Friday - January 01, 2016

Tom Asacker
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how customers’ feelings should be included in your attempts to serve them.
Tom Asacker
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the power of giving employees the authority to made adjustments in service to address the feelings of customers.
Bob Fischer
Bob Fischer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that trying to “anchor” an opposing negotiating party with a diverting fact, such as a lower number, can work to your advantage.
Bob Fischer
Bob Fischer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how telling stories to the people you’re trying to influence can be very powerful.
Bob Fischer
Bob Fischer joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how entrepreneurs tendency to be sure of themselves can backfire, and how to keep that confidence and minimize any damage it might cause.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the dangers of thinking that nodding employees have really grasped what you’re telling them.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why connecting and communicating with Generation Y employees requires a different approach from their older co-workers.
Joe  Daly
Joe Daly joins Jim Blasingame to report on Gallup research that shows more businesses are closing today than are starting, and what that means for the American economy.
Joe  Daly
Joe Daly joins Jim Blasingame to report on research that shows business startups are down over past recovery cycles, and what implications this has for jobs and economic growth.
Joe  Daly
Joe Daly joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the factors that are holding back business startups, including dispelling some of the myths, and holding others accountable.

Sunday - January 03, 2016

Steve DelBianco
The DMA v Brohl decision
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to give an update from NetChoice, and the DMA v Brohl decision, and it's effects on state government and privacy rights.

Monday - January 04, 2016

Henry Hutcheson
Henry Hutcheson joins Jim Blasingame to remind those who are considering whether to continue in the family business that having such a base or business platform is very powerful and shouldn’t be minimized.
Henry Hutcheson
Henry Hutcheson joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the value of creating consensus among family stakeholders of a family business and how to make that happen.
Eugene Griessman
Gene Griessman joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to continually improve your communication skills when nurturing customers.
Eugene Griessman
Gene Griessman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why it’s okay to fall in love with what your business does, but you can’t fall in love with how you do it.
Eugene Griessman
Gene Griessman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry and recommend you prepare for such a disruption in your industry.
Marie Dubuque
Marie Dubuque joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that you don’t make resolutions, but that you do find one thing that’s been holding you back because it’s out of your comfort zone, and resolve to master it.
Marie Dubuque
Marie Dubuque joins Jim Blasingame to to talk about the questions she gets about the protocol for an employee dating a customer.
Morag Barrett
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that small business CEOs should focus their resolutions on helping them fire themselves from jobs they don’t have to do, and promote themselves to jobs no one else can do.
Morag Barrett
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to pick one thing to work on that is holding you back, instead of making a list of resolutions.
Morag Barrett
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that you acquire an accountability partner to hold you responsible for your goal settings, whether it’s one person or a mastermind group.

Tuesday - January 05, 2016

Vicky Oliver
Vicky Oliver joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the “entitlement” attitude that has stuck to Millennials as they enter the workforce, and how to overcome that negative brand.
Len Marrella
Len Marrella joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the detrimental impact of declining morals in America, and how to turn this unfortunate trend around.
Len Marrella
Len Marrella joins Jim Blasingame to reveal a list of 10 simple things that are part of our lives that matter most, and the first one is love.
Len Marrella
Len Marrella joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the concepts of character and leadership as critical behaviors that need to be more in evidence in society and the marketplace.
Diane DiResta
Diane DiResta joins Jim Blasingame to introduce Periscope, in case you haven’t heard about this video streaming platform and how it can contribute to your marketing strategy.
Diane DiResta
Diane DiResta joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to use Periscope, the Twitter-owned video streaming service to contribute to prospects and customers before you sell them.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to introduce her new business planning platform that will help you integrate marketing with other business disciplines.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to talk about her journey to becoming a state-wide public servant in support of small businesses.
Vicky Oliver
Vicky Oliver joins Jim Blasingame to talk about – and to – Millennials as they take their position in the workplace, about how to make the most contribution without making unproductive waves.

