Monday - October 01, 2018

Joel Libava
Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the number one thing that concerns most purchasers of a franchise business is whether they’ve made the right decision, and how to minimize that worry.
Joel Libava
Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the best methods of conducting comprehensive research before buying a franchise, including acquiring professionals to help you.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the economic performance in the U.S. is better than in many years, but this president isn’t getting credit because some just don’t like him.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to report on the brand new agreements between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada that creates a new NAFTA trade deal that's fair to all parties.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the 2020 census is being set up, and whether the Hispanic voter is attracted to President Trump.
Alan See
Alan See joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several of the issues that are unique to family-owned small businesses, including who speaks truth to the strong-willed founder.
Alan See
Alan See joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the challenges of sharing the process of making strategic decisions in a family-owned small business, which are often run by a Type A entrepreneurial founder.
Tracy Eden
Tracy Eden joins Jim Blasingame to discuss what happened a decade ago that caused the financial crisis of 2008, and how it impacted the rest of us.
Tracy Eden
Tracy Eden joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the elements in play today that could potentially cause another financial crisis like the one in 2008, including mounting corporate and individual debt.
Tracy Eden
Tracy Eden joins Jim Blasingame to offer his ideas on how the economy will perform over the next eighteen months.

Tuesday - October 02, 2018

Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one of the reasons for the current economic strength of the economy is America’s continued energy independence, especially brought on by development of natural gas discoveries.
Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the global geopolitical and economic leverage the U.S. accrues from the strength of our energy resources, especially natural gas.
Pamela Harper
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons why now is the time to take action to claim growth opportunities that haven’t been available for a long time.
Pamela Harper
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the growth elements that present themselves in an expanding economy, especially as you’ll find in the evolving expectations of customers.
Pamela Harper
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three things to ask yourself and your organization about the ability to claim game-changing growth, including purpose and measurement.
Susanna Mittermaier
Susanna Mittermaier joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the concept of perfection pops up in an entrepreneurial organization, and how to minimize it by instead delegating for excellence.
Susanna Mittermaier
Susanna Mittermaier joins Jim Blasingame to report on how she sees the EU economy and politics, including the relationship with America and the aggression of Russia.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on a heat shield made into an umbrella to be used to help space craft penetrate the atmosphere friction, instead of the current ceramic tile method.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on a form of foam that soaks up carbon dioxide until it can be released at will for a useful purpose, and a new battery that turns CO2 into power and a useful by-product.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on the discovery of an existing element in the body that could fight aging, plus a new way to deal with antibiotic resistant superbugs.

Wednesday - October 03, 2018

Bob Kustka
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways to include an employee acquisition strategy in your social media development and execution.
Bob Kustka
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to use some of the social media resources to help you find and evaluate prospective employees.
Charles Wheelan
Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons there are way too many job openings and way too few qualified applicants.
Charles Wheelan
Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why Amazon’s plan to pay a minimum of $15 per hour for employees has a number of negative implications for small businesses.
Charles Wheelan
Charles Wheelan joins Jim Blasingame to review what caused the 2008 financial crisis and discuss some of the reasons it could happen again.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the several ways to segment small business, including how they think about funding and executing growth.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals why the Amazon plan to pay $15 minimum wage has more to do with their strategic plan than their benevolence, and why that’s not good for small businesses.
Stephen King
Stephen King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that in the life and growth of a business there are five general stages that require different leadership perspectives and disciplines.
Stephen King
Stephen King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the difference in managing growth from the early, entrepreneurial state to the emerging stage, which sets the company on a path toward sustainability.
Stephen King
Stephen King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the dynamics and fundamentals of transitioning from a sustaining business model to planning for and executing the exit strategy.

