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The only positive to accrue to the Main Street economy during the lost decade (2007-2016) is the unprecedented financial strengthening of America's small business sector, which, just last month, br... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index improved modestly in February, increasing 0.5 points to 101.7, and small businesses broke a 45-year-record for ne... » More
Jim Blasingame
Remember Blasingame's Law of Difficult Customers and don't put your business in jeopardy by not charging customers what their level of service requires, whether it’s delivered to a customer who’s a... » More
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Small business fundamentals are good habits that are fun because they work – every time. Practicing bad habits is the opposite and essentially a business death wish, which isn't fun. Everybody know... » More
Jim Blasingame
As a small business, you have only one differentiator: the positive personal experience the customer attributes directly and uniquely to your business. Which won't happen if your employees blow a v... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Small Business Optimism Index slipped 3.2 points in January, as owners continued hiring and investing, but expressed rising concern about future eco... » More
Jim Blasingame
If your small business is bankable and you need a loan, you'd go to a bank. But, Jim Blasingame warns, if you aren't and are considering online alternatives, be sure you fully understand the requir... » More
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Current headlines may lead you to think the economy is slowing dramatically and small business optimism is declining. Jim Blasingame challenges you to put the news in context and be a more discerni... » More
Jim Blasingame
In the 21st century, Professional Selling Skills (PSS) are an essential, non-negotiable business fundamental. Here are three key components. » More
Jim Blasingame
Email continues to be the workhorse of choice by serious professionals of all industries and disciplines. But in many ways, it’s the killer app that never got the disruption respect it deserves. » More