This Week's Show Schedule
Monday - April 24, 2017
Greg Powell joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps small business owners should take to organize a more comprehensive financial strategy that is outside the business.
Greg Powell joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the multiple rooms you should be funding in your financial house, beyond the requirements of your business.
Debbie Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to not look to fictional characters, or celebrities to find your heroes and certainly not who emulate.
Debbie Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the progress of health care reform coming out of Congress this year, and to report that there isn’t any progress and won’t be any health care reform this year.
Debbie Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to talk about her mentors, how they came to be so important to them and some ideas on how to pick yours.
Shawn Edward Lawrence joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how United Airlines probably thought they were within their legal rights, but were wrong, and why its important to wait to make a statement when your business has a scandal.
Shawn Edward Lawrence joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how United Airlines is able to kick passengers off their airplanes, by omitting responsibility.
Pete Sepp joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that April 23, 2017 is national Tax Freedom Day which means that everything you’ve earned up to that date has gone to pay nothing but your tax bills.
Pete Sepp joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that Congress could still accomplish tax reform this year, and to offer his organization’s report on how to structure it.
Pete Sepp joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the possibility that health care reform can and needs to be accomplished this year, especially in order to contribute to tax reform.
Tuesday - April 25, 2017
Steven Blue joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the primary reason American manufacturing has declined is because they abandoned their commitment to their workforce.
Steven Blue joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how he grew his business during the economic downturn by creating a more innovative environment and culture.
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the productivity potential that can be gained when you schedule and take some time off for yourself and family.
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how she became more productive by learning how to be more discerning with her time when asked to contribute to outside activities, and saying “No, not right now.”
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one way to increase personal productivity is to know yourself and what makes organizational sense for you.
Lisa Magnuson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of taking the time and effort to build lasting relationships with the executives of your business customers.
Lisa Magnuson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways to get introduced, set an appointment and maintain a high-level relationship with executives.
Robert Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to create customer communities that will buy from you because you provided helpful content about what you sell, not about selling it.
Robert Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several different kinds of content themes that you create in print or video that educate customers as well as answers their objections and questions.
Robert Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how one company uses content creation and curation to provide educational videos that make customer buy from them and achieve their margins.
Wednesday - April 26, 2017
Mary Cantando joins Jim Blasingame to report on her trip to Africa and business by watching how the migration camp operated around wild life movements.
Mary Cantando joins Jim Blasingame to report on how watching an African farm operation reinforced her understanding that treating people right is one of the best business practices.
John Bradberry joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one of the best business launch practices is to have as much customer input and involvement in your new venture as possible.
John Bradberry joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the risk management practices to take to increase your business staying power, including minimizing risk and doing your research.
John Bradberry joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the elements of what motivates entrepreneurs to take risks and try what often are things no one else has done or would do.
Jim Blasingame reveals how the three clocks of small business, operating, sales and cash, move and operate on their own schedule, unrelated to how a regular clock moves.
Jim Blasingame reports on the tax reform being proposed for small business will be the best tax news for this sector in generations.
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the damage the Obama administration wrought on Internet regulations and why the new Chairman is already taking steps to fix those mistakes.
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the elements of tax reform being proposed by the Trump administration, including lowering business tax rates, even for pass-through entities like most small businesses.
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the factors that could make healthcare reform difficult since the first failure, but why Congress needs to make it happen.
Thursday - April 27, 2017
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps he took to collect payment from one of his customers, including legal efforts.
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the ways he’s reduced the level of non-payment by customers, including getting deposits and advances.
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of having a referral strategy is one of the most important elements in the effort to accomplish higher quality prospecting in the 21st century.
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why every successful sales organization has to practice the steps that result in referrals, including networking and helping others firsts.
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how being part of referral generating organizations, like your local chamber, Business Network International, Vistage, etc. are essential for higher quality prospecting.
Scott Petinga joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that two of the GRIT elements, guts and resilience, are necessary if you want to create something from nothing, like a business startup.
Scott Petinga joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the third and fourth elements of GRIT, initiative and tenacity, must be in evidence in your make-up if you want to create something others said couldn’t be done.
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to celebrate World IP Day, by revealing that the U.S. is not keeping pace with the rest of the world when it comes to intellectual property growth, especially patents.
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the impediment the government is throwing up to weaken the value of owning a patent, causing the U.S. to fall behind in patent generation.
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to reveal examples of how your business creates intellectual property all the time, and why you must recognize that, protect your IP and defend it against breaches.
Friday - April 28, 2017
Lennox Cornwall joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the most important factor in deciding what your business should be is the one that focuses on what you want to accomplish.
Lennox Cornwall joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that being responsible for everything in your life, keeping your word and believing in yourself are keys to business success.
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how many people over complicate the act of making decisions, and reveals the best ways to simplify this.
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how helping your team members learn how to prioritize on their own leads to being more productive, plus how to make sure you’re not giving the wrong priority instructions.
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the concept of priority authority as a way of delegating the responsibility and authority by conducting scenario planning – role playing – for what might change a stated priority.
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to agree with Jim that the current behavior of Wall Street regarding stock prices and why even a growing economy may not trigger dynamic scoring to reduce the national debt.
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fact that we have the lowest employment rate in 40 years, and whether that level of workers can accomplish dynamic scoring in a growing economy to reduce the national debt.
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to lament the fact that Wall Street has become merely a leading indicator of itself and that it will probably continue to practice financial capitalism, leaving the Main Street economy out of its plans.