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Jim Blasingame
As we pass through this mid-pandemic wormhole into whatever's next, marketplace paradigms will shift all around us. And, as we know, when a paradigm shifts everything goes back to zero. Are you pre... » More
Jim Blasingame
Business owners on Main Street are experiencing a New Normal because the coronavirus pandemic moved their cheese. If you plan to be in business in 2021, you'll need to make adjustments based on new... » More
Jim Blasingame
Just as our Patriot entrepreneur forebears anxiously managed personal and financial risk over 200 years ago, small businesses today are faced with managing a comparable risk. We can’t out-social-di... » More
Jim Blasingame
America is fortunate to have two marketplace sectors that also happen to be unique in the world: 28 million small businesses and 5,000 community banks. This is a story about why we’re all even more... » More
Jim Blasingame
The anxiety every small business owner is justified in having right now, betrays an essential entrepreneurial trait: pathological optimism. That's why "surviving is winning” is a fundamental attitu... » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim reveals what’s happening where the rubber-meets-the-road for Main Street businesses, and lays out the steps to take advantage of the financial assistance the government is offering during the p... » More
Jim Blasingame
America's small businesses are experiencing a global challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic and our government's response. Here are some thoughts to help keep it in perspective. » More
Jim Blasingame
In the marketplace, a company's special sauce isn't what's on a McDonald's Big Mac. It's a level of performance that manifests beyond standard expectations and is produced by highly engaged employe... » More
Jim Blasingame
As the CEO of your small business, it's your job to prepare for being impacted by the next Black Swan – whether local or global – and develop a contingency plan. Are you ready? » More
Jim Blasingame
Abraham Lincoln, like small business owners, was a risk-taker who has inspired generations as an example of courage, character, and diligence to persevere. Read on for more about how his determinat... » More