Thursday - September 01, 2016

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how he researched the purchase of an Internet laptop and chose a Lenovo Chromebook, and explains the difference between this and a laptop computer.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the role an Internet laptop plays differently from a computer, and his experience shopping for his choice online.
Bruce Piasecki
Bruce Piasecki joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that you should expect having to prove to big business prospects and customers what you’re sustainability practices are, regarding use of resources.
Bruce Piasecki
Bruce Piasecki joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how big business thinks of their climate change practices, and how it’s different from how small businesses think about it.
Leigh Stringer
Leigh Stringer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should take your workforce, culture and work flow into consideration when you’re building, leasing and furnishing your workplace.
Leigh Stringer
Leigh Stringer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the elements of a healthy workplace, including sunlight, greenspace, even plants, and other environmental and ergonomic factors.
Anna Brewer
Anna Brewer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that since rules to protect salaries workers hadn't been changed in so long, the new DOL rules were designed to make that adjustment, but, as typical for government solutions, it also created other problems.
Anna Brewer
Anna Brewer joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the ways the new DOL rules on overtime exemption will impact your relationship with workers, including making salary adjustments, limiting flexibility, and record keeping.
Anna Brewer
Anna Brewer joins Jim Blasingame to report that there is legislation proposed to at least modify the new DOL overtime exemption rules, but until then, they will go into effect December 1, 2016, and it will have a hugely negative impact on small businesses.

Friday - September 02, 2016

Joel Libava
Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the key pieces of information that a franchisor will make sure you know before you make a commitment.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the fact that too many small businesses will not survive past the exit of the founder.
Gretchen Pisano
Gretchen Pisano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the key first steps that are necessary to become the CEO of your business, including being able to delegate.

Monday - September 05, 2016

Doug McCormick
Douglas McCormick joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the origins of Labor Day and the impact labor unions have had on the progress of America, including its fading relevance.
Doug McCormick
Douglas McCormick joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways entrepreneurs should think about the way they apply their own labor, in order to run and grow a business.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to explain how to treat your various labor assignments on your operating statement, whether above or below the line, to create a productivity ratio.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to attribute certain labor expenses to cost of goods sold, and place it above the line to calculate a more accurate gross profit percentage.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should know that your gross profit number and percentage are key elements of effective financial management.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals how Labor Day began, who started it and to ask why we don’t have a national holiday for entrepreneurs.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on the response to his recent online poll asking which of the two major party candidates would be best for your small business, and why God keeps coming up this year.
Rich Galen
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why Labor Day isn’t such a big deal for organized labor anymore.
Rich Galen
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to report on just a few of the ways that Hillary Clinton, and the Obama administration, have gone beyond the pale on corruption and cronyism.
Rich Galen
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to share his reasons for why he thinks Trump will not be a good president, even if he knows Hillary Clinton is the alternative.

Tuesday - September 06, 2016

Michael Alden
Michael Alden joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the concept of the compounding effect when you accomplish your goal for anything, and then push through to just 5% more.
Michael Alden
Michael Alden joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you pushed through and put forth 5% more effort in sales and marketing, even if it is only weekly, over the year the compounding effect would produce a quantum leap of success.
John Swanciger
John Swanciger joins Jim Blasingame to report on how some large corporations are structuring part of their businesses as Sub S corporations to avoid corporate tax levels.
John Swanciger
John Swanciger joins Jim Blasingame to reveal new credit quality designations for small businesses, like FICO SBSS, that you probably don’t know incorporates your personal and business credit experience.
John Swanciger
John Swanciger joins Jim Blasingame to report on the new developments that show how Obamacare is collapsing under its own poor construction, and how much it’s costing small businesses.
Morag Barrett
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the truth that sometimes you need to disengage from a new networking contact, but don’t know how.
Morag Barrett
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some important ways to behave when networking, that will help you avoid looking like you don’t know how to act.
Adam Levin
Adam Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how close he thinks we are to fighting a cyber war with global bad actors in North Korea, China, Iran and Russia, for example.
Adam Levin
Adam Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal five ways cyber-attackers could have a negative impact on different aspects of how we conduct elections in the U.S., and possible implications.
Adam Levin
Adam Levin joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how a cyber-attack, or hack on our election process, could create unprecedented problems that could take months to unravel.

