Monday - January 02, 2017

Kita Szpak
Kita Szpak joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how we find ourselves in behavioral cycles – read: ruts – that are comfortable but not productive, and some ways to evaluate and modify them.
Kita Szpak
Kita Szpak joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how elements in our lives, people, situations, and our response to them need, to be identified and changed, sometimes with the help of a friend.
Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how your strategic planning can be improved, when we add a creative perspective, to help us add value to our analytical practices.
Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how customers will require your most creative influence in strategic planning, because of their fast-evolving expectations.
Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the innovation and creativity customers are demanding – without realizing it – as they continue to modify their expectations, empowered by technology.
Alan See
Alan See joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that cadence, character, and call out are three terms to keep in mind when executing your marketing strategy.
Alan See
Alan See joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how marketing fundamentals are essential today, in effective human resources activities, especially acquisition.
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to discuss President Obama’s legacy, and his attempts to defend and preserve it.
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the failed presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton, and whether we’ve heard the last of her politically.
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the challenges President Trump will face in his first year, including what Brandt thinks is the worst – China.

Tuesday - January 03, 2017

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame talks about how to follow your entrepreneurial dream, by separating the information you gather into what you can use and avoiding the distractions, separating the signal from the noise.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to report on the battle we’re losing, with states that want the businesses we buy from online to not only remit money to them as a percentage of our purchase, but also who we are and what we purchased, aka, the tattletale laws.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to report on the tension we’re experiencing, and will continue to experience, in the war that consumers, companies, and governments are waging with each other, but which consumers will likely be the most damaged.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame discusses the online world we’ve adopted, and why we each have to be more judicious in how we allow other entities to know who we are, what we’re doing, and where we are.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the use of compensation plans for key employees, that are based on specific performance against company goals.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to report on how one company used leveraged compensation to motivate key employees, to accomplish specific performance toward a stated goal.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to help employees buy your business from you, including the possibility of an ESOP, and other methods.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to review the several areas where various government entities attempted, and in some cases succeeded in impinging on your online freedom, privacy, and security, and what his organization did to minimize the damage.

Wednesday - January 04, 2017

Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the warning signs of burnout, and some of the ways to prevent it from happening.
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the ways to connect with your team, to identify and prevent professional burnout.
Burton Folsom
Burton Folsom joins Jim Blasingame to consider the behavior of President Obama in his last days in office, and compare it with how past presidents have behaved.
Burton Folsom
Burt Folsom joins Jim Blasingame to compare the effort President Obama is making to defend his legacy, with how past presidents have conducted themselves.
Burton Folsom
Burt Folsom joins Jim Blasingame to compare the cabinet picking methodology to how past presidents have done, including bringing in more business people.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the two kinds of passion required to produce and sustain a successful small business, including for what you do, and for how you do it.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame takes a segment to mark the passing of two of his long-time Brain Trust members, Ed Yourdon, one of the technology pioneers and computer hall of fame member, and Dan Poynter, self-publishing guru.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the unique demographic landscape Baby Boomer business owners find themselves in, as they contemplate divesting.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to reveal different ways to identify value components in your business, that are outside the traditional valuation calculus.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to reveal ways to make sure key employees are part of the value of your business, and aren’t in a position to hurt the value.

Thursday - January 05, 2017

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to compare notes about his 28-year tenure as a home-based business owner, with Jim’s one-home-based business, about the good and bad, and how to make it work.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the recent bad behavior of the son of a new member of Congress during the swearing in, and his disrespectful behavior.
Ken Tencer
Ken Tencer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that whatever your company should be doing tomorrow, or next year is 100% knowable, and is in the heads of your customers, but you have to go get it.
Ken Tencer
Ken Tencer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the concept of developing customer personas to help you make sure you’re focusing on the right kind of prospect.
Ken Tencer
Ken Tencer joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to establish one or more people to share goals with and hold each other accountable, like a coach or a mastermind group.
Robert Jolles
Robert Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal successful methods of encouraging, dealing with, and answering the objections that, with all the other changes in the marketplace, have not, and will not be, going away, starting with clarifying.
Robert Jolles
Robert Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the types of objections prospects have, and how to deal with each one, including minimizing and confirming that answered objections are now behind you.
David Heenan
David Heenan joins Jim Blasingame to recognize all of the ways that unsung heroes – the second bananas – are the foundation of a successful person or organization, but never get recognition.
David Heenan
David Heenan joins Jim Blasingame to celebrate the contribution of those unsung heroes, like teachers and members of our military, who contribute so much in our lives, without celebrity or even fair compensation.
David Heenan
David Heenan joins Jim Blasingame to talk about unsung contributors to our lives, like ghost-writers and small business owners.

