Wednesday - March 01, 2017

Jim Schreier
Jim Schreier joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of feedback when it’s requested, scheduled, and received in the right way, both by you and to you.
Jim Schreier
Jim Schreier joins Jim Blasingame to encourage regular feedback sessions, regardless of the conditions, good or bad, to discover what you can learn.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to report on a new embezzling scheme she found by an employee which was padding the expense line items just enough to not be noticed.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal her experience with discovering embezzlement, some of the methods she’s seen and why the embezzler is almost always someone highly trusted.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some things you can do to limit your embezzlement exposure and keep employees honest, including signing all checks, if possible, and having checking account records sent to your home.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why there is a retail vacuum being created right now by retreating large retailers and how small businesses can fill that vacuum.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you want to take advantage of the retail vacuum being created by retreating big retailers, you have to step in with both high touch service and high tech capability.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to talk about Trump’s SOU speech, which was his best speech yet, and how it touched on key small business issues, but also created some concerns.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the key policy issues for Trump and Congress, and whether there will be tax and health care reform this year.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the new SBA Administrator, Linda McMahon, and discuss whether she will make the SBA more relevant to small businesses than the last administration.

Thursday - March 02, 2017

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to report on the new version of renting space for remote work called “touchdown spaces,” like Starbucks without the baristas.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to report on the opportunity to negotiate better pricing and deals with the mobile networks, especially if you have several business lines.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to report on the damage that the Obama administration did to the Internet and whether the Trump administration’s FCC can fix it.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to report on how authoritarian governments like China, Russia and Iran are controlling the Internet in their countries to impede international commerce and restrict information.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to report on the damage being done by authoritarian governments to denigrate America online, and why we have to defend our values and way of life against this new kind of warfare.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on why Main Street and Wall Street are suddenly both excited about the future together, but that Main Street has nowhere to grow unless the economy improves in reality, not just emotionally.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals why even though both Wall Street and Main Street are mutually excited about the economic future, if Wall Street is overheated and collapses, Main Street will be harmed the most.
Andrew J. Sherman
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal new research that shows two-thirds of all employees are not engaged, and one-sixth of employees are actively disengaged, meaning they’re saboteurs.
Andrew J. Sherman
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal new data that shows increased employee disengagement, and to discuss why some of this could be coming from the Millennial generation.
Andrew J. Sherman
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some tips and best practices on how to find, interview, hire and train employees who are more likely to be engaged in their work.

Friday - March 03, 2017

Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways your bank may be imposing fees for doing nothing, like on your dormant savings account, and how to stop them.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the current political and market factors that could impact the stock market and the economy.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on how to handle people who are overly critical of you, especially how to avoid being defensive.

Monday - March 06, 2017

Grant LeBoff
Grant LeBoff joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the competitive advantage model has been replaced as the first prospect consideration with whether you’re attractive, or relevant to them.
Grant LeBoff
Grant LeBoff joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that delivering your big idea, why your company matters and your key message in a story are three things you have to deliver to cut through the content clutter.
Patricia Greene
Patricia Greene joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the upcoming celebration of International Women’s Day, and why it’s important, even in the 21st century.
Patricia Greene
Patricia Greene joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why every small business must leverage technology to gain and maintain customers as their expectations evolve.
Patricia Greene
Patricia Greene joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that whatever technology you should be using to grow customers can be easily determined by simply asking your prospects and customers.
Jim Ballard
Jim Ballard joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on how to live a more centered, balanced life, by differentiating between your outer self and inner self.
Jim Ballard
Jim Ballard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three ways to gain and maintain balance in your day – and life – including taking extra time first thing when you wake up, to be quiet, thoughtful and introspective about your day.
Wayne Crews
Wayne Crews joins Jim Blasingame to discuss if partisanship and dogmatic ideology are the cause of some of the controversies in our government today, and if they are indications of erosion and blatant disregard for our institutions.
Wayne Crews
Wayne Crews joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how much less intrusive the Trump administration will be as a regulator, compared to the record-setting activity of Obama.
Wayne Crews
Wayne Crews joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there are many more last- minute Obama regulations that Trump could kill with the stroke of a pen.

