including having access to a likely next employee prospect.
Marco  Provvidera
Marco Provvidera joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the evolution of our privacy expectations since the advent of the Internet, and where privacy erosion is coming from.
Marco  Provvidera
Marco Provvidera joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the difference between how Big Tech companies and the government view our privacy, and why the difference could become dangerous.
Marco  Provvidera
Marco Provvidera joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the emerging debate about what should be done about encroachment of privacy, and whether the solution is with Big Tech or government regulation.

Friday - August 16, 2019

Jan Yager
Jan Yager joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the steps that have been taken over the past 20 years that have increasingly made self-publishing your book a more viable alternative.
Jan Yager
Jan Yager joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the different book publishing options you have, how to make the choice that’s right for you, and how to be successful with that decision.
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why having states and cities defy the Federal government carrying out its lawful duty could lead to anarchy, but for the common and civic sense of the public.
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the scenarios that would have to play out if the U.S. reverted back to the gold standard, how easy that would be, and whether we would need the Fed after that.
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes joins Jim Blasingame to explain how reverting to the gold standard in the U.S. would result in a number of benefits and levels of stability, plus why selling socialism won’t work here.
Bob Kustka
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that an increasing number of small businesses want to hire, but can’t find enough prospects. So you have to create a hiring plan.
Bob Kustka
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you want to make sure you can staff your business when new employees are hard to find, you have to be proactive, which means you may have to start the hiring process before you’re ready to hire.
David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways to make sure you keep your best people from being poached.
David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things they do at Marriott to retain their talent, including especially providing career opportunity.
David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you create a great employment environment for your people, they’ll stay with you longer, even when the job gets tough, or someone tries to poach them.

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