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Jim Blasingame
Selling is about elbow grease, shoe leather, and perseverance. It's also a numbers game. If you want to work smarter, not harder, focus on your referral strategy and ask the Magic Question. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index declined 5.5 points in December, falling below the average Index value since 1973 of 98. » More
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Your small business cannot sustain successful growth without the Founder’s control being balanced by the CEO as delegator. Find that balance with paradoxical thinking. » More
Jim Blasingame
Small business survival in the post-analog, post-pandemic marketplace requires you to complete your business's digital transformation to stay relevant to your customers. » More
Jim Blasingame
Here's an update on the “Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act’’ – or PPP2, for short – which includes some excellent new provisions for small businesses. » More
Jim Blasingame
Here is a running conversation millions of Main Street business owners have every day – mostly with themselves – while operating on the edge of existence during a global pandemic. » More
Jim Blasingame
In his traditional holiday message, Jim Blasingame admits he might be a scrooge, explains why, and defends that position for all of his fellow scrooges. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index declined 2.6 points in November, but still remains well above the 47-year historical average reading. » More
Jim Blasingame
Every small business owner has to move back and forth between two universes every day: the marketplace and the business's operating tasks. Here are five critical operating tasks required for long-t... » More
Jim Blasingame
Want to start the New Year fast and clean? Take these proactive steps to help your small business get ready for a quick start in 2021. » More