This Week's Show Schedule
Monday - February 13, 2017
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how support of your brand today must include your social media credentials, like reviews, endorsements and recommendations.
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you have to keep up with the way your brand is being treated online, and how to make that happen.
Camden Fine joins Jim Blasingame to report on the condition of community banks in the U.S. and that they’re finally seeing signs of expansion, after the devastation of 2008 and eight years of the Obama administration.
Camden Fine joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how community banks have been mistreated under the oppressiveness of large bank reforms and regulations, and why that’s not good for small business.
Camden Fine joins Jim Blasingame to report on the recent increase in enthusiasm in the marketplace as a result of a feeling that businesses and community banks aren’t going to be assaulted by the government.
Joshua Spodek joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how he defines leadership, including the paradox of leadership as a way of serving others, and to advance the leadership discipline of introspection.
Joshua Spodek joins Jim Blasingame to reveal more key leadership disciplines, including serving others and creating new leaders.
John Horvat joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the reasons why after 10,000 years of business, trust is more important today than it has ever been.
John Horvat joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while the Internet has produced many advantages on many levels of our lives and business, it has also increased the flow of content, which may be costing us in the appreciation for context.
John Horvat joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while delivering value was the key to success in business for generations, and continues to be important, today value has been preempted, not replaced, by the ability to demonstrate our values.
Tuesday - February 14, 2017
Jerry Ripperger joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Principal Index that shows small business owners are optimistic about their financial strength, especially when incorporated to their expectations for 2017.
Jerry Ripperger joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Principal Index that shows how small business owners feel about the capital plans for funding growth, especially with regard to 2017.
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the benefits that the U.S. economy has received from the increased production of natural gas, especially as an industrial fuel.
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to report his belief that just lowering taxes and reducing regulations alone won’t cause the stock market to increase.
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the elements of the TPP and whether President Trump pulling the U.S. out of it was a good move.
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should be managing your business so that you can get in a position to loosen your grip on the reins, and start enjoying being a business owner.
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the process of transitioning from the manager of your business to the CEO, plus why the collapse of the irrelevant retail monsters is good news for Main Street retailers.
Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to report on a bacteria that loves to eat plastic, and which can be used to decompose the growing problem of plastic waste in the ocean.
Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what Blockchains – aka distributed ledgerd – are designed to do, and how it will increasingly be part of your financial and online life.
Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to report on new research that looks promising for early Alzheimer’s detection, plus a proposal for a universal guaranteed income to lessen the harm of job-disrupting technology.
Wednesday - February 15, 2017
Christina Cavanagh joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why Gen Y employees may need to be coached in the importance and utility of email in your business environment and how to do that.
Christina Cavanagh joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several tips and best practices when sending business email, including improving your subject line, why bulleting is a good idea, and how to open up your message.
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things learned from negotiating the NAFTA trade deal in the 1990s and how that should inform President Trump regarding the TPP.
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report that on balance, exiting the TPP was more bad than good, but not if President Trump has a better plan for trade relationships, and not if he wants to send a tough message to China.
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the importance of trade for small businesses, and whether the TPP deal was going to be good or bad for small exporters.
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to talk about an insidious, self-defeating condition called negative capability, which is essentially when your performance is impacted because of your inability to get out of your own way.
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to explain why so many people fail to achieve their optimum performance, because you can’t get out of your own way.
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the single greatest reason small businesses fail is because the founders fail to produce and manage with regular financial records, like an operating statement, balance sheet and cash flow projection.
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to say that if you don’t manage your business with regular financial statements, your business is in jeopardy of a train wreck from many sources every day.
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power you will accrue when you start operating your business with cash flow and gross profit, and net profit goals.
Thursday - February 16, 2017
Nick Choat joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what he learned about big data during his corporate tenure, and why small businesses have access to their own big data.
Nick Choat joins Jim Blasingame to reveal his path from corporate America, to becoming a small business franchise owner, and how that led him to write a book about small business marketing.
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to report on the cabinet nominations and why that indicates President Trump will be a much more business-friendly president than Obama.
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to report on the nomination of Andy Pudzer as Labor Secretary, and why that will be a great appointment for employers and job creators.
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to report that in addition to the federal minimum wage, employers have to deal with dozens of state and local minimum wage imposed around the country.
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss his recent purchase of an Apple iPad, why he purchased it, how he uses it, how it compares to the Android models, and how relevant a tablet can be.
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to honor the memory of his mother, Jackie Zbar, who passed away recently, and celebrate her life by sharing some thoughts on the impact she had on him and other family members.
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to report on his most recent findings from the manufacturing sectors on their attitude about the economic future, which has been growing consistently since November.
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to report on their upcoming media tour in support of the manufacturing sector, and to compare notes on how manufacturing jobs have and are changing.
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the manufacturing sector and President Trump have some work to do in order to find common ground on the international trade issue.
Friday - February 17, 2017
Charlie Fusco joins Jim Blasingame to discuss her own payroll-making strategy and why there needs to be a direct connection between your marketing expectations and payroll.
Charlie Fusco joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of knowing your marketing platform and developing a quantum media strategy.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index of small business optimism which shows that it has increased every month since the election of Donald Trump.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index that showed small businesses put their money where their optimism was and began hiring for the first time in a long time.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index which shows that while inflation has been rising, small businesses are having difficulty raising their prices, plus when will the next Fed increase be.
Anna Conrad joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how small business owners can get out of manager and practitioner roles, and better lead their organization.
Anna Conrad joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why learning to delegate certain tasks is imperative for business growth.
Skip Miller joins Jim Blasingame to report on what should be a more optimistic year for customers, and offer suggestions on how to be ready for the new opportunities, including how to disqualify prospects.
Skip Miller joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should have a prospect disqualifying system as robust as your qualifying practices.
Skip Miller joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to identify the serious prospects by asking them to do something to contribute to your effort, in order to see if they’re really invested.