Friday - January 06, 2017

John Burns
John Burns joins Jim Blasingame to reveal his way of thinking about generations as demographic behaviors, especially regarding Millennials.
John Burns
John Burns joins Jim Blasingame to report on what he thinks will be the future of housing, based on the demands and expectations of the younger buyers.
John Burns
John Burns joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the 20th century way of thinking about housing will likely not endure through the Millennial generation.
Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the imperative nature of leadership in your professional success, and why it’s more than foundational, it’s the footing below the foundation.
Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why your leadership evaluation should include looking outward toward your stakeholders, or constituents, and discovering what kind of leadership they expect from you.
Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to stay focused on the outward look for your leadership perspective, rather than inward.

Monday - January 09, 2017

Rhett Power
Rhett Power joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what it was like when he founded his small business, including what surprised him the most and his biggest mistake, all of which contributed to his new book.
Rhett Power
Rhett Power joins Jim Blasingame to talk about his new book, The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions, which is a set up to deliver daily management/motivational messages every day for 52 weeks.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame introduces several of his 2017 Crystal Ball Predictions, in this segment, on what he thinks the economy will do and the sentiment of small businesses (hint: it’s good).
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame introduces several of his 2017 Crystal Ball Predictions, in this segment, on job creation, tax reform, capital formation, interest rates, and Obamacare.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame introduces several of his 2017 Crystal Ball Predictions, in this segment on politics, the global economy, foreign affairs and football.
Dr Marilyn Singleton
Dr. Marilyn Singleton joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that when seniors go on Medicare at 65, they learn that there are many advantages, but also that it can be expensive, limiting, and also taxed.
Dr Marilyn Singleton
Dr. Marilyn Singleton joins Jim Blasingame to offer her concern that the way the Medicare hospice program is being administered, it is creating practices that are de facto euthanasia.
Kirk Cheyfitz
Kirk Cheyfitz joins Jim Blasingame to report on his prophecy about being in the post-advertising era, and the current implications of that phenomenon.
Kirk Cheyfitz
Kirk Cheyfitz joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the disruption that is occurring in businesses of all sizes as customers are increasing, expecting to be empowered, and spend less time being interrupted.
Kirk Cheyfitz
Kirk Cheyfitz joins Jim Blasingame to encourage small businesses to take market share from big businesses, by focusing their marketing on informing and entertaining prospects and customers.

Tuesday - January 10, 2017

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame talks about the problems with raising the minimum wage, and whether there will be an increase in the national minimum wage this year.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to report on why some states can raise minimum wage and still be good small business environments.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to debunk the myth that raising the minimum wage is a good thing, since it hurts the ones it’s supposed to help, entry-level workers.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the things that will have to happen to turn the economy around, after eight years of government-imposed stagnation.
Susan Steinbrecher
Susan Steinbrecher joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how communication has changed, more than any other time in history, and why that’s a problem we have to deal with.
Susan Steinbrecher
Susan Steinbrecher joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on how to improve communication within an organization, to improve performance and productivity.
Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to review some of the tax reform opportunities that could happen this year, and what that could mean for your business and portfolio.
Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the regulatory reforms being propose, plus what has to be done to grow jobs.
Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to lament the fact that there are millions of excellent jobs going unfilled because there aren’t qualified workers to fill them, and what has to be done to solve this problem.

