Monday - December 04, 2017

Sue Hawkes
Sue Hawkes joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the concept of having the proper balance between your profession and your personal life and whether such an achievement is even possible
Sue Hawkes
Sue Hawkes joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways people derail the balance in their lives, and how to change all of that with tools such as better delegating, and not manufacturing guilt.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to NOT talk to prospects in electronic communications, but how to use relevant language and logic to win them over.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that you should NOT argue with people on your business Facebook page, it’s not the place. Also, don’t click on Facebook offered ads for businesses, and don’t abuse the FB messaging app.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some new stuff available from Instagram, including “best friends,” and resharing.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame shares his take on the topic of Bitcoin, how it is valued, how it works, and compares it to your electronic banking money, which is completely different.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals why blockchain was invented, how it’s used, how it will be used, and why the things it’s the next Internet-class disruptor, only to a much greater degree.
Walter Kiechel III
Walter Kiechel joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on how to plan and conduct a successful holiday office party, including being specific about the dress, the drink and the food.
Walter Kiechel III
Walter Kiechel joins Jim Blasingame to offer some suggestions on how to behave at the office holiday party, including don’t drink too much, don’t go to ‘after parties,” and bring your spouse.
Walter Kiechel III
Walter Kiechel joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons you might want to have an office holiday party, including as a morale builder and inter-office networking event. Plus, they take on the sexual stuff too.

Tuesday - December 05, 2017

Adam Witty
Adam Witty joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to take the trust you have with customers to the next level by demonstrating your authority as a thought-leader by publishing articles, a blog, public speaking, and/or a book.
Adam Witty
Adam Witty joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the progress of his company, the partnership with Forbes, and the upcoming Authority Summit.
Penny Garbus
Penny Garbus joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the problems you have when struck with ransomware and whether we can tie any of the perpetrators to Russia, China, or other states.
Penny Garbus
Penny Garbus joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how ransomware cyber-criminals are able to infect your computer, what it looks like when that happens, and how to get them out.
Penny Garbus
Penny Garbus joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways you can make sure you don’t have to do business a ransomware cyber-criminal from Romania or Russia.
Debra Fine
Debra Fine joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several reasons why you shouldn’t miss the office or other holiday parties as an opportunity to network.
Debra Fine
Debra Fine joins Jim Blasingame to discuss her thoughts on business-related holiday parties, including why she thinks spouses should stay home and some advice for helping ladies avoid unwanted sexual situations.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on new technology that will remove CO2 from the air, as a climate change solution, rather than just reduce carbon dioxide production.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report two breakthroughs in graphene science that has this amazing material being used to contribute to targeting and killing cancer cells, plus the commercialization of it as a shoe.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on the battery storage innovations that are becoming reality and it has Elon Musk’s name all over it.

Wednesday - December 06, 2017

Jay Myers
Jay Myers joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the wide range of benefits his company received when its owner became the author of a book, including more business
Jay Myers
Jay Myers joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the steps of his journey to becoming an author, including writing, publishing, editing and fulfillment.
Leslie Grossman
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the reasons and results of the differences between women and men as they work and compete together.
Leslie Grossman
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that vision and voice are two of the most important success traits of women leaders, including not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good, and holding your own in conversations.
Leslie Grossman
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two more of the most important leadership qualities of successful women, including many key relationship alliances and how they demonstrate and command confidence.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the steps of business planning, how it’s the extension of a business plan and what the components are and how they’re used.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on a recent online poll of small business owners and how these results have changed over the past few years, for the better.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to report on the progress of the income tax reform bill going through the Congressional steps before going to the president to sign.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the likely elements in the tax reform bill for small businesses, including the pass through levels, and how these will compare to the corporate elements.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to report on how small businesses could bring significant changes to our government if we could just get organized, like other lobbying sectors.