Wednesday - January 06, 2016

Peggy McColl
Peggy McColl joins Jim Blasingame to recommend some ways to make life and business easier than you’re making it now, including how to get out of your own way.
Peggy McColl
Peggy McColl joins Jim Blasingame to talk about getting out of your comfort zone by setting uncomfortable goals and then building on your success.
Sam Norwood
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to define dynamic pricing, offer examples of who uses it to their advantage, and how you can too.
Sam Norwood
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to explain why the blame for the 2008 financial crisis should extend beyond Wall Street to the Main Street businesses in the real estate industry who promoted the sub-prime mortgages.
Sam Norwood
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to say that there is not a likelihood that we will have another financial meltdown like we did in 2008, even with the high-yield bonds.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the first nine of his 2016 predictions, including those on the economy, Crowdfunding and Wall Street.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals more of his 2016 predictions, including those on the future price of oil, blockchains, and a “lawless” president.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the last nine of his 2016 predictions, including those on presidential politics, Millennials and even the outcome of a championship football game.
Robert Levin
Robert Levin joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how he reinvented his media business into a different kind of content marketing firm, plus valuable content marketing advice for you.
Robert Levin
Rob Levin joins Jim Blasingame to recommend several tips on how to keep your online content current and relevant to customers, including text and video.

Thursday - January 07, 2016

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to talk about lessons learned about how to prepare for the withholding tax burden of a sole proprietor, including some tips.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to plan for paying income and payroll taxes when you’ve had a good year.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the challenges Twitter has been having and reveal why small businesses have to be careful depending on any social media platform forever.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on the phenomenon where ads in social media platforms have become greater than search ads and how that trend will impact the big players.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on how Facebook wants to cut into Yelps consumer help business, and whether that could become an anti-trust issue for Facebook.
Kenneth Davis
Kenneth Davis joins Jim Blasingame to pose questions that he thinks every presidential candidate should have to answer about how he or she would fight ISIS.
Kenneth Davis
Kenneth Davis joins Jim Blasingame to ask questions of the presidential candidates about how they would fight ISIS, and debate whether this group poses an existential threat to the U.S.
Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore joins Jim Blasingame to report on the condition of the economy and explain some of the reasons it has continued to underperform for seven years.
Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal who he thinks has the greatest chance of being the nominee for their party, and who will be the next president.
Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the elements of President Obama’s time in office and what will be the verdict on his legacy.

Friday - January 08, 2016

Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that even though small businesses are in a powerful position in the retail sector with the more affluent customers, most of them don’t recognize this power.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to reveal who the HENRYs are, and why you’re small business should be doing everything possible to get them to become customers.
Gene Marks
Gene Marks joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons that, even though the economy is weak, surviving small businesses are stronger financially than they have ever been.
Gene Marks
Gene Marks joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the ironic results of research that shows three-fourths of small businesses are feeling financial strong, but only one-third desire to grow. What’s wrong with this picture?
Gene Marks
Gene Marks joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three things that will make your business stronger, including having mentors, outsourcing and being a single issue voter for your small business.
Beverly Flaxington
Beverly Flaxington joins Jim Blasingame to differentiate between a business plan and a growth plan and why you need the latter to keep you focused on how you’ll accomplish your revenue and gross profit requirements.
Beverly Flaxington
Beverly Flaxington joins Jim Blasingame to talk about setting sales growth plans that have the companion of growing gross profit percentage and numbers.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to share their experiences of having to give tough love advice to business owners who don’t have a viable capital plan.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal a few tips on how to get funding, including what do you need the money for, and how will you apply the money.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal more tips and best practices on how to get a business loan, including being flexible, asking for the money before you need it, and choosing an amortization schedule.

