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To help you get started, consider a few questions to ask a prospective business seller, suggested by my friend and business-buying expert, Russell Brown, each followed by my thoughts. And while I'v... » More
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Building online customer communities is how a small business transcends being competitive and achieves relevance. In a world where everything is a commodity, value is the threshold of a customer co... » More
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The small business sector is very excited about the prospects of tax reform, both at the personal and business level, as long as pass-through entities are treated the same as big corporations. » More
Jim Blasingame
In the marketplace, there are actually three different clocks at work that every business uses: one for operating expenses, one for sales and one for cash. » More
Jim Blasingame
In 2053, when Amazon’s headquarters moved to the island once known as Manhattan — now New Bezos – most Earthlings received what they needed in life from some combination of the tech giants. By 2060... » More
Jim Blasingame
Smarter people than I are forecasting a Wall Street correction if, for example, there’s no tax reform this year. My concern is having already clipped its coupons on the post-election exuberance, a ... » More
Jim Blasingame
Small businesses survive with a kind of "I GOTTA make it" resolve, but resolve alone isn't enough. To overcome the reality of their numbers they have to combine grit with a focus on operating fund... » More
Jim Blasingame
Purchasing and operating a franchise is entrepreneurial coloring inside of the lines. But, there are four components you must take into consideration before buying a franchise. » More
Jim Blasingame
Giant sequoia redwood trees grow very tall. Bradford pear trees, not so much. It's all in the genes. But there’s no genetic code for a business, which can become whatever its owner makes it. And th... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
According to Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB's chief economist, althoughsmall business optimism remains near record highs, a shortage of qualified workers is stunting hiring activity in this sector. » More