Wednesday - August 01, 2018

Kristin  Zhivago
Kristin Zhivago joins Jim Blasingame to suggest the steps of “anti-selling” to help your salespeople more closely meet the evolving expectations of customers.
Kristin  Zhivago
Kristin Zhivago joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to create an “anti-selling” strategy that begins with the hiring process of salespeople and goes through training.
Jared Meyer
Jared Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways cities with progressive leadership and policies often act as if they’re not bound by federal laws and the constitution.
Jared Meyer
Jared Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the phenomenon of sanctuary cities and speculate on when the Constitutional hammer will come down on them.
Jared Meyer
Jared Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to predict that the more Millennials seek urban lifestyles the more likely there will be progressive policies in many U.S. cities.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on research showing how small business exit strategy expectations have changed over the past five years.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame forecasts a future scenario where the aftermath of reducing global trade barriers results in an unprecedented expansion of the U.S. economy.
Andrew Gause
Andrew Gause joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the possibilities of unprecedented economic expansion in the wake of a successful Trump fair trade strategy.
Andrew Gause
Andrew Gause joins Jim Blasingame to report on the reasons why it would be likely the Fed would raise interest rates today, for the third time this year.
Andrew Gause
Andrew Gause joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the possibilities of a gold-based crypto-currency and whether it would come from the private sector or the U.S. government.

Thursday - August 02, 2018

Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you have to have a separate, customized plan for managing each employee, based on how they interact.
Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the different personalities and communicating styles of employees, which require managers to have a customized plan for dealing with each one.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how “deep fakes” technology gives people the ability to manipulate facial images to create false reproductions for destructive purposes.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to report on an Internet exposure where a cyber-criminal uses your online device and electricity as a zombie unit to mine crypto-currency.
Scott Aurnou
Scott Aurnou joins Jim Blasingame to report on increasing evidence that Russia isn’t concerned with outcomes, they’re using social media platforms to increase the level of discord between Americans.
Sue Hawkes
Sue Hawkes joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how feeling like an impostor is a natural feeling almost all of us have, and how to deal with it as an imperfect human trying to make things happen.
Sue Hawkes
Sue Hawkes joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that research shows women and men feel like impostors, or failures, or less than perfect, about the same, and how to overcome this natural feeling.
Gerald Celente
Gerald Celente joins Jim Blasingame to report on what he thinks will happen before the midterm elections that will turn the tide of the conventional wisdom for how this election will turn out.
Gerald Celente
Gerald Celente joins Jim Blasingame to discuss Trump’s trade strategy and why it has the potential to provide an economic boost for the U.S. like we haven’t seen in generations.
Gerald Celente
Gerald Celente joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the multi-faceted resource that crude oil is, how it is being used by the U.S. and others, plus his thoughts on the future price of crude.

Friday - August 03, 2018

Bob Kustka
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to report on his years of research on the level of truth, and not so much, involving claims of sexual harassment, and how to deal with both in a professional and serious way.
Bob Kustka
Bob Kustka joins Jim Blasingame to offer advice on how to minimize sexual harassment cases and how to react and be proactive so your business doesn’t become a co-defendant.
Patrick  Deneen
Patrick Deneen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the rise of populism across the globe, especially in the U.S., and whether this force is a threat to both the Democrats and Republicans.
Patrick  Deneen
Patrick Deneen joins Jim Blasingame to report on the structural defect in liberalism, and therefore, why Liberals should love businesses because they actually make the numbers work and pay taxes.
Patrick  Deneen
Patrick Deneen joins Jim Blasingame to tell his story about how he dealt with liberal influences in universities he’s worked in as a conservative/libertarian political science professor.
Craig Roach
Craig Roach joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the course of discovery that resulted in the availability of electricity from Franklin to today.
Craig Roach
Craig Roach joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the challenges to our current electric grid, and that in some ways the future grid may look decentralized in a way that Edison might have liked.
John Harrison
John Harrison joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how even people who make a lot of money can make budgeting mistakes that cause them to run out of cash.
John Harrison
John Harrison joins Jim Blasingame to propose the benefits of managing your money based on the calendar and even seasons.
John Harrison
John Harrison joins Jim Blasingame to recommend investment strategies in a nine-year-old bull market and trade war fears for those with long term or short term horizons.