Monday - January 11, 2016

Tom Borg
Tom Borg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the relationship of communication and profit in your organization and the part that trust plays in that dynamic.
Tom Borg
Tom Borg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal four critical questions employees will ask, out loud or to themselves, of the management, especially the CEO.
Bruce Piasecki
Bruce Piasecki joins Jim Blasingame to report on how capitalism has been practiced and why it must morph from speculative to a form that considers all elements of the world around it, not just short-term profit.
Bruce Piasecki
Bruce Piasecki joins Jim Blasingame to report on six areas of expertise that will define global corporations’ activity if capitalism is to become more relevant to all stakeholders, not just the short-term goals of investors.
Bruce Piasecki
Bruce Piasecki joins Jim Blasingame to report on how corporations are focusing on social issues more, but will they really pay attention to humans, including employees, Main Street vendors and communities?
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame talks about how Paul Simon’s hit song, “Still crazy after all these years,” reminds him of small business owners, and why the world is better for it.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports that responses to a recent online poll showed over half of small businesses were optimistic about 2016.
Jim Ostroff
Jim Ostroff joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the Three Mile Island event in 1979 set back nuclear energy development for decades, and other global nuclear setbacks.
Jim Ostroff
Jim Ostroff joins Jim Blasingame to report on the importance of nuclear energy as the provider of America’s consistent and reliable electric baseload.
Jim Ostroff
Jim Ostroff joins Jim Blasingame to report on the long term commitment required by the electricity industry when considering nuclear power plant investment.

Tuesday - January 12, 2016

Krista Neher
Krista Neher joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the things that it takes for a small business social media strategy to succeed, and to reveal that the single most important thing is to do fewer things better.
Krista Neher
Krista Neher joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how difficult it is for most small businesses to execute a successful social media strategy and when it’s time to get professional help.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to report on how much the extra stuff in Obamacare is costing each of us in money and jobs.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace- Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the Congressional repeal of Obamacare and why it will take a Republican president to finally get that job done.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to report that entitlement reform must be part of the presidential debate, but not until the general election process.
Larry Weidel
Larry Weidel joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things he learned by helping to found A.L. Williams and Associates and what hard work means to being a success.
Larry Weidel
Larry Weidel joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the five key factors and behaviors that make a serial winner, including being decisive and never giving up.
Joe Knight
Joe Knight joins Jim Blasingame to talk about what a business that’s desirable looks like to a buyer, and one of the ways to calculate its value.
Joe Knight
Joe Knight joins Jim Blasingame to reveal another way to determine what your business is worth, including the discounted cash flow method, in addition to the EBITDA approach.
Joe Knight
Joe Knight joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two more ways to determine the value of your business, including multiples of revenue and book value.

Wednesday - January 13, 2016

Nan Swift
Nan Swift joins Jim Blasingame to report on whether President Obama offered anything constructive in his State of the Union speech other than campaign rhetoric, plus progress in repealing the Death Tax on small business families.
Nan Swift
Nan Swift joins Jim Blasingame to report on the issues around taxing Internet sales thought the Marketplace Fairness Act and whether it will become law this year.
JJ Ramberg
JJ Ramberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the success of Goodshop.com as a resource that saves you money on purchases while simultaneously contributing to your favorite worthy cause.
JJ Ramberg
JJ Ramberg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the first 10 years of her TV show, “Your Business”, on MSNBC, and report on some of the inspiring stories the program has revealed.
JJ Ramberg
JJ Ramberg joins Jim Blasingame to share her story of being a high-level professional while raising a young family, plus the truth about women mentors.
Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to report on the progress of the International Economic Empowerment of Women that’s promoting peace through business in Rwanda and Afghanistan.
Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the upcoming IEEW delegation traveling to Rwanda to support women entrepreneurial progress.
Ken Blanchard
Ken Blanchard joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the leadership steps necessary to create a collaborative culture in your organization.
Ken Blanchard
Ken Blanchard joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how his 35 year-old management ideas are still relevant – with a little adjustment – in the 21st century
Ken Blanchard
Ken Blanchard joins Jim Blasingame to share his thoughts on what he thinks management will need to look like in the multi-generational workplace of the rest of the 21st century.