Wednesday - January 11, 2017

Frank Sesno
Frank Sesno joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the communication tool of asking questions, is one of the most powerful and useful ways to build relationships and achieve professional success.
Frank Sesno
Frank Sesno joins Jim Blasingame to reveal an array of types of questions that can be used at specific times, and applications to improve knowledge and promote better communication.
Pete Sepp
Pete Sepp joins Jim Blasingame to review some of President Trump’s financial advisors and cabinet members, and why they’re important to getting the economy going.
Pete Sepp
Pete Sepp joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the technical issues that could prove challenging for quick repeal and replace of Obamacare.
Pete Sepp
Pete Sepp joins Jim Blasingame to review some of the ways the Trump administration will approach tax reform, and how comprehensive it will be.
Ruth Sherman
Ruth Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways a small business should protect themselves from a PR crisis, by developing a strategy that can be implemented effectively.
Ruth Sherman
Ruth Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to prepare your team for the potential of a PR crisis, and why they need to be trained how to respond if a crisis occurs.
David Dawsey
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there are potential opportunities available from using intellectual property, that is no longer controlled by the previous owner, like expired patents.
David Dawsey
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how you can look at the R&D investment of others, and achieve knowledge about those products, and from that legally create a new, more effective product.
David Dawsey
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to identify holes in the intellectual property ownership of others to identify opportunities, while cautioning you to take great care not to violate their ownership positions.

Thursday - January 12, 2017

Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to report on the retail vacuum that can be claimed by small retailers as a result of the collapse of retail giants like Sears and Macy’s.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of keeping your retail strategy focused on the personal expectations of your customers, which are changing every day.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index which shows that small business owners, for the first time in eight years, are very excited about the future of their businesses.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index which shows small business inventories have risen, which could be a good sign, but that hiring may not match the economic growth potential anticipated.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index which shows earnings and wages are up, so does that indicate rising inflation, and what will the Fed do to respond to that?
Sandra Mobley
Sandra Mobley joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the importance of finding work that fulfills and sustains you.
Sandra Mobley
Sandra Mobley joins Jim Blasingame to discuss that, as a small business owner, you must communicate with your employee what your business mission is.
Frank Lavin
Frank Lavin joins Jim Blasingame to report on the exciting potential for small businesses as Jack Ma’s Alibaba opens up China for e-commerce in the U.S.
Frank Lavin
Frank Lavin joins Jim Blasingame to report on the logistical steps that it takes for U.S. small businesses to get their products in the hands of customers in China and get paid.
Frank Lavin
Frank Lavin joins Jim Blasingame to report on the troubling level of debt in China, and whether that condition could prove to be an economic drag on the global economy.

Friday - January 13, 2017

Stijn Hendrikse
Stijn Hendrikse joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the challenge small business owners have with staying focused, and how to maintain success while expanding our comfort zone.
Stijn Hendrikse
Stijn Hendrikse joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to elevate your trustworthiness, while eliminating the noise level with more targeted marketing.
Stijn Hendrikse
Stijn Hendrikse joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on how to improve your marketing in the New Year, including focusing more on permission-based marketing.
Bob Kustka
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the productivity challenges we’ll have in an expanding economy, which will require a new human resources strategy.
Bob Kustka
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to recommend encouraging the high-performing employees and setting the unproductive ones up to either improve or go elsewhere, plus the power of communicating with your performers.
Debbie Meyer
Debbie Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to talk about taking a personal inventory, to check how you feel about your business after another year has gone by.
Debbie Meyer
Debbie Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should take an inventory of the time you’re devoting to being the CEO of your business, to see if it’s going to be enough in the New Year.
Debbie Meyer
Debbie Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that goals without a specific plan to achieve them is not a success strategy.

Monday - January 16, 2017

Chester Elton
Chester Elton joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to get more performance out of your team by establishing gratitude as an element of your corporate culture.
Chester Elton
Chester Elton joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps to take in order to establish a culture of gratitude in your business, and improve engagement and performance.
John Berlau
John Berlau joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the role that the Securities and Exchange Commission plays in the financial marketplace, and why the leader is important.
John Berlau
John Berlau joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the background of Securities and Exchange Commission nominee, Jay Clayton, and explain what his job will be and whether he’ll be compromised.
John Berlau
John Berlau joins Jim Blasingame to report on the progress of the crowdfunding concept and platforms, and whether they will have long-term relevance for small businesses
Pawan Grover
Dr. Pawan Grover joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three health care reform issues that need to be covered, including loss of coverage, Medicare funding, and doctor performance reimbursement.
Pawan Grover
Dr. Pawan Grover joins Jim Blasingame to report on how he uses lasers to repair back problems with minimally invasive surgery, including helping those with previous surgeries that didn’t work.
Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the dangers of making a bad hire, and why that creates serious performance issues for your business.
Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two mistakes managers make when onboarding new hires, including being led by their emotions, and allowing you to get into a condition of desperation.
Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the key elements of a new hire interview, especially focusing on past accomplishments, not just experience and credentials.