Wednesday - September 07, 2016

Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the U.S. government is stepping out of its role as the ultimate owner of the Internet and its governance, through a change in the contract with ICANN.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to report on his work with the new ICANN structure that will be effective October 1, 2016, which for the first time is completely disconnected from the U.S. oversight.
Ruth Sherman
Ruth Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of words, and why communication success requires accurate messages and well-chosen words, and how the main stream media has failed our trust.
Ruth Sherman
Ruth Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the instructive elements of the communication style of presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
Ruth Sherman
Ruth Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the good and bad elements of the communication style of presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Dan Roam
Dan Roam joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of letting your ideas tell your story, in the form of graphic images you would draw on a white board in a meeting.
Dan Roam
Dan Roam joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that your ideas may well be best conveyed in the form of images you draw on a white board, which should be considered innovative, but not artistic.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the reasons the modern marketplace depends more on the power of trust than ever before.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that an environment where mistrust is evident is a dysfunctional one, and that you don’t have to like someone to convey and expect the execution of trust.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of transparency and how to help it manifest in your organization, especially by encouraging ownership of assignments at all stakeholder levels.

Thursday - September 08, 2016

John Berlau
John Berlau joins Jim Blasingame to report on the dangerous Consumer Finance Protection Bureau which is run by an unelected director who answers to no one, and who is hurting individuals and small businesses.
John Berlau
John Berlau joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and how it’s hurting small banks and their small business customers.
Robert Grede
Robert Grede joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the key factors in editing, that can help you become a better writer of everything, from an email to a proposal to a newspaper column.
Robert Grede
Robert Grede joins Jim Blasingame to reveal five writing practices that will help you get your ideas out of your head and properly organized on “paper.”
Robert Grede
Robert Grede joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of turning your key points into a list of items that you can bullet in your letter, proposal or email.
Deb Calvert
Deb Calvert joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the role that leadership has in selling in the 21st century, when customers are more empowered than ever before.
Deb Calvert
Deb Calvert joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should ask today’s more knowledgeable customer where they are in their research, before you start telling them what you know.
Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that she thinks the stock market is still an important part of any investment portfolio, but that she also believes equities are currently overvalued.
Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the differences between how men and women go about investing, plus whether financial robo-advisors are effective.
Barbara Friedberg
Barb Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the differences between the aggressive way men invest, and how women place a higher value on security.

Friday - September 09, 2016

Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the Peace through Business program that has created hundreds of women entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Afghanistan in a decade.
Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the 2017 agenda for IEEW and their Peace through Business program in growing women entrepreneurs around the globe.
Doug Tatum
Doug Tatum joins Jim Blasingame to report that low interest rates are causing large companies to grow customers through acquisition within their industries with borrowed money instead of investing in the traditional economy.
Doug Tatum
Doug Tatum joins Jim Blasingame to recommend watching how your competition is behaving regarding consolidation as a way of spotting trends that could have implications for your business.
Doug Tatum
Doug Tatum joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the dangers to entrepreneurship that are posed by the federal government, including oppressive regulations.
Catherine Kaputa
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to reveal many reasons why every small business should plan to attend the trade show event of their industry, even if it’s just a regional event.
Catherine Kaputa
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to discuss different ways to attend your industry’s national trade show and convention, including doing it in association with the family vacation.
Catherine Kaputa
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the dos and don’ts of being an exhibitor at an industry trade show, including just attending the first year, until you get the lay of the land.

Monday - September 12, 2016

Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to share her memories and thoughts on the 15th anniversary of the Islamic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Adam Sonnhalter
Jack Mencini
Adam Sonnhalter and Jack Mencini join Jim Blasingame to reveal that too many small businesses are holding themselves back, because they don’t have regular and accurate financial statements.
Adam Sonnhalter
Jack Mencini
Adam Sonnhalter and Jack Mencini join Jim Blasingame to reveal that in a slow economy, an important growth option is to consider acquiring smaller competitors.
Bob Dilenschneider
Rich Galen
Rich Galen and Bob Dilenschneider join Jim Blasingame to share their memories about the attacks of 9-11 fifteen years ago, and how they feel today about another attack.
Rich Galen
Bob Dilenschneider
Rich Galen and Bob Dilenschneider join Jim Blasingame to discuss how politics plays a role in whether we’re protected from terrorism or not.
Rich Galen
Bob Dilenschneider
Rich Galen and Bob Dilenschneider join Jim Blasingame to share their thoughts on whether we’re safer today from terrorism than we were the day before we were attacked on 9-11-01.
Betty Lowrey
Betty Lowrey joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the unique issues women have that men don’t, and how to deal with them.
Betty Lowrey
Betty Lowrey joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the differences between the guilt that women and men feel, and if women create this problem for themselves.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the option of arranging for an internal transfer of control of your business ownership as an exit strategy, including an ESOP, employee stock option plan.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to get the business ready for an internal transfer of ownership, especially for children.

