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Jim Blasingame
Here's an update on the “Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act’’ – or PPP2, for short – which includes some excellent new provisions for small businesses. » More
Jim Blasingame
Here is a running conversation millions of Main Street business owners have every day – mostly with themselves – while operating on the edge of existence during a global pandemic. » More
Jim Blasingame
Since the end of March, Congress appropriated $659 billion for the PPP which helped small employers make payroll during the government shutdown. Since March, the rules have changed several times. H... » More
Jim Blasingame
As noted in Part I, prior to every presidential election since 2000, Jim has compared the two major-party presidential candidates based on their performance and promises regarding top small busines... » More
Jim Blasingame
No doubt you’ve heard the maxim “Fear and greed drive the marketplace.” But, there are many kinder and gentler emotions and motivations that drive our marketplace. Here are seven. » More
Jim Blasingame
One of the markers of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic is its disruptiveness, both on society in general and the marketplace in particular, illuminating the need for more redundancy. To help you budge... » More
Jim Blasingame
As a small business owner, you’ve accrued a rare pandemic present arising from the increased velocity of the New Regular economy: Trust is now more valuable and more powerful than ever. And since s... » More
Jim Blasingame
The already accelerating shift to more IP leverage was punched into overdrive by the coronavirus pandemic. Main Street businesses that survive and thrive will blend the two types of intellectual pr... » More
Jim Blasingame
In a year that now defines unprecedented, we risk losing our grip on what really matters. Jim offers advice on how to maintain perspective during a pandemic. » More
Jim Blasingame
Every Main Street business owner had a business plan when they opened in January 2020. But now they’re going to need a new one. Here are tips to help get you started on your post-pandemic business ... » More