Thursday - January 14, 2016

Douglas  Obey
Doug Obey joins Jim Blasingame to report on the condition of the economic landscape and offer suggestions on how to make improvements.
Douglas  Obey
Doug Obey joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the future challenges of funding social security and other entitlements based on the demographic trends.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to review the key factors of the NFIB Index that shows small business optimism has not improved, and why.
Avik Roy
Avik Roy joins Jim Blasingame to report on the condition of Obamacare and the impact it has had on the marketplace and the economy, including how few people have really benefited from it.
Avik Roy
Avik Roy joins Jim Blasingame to report on the current presidential campaigning and why there isn’t more debate on how to reform health care, and a post-Obamacare environment.
Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to report that the current stock market condition is likely just the typical correction that is part of the economic cycle, rather than some systemic crisis like 2008.
Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that the small investor should consider investing in Index Funds, rather than trying to pick stocks.
Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the contrived ways corporate America has driven earnings for the past six years and how they will handle this task in the New Year.

Friday - January 15, 2016

Debbie Meyer
Debbie Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the definition of perseverance and how it differs from persistence.
Debbie Meyer
Debbie Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to manage and operate with perseverance goals, so yours doesn’t turn into the denial tendencies of persistence.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to ask why the U.S. wants to adopt an Internet tax system that failed in Europe so badly they’re getting rid of it.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the dangerous policies being pushed by the Obama administration in 2016.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how different the two parties are regarding Internet governance and how badly it’s been treated by the Obama administration.
Janet Christy
Janet Christy joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the definition of a family business and offer some tips on how to run one more successfully.
Janet Christy
Janet Christy joins Jim Blasingame to tell the story of one small business that couldn’t make changes to put the past behind them so they could be relevant today.

Monday - January 18, 2016

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals six of 11 of the most important financial fundamentals you must know if you’re going to be successful as a small business owner, including financial statements and a knowing your gross profit number.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the last five of eleven financial fundamentals that a small business must understand to be successful, including the need to fund growth.
Rich Galen
Richard Galen joins Jim Blasingame to report on the failure of the economic stewardship of President Obama, including the “F” small business owners give the president.
Rich Galen
Richard Galen joins Jim Blasingame to review the two parties’ progress toward taking the White House in 2017, including the challenges both have with renegades like Sanders and Trump.
Rich Galen
Richard Galen joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the stakes that are in play in the presidential race and how the front-runners in both parties are doing.
George Scott
George Scott joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the key elements involved in getting your business ready to be sold.
George Scott
George Scott joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the different kinds of business appraisal methods and how to use them.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the undeniable economic facts in evidence that point to 2016 being the year when the next recession begins.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the indicators of a slowing economy, including a decline in both imports and exports.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the factors that are causing a declining small business sector, including government policies, and the short and long-term implications.

Tuesday - January 19, 2016

Marsha Egan
Marsha Egan joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to become more productive with email, including how to set it aside while you work.
Marsha Egan
Marsha Egan joins Jim Blasingame to celebrate the 9th International clean out your inbox week with tips on how to be more productive with that great technological work horse, email.
Brian Moran
Brian Moran joins Jim Blasingame to reveal and discuss some of the typical things that wake small business owners up at 3am.
Brian Moran
Brian Moran joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that you can be a business owner without being an entrepreneur, but not the other way around.
Brian Moran
Brian Moran joins Jim Blasingame to offer counsel for startups on what to focus on in the beginning.
Jay Myers
Jay Myers joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the good, bad, and ugly of starting a business and taking it to the 20th anniversary.
Jay Myers
Jay Myers joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what it takes to be a successful business owner, especially with regard to the people part of the equation.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the value of enhanced learning that focuses first on learning about yourself.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why the best way to add value to customers is to learn how to ask the right questions.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to make a learning investment in yourself.

Wednesday - January 20, 2016

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how small businesses, especially really small ones, deal with doing the work and keeping a prospect pipeline full.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to deal with the seemingly unceasing bombardment of new technology offering.
Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the authenticity element of national politics in 2016 and what small businesses can learn from it.
Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to reveal four of the benefits your small business can get from a social media strategy, including speed, engagement, frequency, and analytics.
Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to talk about your relationship with fear, how it can be an enabler or an immobilizer.
Debra Fine
Debra Fine joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the fine art of small talk and how this skill will always be fundamental to business success.
Debra Fine
Debra Fine joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the generations are different in the way they communicate, but not more so than the Millennials.