Thursday - October 04, 2018

Rick Lepsinger
Rick Lepsinger joins Jim Blasingame to suggest that avoiding your gut reaction and having systematic processes are two of the best ways to insure you hire the best people possible.
Rick Lepsinger
Rick Lepsinger joins Jim Blasingame to recommend ways to assure new employees are competent, and to use technology to help you find them.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to report on how employees can steal from you when they use your remote, mobile payment systems, like The Square.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the first things to do when it’s apparent that an employee has stolen money from you, including when to confront them.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to use an electronic spreadsheet to manage cash more closely on at least a weekly basis.
Tina  Kim
Tina Kim joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what the gig economy is, and what it takes to be successful in it.
Tina  Kim
Tina Kim joins Jim Blasingame to report on why women seem to be more successful in the gig economy, and that it might actually suit them better.
Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things big businesses are learning about how to do business with small firms.
Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things technology companies can do to get closer to Main Street customers.
Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that customer relationship technology is becoming more useful for small businesses.

Friday - October 05, 2018

Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to approach a prospect with the strategy of identifying their most pressing issue – pain point – and helping them with that, including how to get yourself in that position.
Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to focus content marketing after you’ve discovered what the most pressing issue for each customer is.
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes joins Jim Blasingame to report on a number of contributing factors that should bode well for a continued growing U.S. economy, at all levels.
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes joins Jim Blasingame to propose that we should be thinking about the long-term unprecedented growth that could become reality when the U.S. completes the resetting of global trade deals.
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the factors that could cause crypto-currency to become an influencer in a number of ways of the dollar as an economic lever, and gold as the foundation for currency.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the reasons it’s not easy for a small business owner to take a vacation, and why that’s not good for your business.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that with four months to go in the year, there’s still time to make adjustments in strategy if the year isn’t going as planned.
Ken Yancey
Ken Yancey joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the SCORE organization of volunteer business mentors works, and how it helps thousands of small businesses every year – for free.
Ken Yancey
Ken Yancey joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how valuable a mentor can be for a small business owner, and how the SCORE organization provides them without charge.
Ken Yancey
Ken Yancey joins Jim Blasingame to report on the many reasons small businesses are reporting record optimism, including lower taxes, lower regulations, and the end of Obamacare.

Monday - October 08, 2018

Steven Gaffney
Steven Gaffney joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that most organizational teams are really structured as committees, without the requisite leadership that a team requires.
Steven Gaffney
Steven Gaffney joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that rather than requiring great talent, well-run teams actually produce talent.
Rob Jolles
Rob Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that when people don’t believe you, it isn’t about what you said, but how you said it, and the role pitch, pace and pause play in effective communication.
Rob Jolles
Rob Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the enthusiasm you get from believing in yourself can convert into believability from customers.
Rob Jolles
Rob Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how checking your position with prospects and customers so you can stay on the right side of any issue is a political practice that leads to success.
Dusty  Staub
Dusty Staub joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the three courage deficiencies that are likely present when leaders fail.
Dusty  Staub
Dusty Staub joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how certain circumstances as a leader can be difficult when it’s necessary to take a stand and speak truth to power.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to report on recent research that shows humans may be primordially predisposed to be earners instead of savers.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal from her first-hand knowledge that it’s tough operating a family business and what is required to do it successfully without creating a casualty list.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why being a stoic – taking responsibility – is a discipline that more of us need to consider spending time contemplating.

Tuesday - October 09, 2018

Tom Asacker
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to think about marketplace natural selection so you can adapt, mutate and survive.
Tom Asacker
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why small business evolution should be about customer expectations rather than the latest adaptation by the big boxes and online e-tailers.
George Giaglis
George Giaglis joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the way businesses should think about how to define blockchain and how they can use it to their advantage.
George Giaglis
George Giaglis joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the different ways the small business sector can disregard historical intermediaries by using blockchain contracts to start and fulfill business relationships globally.
George Giaglis
George Giaglis joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways small businesses can use the blockchain platform to gain access to capital and conduct business globally.
Bob Negen
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what Main Street small businesses should be doing right now to get ready for the fourth quarter and the holiday season customer.
Bob Negen
Bob Negen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to make sure you sell every product during the holidays at the highest margin possible.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to identify your challenges as one of two categories, tame or wicked, and how to deal with both.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to move through the ownership continuum turning wicked problems into tame ones and handing them down in the delegation process.
Peter Meyer
Peter Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that as the CEO of your business, every wicked problem that gets tamed should be delegated so you’re only focused on the wicked challenges.