Tuesday - September 13, 2016

Karen Cortell Reisman
Karen Cortell Reisman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the mistakes people make when telling stories that weaken the impact, including taking too long, don’t wander off topic and telling the audience, “This is funny.”
Karen Cortell Reisman
Karen Cortell Reisman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several important elements of successful storytelling, including humor, being self-deprecating and the power of brevity.
Mark Berven
Mark Berven joins Jim Blasingame to report on a recent survey of small business owners, with emphasis on Millennials, regarding their performance in a number of areas, including disaster preparedness.
Mark Berven
Mark Berven joins Jim Blasingame to report on a recent survey of small business owners, that shows Millennials are already thinking about succession planning, plus they’re more prepared for a cyber-attack and very conscious of employee benefits.
Mark Berven
Mark Berven joins Jim Blasingame to report on a recent survey of small business owners, that showed Millennials seem to be the most frustrated with the onslaught of regulations.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on the imminent plans by the Obama administration to give away the last piece of U.S. owned Internet properties, and why this could be dangerous.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on the last days of ownership control the U.S. has over the Internet, thanks to the Obama administration giving it away.
Dave Fuller
Dave Fuller joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of profitability to contribute to success and a healthier life.
Dave Fuller
Dave Fuller joins Jim Blasingame to tell a story about a bear attack, and compare it to the stress level business owners have if they don’t operate their businesses profitably.
Dave Fuller
Dave Fuller joins Jim Blasingame to make the connection between having a profitable business, and living long enough to enjoy it.

Wednesday - September 14, 2016

Gene Marks
Gene Marks joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while Facebook is anticipating what kinds of ads their users want to see to help advertisers, your ads probably won’t be seen if your website is not mobile optimized.
Gene Marks
Gene Marks joins Jim Blasingame to report on a new application that combines texting and instant messaging, plus aggregates Outlook, to give teams more control over internal correspondence.
Jane Howard
Pierce Howard
Pierce and Jane Howard join Jim Blasingame to reveal that a focus on personal values is trumping decision making elements of the past.
Jane Howard
Pierce Howard
Pierce and Jane Howard join Jim Blasingame to reveal that more and more prospective customers and employees are incorporating their values into critical decisions about purchases and profession.
Jane Howard
Pierce Howard
Pierce and Jane Howard join Jim Blasingame to reveal that values are a different set of motivators than morality, even though they may sometimes overlap.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the “CX,” or the customer experience expectation, is what motivates customers today, more than the commodities you sell.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that your customers are on an expectations journey, that you have to take with them, or risk becoming irrelevant.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to report on her work as a leader on the North Carolina NCWORKS Commission, and how North Carolina is connecting the education sector with the employer sector to insure workforce readiness.
Linnea McCord
Linnea McCord joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons why trust, which has always been the foundation of markets, is more critical in the digital age than ever before.
Linnea McCord
Linnea McCord joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the business advantage of being devoted to trust, as a corporate value and business best practice.

Thursday - September 15, 2016

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to share how fussy he is about making sure his data is backed up, and what he does so he doesn’t worry.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the change in the plug of the new iPhone 7, that combines the power plug and the ear bud plug, and why he wasn’t so impressed with that move.
Steve Martin
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how being afraid to make decisions, when they’re supposed to be made, could be costing you precious profits.
Steve Martin
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to avoid falling victim to inertia in your thinking, before it robs your organization of precious profits.
Steve Martin
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how pride that turns to hubris and ego, can take you down when it robs you of precious profit, and how to avoid this by involving others.
Rachel Sheedy joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the key decisions individuals and couples should make when approaching retirement age and filing for Social Security.
Rachel Sheedy joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the options couples have, when contemplating the time for filing for retirement benefits from Social Security.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on recent research that shows some sugars could be used to melt the plaque build-up on arteries.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on a new type of aggregate, that makes a concrete that bends before it breaks.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on an existing drug that’s used for other issues, which is being tested to see if it’s properties might reduce the plaque on the brain that causes Alzheimer’s disease.

