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Monday - December 09, 2019

Felice Friedson
Michael Friedson
Felice and Michael Friedson join Jim Blasingame to report on the current political challenges that Prime Minister Netanyahu is facing with charges against him and an upcoming called election and comparing that to U.S. political fights.
Felice Friedson
Michael Friedson
Felice and Michael Friedson join Jim Blasingame to report on the current challenges the world, and especially the Middle East, faces from the increasingly aggressive terrorism-sponsoring nation of Iran.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report that Google wants to get into banking by offering checking accounts through its cloud platform that are backed up by traditional banks.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on a marketing calendar she says is “delightful,” because it’s not only handy, but it’s designed for you to print out and use, untethered to Twitter. Good job, Twitter.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on the way LinkedIn works for brand building and prospect nurturing through content marketing as well as ad placement.
John Huber
John Huber joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the things to do to eliminate holiday stress, including not stressing about someone else’s stress.
John Huber
John Huber joins Jim Blasingame to offer tips on how to say “No” to any number of holiday request, traditions and obligatory scenarios that just contribute to unnecessary stress.
George  Troy
George Troy joins Jim Blasingame to report on shopping malls rethinking their leasing strategies and offering essentially an incubator option where someone launches a new store without having to make a long-term commitment.
George  Troy
George Troy joins Jim Blasingame to report on the fact that this year’s holiday shopping season is short and how retailers can overcome that, including a marketing plan for the week after Christmas.
George  Troy
George Troy joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how retailers in England, specifically London, do their business, and how that compares to U.S. retailers, including face-to-face and online.

Tuesday - December 10, 2019

John Berry
John Berry joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the many reasons military veterans make the best employees, including the fact that no one ever left the military as a snowflake.
John Berry
John Berry joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the services that are offered to help veterans with disability claims get the legal help they need with the VA.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to report on the increasing incidence of the cybercrime of ransomware attacks on municipalities and institutions such as hospitals, including how this happens.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to report on the current progress of legislation in Congress that could become a national privacy regulation possibly preempting the state laws.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to report on the end of Microsoft support for Windows 7, and why users could be putting themselves in cyber-danger without security updates.
Stephen Kuhl
Stephen Kuhl joins Jim Blasingame to report on the fact that international transactions are an increasing occurrence for small businesses, and yet most local banks aren’t prepared for this trend.
Stephen Kuhl
Stephen Kuhl joins Jim Blasingame to report on why being proactive in providing international payment services is one of the main goals of Western Union Business Solutions in their work with local banks and credit unions.
Hilarie Gamm joins Jim Blasingame to report on how some companies are bringing in foreign workers as they lay off U.S. workers.
Hilarie Gamm joins Jim Blasingame to report on how companies can get tax advantages by importing a foreign worker, making payroll expense for U.S. college graduate more expensive and costing them jobs.
Hilarie Gamm joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the professions, like nursing, that are being staffed by foreigners because their employer got a tax abatement they wouldn’t get if they hired a U.S. nurse.

Wednesday - December 11, 2019

Chris Farrell
Chris Farrell joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the Baby Boomer generation is putting full retirement off more than past generations in favor of starting new businesses.
Chris Farrell
Chris Farrell joins Jim Blasingame to discuss whether the gig economy will blur the entrepreneurial lines that currently separate having a job and having a business.
Daniel  Cage
Daniel Cage joins Jim Blasingame to define how blockchain technology will become a disruptive force beyond its role as the delivery platform of cryptocurrency.
Daniel  Cage
Daniel Cage joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how blockchain technology can become the foundational platform to help us make the transition from analog to digital ethics.
Daniel  Cage
Daniel Cage joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the current and future ways that blockchain technology will be used and the disruptive impacts thereof.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals four important lessons he learned while growing up on the farm, and how they became valuable in the marketplace.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reviews what caused the 2008 financial crisis, and whether current conditions could cause another such event in the near future.
Adam Baratta
Adam Baratta joins Jim Blasingame to discuss what caused the 2008 financial crisis and whether the Fed recently prevented another such event from happening.
Adam Baratta
Adam Baratta joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the practices of global central banks as they have created negative interest rates as a way of avoiding negative economic periods.
Adam Baratta
Adam Baratta joins Jim Blasingame to discuss what would be the chances that the U.S. could experience negative interest rates, like the EU and Japan.

Thursday - December 12, 2019

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how concentrated the month of December gets with customer appreciation activity, closing out one year and making plans for the new one.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the things we each can do to lower the rhetoric and promote more civility across all of our interactions with each other.
Amanda Elam
Amanda Elam joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the important work of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, and how it is now focusing on women entrepreneurs around the world.
Amanda Elam
Amanda Elam joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the reasons the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor reported the numbers for women entrepreneurs are up, including more confidence in accessing capital.
Amanda Elam
Amanda Elam joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how an increase in women entrepreneurs globally could portend progress in world peace, since entrepreneurship cannot flourish without liberty, which cannot flourish around despots.
Hayim Herring
Hayim Herring joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why modern managers have never had to manage so many different generations of workers, and how to deal with the new expectations and technology.
Hayim Herring
Hayim Herring joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the extra degree of difficulty managers have today because there are five different generational expectations in the workplace, including the implications of technology on all of this.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on a new bill, HR3, which will create a great deal of difficulty for small companies that are in the health care industry.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the impending passage of the USMCA trade deal that replaces NAFTA and creates new opportunities for U.S. small businesses to trade with our neighbors north and south.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the role her organization, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, plays in shaping policy for small businesses, plus why getting the SECURE Act through the Senate is important.

Friday - December 13, 2019

Katie Petrillo
Why we all have to get better with our passwords
Katie Petrillo joins Jim Blasingame to report on the problem of having a poor password practice, why it can be professionally and personally dangerous, and how to create a strong password.
Rob Jolles
How to close a customer the right way
Rob Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the closing process and why it requires patience, practice, communication skills, and an understanding of how people make purchasing decisions.
JoAnna Brandi
Keeping customers by delivering on your values
JoAnna Brandi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while products and even service are commodities today, values are unique and, well, valuable, and delivering on yours is how to keep customers coming back.
John Bradberry
Build an entrepreneurial organization on three fundamentals
John Bradberry joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the three fundamentals it takes to build an entrepreneurial organization, including knowing the market, doing the math, and executing on your plan.

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