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Jim Blasingame
If you don't like making decisions, small business ownership will not be your cup of tea. » More
Jim Blasingame
I’ve covered the direct ownership issues and advantages quite a bit recently, but let me remind you of a few key reasons I consider it to be the stealth benefit of business ownership. » More
Jim Blasingame
When it comes to ethics, the so-called professionals have lots of help. Attorneys, CPAs, doctors, architects, investment professionals, etc., have established and published very specific ethical an... » More
Jim Blasingame
This is Jim's traditional Labor Day message. He makes the case for a national Small Business Day to honor those who represent over 98% of all U.S. businesses and produce over half of the U.S. $17 t... » More
Jim Blasingame
These CEO foresight tools will help you track trends for opportunities and disruptions in areas such as: demographics, customer behavior, society, production/supply, politics, technology, and globa... » More
Jim Blasingame
A qualified prospect has answered enough questions – directly or through research – to allow you to determine that they will likely purchase what you sell from someone in the forecastable future. » More
Jim Blasingame
The good news is that as your business grows, you can look forward to delegating your off ox work to an employee whose oxen are opposite yours. But as the leader, the small business reality is that... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
<p><strong>Job openings and plans to create new jobs lead monthly NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism</strong></p> <p>The Index of Small ...</["p"]> » More
Jim Blasingame
A business partnership should be entered into with a healthy dose of reality about the human element involved. My friend, David Gage brings sunlight to this reality in his book, The Partnership Cha... » More
Jim Blasingame
Whether you're dreaming of being a business owner, or are actually working that dream right now, one thing is the same: You don't want your dream to become a nightmare. And one of the best ways to ... » More