Monday - August 06, 2018

Robert Bly
Robert Bly joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that with the level of analytics today, you don’t have to gamble with or guess about how you spend marketing budget.
Robert Bly
Robert Bly joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that when seeking repeat customers, you should focus on recurrency, frequency and monetization.
Douglas  Obey
Doug Obey joins Jim Blasingame to discuss when it’s time to sell income producing real estate and how to make that calculation.
Douglas  Obey
Doug Obey joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why, almost more than anyone else, small business owners should own income producing real estate, especially the property their business is in.
Douglas  Obey
Doug Obey joins Jim Blasingame to discuss other investment assets, and whether the stock market is too high to join right now.
Doug Griffiths
Doug Griffiths joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the 20th century change was more about scaling and growing, the 21st century will be more about disruption on an unprecedented scale.
Doug Griffiths
Doug Griffiths joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons local communities will see their world disrupted in unprecedented ways, and to report that most of the leaders he sees are not ready.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how differently he would write his landmark book, Built on Trust, if he were writing it today, in the digital age.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fact that the first version of digital leverage, including AI, was created without any ethical elements or allowance for trust, but that going forward, that will no longer be acceptable.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the current convergence of divergent forces -- high tech leverage and high touch humanity -- and that a digital interface must be created, because “humans require trust.”

Tuesday - August 07, 2018

Tim Irwin
Tim Irwin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the dangers of under-appreciating how much employees want to succeed in their assignments for you, and why affirming them at appropriate time is powerful.
Tim Irwin
Tim Irwin joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to take corrective action for a number of different problem scenarios, and do it in a way that doesn’t create defensive behavior
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the Jobs Act 3.0 is being developed to decrease regulatory impediments to capital formation for small businesses.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the new Labor Department rulings on the creation of Association Health Plans and other health insurance plans that more closely fit how people need coverage.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the steps being taken to improve the Tax Cut Law and fix some of the unfair elements for small businesses.
Beverly Inman-Ebel
Beverly Inman-Ebel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the ways that increased velocity of communication has been beneficial and, in some cases, not so much.
Beverly Inman-Ebel
Beverly Inman-Ebel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the idea that digital communication is causing content – what we’re doing – to arrive too far in advance of the associated context – why we’re doing it.
Deb Calvert
Deb Calvert joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how preserving your beloved status quo can cause you to hold on too long to paradigms that once made you successful, but now are shifting.
Deb Calvert
Deb Calvert joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how acquiring leads in The Age of the Customer has changed, but once you convert them to a prospect, closing the sale is still tied pretty closely to classic selling fundamentals.
Deb Calvert
Deb Calvert joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how getting out of your own way and learning about the world outside of your four walls will help you avoid becoming hide-bound and uncompetitive.

Wednesday - August 08, 2018

Chip Bell
Chip Bell joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the fundamental customer care imperatives that are rooted in what’s called Southern Hospitality.
Chip Bell
Chip Bell joins Jim Blasingame to reveal more examples of how modeling Southern Hospitality traits will help you keep customers for life.
Christopher Bishop
Chris Bishop joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the proliferation of drones and the increased application of drone technology, and how to make sure it’s more opportunity than disruption.
Christopher Bishop
Chris Bishop joins Jim Blasingame first to offer drone application suggestions, and then to share his thoughts on how blockchain will become part of our future, especially regarding ethics in the digital age.
Christopher Bishop
Chris Bishop joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how an autonomous vehicle works, and how we will use them in the future as both a benefit and as a disruption.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals that small business impact on, and by, trade is much bigger than most people think.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals that the technology world is coming at you over the horizon faster than ever before, and why the job of turning innovations into opportunity instead of disruption is the CEO's.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the idea of ruthless prioritization and why successful people only have about three priorities on their plate at one time.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the power and practice of delegating, and why this discipline is a non-negotiable imperative for any CEO.
Ami Kassar
Ami Kassar joins Jim Blasingame to actually recommend introducing a little chaos in your business as a way to maintain a level of entrepreneurial thinking in your organization.

