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When the jury was still out on your business’ survival, you probably didn’t want to enter into a permanent location obligation. But if you think you’re going to make it, now might be a good time to... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
"As the economy moves into the fourth quarter, small business owners are losing confidence in the strength of future business conditions,” said NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg. “The biggest pr... » More
Jim Blasingame
Personal self-analysis may be the most valuable skill you can employ to become a better person and small business CEO. And organizational self-analysis is essential to sustained success in the mar... » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reflects on the events and emotions of September 11, 2001. » More
Jim Blasingame
Sales has been and always will be a numbers game. But in the Age of the Customer, it’s increasingly becoming more of a quality prospecting game. Consequently, how much revenue you draw from your sa... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports, “Small business owners are losing confidence in the strength of the economy and expect a slowdown in job creation. As owners look for qualified workers... » More
Jim Blasingame
When a partnership works, it’s a beautiful thing; when it doesn’t, it defines ugly. If you’re considering a partnership structure for your small business, ask yourself, and your potential partner, ... » More
Jim Blasingame
The classic financial benefits derived from small business ownership typically fall under two categories: earned income, like a salary, and unearned income, like distribution of profits. But there ... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
According to NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg, “Small business owners are losing confidence in the strength of the economy and expect a slowdown in job creation. As owners look for qualified wo... » More
Jim Blasingame
The bad news for small business is the Price War is over and we lost. But the good news is the Trust War is on, and establishing trust as a best practice with all the stakeholders in your small bus... » More