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Jim Blasingame reports on the origins of Veterans Day as it changed from Armistice Day and a poignant and practical way to define a veteran. » More
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Mining for gold in the marketplace? You may find it in the unlikeliest of places. It’s in the head of your prospect and, if mined properly, will come right out of their mouth. » More
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Need a business loan? To improve your chances of approval, do your homework and arm yourself with the answers to these three questions. » More
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Small business expert Jim Blasingame reveals three questions to ask before you approach your lender. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index continued its historic 23-month positive trend, with a reading of 107.9 in September, the third highest reading in the survey’s 45-year history. » More
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Small business expert Jim Blasingame reminds small business owners that the best way to make the world a better place is to advocate for our businesses first. » More
Rick Lepsinger
The hiring process doesn’t have to be a hit or miss undertaking based on intuition and luck. Organizations can easily implement a number of measures to better systemize their hiring and assessment ... » More
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Small business expert Jim Blasingame explains that negotiating is a process of communication and offers three questions you should ask yourself before any negotiation. » More
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Small business expert, Jim Blasingame, discusses America's small business segments including how they rank by number of employees, type of business and how they think about growth. » More
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Small business expert, Jim Blasingame, remembers the Financial Crisis of 2008 and warns that, regarding another global financial crisis, it's not if, but when. Forewarned is forearmed. Prepare your... » More