Thursday - January 21, 2016

Len Marrella
Len Marrella joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the detrimental impact of declining morals in America, and how to turn this unfortunate trend around.
Len Marrella
Len Marrella joins Jim Blasingame to reveal a list of 10 simple things that are part of our lives that matter most, and the first one is love.
Len Marrella
Len Marrella joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the concepts of character and leadership as critical behaviors that need to be more in evidence in society and the marketplace.
Dennis Shaul
Dennis Shaul joins Jim Blasingame to review the history of retail credit industry in the U.S., and why consumers need these services for their household cash flow and credit requirements.
Dennis Shaul
Dennis Shaul joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the new Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is dangerous to retail credit choices by consumers.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on the flow storage battery technology that is promising to be used in larger settings, such as commercial and residential applications.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on new hormone research that could extend your quality of life for a longer expectancy, plus new treatment for cataracts.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Fisher-Price toy that shows elementary kids how computer coding and algorithms work, plus a new way to manufacture commercial grade diamonds.

Friday - January 22, 2016

Kenneth Davis
Kenneth Davis joins Jim Blasingame to pose questions that he thinks every presidential candidate should have to answer about how he or she would fight ISIS.
Kenneth Davis
Kenneth Davis joins Jim Blasingame to ask questions of the presidential candidates about how they would fight ISIS, and debate whether this group poses an existential threat to the U.S.
Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore joins Jim Blasingame to report on the condition of the economy and explain some of the reasons it has continued to under-perform for seven years.
Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal who he thinks has the greatest chance of being the nominee for their party, and who will be the next president.
Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the elements of President Obama’s time in office and what will be the verdict on his legacy.
Eugene Griessman
Gene Griessman joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to continually improve your communication skills when nurturing customers.
Eugene Griessman
Gene Griessman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why it’s okay to fall in love with what your business does, but you can’t fall in love with how you do it.
Eugene Griessman
Gene Griessman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry and recommend you prepare for such a disruption in your industry.

Monday - January 25, 2016

Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that in order to come up with big ideas that keep your company relevant, you have to ask, and train your people to ask, specific questions about how to get better.
Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the best innovation leader in your business might not be you, the founder. It might be one of your employees who is organized and capable to right-brain thinking.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one of the first online security steps to check is to make sure software has the latest security updates and patches.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that system hardening and a tight password regime are among the best online security basics to follow.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the most dependable online security resources, including several government websites as well as password protection programs.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame offers several indicators and data points that should make you be prepared in case 2016 becomes the next year we put two negative GDP growth quarters together.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on a recent online poll of small business owners on how the job President Obama has done has impacted their business, and the number of failing grades may surprise the president, but probably not you.
Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how a broadcast differs from a podcast, and how the former can be the latter, but not the other way around.
Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that every small business has some form of voice and/or video media on it’s web presence, and why it’s easier today than ever before.
Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that besides the marketing/prospecting benefit of conducting a podcast, it is also a great way to grow your network.

Tuesday - January 26, 2016

Al Pittampalli
Al Pittampalli joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the benefits and logic behind being the kind of person who can be persuaded to change your mind when presented with the right information.
Al Pittampalli
Al Pittampalli joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the process of changing your mind based on persuasive information that causes you to make adjustments in your approach to life and work.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the single greatest mistake salespeople make is failing to shut up when the prospect should be talking.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you want to be able to get customers to talk, so you know what they’re thinking, you have to ask better questions and then shut up.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that by using non-directive probes with the interrogatives, who, what, when, where and why, will get you better answers from customers and more sales.
Brett Clay, Ph.D
Brett Clay joins Jim Blasingame to explain the process he went through to study for and accomplish the work in order to receive a doctoral degree in human development.
Brett Clay, Ph.D
Brett Clay joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the definition of being purposive, and how that differs from being reactionary and adaptive, as you lead your company.
Shawn Murphy
Shawn Murphy joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the tips and best practices to employ when trying to acquire optimistic employees who also have the other traits you’re looking for.
Shawn Murphy
Shawn Murphy joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that it might not be the best thing to have all optimistic people on your team, and that some skeptics might be beneficial.
Shawn Murphy
Shawn Murphy joins Jim Blasingame to talk about whether Millennials are less optimistic than other generations, and what you have to do to find the optimistic ones.