Friday - September 16, 2016

Anna Brewer
Anna Brewer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that since rules to protect salaries workers hadn't been changed in so long, the new DOL rules were designed to make that adjustment, but, as typical for government solutions, it also created other problems.
Anna Brewer
Anna Brewer joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the ways the new DOL rules on overtime exemption will impact your relationship with workers, including making salary adjustments, limiting flexibility, and record keeping.
Anna Brewer
Anna Brewer joins Jim Blasingame to report that there is legislation proposed to at least modify the new DOL overtime exemption rules, but until then, they will go into effect December 1, 2016, and it will have a hugely negative impact on small businesses.
Jena Abernathy
Jena Abernathy joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to think of your efforts to get a job, or make a sale, as putting your personal brand’s best foot forward, and offers tips on how to do that.
Jena Abernathy
Jena Abernathy joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the reality of how competitive the marketplace is, and why you have to get real with yourself about how much your personal brand plays.

Monday - September 19, 2016

Alexander Joyce
Alexander Joyce joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the political class stole the $4 trillion in the Social Security trust fund, and left IOUs that you and I have to cover – again. Plus Alex gives one tip on how to decide when to take SS.
Alexander Joyce
Alexander Joyce joins Jim Blasingame to offer several things to consider when deciding when to begin drawing retirement checks from Social Security.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism that shows there isn’t much, optimism, that is, and how the Fed, Wall Street and Washington have contributed to that.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Small Business Index, that reveals some of the reasons hiring is so slow on Main Street, including not being able to find acceptable applicants for millions of openings.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Small Business Index and why the Fed’s accommodating fiscal policy of low interest rates, that’s good for Wall Street, is probably not good for Main Street.
David Meyer
Melissa Meyer
David and Melissa Meyer join Jim Blasingame to tell the story about their third generation small business, in the same industry, plus their secrets for how to work together as husband and wife.
David Meyer
Melissa Meyer
David and Melissa Meyer join Jim Blasingame to reveal what their business does as a global logistics resource, including how things have changed since the two previous generations of the family operated the business.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that getting a big business to become a customer is more difficult than ever, and the only way to break through is to demonstrate that you’re more than just an average vendor.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three things to do in order to get a big business to become a customer, including don’t sell, solve problems, and become invaluable to the decision-maker.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one of the secrets to getting and keeping big business customers, is to identify their top three problems and work on only those.

Tuesday - September 20, 2016

JJ Ramberg
JJ Ramberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on her shopping website that allows you to save money and help your favorite charity, but now you can offer your own cause to receive funds.
JJ Ramberg
JJ Ramberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on over 10 years of hosting her TV program, Your Business, that’s dedicated to real Main Street small businesses.
Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how many leaders’ plans fail because they keep their vision and some of their plans secret from their teams, instead of being more transparent.
Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to avoid committing the sin of omission, by asking questions that encourage your team to open up about what they may not understand.
Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to discuss his company's new world-changing software "Constituent Hub," which operates by the premise of change leadership.
Kenneth Davis
Ken Davis joins Jim Blasingame to talk about his new book, which reveals the impact of slavery on the history of the U.S., by telling stories about important people and their own slaves.
Kenneth Davis
Ken Davis joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the irony of the inherent inhumanity of slaveholders, and the humanity of how they cared for their slaves.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that to operate your business without the benefit of current financial information, is tantamount to a failure wish.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to discuss recognizing opportunities to grow profits and cut taxes, by having and managing with a current and accurate balance sheet.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to use budgeting and budget accountability to reduce waste, cut costs, and grow profits and cash flow.

Wednesday - September 21, 2016

Chris Bird
Chris Bird joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things to do – and not do – if you’re part of an attack by an armed person, including if you’re armed yourself.
Chris Bird
Chris Bird joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the reasons private citizens should consider becoming trained with a firearm, for prevention and protection, with a particular focus on women.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the new ways to get through airports quicker, including some of the new pre-screening steps, even beyond the TSA-PRE level.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the reasons why regular people should consider using a trust as a way to make sure your estate is handled properly, and as you wish it to be.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several reasons why we’re all guilty, at least part of the time, of being a bad listener, and how to change that behavior.
Andrew Gause
Andy Gause joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the behavior and practices of the Fed, and to agree with Jim that they will not raise rates today, and perhaps not again this year.
Andrew Gause
Andy Gause joins Jim Blasingame to propose that the Fed has already passed the point of no return, regarding its ability to take action in the case of another financial crisis, partially because of its own bloated balance sheet.
Andrew Gause
Andy Gause joins Jim Blasingame to propose that the best way to prepare for the next financial crisis, which could be soon, is to get on the sidelines regarding corporate debt and equity as much as possible.