Thursday - December 07, 2017

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the double-edged sword of past performance, because whether your year was good or bad, doesn’t mean next year will – has – to be the same.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the Gmail capability of “undo” an email, which gives you a few seconds to change your mind. But how do you handle this if you don’t use Gmail?
Bob Negen
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to report on the three big holiday shopping days, and why small businesses have to get people to come in the door every day.
Bob Negen
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the progress of health care reform coming out of Congress this year, and to report that there isn’t any progress and won’t be any health care reform this year.
Bob Negen
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why survival for Main Street retailers today requires more than just showing up, you have to deliver the relevance before customers let you deliver the stuff.
Michael Sonnenfeldt
Michael Sonnenfeldt joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the elite, international Tiger 21 mastermind system works, and why failure is the best friend of the entrepreneur.
Michael Sonnenfeldt
Michael Sonnenfeldt joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the key success elements for entrepreneurship, which includes grit and focus over intelligence, plus the need to believe in yourself.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the role of debt in business growth and why your risk tolerance to it may be critical to your growth strategy.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways to think about growing your business as well as how to fund the corresponding capital required.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the elements of the money paradox, which include sorting out your capital requirements and your risk tolerance.

Monday - December 11, 2017

Kita Szpak
Kita Szpak joins Jim Blasingame to the power of finding your own level of balance and happiness during the holidays and not letting others encroach while rolling with their turbulent flow.
Kita Szpak
Kita Szpak joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of preempting the obligatory holiday rituals and guilt by doing something very generous and useful for those who are in greater need.
John Berlau
John Berlau joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the origin of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, and why it’s an unaccountable KGB-type organization unprecedented in power in the history of America.
John Berlau
John Berlau joins Jim Blasingame to report on how President Trump can neuter the CFPB, and then begin a discussion on the phenomenon of crypto-currencies.
John Berlau
John Berlau joins Jim Blasingame to debate whether the current forms of crypto-currencies, especially Bitcoin, and really Ponzi schemes, worse than Tulipomania. At least you could eat a tulip bulb.
Doug Griffiths
Doug Griffiths joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you want to hold your community back, just try to run new businesses off, don’t buy local, favor big businesses over small ones, and other crimes.
Doug Griffiths
Doug Griffiths joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the best mistakes to make that will ensure that your young people will leave and never return as a resident.
Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to report on his recent participation in the Global Entrepreneurial Summit in India, where he met and learned from entrepreneurs from all over the world.
Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to report on what he learned at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India, including that every person he talked to mentioned access to capital as a major concern.
Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of spending time talking with people in other parts of your industry, region, country about what’s going on, instead of holing up in your business.

Tuesday - December 12, 2017

Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the mania behind Bitcoin and whether you should buy or go short.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the Riddell company created athletic gear, including the current football helmets as they attempt to limit brain injuries.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that even though North Korea is a physical buffer for China, it won’t let the “Little Rocket Man” launch a nuclear weapon.
Tom Asacker
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to remind us that every customer is a gift for which we should always be grateful, and train our people to do the same. Why in God’s name is it still necessary to talk about this?
Tom Asacker
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the only thing that differentiates a business from customers is how they’re made to feel about the experience, everything else is a commodity.
Sean  Worthington
Sean Worthington joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the difference between crypto-currency and digital currency, like the money you have in your electronic account.
Sean  Worthington
Sean Worthington joins Jim Blasingame to debate why Bitcoin isn’t a Ponzi scheme and why the current run-up in price is any different than the Tulipomania scheme.
Sean  Worthington
Sean Worthington joins Jim Blasingame to debate whether the underlying technology driving crypto-currency, like Bitcoin, could have a more lasting impact than the currency itself.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on his work with women entrepreneurs and how in some countries, entrepreneurship will foster liberty, especially for women.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame takes on two hot topics, including whether the new tax proposal will be good for small businesses, and why Bitcoin is not a real asset, making the current situation worse than Tulipomania.

Wednesday - December 13, 2017

Andrew Gause
Andrew Gause joins Jim Blasingame to report on the recent Bitcoin bubble and why it’s essentially a Ponzi scheme waiting to collapse, and why it’s worse than the 17th century Tulipomania.
Andrew Gause
Andrew Gause joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the doubling of the U.S. debt in a decade, are we bankrupt, and what would it take to reverse this dangerous course.
Marsha Egan
Marsha Egan joins Jim Blasingame to recommend a few “don’ts” to remember when attending holiday parties, including, especially, watch the alcohol intake.
Marsha Egan
Marsha Egan joins Jim Blasingame to recommend a few more holiday party practices, including watching how your Plus 1 behaves, pay attention to the dress, and don’t talk too much business.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to report on new ways that airlines and hotels abuse customers, including gotcha pricing for baggage and fees.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the things you need to check on before December 31, including any contributions to retirement funds, prepaying expenses, and adjusting income.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to report on why many businesses are seeking older employees – over 50 – instead of younger candidates, plus why some retirees can’t sleep at night.
Council Nedd II
Bishop Council Nedd II joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the condition that has churchgoers feeling the need to carry weapons in church services.
Council Nedd II
Council Nedd joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the controversial topic of church leaders being armed during church services.
Andrew Gause
Andrew Gause joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Fed meeting and whether they will raise rates this month, plus, if they do, will it be a quarter or a half point?