Tuesday - March 07, 2017

Wally Bock
Wally Bock joins Jim Blasingame to share ideas on being a boss from Wally’s new book with 301 tips and best practices on how to do that.
Wally Bock
Wally Bock joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the most important tips on how to be a successful boss from Wally’s new e-book on the topic.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the tricky issues that arise when you overlay the constitution, specifically the 4th and 5th amendments, and your digital rights.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the challenges you and law enforcement have when trying to protect us from cyber-criminals and terrorists while preserving our civil rights.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the challenges the Internet of things is creating as we seek convenience in a very dangerous world.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the demographic and behavioral issues that make it more difficult for Baby Boomers to sell their businesses.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what an unsellable business is, what causes them, and discuss how to change that status.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the opportunities and challenges of selling your business to employees, including using the ESOP method.

Wednesday - March 08, 2017

Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to report on the upcoming summit to reveal the Trump administration’s plans to help small businesses with health care, tax and regulatory reform.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to report on several of the specific policies that will be discussed at the Make America’s Small Businesses great again summit.
Steve Martin
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to discuss what mentoring is, how it works and why it can become a powerful management practice.
Steve Martin
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how mentoring comes in many forms and serves different purposes, including those from inside the organization and outside, like the volunteers at SCORE.
Steve Martin
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the methods used by mentors when consulting with and motivating their mentee.
Deb Calvert
Deb Calvert joins Jim Blasingame to reveal research that shows business prospects and customers want to do business with salespeople who help them solve problems, not just buy stuff.
Deb Calvert
Deb Calvert joins Jim Blasingame to reveal research that show your business prospects and customers don’t need more vendors they need more sellers to behave like partners using dialogic communication methods.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on a breakthrough in mind-reading technology that can help paralyzed people write up to eight words a minute by thinking the letters, plus bio-printing skin for better grafts.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the innovations in power consumption for IOT processors, plus the dangers that are associated with IOT when this power is misused.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on new ways of alloying carbon and graphene to produce a structural product stronger than steel rebar, plus some concerns about whether analog humans can be trusted with the digital world.

Thursday - March 09, 2017

Janet Christy
Janet Christy joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the impact women have made as Women’s History month is being celebrated.
Janet Christy
Janet Christy joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the good and the political aspects of International Women’s Day, including those women who show up and those who turned the day into a political stunt.
Leo Haviland
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to report on how world currencies are fluctuating, wildly in some cases, for economic as well as political reasons.
Leo Haviland
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the direct and indirect ways global currency fluctuations impact small businesses, including the implications it has on our customers.
Leo Haviland
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to connect currency fluctuations with the relative success of the U.S. government to accomplish tax and health care reforms.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the four new marketplace truths that every small business must know today, plus the question of what kind of business are you: hidebound or visionary?
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals some of the tips and resources that are available to help small businesses have the maximum opportunity to be successful.
Shawn Murphy
Shawn Murphy joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the only new thing about change is its increase in velocity between one generation or model and the next.
Shawn Murphy
Shawn Murphy joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three key factors to successfully affect change, including finding your champions, building relationships and recognizing the emotional impact.
Shawn Murphy
Shawn Murphy joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two more success factors when making changes, including getting feedback and having small successes.