Thursday - September 22, 2016

Diane Mulcahy
Diane Mulcahy joins Jim Blasingame to explain what the “gig economy” is, how it has evolved and why it may be creating a shift in how we all think about our work and lives.
Diane Mulcahy
Diane Mulcahy joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the impact and implications of the gig economy on the rest of the aspects of American life, including relationships and culture.
Rick Lepsinger
Rick Lepsinger joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to establish clear expectations of performance for employees, from the job interview throughout their tenure with you.
Rick Lepsinger
Rick Lepsinger joins Jim Blasingame to explain how to establish a balanced practice and culture of positive and corrective feedback.
Rick Lepsinger
Rick Lepsinger joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to find a balance when giving your employees feedback, including connecting actions with results.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame proposes that your company should focus on leveraging intellectual property more, and physical ones less, and to offer four questions to tell if you get it.
Pamela Harper
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that she’s seeing more companies report growth opportunities, but who are having trouble moving fast enough.
Pamela Harper
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to use the triage method of selecting which growth opportunities to focus on, as well as to evaluate which internal elements are and are not ready to grow.
Pamela Harper
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to evaluate your business so you can differentiate between the performance that is happening, and what should be happening.

Friday - September 23, 2016

Adam Levin
Adam Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how close he thinks we are to fighting a cyber war with global bad actors in North Korea, China, Iran and Russia, for example.
Adam Levin
Adam Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal five ways cyber-attackers could have a negative impact on different aspects of how we conduct elections in the U.S., and possible implications.
Adam Levin
Adam Levin joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how a cyber-attack, or hack on our election process, could create unprecedented problems that could take months to unravel.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the imperative of having motivated employees, and the difference between motivation and engagement.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why and how to talk with customers about the level of motivation your employees demonstrate when providing service.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should evaluate your team for their energy level and why it matters to performance and planning.

Monday - September 26, 2016

Diane DiResta
Diane DiResta joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you use non-words, like Uh, Ah, and You know repetitively, when you’re speaking of delivering a presentation, you dilute the power of the message you’re trying to deliver.
Diane DiResta
Diane DiResta joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that speaking mannerisms, like voice grinding, up-talking, grammatical errors and being sloppy with words will cause people you want to influence to disregard you.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to report on the extensive cyber-attacks by foreign bad actors and states, that have cost the U.S. government and corporations so much.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the reasons the U.S. has been such a victim of cyber-attacks, including lack of cooperation, and lack of leadership by Congress and the president.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the last ownership connection of the U.S. to the Internet, ICANN, and why it should not be relinquished to potential forces of geo-politics.
Julie Bee
Julie Bee joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to revive your social media strategy, knock off the dust, and stop being overwhelmed.
Julie Bee
Julie Bee joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three practices to execute in your social media marketing plan, that will help you navigate the evolving social media waters.
Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why the people who make things happen in business, are the game changers who take the risks, and are comfortable being uncomfortable.
Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that most organizations have these four performance personalities, and why you need less of three and more of one.
Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson joins Jim Blasingame to identify four performance levels of people, and whether you can redeem the ones whose performance is sub-par.