Thursday - December 14, 2017

Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore joins Jim Blasingame to the ways that monetizing your business in the 21st century is different, and how thinking about strategic alliances is an excellent way to begin making adjustments.
Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways to conduct networking so that the result is strategic alliances that open up 21st-century opportunities.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index which shows small businesses continue to be optimistic about their businesses and the economy.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index that shows eight of ten indicators have increased again, including sales, and profit.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on his thoughts on how the Fed is managing inflation, plus what he thinks will happen with the economy next year.
Andrea Nierenberg
Andrea Nierenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while professional networking is an essential professional discipline, it’s not the goal, but one of the means to the end of acquiring customers you can keep.
Andrea Nierenberg
Andrea Nierenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the three kinds of media, and the one that you can get – the holy grail -- if you network effectively, earned media.
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the first thing to do in order to get your team ready for the New Year, which is to refocus your efforts before approaching the team.
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to reconnect with your team to make sure everyone is focused on the goals of the company for the New Year.
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to get your organization re-energized so that everyone is focused, connected and ready to be effective all year.

Monday - December 18, 2017

Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to report on a factory that was shut down due to a cyber-attack and if this is what is next in the dangerous cyber-warfare being waged against America.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to report on the U.S. Modernizing Government Technology Act with moves in the direction of increased cyber-security for the U.S.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to report on the things Uber did to try to suppress and hide the 2016 cyber-attack that resulted in the loss of millions of customer files.
Jim Ballard
Jim Ballard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways to find and maintain peace in your life, beginning with paying attention to the impact of negative thoughts.
Jim Ballard
Jim Ballard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways to extend peace throughout your life, including how to nurture your spirit, or soul with peace.
Geri Stengel
Geri Stengel joins Jim Blasingame to report on the AmEx survey of women business ownership which has grown faster than any other small business sector, in numbers, GDP and payroll.
Geri Stengel
Geri Stengel joins Jim Blasingame to report on the AmEx survey of women business owners showing that minority women are starting businesses at record levels, plus, unlike men, women ask for help.
Geri Stengel
Geri Stengel joins Jim Blasingame to report on the AmEx survey of women business ownership growth, including how women capitalize their growth.

Tuesday - December 19, 2017

Mike  Whitaker
Mike Whitaker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the ability to make lots of decisions can be more likely to produce success than the better-capitalized person who struggles with decisions.
Mike  Whitaker
Mike Whitaker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the Decision Makeover requires you to identify your absolute prime goals out of your top five.
Janice Kephart
Janice Kephart joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the reason Trump won his refugee case in the Supreme Court is that he is the only one who can make those rules, not the whack-job 9th District judges.
Janice Kephart
Janice Kephart joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the reason illegal immigration is down is because, unlike President Obama, President Trump is enforcing the immigration laws.
Janice Kephart
Janice Kephart joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several biometric applications that are very handy and available for everyone.
Katherine Crowley
Katherine Crowley joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of showing gratitude to customers and why doing so will make you stand out from the competition.
Katherine Crowley
Katherine Crowley joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while the Gen Y folks are probably the best humans we’ve ever raised, they still have to be trained to say “Thank you” to customers.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the Trump approach to regulations is first reason businesses have been so optimistic about the economy.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the tax bill in Congress and what elements in it are going to be good for small businesses.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report that the tax bill in Congress will include the elimination of the Obamacare personal mandate.