Thursday - August 09, 2018

Tom Anastasi
Tom Anastasi joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why you want to know what customers think about your business so you can fix what’s broken and leverage what’s good, by creating customer focus groups.
Tom Anastasi
Tom Anastasi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what steps to take with the results of the questions you asked your customer focus groups, and why you should have someone else conduct the group.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that before you try to make changes or identify improvements, you should ask yourself certain questions.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should be prepared to discover that you might be surprised at the results of your quest to improve the company.
Rick Maurer
Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to explain why you should try to shoot holes in any new change you’re proposing before you execute.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to report on recent research that reveals the influence of testosterone on buying decisions, and to conclude that men therefore are more prone to make luxury purchases.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to report on research about the impact of testosterone on purchasing decisions, and to discuss the different ways that behavior might manifest.
Brad Huisken
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the first step in acquiring quality sales people is in the recruiting process, which you should be doing all the time.
Brad Huisken
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the steps to take when interviewing prospective sales people in order to hire the highest quality possible, especially when determining how introspective they are.
Brad Huisken
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that when bringing high quality sales people on board, you must conduct personality tests before you hire them, and then train them in steps before you turn them loose.

Friday - August 10, 2018

Bill Treasurer
Bill Treasurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that great leaders have control of their own behavior and know what their core values are and are true to them.
Bill Treasurer
Bill Treasurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that great leaders demonstrate courage, are servants and work on self-improvement.
Ed Harrington
Ed Harrington joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the unfortunate practice of taking liberties with the truth about a product or position, beyond the legal method called puffery.
Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to report on the 29 women entrepreneurs from Rwanda and Afghanistan who will be graduating from the IEEW Peace Through Business program.
Ed Harrington
Ed Harrington joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the lamentable condition in public discourse where the concept of neutrality is essentially non-existent, and the dangers of a neutral main-stream media.
Bill Driscoll
Bill Driscoll joins Jim Blasingame to report on new research that shows professionals have difficulty truly disengaging when they’re on vacation, and how this compares to small business owners.
Bill Driscoll
Bill Driscoll joins Jim Blasingame with research on why professionals have difficulty unplugging from work, and some tips on how to fix that problem.
Robert Levin
Rob Levin joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the resiliency of email marketing, especially an email newsletter.
Robert Levin
Rob Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you can’t trust social media communities with the big platforms, and why you should migrate those community members to your email marketing list.
Robert Levin
Rob Levin joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the tips and best practices to create an email newsletter for marketing to a community of followers.

Monday - August 13, 2018

Nick  Cioffi
Nick Cioffi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that, as a Millennial, his education didn’t prepare him for some of the fundamentals he’d need to be successful in business, including using the phone and writing emails.
Nick  Cioffi
Nick Cioffi joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that his education didn’t prepare him for what he needed to know about the fundamentals of customer service.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there are travel professionals who can use your budget and travel credits to a greater degree than most amateur travelers, and she includes names and websites.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how critical it is to be trusted to be where you say you’ll be, or, failing that, letting the other person know to have new expectations.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to report on how women think men should dress, and learn that Jim will never give up his pleated pants. Also, good news about how to freeze your credit.
Gary Sirak
Gary Sirak joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the Millennial generation is pursuing their lives and whether that qualifies as redefining the American Dream.
Gary Sirak
Gary Sirak joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fact that the American Dream has been defined for generations and any variation on that definition is another, different ideal.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to budget income and expenses to deal with the periods of slow sales/collections.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the impact of Trump’s trade reset – especially with China – on small businesses and farmers, and how much pain they can withstand.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that your small business may be increasingly impacted by privacy regulations being imposed by the Europeans as well as California.