Friday - March 10, 2017

Lennox Cornwall
Lennox Cornwall joins Jim Blasingame to redefine the concept of sacrifice, and identify the different ways to gain a return from deferring gratification.
Lennox Cornwall
Lennox Cornwall joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the reasons why even though deferred gratification is an admirable practice, you still have to set performance goals to make sure you’re not sacrificing for nothing.
Catherine Kaputa
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the role of paradoxes in us and in our lives, and why it’s one of the most interesting aspects of President Trump.
Catherine Kaputa
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to point out the many paradoxes – the promise and problems – of Trumpanomics, and why only time will tell if he can actually make it work.
Catherine Kaputa
Catherine Kaputa joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the paradoxes of how President Trump is approaching trade with both business practices and protectionism language.
Rebecca Walser
Rebecca Walser joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how many children don't understand work or delayed gratification, and why you must educate them on this.
Rebecca Walser
Rebecca Walser joins Jim Blasingame to explain how to educate children about money by showing them the differences between needs and wants.
Rick Mathieson
Rick Mathieson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what a chatbot is, how they work, and why a small business should consider having one.
Rick Mathieson
Rick Mathieson joins Jim Blasingame to identify three free chatbot apps that you can place on your social media pages to add more value and increase engagement, including canva.com and two more.
Rick Mathieson
Rick Mathieson joins Jim Blasingame to identify two more free chatbot apps that you can place on your social media pages to add more value and increase engagement, including placeit.net and one more.

Monday - March 13, 2017

Anna Conrad
Anna Conrad joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how small business owners can get out of manager and practitioner roles, and better lead their organization.
Anna Conrad
Anna Conrad joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why learning to delegate certain tasks is imperative for business growth.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to compare notes about how they were considered when they both became home-based in 1989 and how attitudes have changed for the better since then.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the moment they realized that in order to grow a customer base and serve them, they had to pivot between doing what they were comfortable doing and getting the job done.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals that while the customer is still always right, but that your relationship with them is much more complicated than that in The Age of the Customer.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals how the concept of serving customers has changed significantly in The Age of the Customer because their expectations make serving them more complicated, but also something you can know.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals that if you want to know what you should be doing tomorrow, next year or five years from now, the person with those answer in their head are your customers. Ask them.

Tuesday - March 14, 2017

Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to report an increase in the use of brutal honesty in management circles, and why it is not an alternative to the more productive method of tough love.
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what it looks like when a business has a connection culture, and how that’s different from engagement.
Robert Jolles
Robert Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the best training methods are the same as the best presentation methods used by professional speakers.
Robert Jolles
Robert Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the best trainers and presenters make sure they have the appropriate content for the audience, and also the ability to come-across to deliver that content successfully.
Robert Jolles
Robert Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why every presentation or training meeting you deliver has a strong finish, even after the Q&A session.
Adam Stettner
Adam Stettner joins Jim Blasingame to report on how his business was killed by the 2008 financial crisis and caused him to identify an even more important direction to help businesses acquire capital.
Adam Stettner
Adam Stettner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how his company uses alternative methods to help small businesses that aren’t bankable acquire the capital they need.
Bob McTeer
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the thinking of the Fed on interest rates and the fact that they will raise rates a quarter point this week.
Bob McTeer
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal his analysis of why the bond market and other groups are so skittish about a Fed rate hike, when rates have been historically low for so long.
Bob McTeer
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to offer his analysis on the economic outlook for the U.S. economy in the face of a Fed hike in interest, the Trump administration, Brexit and other European influences.

Wednesday - March 15, 2017

Ed Harrington
Ed Harrington joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the way we look at things, our rules and biases, can get in the way of our success, and how to challenge them to a better result.
Ed Harrington
Ed Harrington joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several tips to help you break through your assumptions and get out of your own way on the way to greater success.
Richard Galen
Richard Galen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the progress of tax reform coming out of Congress this year, and to report that there isn’t any progress and won’t be any tax reform this year.
Richard Galen
Richard Galen 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.
Richard Galen
Richard Galen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the hysteria – aka Trump Derangement Syndrome –why it’s coming from both sides of the aisle, and how it’s different from Obama Derangement Syndrome.
Mark Babbitt
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how support of your brand today must include your social media credentials, like reviews, endorsements and recommendations.
Mark Babbitt
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you have to keep up with the way your brand is being treated online, and how to make that happen.