Tuesday - January 17, 2017

Christopher Bishop
Christopher Bishop joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the current low-hanging fruit technologies, and some future tech that will help you get and stay closer to customers.
Christopher Bishop
Christopher Bishop joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fast evolving expectations of customers, and how to use technology to discover, anticipate, and deliver on those expectations.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things you can do when selling your home, that will maximize the chance of making a sale and the price.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to compare notes on what they think the stock market will do this year – bull or bear?
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the problems that you can have if you sit on your backside too much, and how getting up off of it will extend your quality and length of life.
Adam Sonnhalter
Jack Mencini
Jack Mencini and Adam Sonnhalter join Jim Blasingame to talk about the management power you can acquire, just by creating at least a 90 day cash flow projection spreadsheet, and using it as a management tool.
Adam Sonnhalter
Jack Mencini
Jack Mencini and Adam Sonnhalter join Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of knowing the spread between your accounts receivable days and accounts payable days, and why this information also makes your banker happy.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to report on the likely structure of the Obamacare replacement, including giving more control to states and patients.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the elements of the Obamacare replacement, including no mandates, more choice, and more local provider coverage networks.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace- Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the Obamacare replacement will include many choices and options for individuals and companies, including more health savings accounts.

Wednesday - January 18, 2017

Jackie Frank
Jackie Frank joins Jim Blasingame to share her story on how to be a professional at what you do, while incorporating a professional networking parallel universe.
Jackie Frank
Jackie Frank joins Jim Blasingame to report on the home ownership future in our society based on demographic changes, as well as the mortgage industry.
Jay Mincks
Jay Mincks joins Jim Blasingame to share his ideas on the importance and power of the element of trust, when you’re managing a sales organization.
Jay Mincks
Jay Mincks joins Jim Blasingame to share his experience with the power of optimism and accountability, in the successful management of a sales team.
Jay Mincks
Jay Mincks joins Jim Blasingame to share his thoughts on what the economy will do in 2017, and what we should do to prepare for this growth.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on two letters big business customers sent to their small business vendors, plus two that will be coming – maybe soon.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals some ideas on how he thinks small businesses should prepare for a new year, that will bring disruptions and opportunities.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why our customers expect specific performance from us, and the role that trust plays in those expectations.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to share ideas on how the power of trust is a best practice, that drives profits and sustainable success.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to lament the fact that corporate America has much work to do to make small business vendors believe they can be trusted.

Thursday - January 19, 2017

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the new tax deadlines, and a few things micropreneurs and teleworkers should keep in mind.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to tell a story of a remote IT worker that was held cyber-hostage, and what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the best ways to prepare as the new tax deadlines for W2s and 1099s are approaching.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why you should meet with, and sit down with, a professional to discuss this tax season.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how you need a system for expenses and taxes, and why you should be hopeful about the economy this year.
Judith Glaser
Judith Glaser joins Jim Blasingame how conversational intelligence opens up different parts of the brain we usually don't use, and how the bottom 2 levels can be the most basic, and sometimes the most useful.
Judith Glaser
Judith Glaser joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of getting into a higher level of conversation, and how to navigate through the different levels.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the problem with the Americans that are protesting Donald Trump's inauguration.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how most politicians have stopped listening, but President Trump didn't, which is how he got elected.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how Hispanic voters don't have a specific party, but instead vote by what is best for them.