Tuesday - August 14, 2018

Melinda Emerson
Melinda Emerson joins Jim Blasingame to identify several of the performance management fundamentals you must execute in order to run and grow a successful business.
Melinda Emerson
Melinda Emerson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the elements to break down when evaluating the performance of your business.
Arran  Stewart
Arran Stewart joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how an initial coin offering works, as opposed to an initial public offering, as a way to capitalize a business from public funds.
Arran  Stewart
Arran Stewart joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the structural process of launching and executing an initial coin offering, and how they’re redeemed by investors/stakeholders.
Arran  Stewart
Arran Stewart joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how a blockchain “smart contract” is used and how to get started becoming familiar with blockchain technology.
Paul Krasnow
Paul Krasnow joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the fundamentals of a high touch business and sales philosophy, and why it’s even more powerful today, in the Digital Age.
Paul Krasnow
Paul Krasnow joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one of the keys to professional success in sales is to be able to find joy in something that’s more important than yourself.
Chris  Rodgers
Chris Rodgers joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how, after all these years, your search engine optimization strategy is still an imperative and an ongoing marketing discipline.
Chris  Rodgers
Chris Rodgers joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that beyond regular online search optimization strategy, businesses now need to be thinking about how to optimize their online strategy for voice search by virtual digital assistants, like Alexa.
Chris  Rodgers
Chris Rodgers joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you should develop your SEO strategy before you commit to a website development.

Wednesday - August 15, 2018

Nik Vargas
Nik Vargas joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what the Dark Web and the Deep Web are, and why you need to know how to avoid the cyber-bad guys who do illicit business there, perhaps at your expense.
Nik Vargas
Nik Vargas joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps you can take to avoid the cyber-dangers that try to breach your technical world and steal from you.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to report on the negative press the large tech companies are receiving, and to try to reveal some of their counter balancing benefits.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that for every advantage and benefit we get from technological innovations, also likely comes a paradoxical element that is less attractive, like getting free stuff on the Internet.
Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to continue his reporting on how small businesses are being impacted by the Supreme Court ruling permitting every state and local government to require small businesses to remit sales tax for online sales.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reminds you that we’re all just one fire, flood or nosy squirrel in a transformer away from a major business interruption, and wonders whether small businesses are ready.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals why of all the “isms”, capitalism treats humans the best, and is the only system that is financially self-sustaining.
Ivan Misner
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that when he was a student, teachers complained he talked too much, but eventually that trait allowed him to become a legendary teacher and storyteller.
Ivan Misner
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to combine your natural talent and communication skills and channel them into a success strategy to impact and help others.
Ivan Misner
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to deal with obstacles that actually are revealing which direction you should take in your life.

Thursday - August 16, 2018

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that, as advanced as the mobile communication industry is, you still can’t presume you’ll have coverage when you travel.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to make sure you’re going to have mobile network coverage when you travel on business.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the recent NFIB Index which shows small businesses are more optimistic and high performing on many levels than ever.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the recent NFIB Index which shows small businesses are hiring more people and paying them more, and have been able to raise prices to cover inflated costs.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how currency contagions happen, and how the Turkey devaluation could spark a global problem.
Michael Stallard
Mike Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the most important element in producing engaged employees is to show them they’re valued beyond just their output.
Michael Stallard
Mike Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that including employee voice and vision in decisions is critical to promoting engagement, as well as letting them know help is available.
Manny Avramidis
Manny Avramidis joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how having a diverse workforce and leadership produces the policies and practices that reduce, if not eliminate, sexual harassment.
Manny Avramidis
Manny Avramidis joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that you have to establish company standards that cover the appropriate sexual harassment laws and expectations.
Manny Avramidis
Manny Avramidis joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways that sexual harassment issues – behavior and policies – impact men, too.