Tuesday - September 27, 2016

Paul Smith
Paul Smith joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the primordial case for using stories in your attempt to influence others, from employees to customers.
Paul Smith
Paul Smith joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the difference between a story you tell a customer, and a sales pitch, and why you have to know the difference.
Jay Mincks
Paul J. Sarvadi
John Mahaffey
Paul Sarvadi, John Mahaffey, and Jay Mincks join Jim Blasingame to share their very different personal stories about Arnold Palmer, especially regarding how much of a gentleman he was, and how he impacted their lives.
Paul J. Sarvadi
Jay Mincks
John Mahaffey
Paul Sarvadi, Jay Mincks, and John Mahaffey join Jim Blasingame to share their stories of playing golf with Arnold Palmer, doing business with him, and how he treated everyone the same, with high regard.
Paul J. Sarvadi
Jay Mincks
John Mahaffey
Paul Sarvadi, Jay Mincks, and John Mahaffey join Jim Blasingame to share their ideas about the man, Arnold Palmer, with his wit, wisdom, class, and how, even though he was a living legend, he still focused on things greater than himself.
Debra Fine
Debra Fine joins Jim Blasingame to remind that face-to-face is the original social media, and to encourage you to take any opportunity you can to get out from behind your desk and meet people face-to-face.
Debra Fine
Debra Fine joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some tips on how to discuss politics with co-workers, including getting them to declare their position first.
Rick Newman
Rick Newman joins Jim Blasingame to compare notes with Jim, about who won the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Rick Newman
Rick Newman joins Jim Blasingame to report on the policy positions of Hillary and Donald in the first presidential debate, including where they were accurate and where they missed the mark.
Rick Newman
Rick Newman joins Jim Blasingame to share his thoughts on how the second presidential debate between Donald and Hillary will go, including who will be the most prepared, and who will win.

Wednesday - September 28, 2016

Bob Negen
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the ONLY reasons customers who come to your business, and then come back, is because of the experience they have, not what you sold them.
Bob Negen
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how his Retail Sales Academy teaches retail employees how to connect with 21st century customers.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that when she was asked to become an adjunct professor at George Washington University, she had to pay monthly fees, even if she didn't join the union.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to reveal more bad news about the overtime rules to take place on December 1, including that essentially by definition, you won’t be able to have tele-workers.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that a new rule prohibits a company from doing business with the government if they have three complaints, even if they haven’t been verified.
Bob Fischer
Bob Fischer joins Jim Blasingame to report on the concept of cognitive bias, which precludes you from experiencing people, or things, you’ve determined are outside of your comfort zone.
Bob Fischer
Bob Fischer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the manipulative behavior of framing, and how it can be used to create good and bad results.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NAM survey of manufacturers, who continue to report concerns about many elements of the U.S. and global economy, including political uncertainty.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to report the concerns of U.S. manufacturers, especially small firms, about the political implications on trade next year, plus the impact of technology on job growth.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to report on the significant damage the new DOL overtime rules will create in expense and job loss, for the manufacturing sector, including all size firms.

Thursday - September 29, 2016

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that even though on one hand, using social media is free, for businesses, it takes time and money to do it right.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to talk about their experiences, and advice, on when to upgrade your operating system to the new version.
Tom Borg
Tom Borg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the many different kinds of “Moment of Truth” your company experiences with customers, from online to the telephone.
Tom Borg
Tom Borg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the best way to be prepared for a Moment of Truth with customers, is by training employees with specific contact training.
Tom Borg
Tom Borg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the different ways to make customers think of you when they need help with a problem, not just when they need to buy something.
Bob Kustka
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to report on the environment small businesses are facing today for quality new employees, and how to be more competitive by establishing your Employee Value Proposition.
Bob Kustka
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to do a better job of defining any employee openings you have, so they attract the exact kind of applicant you want.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to review the many ways Obamacare has become a nightmare for almost half of Americans, and virtually every small business, and that every failure was predicted.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to report on the steps that the IRS is using as the enforcement agency for Obamacare, to contact and penalize anyone who isn’t complying with the law.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what will happen to Obamacare, (and healthcare,) if Hillary Clinton becomes president, and what will happen if Donald Trump is elected.

Friday - September 30, 2016

Tim Irwin
Tim Irwin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the shocking statistic that two-thirds of your employees are probably disengaged in their job, and offer ways to turn them around, including how to affirm them in their jobs.
Tim Irwin
Tim Irwin joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the challenge of helping the Millennial generation, which expects to have many different jobs in their career, to be engaged employees.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that lack of investment by businesses, for the past eight years, has resulted in the current poor productivity levels in the U.S.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that anti-business policies from Washington, specifically the Obama administration, have caused a significant drop in business investment, and have resulted in the historic decline in productivity.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to report on the significant drop in U.S. economic productivity, that has manifested in a shocking drop in income levels in the past 8 years, including disposable income.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame shares his thoughts on, and relationship with, Arnold Palmer, including something you probably didn’t know about The King.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to share their stories about Arnold Palmer, and why the way he lived his life is a model for all of us.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there are a number of parts associated with a website, that may not be in evidence, that you have to check and confirm can be sold and moved.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the considerations you need to know before you sell your website, including what you have permission to sell.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to suggest how to approach the candidates who want to represent you in government, and what to ask them about their positions.