Thursday - March 16, 2017

Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the best content in the world won’t make up for not being able to effectively deliver the content of your message so people want to hear you.
Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several tips on how to recover from a mistake or other stumble when making a speech or sales presentation, including being transparent and authentic.
Pamela Harper
Pamela Harper joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while often overlooked, extending corporate values during a growth period can be as difficult as it is essential.
Pamela Harper
Pamela Harper joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the concept of corporate values, how to identify them and how to preserve them during a growth period.
Pamela Harper
Pamela Harper joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to include values in the new employee specifications as you find, hire and onboard new employees.
Brad Huisken
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that all the CRM technology that small businesses can buy must have the analog – the human – component added.
Brad Huisken
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why it’s necessary to incorporate the human expectations of our customers as you attract them with the digital marketing tools.
Brad Huisken
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why there is a vacuum being created by retreating big box retailers and how small businesses can step in and fill it.

Friday - March 17, 2017

Tim Irwin
Tim Irwin joins Jim Blasingame to offer some advice on how President Trump can lead change more effectively by improving his communication skills and practices.
Tim Irwin
Tim Irwin joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how as a small business CEO you need to understand the "Why, When, Where, and How" of change in your small business.
Rick Newman
Rick Newman joins Jim Blasingame to review the eight-year economy under President Obama and compare it to the current economic excitement over a Trump presidency, and whether it can last.
Rick Newman
Rick Newman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the obstacles that are in the way of President Trump and the GOP Congressional majority in getting tax and health care reform done this year.
Rick Newman
Rick Newman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how President Trump is on a mission to fix taxes with tax reform, but there may not be a simple solution.
Wally Bock
Wally Bock joins Jim Blasingame to share ideas on being a boss from Wally’s new book with 301 tips and best practices on how to do that.
Wally Bock
Wally Bock joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the most important tips on how to be a successful boss from Wally’s new e-book on the topic.

Monday - March 20, 2017

Mary Cantando
Mary Cantando joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one of the greatest mistakes salespeople make is not asking for referrals, which are solid gold and almost found money.
Mary Cantando
Mary Cantando joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the tips on how to ask customers to give you referrals as you develop a higher quality prospecting strategy.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report that the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index is still well above the past eight years of readings, and the 44 year history.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index which shows sales, capital expenditures and hiring are up last month.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index which shows small businesses continue to not want to borrow money, plus the impact of the Fed rate increase on Main Street.
Jason Mendelson
Jason Mendelson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how doing business with venture capitalists has change and whether this option is right for you.
Jason Mendelson
Jason Mendelson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the basic steps to take when asking a venture capitalist to invest in your business, including the documents to have ready.
AmyK Hutchens
AmyK Hutchens joins Jim Blasingame to breakup the common myths regarding change, and explain how entrepreneurs have a fear of uncertain success, not necessarily of change itself.
AmyK Hutchens
AmyK Hutchens joins Jim Blasingame to discuss surviving change by realizing you cannot do it all, and the need for having a practical approach using a team or collaborative effort.
AmyK Hutchens
AmyK Hutchens joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how leaders are always in one of the four stages of change, which includes death and reverse, dreaming and scheming, the hero saga, and the promise land.

Tuesday - March 21, 2017

Beverly Flaxington
Beverly Flaxington joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the many advantages of letting someone else do your non-customer-facing jobs through outsourcing, so you can do what you do best.
Beverly Flaxington
Beverly Flaxington joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to discuss with your team about the jobs that you can outsource to professionals, so you can do the things you’re a professional at, like taking care of your customers.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to defend the GOP health care proposals that will replace the train wreck known as Obamacare, while warning that if they can’t agree on one proposal, they’re in for a political disaster.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to explain why a true “repeal and replace” bill won’t be possible all at once, but how it can be done over time through the reconciliation process.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the steps that are being taken to get the first steps of a market-based health care system in place, and why it won’t happen all at once.
Ora Nadrich
Ora Nadrich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the greatest impediment to success for most of us is we don’t get out of our own way, because we won’t ask the simple question, “Says who?”
Ora Nadrich
Ora Nadrich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how our environment, upbringing and words we choose to believe matter in our effort to find success, and how to focus on getting out of our own way.