Friday - August 17, 2018

Clara Villarosa
Clara Villarosa joins Jim Blasingame to tell the story of how she first realized that minority women entrepreneurs needed extra help developing their business plans.
Tom Asacker
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of trust as a deliverable and how to maximize your margins by capitalizing on how valuable customers believe trust in you is.
Stephen King
Stephen King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that pricing is the first of the Four Core steps a business owner must address with data supported decisions.
Stephen King
Stephen King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two of the Four Core Data Driven decisions – when to fire clients and how to spend marketing budget – and how these can be managed more profitably by following the data.
Stephen King
Stephen King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why you may not be maximizing your team performance by the way you allocate their payroll expense on the operating statement above and below the line.
Jim Ballard
Jim Ballard joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of knowing when to make things happen and when to realize it’s best to let things happen.
Jim Ballard
Jim Ballard joins Jim Blasingame to share how to strike a balance in your life and business by knowing when to take charge and control the issue, and when to surrender control and let things happen.
Ellen  Wald
Ellen Wald joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Iranian nuclear deal Obama cut, including the benefit of Trump nixing the deal, how he could have done it better, and some things you didn’t know.
Ellen  Wald
Ellen Wald joins Jim Blasingame to report on the current state of crude oil as the most influential commodity in the world, how it has become a geopolitical lever, and why the U.S. has a better lever than anyone else.
Ellen  Wald
Ellen Wald joins Jim Blasingame to report some of the ways crude oil and natural gas will impact the future global economy and geopolitics, especially the impact of and on China.

Monday - August 20, 2018

Kelly Riggs
Robby Riggs
Father and son Kelly and Robby Riggs join Jim Blasingame to discuss the challenges and opportunities of managers facing five generations of employees, including a large number of Millennials.
Kelly Riggs
Robby Riggs
Father and son Kelly and Robby Riggs join Jim Blasingame to reveal the concept of counter mentorship, how to lead your teams by helping them claim ownership, and that ultimately, the organization has to perform.
John Horvat II
John Horvat II joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the reasons why it can be said that America’s best moral days are behind us.
John Horvat II
John Horvat II joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the divergent forces of humans and digital leverage and why this is creating a problem for those who require trust, which includes all humans.
John Horvat II
John Horvat II joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that natural law is critical to analog humans, and whether our adoption of digital leverage can include ethical elements that humans require.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the tips to use to get customers informed and prepared for you to be able to take a few days off and not lose them as customers.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the difficulty involved when a vacation conflicts with the expectations and work of clients.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the challenges and offer suggestions on how to make long-distance relationships work.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to offers suggestions on what you can do to reduce your exposure to germs when traveling on commercial planes, plus why washing with cold water may be better than hot water.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to warn about the long-term use of heartburn/reflux medicine, and offer suggestions on alternatives.

Tuesday - August 21, 2018

Alan See
Alan See joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how rapport, credibility and trust are the three power ingredients to combine in your marketing strategy to drive lead generation.
Alan See
Alan See joins Jim Blasingame to identify some of the steps and best practices to use to make sure your marketing strategy includes building rapport, delivering credibility and earning trust.
Chip Kahn
Chip Kahn joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the research on what tech experience customers expect from the businesses they use, especially being mobile ready.
Chip Kahn
Chip Kahn joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why 60% of customers surveyed said they would choose a big business first, because of the tech experience. Ouch! Small business owners, call your office.
Chip Kahn
Chip Kahn joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that small businesses have a big job ahead of them delivering at least the minimum level of tech experience expected by customers.
Rick Lepsinger
Rick Lepsinger joins Jim Blasingame to reveal four conflict creators that seem to come up most often, including facts, methods, goals and values.
Rick Lepsinger
Rick Lepsinger joins Jim Blasingame to reveal several steps and practices to use when resolving and preventing conflicts, including know what’s important to the parties, finding common ground, and active listening.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the alleged “postcard” return from the IRS, which really isn’t.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the benefits of a flat tax, and report on how even small businesses can now take advantage of a new family leave credit.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to debate and discuss some of the benefits and challenges of the new tax cut and jobs act for small businesses.