Wednesday - October 10, 2018

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals some of the key factors you must adhere to when negotiating in business, including not falling in love with any deal.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals why there’s a direct connection between anything that helps America’s small businesses helps the rest of the world.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the new ways you can advertise on Snapchat.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on the new revelations that Google and Facebook have allowed their users’ privacy to be breached, and then tried to hide it.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things you can do to protect your privacy when on social media platforms.
Sean Doyle
Sean Doyle joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps to take to identify prospect pain and establish a marketing strategy around stopping it.
Sean Doyle
Sean Doyle joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to identify the pain your prospects and customers are feeling so you can address it in your marketing strategy.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report on his trip to China where the people are interested in his book on demographics to learn more about the impact of the country’s “one-child” policy.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the reasons why for the first time, the U.S. may be able to get China to come to the table to negotiate more balanced and honest trade relationships.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report on how U.S. corporations allowed their Chinese partners to steal America’s intellectual property.

Thursday - October 11, 2018

Donna Orender
Donna Orender joins Jim Blasingame to report on why we should set aside the international “Day of the Girl”, including research that shows what young girls expect from their future.
Donna Orender
Donna Orender joins Jim Blasingame to talk about celebrating young women and helping them have the maximum opportunity to be successful, while not minimizing young men.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals why the Index of small business optimism by the NFIB tracks a more authentic sector of the economy than any other.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index that shows small businesses are still at record-high optimism levels for investing and hiring.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the relationship between a growing economy and the marketplace’s ability to deliver at that level of performance.
Doug Campbell
Doug Campbell joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the challenge many communities are having keeping their local entrepreneurs from going elsewhere to start and grow their businesses.
Doug Campbell
Doug Campbell joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how one state is using financial support to incent their own entrepreneurs to find opportunity at home.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the imperative of converting our analog ethics into a system we can apply to our increasing use of digital leverage.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to report on the results of polling that indicates most people don’t want tech giants to be subject to anti-trust, and debate whether it’s in the nature of those companies to operate ethically.

Friday - October 12, 2018

Rick Mathieson
Rick Mathieson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the concept of geo-fencing/proximity marketing, which is the latest form of local search, and how small businesses can use it to their benefit against the big boxes.
Rick Mathieson
Rick Mathieson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what you have to do to adjust your SEO indexing strategy to conform to the search instructions associated with virtual digital assistants that receive voice commands.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on the new developments that are allowing metals to be used as throughput in 3-D printers to accomplish some very unique applications.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on a new application of an old by-product that could be used for insulation, plus a way to capture C02 waste and turn it a useful energy product.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on how researchers are growing new organs, like lungs, in animals, plus the discovery of a new anti-body we didn’t know humans had that can be used more effectively.
Bob Prosen
Bob Prosen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why any surprise you get is dangerous, and that the one you may be most in danger of getting is about your ability to keep key people.
Bob Prosen
Bob Prosen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the current exposure you may have in keeping key people from being poached, and how to avoid that.
Diane DiResta
Diane DiResta joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why everyone in the marketplace should learn how to create and deliver a well-developed presentation or sales proposal.
Diane DiResta
Diane DiResta joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the technological innovations that have impacted the discipline of delivering an effective presentation.
Diane DiResta
Diane DiResta joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons why the old-fashioned proposal is still relevant, even if you use new technology to create and deliver it.

Monday - October 15, 2018

Karen Cortell Reisman
Karen Cortell Reisman joins Jim Blasingame to tell her story about being a six-year breast cancer survivor, and what not to say to someone who is sick.
Karen Cortell Reisman
Karen Cortell Reisman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to speak and behave around someone you’ve discovered is dealing with an illness, including what to say and what NOT to say.
Leslie Grossman
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to tell her story as a breast cancer survivor for more than a decade, and encourage you to get screened.
Leslie Grossman
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the many ways you can build trust with your team, especially by the conversations you have when delegating.
Leslie Grossman
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to ask customers questions that get the kind of information that allows you to build a lasting, trust-based relationship.
Bill Treasurer
Bill Treasurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that arguably the most prominent example of a Leadership Killer is the many forms and implications of hubris.
Bill Treasurer
Bill Treasurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the side of our personal paradox that isn’t self-disciplined is the one that often demonstrates leadership killers like hubris, rigidity, etc.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report that the IRS is allowing disaster victims – fires, hurricanes, etc. – to extend their tax filing dates for many weeks without penalty or interest.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things you can do before the last tax filing date to impact that year’s return, including making changes for three years, and extending the child-care credit.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the new things found in the new tax law – tax cuts, jobs act – including a tax credit for businesses that pay family medical leave.