Wednesday - December 20, 2017

Robert Grede
Robert Grede joins Jim Blasingame to identify some of the advantages of practicing good behavior when dealing with customers, including business and personal.
Robert Grede
Robert Grede joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to execute your best behavior with customers, including donating to their favorite charity, and volunteering.
Wally Bock
Wally Bock joins Jim Blasingame to report on one of his new favorite books, “Messy” which is about why your focus should be on the project, not the housekeeping
Wally Bock
Wally Bock joins Jim Blasingame to report on the book, Creativity Inc, which is about making sure you protect new ideas and give them time to incubate.
Wally Bock
Wally Bock joins Jim Blasingame to review the book, “Team of Teams” which is about the 21st century way to lead a team into the marketplace or into battle.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reviews the first half of his 2017 predictions and reconciles them with what happened, including the economy, small business optimism and whether the stock market is in a bubble.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame completes the reconciling of his 2017 predictions and scores himself against what happened, including tax reform, healthcare reform, and the NCAA Div 1 Championship.
Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways to drive profits, including having a pricing strategy that drives your profit goals.
Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps to take to determine how much profit to leave in your business and how much to use for growth, etc.
Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to recognize that the stock market is overbought right now, if not in a bubble, and what to do, depending you’re your stage in life.

Thursday - December 21, 2017

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss their lives – Jeff’s current and Jim’s past – as home-based businesses, and how the concept has evolved over several decades.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the biometric features on smartphones and whether the network companies can use/sell that information.
Gary Sirak
Gary Sirak joins Jim Blasingame to compare notes on what it takes to hang in there as a small business owner for decades.
Gary Sirak
Gary Sirak joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the advice he’s giving his clients about what to do with their money during a time when the stock market sure looks like a bubble.
Gary Sirak
Gary Sirak joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that some people think they’re ready for retirement, but it’s more than a financial decision.
Levar Haffoney
Levar Haffoney joins Jim Blasingame to express their concerns about how beneficial – short and long-term – the new tax bill will be for small businesses.
Levar Haffoney
Levar Haffoney joins Jim Blasingame to continue their discussion on what small businesses can expect from the new 2017 tax reform bill.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to tell a story about a person who decided at the last minute he didn’t want to be a small business, and why that was probably a very smart thing to do.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the truth about Net Neutrality and why the new regulations making it truly open and less regulated is the best thing.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to use one-hit Christmas songs as a way to reveal that you may not know how the work you do will be remembered when you’re gone.

Monday - December 25, 2017

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame admits he might be a scrooge, explains why, and defense that position for all of his fellow scrooges.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reads from Isaiah and Luke to set the tone for his 21st live Christmas program.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to share their thoughts on how we all need to relearn how to be more tolerant and intellectually honest.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the final tax bill looks for small businesses, including that business income is still passing through, but with a potential 20% discount.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to offer several tax planning tips at the end of 2017, especially since next year’s income will be taxed differently.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame recites several passages of Celtic wisdom from one of his favorite books, Anam Cara, by his late friend, John O’Donohue.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame shares a poem and offers his thoughts to celebrate and recognize our men and women in the military, standing a post, in harm’s way, on this Christmas Day.
Andrew J. Sherman
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the lack of leadership in both political parties, and what Americans have to do to reverse the dangerous polarization in our society.
Andrew J. Sherman
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to lament the lack of leadership in our political parties, plus the responsibility we all must assume for electing and reelecting them, and asking would Reagan even be elected today.
Andrew J. Sherman
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to review some of the reasons why Americans should be optimistic about 2018, including the new tax bill.

Tuesday - December 26, 2017

Ivan Misner
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to tell a story about the misconceptions that successful, productive networking is associated with coincidence.
Ivan Misner
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power and imperative of the relationship which is followed by the referral.
Ivan Misner
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how entrepreneurs find and sustain success against all odds and nay-sayers because of one thing: they believed in themselves.
Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to report on the shift that took the U.S. form being energy dependent to being independent, and in fact putting pressure on OPEC, all due to our resources and new technology.
Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the economic advantages of being energy independent, including repatriating manufacturing jobs, plus putting pressure on global competitors.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to report on the unprecedented retreat by legacy retailers from Main Street and the implications that holds for small retailers.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to report on how Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, plus Wal-Mart’s acquisitions are setting these organizations to attempt to further dominate the e-commerce space.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to encourage small businesses to do business with Amazon and other large e-commerce firms, but to never trust them to do anything in your interest.