Wednesday - January 27, 2016

John  Chisholm
John Chisholm joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the state of entrepreneurship in the U.S. today is threatened in large part due to over-regulation by the government.
John  Chisholm
John Chisholm joins Jim Blasingame to review the fundamental elements of what makes the U.S. economy the most vibrant and largest in the world, and what we need to do to protect it.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the fact that every small business owner should come to terms with the fact that you’re not going to live forever, and make plans to pass your business on to the next owner.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the fact that you’re not going to live forever, so you might as well plan for a legacy of sustainability for your business when you’re gone.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the key factors to focus on in the first steps of getting your business ready to sell, especially accurate numbers.
Laura Stack
Laura Stack joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that, ironically, technology could be causing you productivity problems, and how to solve that by learning how to use it to your advantage.
Laura Stack
Laura Stack joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three roles you must focus on to be productive as the CEO of your small business, and they all start with a “T.”
Tim Berry
Tim Berry joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several benefits your business can accrue when you get good at sales forecasting.
Tim Berry
Tim Berry joins Jim Blasingame to identify the several elements that make up the fundamentals of forecasting sales as a key part of your business plan.
Tim Berry
Tim Berry joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you want fewer surprises in your business, do a better job of sales forecasting.

Thursday - January 28, 2016

Marie Dubuque
Marie Dubuque joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that you don’t make resolutions, but that you do find one thing that’s been holding you back because it’s out of your comfort zone, and resolve to master it.
Marie Dubuque
Marie Dubuque joins Jim Blasingame to to talk about the questions she gets about the protocol for an employee dating a customer.
Diane DiResta
Diane DiResta joins Jim Blasingame to introduce Periscope, in case you haven’t heard about this video streaming platform and how it can contribute to your marketing strategy.
Diane DiResta
Diane DiResta joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to use Periscope, the Twitter-owned video streaming service to contribute to prospects and customers before you sell them.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to introduce her new business planning platform that will help you integrate marketing with other business disciplines.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to talk about her journey to becoming a state-wide public servant in support of small businesses.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to talk about her new role as a leader of North Carolina’s attempt to help small businesses.

Friday - January 29, 2016

Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to report on the progress of the International Economic Empowerment of Women that’s promoting peace through business in Rwanda and Afghanistan.
Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the upcoming IEEW delegation traveling to Rwanda to support women entrepreneurial progress.
Ken Blanchard
Ken Blanchard joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the leadership steps necessary to create a collaborative culture in your organization.
Ken Blanchard
Ken Blanchard joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how his 35 year-old management ideas are still relevant – with a little adjustment – in the 21st century
Ken Blanchard
Ken Blanchard joins Jim Blasingame to share his thoughts on what he thinks management will need to look like in the multi-generational workplace of the rest of the 21st century.
Peggy McColl
Peggy McColl joins Jim Blasingame to recommend some ways to make life and business easier than you’re making it now, including how to get out of your own way.
Peggy McColl
Peggy McColl joins Jim Blasingame to talk about getting out of your comfort zone by setting uncomfortable goals and then building on your success.
Sam Norwood
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to define dynamic pricing, offer examples of who uses it to their advantage, and how you can too.
Sam Norwood
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to explain why the blame for the 2008 financial crisis should extend beyond Wall Street to the Main Street businesses in the real estate industry who promoted the sub-prime mortgages.
Sam Norwood
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to say that there is not a likelihood that we will have another financial meltdown like we did in 2008, even with the high-yield bonds.