Tuesday - October 16, 2018

Stacey Brown Randall
Stacey Brown Randall joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how a previous business failed because she didn’t use customer referrals, and what she learned from that experience that could prevent your business failure.
Stacey Brown Randall
Stacey Brown Randall joins Jim Blasingame to reveal her proven system for generating referrals from customers without having to ask them or train them.
Ellen  Wald
Ellen Wald joins Jim Blasingame to report on the increasing ability of the U.S. to be energy independent and that our challenge is with infrastructure, not production.
Ellen  Wald
Ellen Wald joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the energy, economic and geo-political issues the U.S. is facing with OPEC as we impose sanctions on Iran.
Ellen  Wald
Ellen Wald joins Jim Blasingame to report on the pressures she sees that will impact the price of oil in the coming year, including production, logistics and politics.
Ross Kimbarovsky
Ross Kimbarovsky joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the recent re-branding efforts by large companies and what small businesses can learn from them.
Ross Kimbarovsky
Ross Kimbarovsky joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the first impression your brand makes with prospects is more powerful today than ever.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how global postal rates have been stacked against U.S. small businesses and what President Trump is doing to correct this.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, which is replacing NAFTA, and how this deal is better for everyone, especially U.S. businesses.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on several laws President Trump has signed that will help small businesses, including new intellectual property guidelines and opioid regulations.

Wednesday - October 17, 2018

Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how leaders build trust by taking responsibility for what’s happening around them without making excuses about “being stressed.
Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to recommend three ways to deal with stress so it doesn’t create poor leadership behavior, including being self-aware.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to report on recent research that indicates demographic changes are reducing some customer profiles on Main Street, especially regarding the Middle Class.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to report on new research that shows shifts in how people are living, sheltering and marrying.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to report on recent research that shows Millennial women are less likely than their mothers to go to work full time, partially because they seem to be less materialistic.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame explains why what’s good for small business is good for the world, and why small business owners should be single-issue voters for their businesses.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on the recent online poll that shows over 70% of small businesses intend to vote for candidates that support policies that are good for small businesses.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the reality elements facing Baby Boomer business owners as they anticipate divesting of their businesses.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that you determine the most likely valuation you should expect from your business before you offer it for sale.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why every business owner who’s selling should put together a team of experts to help with the many steps in this complicated transaction and transition.

Thursday - October 18, 2018

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to share their stories about what it was like as they started their businesses in 1989, including how to build a pipeline of business and adopt all the new technology.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the many reasons you should update the software of all of your processors, not only for performance, but also for protection.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why every small business must manage their financials by forecasting future activity off of budgets and financial statements.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why every business owner must become a proficient financial manager and that you can do that without learning accounting.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to describe the financial management resources she has created for small businesses to allow them to become proficient by studying online.
Andrea Nierenberg
Andrea Nierenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three of seven networking fundamentals that will help you become a more professional and successful networker, including being structured, allowing for serendipity and the sub-conscious.
Andrea Nierenberg
Andrea Nierenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal four of seven fundamentals of networking that enhance your success chances, including using social media, just being social, being strategic and knowing your style as well as the other person.
Jessica Moser
Jessica Moser joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the many reasons why a large company, like MetLife, would want to help small businesses have the maximum opportunity to be successful.
Jessica Moser
Jessica Moser joins Jim Blasingame to report on the survey MetLife and the U.S. Chamber conducted with small businesses that indicates optimism is way up and they’re increasingly looking at borrowing for growth opportunities.
Jessica Moser
Jessica Moser joins Jim Blasingame to report on the new MetLife and U.S. Chamber research of small business sentiment that reveals how this sector is finding the banking environment for acquiring growth capital.

