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Category: Start Up

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the advantages of buying an existing business compared to the challenges of starting one from scratch.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why “hoping” that something will happen in your favor is not a high-percentage strategy, and how to replace hope with action.
John Warrillow
John Warrillow joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the three major categories of business owner, the mountain climber, the freedom fighter, and the craftsperson.
Dr. Carl J. Schramm
Carl Schramm joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that entrepreneurs come in many shapes, sizes and motivations, and most are found outside of Silicon Valley.
Jenny  Kassan
Jenny Kassan joins Jim Blasingame to recommend approaching investors for a loan instead of direct investing, but if they prefer to invest, don’t convey voting stock to them.
Jenny  Kassan
Jenny Kassan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some alternative ways to acquire investment capital that are more on your terms, and so you don’t lose control of your business.
Misty Stutsman
Dr. Nick  Armstrong
Misty Stutsman and Dr. Nick Armstrong join Jim Blasingame to discuss the many reasons why and how our military veterans should be supported as employees and entrepreneurs.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to tell a story about a person who decided at the last minute he didn’t want to be a small business, and why that was probably a very smart thing to do.
Catherine Kaputa
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that your numbers have to be attributed to some market research, especially if you have actual sales.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the many different resources available to small business startups and owners from the SBA to SBDCs to Chambers of Commerce, use them.

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