Wednesday - March 22, 2017

Rich Allen
Rich Allen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the high failure rate of small business and the specific suggestions to help those startups not become part of this statistic.
Rich Allen
Rich Allen joins Jim Blasingame to compare running a business successfully to the role that each part of a bicycle plays in moving that vehicle down the road successfully.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to talk about showing up, and then to offer suggestions on why and how to find a financial professional to help you who knows your industry.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the financial fundamentals that have to be addressed during tax season and beyond.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that she’s had a bookkeeper for years who lives on the other side of the country, how to find someone like that for yourself and how to work with them.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals eight questions and four fallacies about growth, including questions you have to ask yourself about you, your organization and customers before you grow.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on recent polling of small business owners about what Obamacare has done to them, and to offer some clarity on the challenges of the GOP Congress in passing repeal and replace.
Jon Wuebben
Jon Wuebben joins Jim Blasingame to identify what a prosumer is, how to work with them and why their knowing their expectations will not only be helpful, but essential.
Jon Wuebben
Jon Wuebben joins Jim Blasingame to reveal his marketing strategy that relies on delivering engagement, experiences, personalization and passion from your business to customers.
Jon Wuebben
Jon Wuebben joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the app that he’s created to consolidate and simplify the online marketing steps to make this task easier and less expensive.

Thursday - March 23, 2017

Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two of the most important keys to creating a successful innovative culture, including being specific when asking for innovative ideas, and doing that on a regular basis.
Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that your customer could be your most important innovation contributor and how to get the most innovation ideas out of them.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there are many common and common sense remedies for everyday aches and pains that you can acquire without a doctor or prescription.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal mistakes most often associated with tax filing, plus a new kind of phone scam and why even good credit can get rejected.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to report that there have been increases in sexual assault incidents on airplanes and what to do if it happens to you.
Steven Gaffney
Steven Gaffney joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how who you are surrounded by affects your thought process.
Steven Gaffney
Steven Gaffney joins Jim Blasingame to discuss that by focusing on your customer needs and what brings them value, you get to the core of your business.
Paul  Angles
Paul Angles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to find out from customers how they want to hear from you with ads on Facebook.
Paul  Angles
Paul Angles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the tips on how to work with Facebook to mount an advertising campaign.
Paul  Angles
Paul Angles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the difference between advertising on Google instead of Facebook and how to use the Google tools and methods to get the most out of your online ad budget.

Friday - March 24, 2017

Deb Calvert
Deb Calvert joins Jim Blasingame to reveal research that shows business prospects and customers want to do business with salespeople who help them solve problems, not just buy stuff.
Deb Calvert
Deb Calvert joins Jim Blasingame to reveal research that show your business prospects and customers don’t need more vendors they need more sellers to behave like partners using dialogic communication methods.

Monday - March 27, 2017

Vicky Oliver
Vicky Oliver joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the importance of setting workplace boundaries, even when your business is as close as a family.
Vicky Oliver
Vicky Oliver joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how employee drama can hurt business culture and morale, and the best ways to implement changes as the business owner.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to establish that the current attempt at health care reform has failed, and discuss what to expect next from the current, imploding system, Obamacare, and a possible new attempt at reform.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why the failed health care reform bill was actually a big first step toward tax reform, which will make taking on that debate even more troubling.
Ray Keating
Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to debate – argue – over whether Wall Street’s overheated bounce could collapse on top of Main Street’s more measure recovery.
Leonard Green
Leonard Green joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that technological innovations have had the greatest impact on helping entrepreneurs leverage their dream.
Leonard Green
Leonard Green joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the best place to look for an entrepreneurial opportunity is where you find a problem in search of a solution, not the other way around.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how a business coach works with clients, and how it’s different from a business consultant.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how a business coach begins working with a client, including helping them get out of their own way.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that when he begins coaching a business client he begins with the financial part of their executive discipline.

