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I accept that my small business will face challenges every day. As I begin my day, I will assume the attitude that, regardless of the number of challenges, the degree of difficulty, or who caused t... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist at NFIB, reports even though small business optimism fell in June, it's still sustaining the surge in optimism that began after last year's election. » More
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Combining my admiration for both of these types of super-humans, I've identified four required elements to be successful competing in the Tour de France or in the marketplace. » More
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For most of the history of the marketplace, change progressed at a pace slow enough to allow the creator of a model - a product, strategy, skill, etc. -- to make a living with it for a lifetime, po... » More
Jim Blasingame
The first Plantagenet king of England, Henry II, is important to contemporary small business owners because he's considered the founder of a legal system to which entrepreneurs owe their freedom to... » More
Jim Blasingame
Contemplating the current economic and entrepreneurial conditions out here in Main Street America, I keep thinking about this perfectly paradoxical passage from one of the great literary masterpieces: » More
Jim Blasingame
A human father’s love, on the other hand, is more often associated with words that are unfortunate, like “tough” and “discipline.” Here’s a warning no one has ever heard: “Just wait ’till your moth... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Overall job creation among small businesses edged higher in May, powered mainly by stronger hiring plans and job openings, according to the monthly National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB... » More
Jim Blasingame
There are many advantages to being a small business owner. But the most dramatic hidden benefit, which often has the most wealth creation potential, is for the business owner to also personally own... » More
Jim Blasingame
In the marketplace, productive chemistry between people and organizations is has long been known to be critical for sustaining successful performance. If you're not having the level of success you ... » More