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Jim Blasingame
Could you use a vacation this summer? Could your business use a vacation from you? Here are four ideas to help you consider taking more time off. » More
Jim Blasingame
A small business CEO’s job is to carve out and commit the time, energy, and assets to develop the strategies that ensure the business is sustainable and successful. Who's doing that job in your com... » More
Jim Blasingame
In the post-pandemic 21st century, change has acquired an new characteristic: a frighteningly short duration. Small businesses that enjoy consistent success will make change an abiding element in t... » More
Jim Blasingame
Is it possible to love your small business too much? In the 21st century, the answer is yes, which is why successful small business owners follow Blasingame's Law of Business Love. » More
Jim Blasingame
In the economy and in small business, information can become dangerously disconnected from reality. Avoid creating or getting caught up in Availability Cascade by spending less time listening to ta... » More
Jim Blasingame
Being passionate about a small business is very important, whether it’s a startup or an established company. But successful entrepreneurs understand that passion and ego must be tempered with resea... » More
Jim Blasingame
Entrepreneurs are a lot like cowboys - they're not wrong, they're just different. They have a unique drive, a special kind of intelligence, and take risks others avoid - and the world can't do with... » More
Jim Blasingame
Buying a business is likely the most important transaction you’ll ever make, So be patient, conduct the proper due diligence, and remember these four critical elements. » More
Jim Blasingame
If you're thinking about buying a business, here are a few principles you need to consider. And don't forget, information, an orderly process, and patience are your friends. » More
Jim Blasingame
With rising inflation, you’re not only justified in raising prices, you must raise prices. But be sure that action is based on a pricing strategy informed by your actual and projected numbers, and ... » More