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Monday - November 20, 2017

Joel Libava
Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one of the very first things you should do before paying money for a franchise is to spend a day with someone who owns one just like the one you’re thinking of buying.
Joel Libava
Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the questions to ask the owner of a franchise like the one you’re interested in, including surprises, mistakes and how the franchisor treats its franchisees.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the issues Baby Boomer business owners have to face as they enter the end of their careers, one way or another.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the reasons the Baby Boomer generation is unique in the way they work, start businesses and consume, and how much different Gen Y is.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to report on the challenge that millions of Baby Boomer business owners will have when trying to sell their businesses to the Millennial generation.
Howard  Hibbard
Howard Hibbard joins Jim Blasingame to share his story of military service, how he became a victim of PTSD, how it impacted his life and what he’s doing for others with this condition.
Howard  Hibbard
Howard Hibbard joins Jim Blasingame to report on his new “20 Vets a Day” program that focuses on helping combat vets leave the military in a more positively-adjusted way, instead of just being dropped off on the corner.
Richard Galen
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the new tax proposals aren’t dealing equitably with small businesses, and why the imbalance won’t drive the economy.
Richard Galen
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to report why he thinks the new tax law being debated won’t become law until 2018 -- primarily because it has too many detractors.

Tuesday - November 21, 2017

Charlie Fusco
Charlie Fusco joins Jim Blasingame to tells her entrepreneurial story about how she started and grew her business while she started and grew her family.
Charlie Fusco
Charlie Fusco joins Jim Blasingame to discuss one thing that challenges many small business owners - creating a personal brand of the founder concurrent with the company brand.
Gary Moore
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the aspects of the religion of Islam and how it fits into the future of America.
Gary Moore
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the aspects of the religion of Islam and why the mainstream Muslims must take back their faith from the radicals.
Gary Moore
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the proposed tax reduction for corporate America and whether they will invest that windfall in the economy, or practice more financial capitalism.
Steven Wallace
Steve Wallace joins Jim Blasingame to tell his story about leaving his law practice to travel to Ghana, Africa to start the first and only chocolate company in a country that grows the world’s best cocoa beans.
Steven Wallace
Steve Wallace joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps he took to start and grow a chocolate business in the African country of Ghana, and the global statement he wants to make.
Judith Glaser
Judith Glaser joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what Conversational Intelligence is, how it has progressed, whether it’s regressing, and its association with our ethical catalog.
Judith Glaser
Judith Glaser joins Jim Blasingame to explain how we can each expand our Conversational Intelligence capacity, including being open, listening, and a few others.
Judith Glaser
Judith Glaser joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the speed of digital leverage and how we reconcile that power with Conversational Intelligence and our ethical imperatives.

Wednesday - November 22, 2017

Grant LeBoff
Grant LeBoff joins Jim Blasingame to review the evolution and relative effectiveness of social media marketing a decade after it began, including how small businesses should think about using it.
Grant LeBoff
Grant LeBoff joins Jim Blasingame to report on the similarities/differences of social media marketing in the EU and the UK, compared to the U.S., plus a report on how the BREXIT steps are going in the UK.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why even most brilliant, hard-working leaders fail is because they fail to get out of their own way, and commit unforced errors.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how even nice people, who are hard-charging entrepreneurs, can come across as arrogant at times and derail their success.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of avoiding unforced errors and how to get on the right side of the intangible dynamic.
Philip von Mecklenburg-Blumenthal
Philip von Mecklenburg-Blumenthal joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the elements that go into considering all costs of a product, including landed costs, and how to gain more control over logistics costs.
Philip von Mecklenburg-Blumenthal
Philip von Mecklenburg-Blumenthal joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how his company, Freightos, is a technology company that works as a clearing house to put together logistics contractors and logistics customers online.
Charles Hughes
Charles Hughes joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the professional licensing that puts an unnecessary burden on business startups and job creation.
Charles Hughes
Charles Hughes joins Jim Blasingame to continue the report on professional licensing, and report on some of the new laws and regulations on operating aerial drones.
Charles Hughes
Charles Hughes joins Jim Blasingame to report that the government in some cases, is easing the approval process of certain innovations that use DNA and other biometrics.

Thursday - November 23, 2017

Kenneth Davis
Ken Davis joins Jim Blasingame to report on the events that led to over 100 Europeans landing on the shores of the New World in the 17th century and, ultimately, a great American holiday.
Kenneth Davis
Kenneth Davis joins Jim Blasingame to continue the story about the origins of America’s Thanksgiving holiday, including how a bilingual, world-traveling Indian saved what was left of the Mayflower expedition. And the rest is history.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame differentiates between being thankful for the stuff you have, and being grateful to whomever made that stuff possible.
Tamar Jacoby
Tamar Jacoby joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why Americans should be more than thankful, but rather, grateful to those who made this country and gave it to us, warts and all.
Tamar Jacoby
Tamar Jacoby joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the immigration policies that are hampering high-skilled immigrants coming into the U.S. legally, not just the lesser skilled.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame tells the story about one of the great moments in the annals of serendipity, when the Mayflower survivors had landed on the only place in the New World that was near an Indian named Squanto, who could save them.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the difference between being thankful for what we have, and learning how to be grateful for the people who made it possible, including our forebears upon whose shoulders we stand.
Bob Dilenschneider
Bob Dilenschneider joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the many reasons why America, warts and all, is the most unique and benevolent country in the world.
Bob Dilenschneider
Bob Dilenschneider joins Jim Blasingame to discuss whether Americans are losing the ability to be grateful for what we have, since so many of us have never had to sacrifice anything for what we have.
Bob Dilenschneider
Bob Dilenschneider joins Jim Blasingame to predict that the United States of America is now on an upward trajectory, even as we experience an unprecedented housecleaning in our legislative branch.

Friday - November 24, 2017

Katherine Crowley
Katherine Crowley joins Jim Blasingame to reveal four of the most likely factors to notice that could indicate whether it’s time to leave a job.
Katherine Crowley
Katherine Crowley joins Jim Blasingame to reveal four indicators that would make you determine that it’s time to fire an employee, including lack of improvement and high organizational frustration, plus others.
David Dawsey
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power and advantage of understanding that you have intellectual property in your business and why an IP strategy is essential.
David Dawsey
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways that having and intellectual property strategy can help you justify higher prices, which increases gross profit and therefore, net profit.
David Dawsey
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to reveal four management practices that will help you identify, establish, execute and protect your intellectual property, including observe, orient, decide and act.
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the values of the founders of Costco, and how they’ve instilled them into the operation and how they treat their people.
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the history of mentoring at Costco that fosters relationships and systemic connections.
Greg Sullivan
Greg Sullivan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the continued challenges of protecting our computer networks from cyber-bad buys, and how to avoid being a victim.
Greg Sullivan
Greg Sullivan joins Jim Blasingame to report that ransomware, in the form of automated attacks is targeting small businesses, how to avoid being a victim and what to do if you become one.
Greg Sullivan
Greg Sullivan joins Jim Blasingame to report on changes in the online protection laws in the European Union that lead to their citizens, which complicates doing business with them internationally.

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