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The Barbell Effect occurs when entrenched, legacy practices are disrupted by forces like new technology, innovations, and shifts in demographic behavior, like when people stop going to malls. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
The recent growth in small business optimism looks similar to the surge in the Index in 1983, which was followed by years of economic prosperity. » More
Jim Blasingame
When customers are empowered, businesses are disrupted and barbells are likely. » More
Jim Blasingame
Networking is the professional version of the gregariousness of humans – we just like doing it. Done right, networking is a commitment to what’s best for the person on the other side of the handsha... » More
Jim Blasingame
Quality service can create a hit to cash flow so quickly it’ll take your breath away: “OMG! Get out there and fix this!” Lots of drama. A quality process is commitment to profitability, requiring d... » More
Jim Blasingame
With 9 of the top 10 small business concerns associated with the government, members of all three parties -- Democrats, Republicans and Trumpicans -- now know where to start to help small businesses. » More
Jim Blasingame
Small businesses will receive four letters from their corporate customers – two that have been sent and two that will be. Set yourself up for success by taking action now. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist of the NFIB, reports in December 2016, small business optimism rocketed to its highest level since 2004, with high numbers expecting better business conditions. » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim makes his predictions for 2017. Pay attention -- he's been making annual predictions for 16 years and his overall record is 73%! » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame, the small business advocate, talks about two kinds of passion that small business owner requires. » More