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Monday - April 15, 2019

Suzanne Paling
Suzanne Paling joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the three levels of review with sales people, including the pipeline review, the forecast review, and the deal review, and why these are critical to your business’s success.
Suzanne Paling
Suzanne Paling joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there is a crisis of sales people failing today because they aren’t focusing their energy on the front end of the relationship – getting in the door.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the value and imperative of making sure any change you expect of your team includes enough organizational energy as necessary dedicated specifically to that effort.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how when you give employees an assignment that includes some contribution from you, at that moment, you work for them, and they should have the ability to expect performance from you.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that new change expectations should include an understanding of the organizational capacity to accomplish it and still get their fundamental job done.
Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why manufacturers are building plants nearer the energy source, which is one reason more U.S. companies are onshoring more jobs from other countries.
Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the stupid new energy idea being proposed by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez that is so stupid and baseless in logic and economics it’s nothing more than click-bait by the news media.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the lack of final direction for filing taxes under the last tax bill, which is almost a year and a half old, plus the fact that while most small businesses received a cut, many didn’t who should have because too much was given to corporations.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the different tax filing and paying deadlines for business and personal tax filing.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you have a tax refund coming, you must file for it within 3 tax years of when it is owed to you, or you lose it forever.

Tuesday - April 16, 2019

Karen Cortell Reisman
Karen Cortell Reisman joins Jim Blasingame to report on a presentation she made at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, which including identifying that if you want to be heard, you have to show up with the content, credentials, and come-across.
Karen Cortell Reisman
Karen Cortell Reisman joins Jim Blasingame to report on how showing up, speaking up, and following up will get your message heard above the noise, including how it worked for her.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the best practices to help you break bad habits that are holding you back and preventing you from accomplishing your goals.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the large tech platforms are working together to stalk you and provide you with opportunities to click on their advertiser messages, and that your privacy is lost in the process.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to identify several financial mistakes confessed by professional financial experts and how to avoid them yourself.
Samuel Dinnar
Samuel Dinnar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how negotiating as a startup entrepreneur is different than how a veteran business owner might negotiate, primarily because so much of their story is proposed and not yet real.
Samuel Dinnar
Samuel Dinnar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the four primary factors that differentiate entrepreneurial negotiating: uncertainty, complexity, long-term thinking, and the impact of ego and emotion.
Tony Uphoff
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to report on an invitation to discuss small business manufacturing at the White House, and some of the misperceptions about this sector he found from other attendees.
Tony Uphoff
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the global economy could expand for years if we can get mutually beneficial trade deals in place, especially in China, the E.U., and Canada and Mexico.
Tony Uphoff
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that several of the national sourcing trends to watch this year include steel, printed circuit boards, and plastic bottle and cardboard products.

Wednesday - April 17, 2019

Kristin  Zhivago
Kristin Zhivago joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the power of earned media from customer endorsements as the best form of digital marketing.
Kristin  Zhivago
Kristin Zhivago joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to add human capability to your social media strategy, including in-house talent and outside expertise.
John Stanton
John Stanton joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to manage a generationally diverse workplace that is also expecting co-workers to be diverse in other ways.
John Stanton
John Stanton joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things older workers and managers can learn from the younger generations about adopting and using technology.
John Stanton
John Stanton joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the fundamentals that Gen Y and Gen Z can learn from Baby Boomers, including financial, customer, and operational best practices.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals how two of the world’s great communicators have admitted that they had a fear of failure and being rejected, and what they did to not allow that condition to hold them back.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the fact that blockchain elements are coming at your small business very fast and soon, and encourages you to learn what you can before you have to respond to it.
Stephen  Williams
Stephen Williams joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how blockchain works as a digital ledger distributed across a global network, how it is being applied to our world, and why you should care.
Stephen  Williams
Stephen Williams joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the blockchain applications you’re most likely to see first, including providing digital privacy and smart contracts.
Stephen  Williams
Stephen Williams joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that, fundamentally, blockchain will be the foundation of digital trust as it simultaneously creates opportunity and unprecedented disruptions.

Thursday - April 18, 2019

Nick Morgan
Nick Morgan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how critical it is to recognize that with all of the digital communication options we have, they still must be used in context with the value of human voice and face value.
Nick Morgan
Nick Morgan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how different the generations are in using communication options, especially digital, and what each generation can learn from each other about choices.
Leo Haviland
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to report that while the global economy is not robust, there is no indication that a negative growth period is in the near future.
Leo Haviland
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to report that the global economy is doing well, but is not robust, with certain elements that are holding it back, like trade negotiations with China, oil prices, debt and other factors.
Leo Haviland
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while there are some elements of Wall Street that may be tenuous, such as corporate debt, conditions are not at the 2008 crisis levels.
Jay Baer
Jay Baer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal again that the social media platforms are devoted to themselves, not you, and why you must create your own growth strategy outside of any dependence on them.
Jay Baer
Jay Baer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how social media platforms are having to reevaluate their business models around not abusing their users, which are increasingly abandoning them because of those practices.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report on why the newly elected president of Indonesia has a business and global trade friendly position, which is good for all businesses in the global economy.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how our relationship with Indonesia, and the new election, is good leverage for the U.S. in its trade negotiations with China.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the construction element concrete has perennially been found to be associated with political power, and how its use by China in the past decade has impacted construction prices globally.

Friday - April 19, 2019

Joel Libava
Franchising: One of America’s great gifts to the world
Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why franchising is one of the great gifts America gave to the world, and to introduce two of the “3 Ps" of Franchising.
Peter Meyer
Shifting from symmetry to asymmetry in your business
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the concepts of symmetrical management and it’s alter-ego, asymmetrical, and why you need to know the difference.
Douglas  Obey
When real estate investing is better than saving
Doug Obey joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the many benefits of investing in real estate over other options, including just having a savings plan.
Craig Roach
How electricity fits in with the future plans of human progress
Craig Roach joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that after all these years, the only changes to the importance of electricity is in how we’ll generate it.

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