Monday - January 23, 2017

Bob Negen
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should be managing your business so that you can get in a position to loosen your grip on the reins, and start enjoying being a business owner.
Bob Negen
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the process of transitioning from the manager of your business to the CEO, plus why the collapse of the irrelevant retail monsters is good news for Main Street retailers.
Jack Uldrich
Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to report on a bacteria that loves to eat plastic, and which can be used to decompose the growing problem of plastic waste in the ocean.
Jack Uldrich
Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what Blockchains – aka distributed ledgerd – are designed to do, and how it will increasingly be part of your financial and online life.
Jack Uldrich
Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to report on new research that looks promising for early Alzheimer’s detection, plus a proposal for a universal guaranteed income to lessen the harm of job-disrupting technology.
Marie Dubuque
Marie Dubuque joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to use Linked-In whether you’re a new graduate, or a senior sales professional.
Marie Dubuque
Marie Dubuque joins Jim Blasingame to discuss what employees should do if the boss criticizes them in front of co-workers, and when it just might be time to grow up.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how a small business financial services company out-nurtured customers and beat the big banks.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to continue the David and Goliath story, and explain how the small firm used a nurturing approach to serving customers, rather than making the process all about themselves, like their big competitors.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how pulling the prospecting string from the right end improved the qualifying process, sales time, and resources.

Tuesday - January 24, 2017

Jim Schreier
Jim Schreier joins Jim Blasingame to offer his perspective on how professional managers are today when hiring, and the best way to ask questions of prospects.
Jim Schreier
Jim Schreier joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should audition for your next job, how to prepare to do that and how to deliver it.
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Harold Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the Trump appointment to FCC chairman post, Ajit Pai, and why he thinks this is a good choice for the future of the Internet having less regulation.
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Harold Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the unprecedented way Obama turned the Internet into a utility, why that was a horrible decision, and how long it will take the new administration to reverse that move.
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Harold Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to report that he believes the new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will not be a toady for corporate telecom, regarding net neutrality or consolidation.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on the greatest challenges small business say they have, and why 9 of 10 are associated with the federal government.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame discusses some of the early steps by President Trump, and why he’s making small businesses happy – so far.
Jon Parise
Jon Parise joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how Kabbage.com loans money to small businesses online, including terms and conditions.
Jon Parise
Jon Parise joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how borrowing money from an online lender, like Kabbage.com, compares to getting a loan from a local bank near you.
Jon Parise
Jon Parise joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways online financial firms, like Kabbage, fill a niche in the capitalization landscape, but one day may become mainstream.

Wednesday - January 25, 2017

Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to explain what the fracking process does, what it produces, and whether it’s damaging to the environment and planet.
Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons that the benefits of fracking has, and should continue, to contribute to the geopolitical and economic strength of the U.S.
Rick Lepsinger
Rick Lepsinger joins Jim Blasingame to define what fake news is, who produces it, and why we need to learn how to consume quality news around it.
Rick Lepsinger
Rick Lepsinger joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the seductive nature of fake news, why we’re compelled to consume it, and why we have to use critical thinking to avoid it.
Rick Lepsinger
Rick Lepsinger joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some examples of how fake news could harm a small business and how to prevent it, or respond to it.
Jerry Ripperger
Jerry Ripperger joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Principal Index that shows small business owners are optimistic about their financial strength, especially when incorporated to their expectations for 2017.
Jerry Ripperger
Jerry Ripperger joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Principal Index that shows how small business owners feel about the capital plans for funding growth, especially with regard to 2017.

Thursday - January 26, 2017

Marsha Egan
Marsha Egan joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on how you can improve your email practices, and potentially get hours a month back to do other things. Also, check out her new eBook on this topic.
Marsha Egan
Marsha Egan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss thinking of your email inbox as a tool, and how to re frame the way you view it.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of what he had to go through in order to get the very difficult CISSP credential in cyber-security, and why that’s good for Jim’s audience.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to discuss what is known about the Russian involvement in the 2016 election, including the different elements of intrusion, and to conclude that they did try to influence the results.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the world of the Internet of Things, and why he thinks it could become a very dangerous exposure to cyber-attacks.
Rick Roddis
Rick Roddis joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the IRS moved up your requirement to report 1099 and W-2 information 60 days earlier than in the past, by January 31.
Rick Roddis
Rick Roddis joins Jim Blasingame to explain how his organization helps small businesses file their IRS forms online for a very small fee.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on new research that focuses on how to use your breath to diagnose evidence of up to 17 different diseases, including seven kinds of cancer, plus new hope for alzheimer’s patients.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the younger generations actually accept many examples of fake news, and that research shows it’s because they lack critical thinking skills.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on new processes that can make discarded used tires into something useful, especially previously unclaimed components.