Tuesday - March 28, 2017

Bob Negen
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why every business should conduct a customer experience audit by your team, and compare that to what customers are telling you about their experience and expectations.
Bob Negen
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why Main Street businesses find themselves in a unique time of opportunity as Big Box retailers are retreating from their markets and leaving customers behind.
Gavin Harding
Gavin Harding joins Jim Blasingame to report on the financial condition of small businesses based on actual reports, which indicates that they’re financially stronger and better run than ever.
Gavin Harding
Gavin Harding joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why the strong financial condition of small businesses will produce great profits when the economy finally achieves expansion levels.
Gavin Harding
Gavin Harding joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Experian report on the small business sector’s financial condition, plus whether a Wall Street correction could end a Main Street rally before it begins.
Morag Barrett
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the 3 elements that are driving change in the workplace, including using leadership with heart, and maintaining a positive culture.
Morag Barrett
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how millennials are looking for a connection in their job, and for a legacy to contribute to.
John Sculley
John Sculley joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what his company, Rx Advantage, is doing to reform and improve health care through the use of new technological innovations.
John Sculley
John Sculley joins Jim Blasingame to reveal his thoughts on how to help the government reform health care, including allowing more contribution from the marketplace.
John Sculley
John Sculley joins Jim Blasingame to continue his explanation of how the private sector should be allowed to make a greater contribution to health care reform, plus whether Wall Street continues to be at cross-purposes with Main Street.

Wednesday - March 29, 2017

Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how helping your team members learn how to prioritize on their own leads to being more productive, plus how to make sure you’re not giving the wrong priority instructions.
Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the concept of priority authority as a way of delegating the responsibility and authority by conducting scenario planning – role playing – for what might change a stated priority.
Gary Moore
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to agree with Jim that the current behavior of Wall Street regarding stock prices and why even a growing economy may not trigger dynamic scoring to reduce the national debt.
Gary Moore
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fact that we have the lowest employment rate in 40 years, and whether that level of workers can accomplish dynamic scoring in a growing economy to reduce the national debt.
Gary Moore
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to lament the fact that Wall Street has become merely a leading indicator of itself and that it will probably continue to practice financial capitalism, leaving the Main Street economy out of its plans.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the first four questions someone buying a franchise should ask a franchisor.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on a recent poll about whether President Trump will practice protectionism or real fair trade.
Matthew Horn
Matthew Horn joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that your website may have to be ADA compliant or you could face a fine.
Matthew Horn
Matthew Horn joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what the government says an employee is, versus a contractor, and how to keep yourself out of trouble with the IRS.
Matthew Horn
Matthew Horn joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons an attorney may not tell you he or she works for a competitor, but why you should always ask.

Thursday - March 30, 2017

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the social media strategies for small businesses which should include the owners having their own LinkedIn page for networking with industry peers.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how far we’ve come with mobile from when Blackberries had one device for a phone and one for email.
Ken Tencer
Ken Tencer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that rushing a new innovation or idea to market before thorough testing could be disastrous for a small business.
Ken Tencer
Ken Tencer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why he merged with a company that focuses on the training of employees to insure that when a task is done, the employee is thinking of the company’s model and goals.
Ken Tencer
Ken Tencer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one of the most important aspects of forming a new venture or partnership is to get the vision and the values aligned, or don’t do the deal.
Daina Middleton
Daina Middleton joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that women are still not on par with men, who statistically still run most of the businesses, but that great strides are being made and new approaches are being used to accomplish this.
Daina Middleton
Daina Middleton joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that men are more concerned about first impressions of confidence and women are more focused on competence, and why that dynamic isn’t always good for the latter.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that President Trump’s plan to end the Obama Clean Power Plan is right because the Plan was based on bad assumptions and dishonest numbers.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to report on the imperative of tax reform from the GOP in order to get the economy accelerated to the expansion level.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Diana Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to report that the Brexit vote will ultimately have a positive impact on the U.S. economy, including small businesses.

Friday - March 31, 2017

Jim Ballard
Jim Ballard joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on how to live a more centered, balanced life, by differentiating between your outer self and inner self.
Jim Ballard
Jim Ballard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three ways to gain and maintain balance in your day – and life – including taking extra time first thing when you wake up, to be quiet, thoughtful and introspective about your day.