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Jim Blasingame
Trust and all its proxies are a small business’s most powerful competitive tools. But you have to install it in your digital offerings and deliver it ut prius. It doesn’t work post hoc. Wait. What? » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index declined again in January to 95, 0.9 below the December Index, and three points below the 47-year average of 98. » More
Jim Blasingame
Success in games, life, and business requires that you understand the rules, even if – especially when – you’re bending them. Here are five that are especially relevant post-pandemic. » More
Jim Blasingame
There are many reasons why the federal government shouldn’t be in the business of setting wages between businesses and employees, but mainly because it disproportionately hurts small businesses. » More
Jim Blasingame
Make your bank your business’s best friend by showing them that you understand and support what they have to do to help you. Improve your loan chances by understanding the Six Cs of Credit. » More
Jim Blasingame
Since 1997, U.S. GDP has quadrupled while CO2 emissions have risen less than 2%. In an intellectually honest world, we’d be able to have a productive climate debate that recognizes and builds on th... » More
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
Jim Blasingame
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