Friday - October 19, 2018

Sarah Sladek
Sarah Sladek joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to reconcile your employee engagement goals with the way Millennial employees think about their careers.
Sarah Sladek
Sarah Sladek joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the challenges of every employer to deal with the intersection of generational changes in employees, a loss of engagement, and the employee shortage.
Skip Miller
Skip Miller joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you must be even more specific and realistic about a prospect’s closing chances during the last quarter of the year.
Skip Miller
Skip Miller joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should be prepared to start the new year with your new expectations on January 1.
Skip Miller
Skip Miller joins Jim Blasingame to remind you that if you’ve tried to redeem a poor performer, make the change now, not at the end of the year.
Wally Bock
Wally Bock joins Jim Blasingame to recommend Tom Peters' new book on excellence as a good guide for small business owners.
Wally Bock
Wally Bock joins Jim Blasingame to recommend two business books that will help you improve your company and then tell the story to customers.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on her recent trip to Iceland and Germany and what she could recommend about those two countries.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on the process of the big tech companies, Amazon, Facebook and Google, going after each other for their slice of our cyber-experience.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on how Linkedin is changing its group set up to look more like Facebook, and whether this is a smart play.

Monday - October 22, 2018

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals three of the questions you need to know as you begin to think about asking a bank for a business loan.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals why, after a decade of deleveraging, small businesses are probably ready to start borrowing again.
Debbie Meyer
Debbie Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the difference between management and leadership.
Debbie Meyer
Debbie Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that if you’re doing your job as a leader, the people you lead will do your managing for you.
Debbie Meyer
Debbie Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that you must teach your managers how to become leaders in their own right.
Adam Witty
Adam Witty joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the elements that are required if you want to achieve greatness in your business, including having core values and putting your people first.
Adam Witty
Adam Witty joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that establishing values and principles in the culture of your business, and requiring zero deviation from them, are keys to achieving greatness.
Joan Pryde
Joan Pryde joins Jim Blasingame during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to tell her story of discovery, diagnosis, treatment and 18-year survival of breast cancer.
Joan Pryde
Joan Pryde joins Jim Blasingame during Breast Cancer Awareness month to relate her own treatment experience and the improvements that have been made over the years, leading to a higher survival rate.
Joan Pryde
Joan Pryde joins Jim Blasingame during Breast Cancer Awareness month to offer her advice and suggestions on early detection and why that, and the new treatments, are the key to her 18-year survival.

Tuesday - October 23, 2018

Jim Alampi
Jim Alampi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the aspects of smart growth, including making the kind of sales that allow your business to sustain itself profitably.
Jim Alampi
Jim Alampi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that growth isn’t 100% self-funding, and to suggest some ways to think about how to fund growth.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame discusses why China isn’t a paper tiger, but it is a defective tiger, including problems in their financial markets, demographics, environment, etc.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame explains why the U.S. has many elements that will allow us to sustain our position around the globe, while China will not be able to keep up.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame explains why conditions in China will likely help President Trump negotiate more favorable trade relations with China.
Matthew Owenby
Matthew Owenby joins Jim Blasingame to report on the recent Aflac Workforce Report showing a record number of employees are happy with their benefits.
Matthew Owenby
Matthew Owenby joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Aflac Workplace Report that shows employees are still unsettled about how well they’re being covered by healthcare programs.
Rich Galen
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to report that if the Democrats gain 35 seats in the mid-term election, they will take over majority of the House and control all the committees.
Rich Galen
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to report that it looks like Republicans will not only hold on to the Senate after the mid-term elections, but could increase their majority by three.
Rich Galen
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the things that would come to pass if the Dems controlled the House, including that they probably would NOT pursue impeachment against Trump.

