Jim Blasingame

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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
The coronavirus pandemic has required small business to adapt to marketplace adjustments. Make sure you differentiate between those adjustments that were inconvenient - some extremely so - and thos... » More
Even when operating a business is fun, it usually isn’t funny, except when we're laughing at ourselves. But perhaps we can learn something from the simple truths that are foundational for all good ... » More
On Main Street, a niche is your customers’ evolving expectations looking for a home. And if there were ever two things perfectly suited for each other, it’s the niche and small business. Does your ... » More
As you relaunch your business post-pandemic, brainstorming could be the essential difference between surviving and, well … you know. Here are some tips to quickstart your team's creative juices. » More
Blasingame’s 2nd Law of Small Business states: “It’s redundant to say undercapitalized small business.” With limited financial resources the potential for bankruptcy is always hard by. To gain a be... » More
Small business owners have managed stress and challenges since the marketplace began, but things here are different. Neuroscientists have coined the term "COVID Brain" to describe this 2020 phenome... » More
In the past several months, small businesses have been affected by the three Us: an Unprecedented pandemic, precipitating an Unprecedented economic shutdown, necessitating Unprecedented direct gove... » More
The American experiment took the blessing of freedom and the ideal of liberty and created entrepreneurship, the energy that has powered the American Dream for centuries. And the fruit of that entre... » More
In the New Regular of the post-pandemic economy, where the unimaginable and unprecedented have become our reality, every small business CEO knows he or she must establish and fund risk mitigation i... » More