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Jim Blasingame
If your sales effort isn’t getting the job done, it’s probably not because your team isn’t working hard enough, it’s because in The Age of the Customer, vendors are being ruled in or out before the... » More
Jim Blasingame
Since World War I, America has honored its military veterans. Again this week, we recognize all who have taken the oath to protect and defend our country, including those who served in the National... » More
Jim Blasingame
You’ve no doubt seen the classic Jeff Foxworthy act where he says, for example, “If you have more than one car jacked up in your front yard, you might be a redneck.” Just as Jeff got rich deliverin... » More
Jim Blasingame
Fear and greed are the two primal emotions that have propelled human civilization, but they are not our only productive motivators. Six others have not only contributed to human development, but al... » More
Jim Blasingame
For a small business to find success in The Age of the Customer, Naisbitt’s Razor must be at the heart of your business strategy: “The more high tech we have, the more high touch we will want.” » More
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All CEOs have to make many tough decisions, and the failure to do so can lead to, well, failure. But the impact of avoiding the tough calls is more treacherous for a small business CEO. Here are th... » More
Jim Blasingame
At this moment, we’re in the middle of a shift from our analog past to our digital future and our ethics are being challenged by digital leverage, which isn’t just AI, it’s every person at a keyboa... » More
Jim Blasingame
Whether you’re dreaming of being a business owner or are actually working on that dream right now, one thing is the same: You don't want your dream to become a nightmare. So, remember Mr. Miyagi’s ... » More
Jim Blasingame
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
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