Wednesday - October 24, 2018

Jennifer Dantzler
Jennifer Dantzler joins Jim Blasingame to report on her award-winning work serving people with autism and to report that research shows there is more autism today than in decades past.
Jennifer Dantzler
Jennifer Dantzler joins Jim Blasingame to report that all autism behaviors now fall under the broad spectrum called autism, and what her organization is doing to help these people.
Gary Davis
Gary Davis joins Jim Blasingame to report on the increasing incidence of cyber-crime down-market and that small businesses aren’t keeping up with their protection practices.
Gary Davis
Gary Davis joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the increased adoption of Internet of Things (IOT) things is adding to the exposure small businesses have against the cyber-criminals.
Gary Davis
Gary Davis joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the best cyber-security software and hardware are typically enough to keep cyber-crime out of your business, but the human factor still creates exposure.
Vicky Oliver
Vicky Oliver joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some dos and don’ts for employees, including why you shouldn’t ask for a raise before you’ve earned the right.
Vicky Oliver
Vicky Oliver joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some things employees shouldn’t do, including watch the clock, especially in meetings, don’t talk too much and don’t be a know-it-all.
Robert Levin
Robert Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that with all of the exciting new media marketing options, especially social media, the email workhorse is still the old reliable for many reasons.
Robert Levin
Robert Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of building and growing your email marketing list from your social media communities, and what content to distribute.
Robert Levin
Robert Levin joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to curate content options to use in email marketing, including video of customer experiences with your business.

Thursday - October 25, 2018

Susanna Mittermaier
Susanna Mittermaier joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the concept of perfection pops up in an entrepreneurial organization, and how to minimize it by instead delegating for excellence.
Susanna Mittermaier
Susanna Mittermaier joins Jim Blasingame to report on how she sees the EU economy and politics, including the relationship with America and the aggression of Russia.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on a heat shield made into an umbrella to be used to help space craft penetrate the atmosphere friction, instead of the current ceramic tile method.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on a form of foam that soaks up carbon dioxide until it can be released at will for a useful purpose, and a new battery that turns CO2 into power and a useful by-product.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on the discovery of an existing element in the body that could fight aging, plus a new way to deal with antibiotic resistant superbugs.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the brands of very small businesses are typically tied to the reputation of the owner, and how to manage that connection.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the logic of not buying the most current technology before the price drops and the kinks are worked out.
Christopher Bishop
Chris Bishop joins Jim Blasingame to report on the geeky tech content you’ll find at most artificial intelligence conferences, and the need for more intuitive interface help for business people.
Christopher Bishop
Chris Bishop joins Jim Blasingame to report on his observations of the impact of quantum computing, and that any challenges it should pose for businesses likely will be offset by the availability of incremental quantum tools.
Christopher Bishop
Chris Bishop joins Jim Blasingame to report on his visit to observe the original, rudimentary computers going back several decades, and their legacy is the automated, digital, virtual tools we benefit from today.

Friday - October 26, 2018

Angel  Gambino
Angel Gambino joins Jim Blasingame to acknowledge that frustration continues among many small businesses about improving the return on their social media strategies.
Angel  Gambino
Angel Gambino joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the new artificial intelligence tools available to small businesses that can help them mine their own data, and use outside data to reach new customers.
Adrian C. Ott
Adrian Ott joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how her closed-loop system of discovering what customers want and expect can now be in the hands of small businesses.
Adrian C. Ott
Adrian Ott joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to cause customers and prospects to see your company as a thought-leader by providing them with the results of closed-loop discovery surveys that are relevant to each one.
Adrian C. Ott
Adrian Ott joins Jim Blasingame to explain the steps to take to build a successful closed-loop discovery system that will help you become a useful thought-leader with prospects and customers.
Mark Babbitt
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on how to deal with situations when your business world gets muddled with the politics of the day.
Mark Babbitt
Mark Babbitt joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions about how to avoid getting into political discussions when the topic at hand should be business.
Dr. Eric Cole
Dr. Eric Cole joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the evidence that shows the cyber-bad-guys are coming down market to breach the cyber-world of small businesses.
Dr. Eric Cole
Dr. Eric Cole joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some tips, tools and best practices that can be used to avoid being a victim of cyber-crime, including using cloud-based service, including data backup.
Dr. Eric Cole
Dr. Eric Cole joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on the steps a small business should take when it’s discovered that there has been a cyber-breach, including data and equipment.

