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Jim Blasingame
To help you get started, consider a few questions to ask a prospective business seller, suggested by my friend and business-buying expert, Russell Brown, each followed by my thoughts. And while I'v... » More
Jim Blasingame
Building online customer communities is how a small business transcends being competitive and achieves relevance. In a world where everything is a commodity, value is the threshold of a customer co... » More
Jim Blasingame
The small business sector is very excited about the prospects of tax reform, both at the personal and business level, as long as pass-through entities are treated the same as big corporations. » More
Jim Blasingame
In the marketplace, there are actually three different clocks at work that every business uses: one for operating expenses, one for sales and one for cash. » More
Jim Blasingame
In 2053, when Amazon’s headquarters moved to the island once known as Manhattan — now New Bezos – most Earthlings received what they needed in life from some combination of the tech giants. By 2060... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Small business optimism has not faded much and there is growing evidence that this optimism is being translated into more spending and hiring, although not at explosive rates. » More
Jim Blasingame
Smarter people than I are forecasting a Wall Street correction if, for example, there’s no tax reform this year. My concern is having already clipped its coupons on the post-election exuberance, a ... » More
Jim Blasingame
Small businesses survive with a kind of "I GOTTA make it" resolve, but resolve alone isn't enough. To overcome the reality of their numbers they have to combine grit with a focus on operating fund... » More
Jim Blasingame
Purchasing and operating a franchise is entrepreneurial coloring inside of the lines. But, there are four components you must take into consideration before buying a franchise. » More
Jim Blasingame
Giant sequoia redwood trees grow very tall. Bradford pear trees, not so much. It's all in the genes. But there’s no genetic code for a business, which can become whatever its owner makes it. And th... » More