Friday - January 27, 2017

Dr Marilyn Singleton
Dr. Marilyn Singleton joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that when seniors go on Medicare at 65, they learn that there are many advantages, but also that it can be expensive, limiting, and also taxed.
Dr Marilyn Singleton
Dr. Marilyn Singleton joins Jim Blasingame to offer her concern that the way the Medicare hospice program is being administered, it is creating practices that are de facto euthanasia.
Kirk Cheyfitz
Kirk Cheyfitz joins Jim Blasingame to report on his prophecy about being in the post-advertising era, and the current implications of that phenomenon.
Kirk Cheyfitz
Kirk Cheyfitz joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the disruption that is occurring in businesses of all sizes as customers are increasing, expecting to be empowered, and spend less time being interrupted.
Kirk Cheyfitz
Kirk Cheyfitz joins Jim Blasingame to encourage small businesses to take market share from big businesses, by focusing their marketing on informing and entertaining prospects and customers.
Beverly Flaxington
Beverly Flaxington joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you must determine what customers think is the value you deliver, that makes them do business with you.
Beverly Flaxington
Beverly Flaxington joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some tips on how to communicate the value you deliver based on what customers have told you.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways to be ready to handle the financial part of the next crisis that hits every small business sometime.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to identify the components of a capitalization strategy that includes how to use various sources of capital, especially debt.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal different kinds of debt sources and how to use them in the correct capital application.

Monday - January 30, 2017

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the generational wave implications on your business, and why you must study such demographic dynamics in order to plan for the future.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame encourages you to spend time including cause-and-effect implications in your business planning, especially regarding generational waves.
Christina Cavanagh
Christina Cavanagh joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why Gen Y employees may need to be coached in the importance and utility of email in your business environment and how to do that.
Christina Cavanagh
Christina Cavanagh joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several tips and best practices when sending business email, including improving your subject line, why bulleting is a good idea, and how to open up your message.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things learned from negotiating the NAFTA trade deal in the 1990s and how that should inform President Trump regarding the TPP.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report that on balance, exiting the TPP was more bad than good, but not if President Trump has a better plan for trade relationships, and not if he wants to send a tough message to China.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the importance of trade for small businesses, and whether the TPP deal was going to be good or bad for small exporters.
Bob Prosen
Bob Prosen joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the key planning factors that will help you improve the financial performance of your business, with emphasis on gross profit.
Bob Prosen
Bob Prosen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to be more proactive in how you think about customer relationships, so you plan for what you want from customers, instead of wondering what they’ll give you, plus the power of employee engagement.

Tuesday - January 31, 2017

Tom Asacker
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to talk about an insidious, self-defeating condition called negative capability, which is essentially when your performance is impacted because of your inability to get out of your own way.
Tom Asacker
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to explain why so many people fail to achieve their optimum performance, because you can’t get out of your own way.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the single greatest reason small businesses fail is because the founders fail to produce and manage with regular financial records, like an operating statement, balance sheet and cash flow projection.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to say that if you don’t manage your business with regular financial statements, your business is in jeopardy of a train wreck from many sources every day.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power you will accrue when you start operating your business with cash flow and gross profit, and net profit goals.
Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to offer advice to those who find themselves searching for a new professional direction with lots of experience, just not in the new field.
Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that when you’re reinventing yourself, you should take the time to review all the things you know how to do and apply that to your new endeavor.
Wayne Crews
Wayne Crews joins Jim Blasingame to report on President Trump’s plan to require agencies to discontinue two regulations for every new one they add, and to propose that this is a good start.
Wayne Crews
Wayne Crews joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the exciting economy growing steps President Trump and Congress can do to reverse the job-killing regulatory assault of the Obama administration.
Wayne Crews
Wayne Crews joins Jim Blasingame to discuss a possible method available to President Trump to go back years to end oppressive regulations without any other approval.