Monday - October 29, 2018

Joe  Galvin
Joe Galvin joins Jim Blasingame to report that big companies are going to start poaching small firms for their best talent, unless small business CEOs take preemptive action.
Terri Maxwell
Terri Maxwell joins Jim Blasingame to report on her recent trip abroad and to discuss how small business owners in Greece, Italy and other countries feel about starting and running a Main Street business, compared to those in the U.S.
Terri Maxwell
Terri Maxwell joins Jim Blasingame to report on her research about entrepreneurship motivations in the EU compared to the U.S., especially as the two consider taking risks.
Joe  Galvin
Joe Galvin joins Jim Blasingame to report that small business owners are still registering record confidence in their own businesses, but their overall confidence is off of previous record high levels.
Joe  Galvin
Joe Galvin joins Jim Blasingame to report that Main Street businesses are hiring again, but worry about rising costs, especially the new tariff expense they’re being hit with.
Beverly Inman-Ebel
Beverly Inman-Ebel joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the good, bad and ugly of making assumptions and how it can get you into trouble, or help you solve problems.
Beverly Inman-Ebel
Beverly Inman-Ebel joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the things you can do to avoid letting the assumptions you make get you into trouble, including waiting a few seconds/minutes before you open your mouth.
Robert Litan
Robert Litan joins Jim Blasingame to debate Jim about the continued relevance of the U.S. Anti-trust division of the Justice Dept., and that it could still be useful in the future against even the tech companies.
Robert Litan
Robert Litan joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the economic power is shifting toward the left and right U.S. coastal states and the impact of this trend on national politics.
Robert Litan
Robert Litan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the possible directions the Democrats will go in if they win back the House in the upcoming election, including probably not as much impeachment as some may think.

Tuesday - October 30, 2018

Anna Redmond
Anna Redmond joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the reason Gen Y is so much different is because they look at themselves and their worlds completely different from any previous generation.
Anna Redmond
Anna Redmond joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that more than any other generation before, Gen Y makes buying decisions more on how they feel about the business than about the product.
Anna Redmond
Anna Redmond joins Jim Blasingame to report on the marketing strategy that Campbell’s used to appeal to the values of Millennials to penetrate the Gen Y millions.
Julie Thomas
Julie Thomas joins Jim Blasingame to report on research that shows many B2B salespeople have a fear of calling on prospects, largely because they’re not trained to lead with relevance for the prospect.
Julie Thomas
Julie Thomas joins Jim Blasingame to report on research that reveals why making initial contact with prospects requires a different approach in The Age of the Customer.
Soulaima Gourani
Soulaima Gourani joins Jim Blasingame to report that many around the world view business ownership as a way to make a living rather than owning a business that can take on a growth life of its own.
Soulaima Gourani
Soulaima Gourani joins Jim Blasingame to report on how human work and AI will intersect and interact over the coming decades, and change how we work in the process.
Soulaima Gourani
Soulaima Gourani joins Jim Blasingame to report on the condition of having five generations in the workplace and how this is impacting how management deals with each group.
Ruth Sherman
Ruth Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to review some of the issues women in business have had to overcome in order to establish their place in the marketplace.
Ruth Sherman
Ruth Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the issue of why women tend to not ask other women for help, for referrals and for business, when it seems to be second nature for men.

Wednesday - October 31, 2018

Suzanne Paling
Suzanne Paling joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the role of a sales compensation plan that motivates your sales team to deliver the kind of sales that accomplishes the company revenue and profit goals.
Suzanne Paling
Suzanne Paling joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the biggest mistakes that are made with sales compensation plans, including being too complex and not getting professional and technical help.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the end-of-year retirement plan actions you can take to lower your tax bill for this year.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the Trump executive orders which are helping to significantly increase health care insurance options and lower costs.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some end-of-year steps you can take to lower your tax bill, such as putting in new equipment that can be written off as an expense.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the last three of six questions to get answered when you’re talking with a bank about a business loan.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals that while Campbell’s soup ad about same-sex parents was courageous, the Nike campaign with Kaepernick was as manipulative as the quarterback’s protest was dishonest, and neither was a demonstration of courage.
Jack Uldrich
Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to remind small business CEOs that part of their job is to anticipate the threats and opportunities awaiting their company in the future.
Jack Uldrich
Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several things you can do to think like a futurist, including understanding the speed of change, and raising your perception of how large change can be.
Jack Uldrich
Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to set yourself up to consider change in ways, speeds and impact greater than ever imagined, and offer tips on how to help you do that.