Wednesday - August 22, 2018

Andrea Nierenberg
Andrea Nierenberg joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the discipline of networking as a professional that must be learned, practiced and leveraged.
Andrea Nierenberg
Andrea Nierenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the key elements of successful networking, including subordinating yourself to learn more about the other person.
Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the Second Law of Thermodynamics can be applied to businesses: If you get too comfortable and stop working your business, your business stops working.
Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that leaders should continue to lead when things are going great, not just when things are going wrong, which in turn builds an engaged, emotionally-invested team.
Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that sometimes all you need to get your business to the next level is to get back to the fundamentals of business ownership and leadership.
Grant Leboff
Grant LeBoff joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the purpose of your business as a way of connecting with customers, and ask whether it comes across when you go to market.
Grant Leboff
Grant LeBoff joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the differences and similarities between customers in England and the U.S.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on how Google is modifying its ad platform for small businesses to include a customer landing page for those who don’t have a website.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report on a new tool small businesses can use with customers through Instagram’s Live Chat platform.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to report that you’re going to start seeing associated ads when searching for something on Facebook’s Marketplace.

Thursday - August 23, 2018

Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to report on the carbon evolution from the old energy economy to the new one that is defined by the explosion of natural gas availability and products.
Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to report on the geopolitical leverage that the U.S. enjoys as a result of our significant petroleum resources and our commitment to use them economically and geopolitically.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that you can calculate the investment value of any capital commitment to see how best to spend your business’ money.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some methods of calculating how to spend your capital investment based on the return over time.
Gene Siciliano
Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how our precious capital can be deployed more intelligently based on the return on investment of one option over another.
Jody Ordioni
Jody Ordioni joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there is a facet of branding called talent branding that is associated with the caliber of people you’re looking for and the people customers meet.
Jody Ordioni
Jody Ordioni joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to take your talent acquisition serious as a branding step, for an impact on future hire and getting customers to return.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to report on the acquisition appetite of larger companies to acquire small firms, and the pressure Main Street is feeling from online giants like Amazon.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the current demographic reality of millions of Baby Boomers who will be exiting their businesses one way or another, with an unprecedented lack of acquirers.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the essence of Jim’s new book with regard to the expansion of digital leverage with an as-yet undeveloped method of installing ethical components in that leverage.

Friday - August 24, 2018

Janet Christy
Janet Christy joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the internal elements of the crisis that’s manifesting as not enough qualified employees, including transportation and childcare.
Janet Christy
Janet Christy joins Jim Blasingame to compare the cost of providing services like transportation and childcare for prospective employees to what it costs to keep them on welfare.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on the resurrection of a form of salt solution that is much more stable as a coolant for nuclear power than the current method using water.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on new architectural practices for urban development, plus flying cars that would eliminate the need for city streets.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on an existing mining machine that eats land mines, plus a way to repurpose the waste from making olive oil.
Dror  Liwer
Dror Liwer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why cyber-criminals are increasingly targeting small firms and how to protect from having your business stolen out from under you.
Dror  Liwer
Dror Liwer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to protect your business from being a victim of cyber-crime that penetrates the weak link in your network connection.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the more we use cloud applications and resources, the more our businesses could be exposed to cyber-crime when we connect to the cloud.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while you have to learn new ways to market to customers almost every day, once you get financial management skills under your belt, they never change.
Dawn Fotopulos
Dawn Fotopulos joins Jim Blasingame to explain the logic and practice of pricing services like you would a product, and how to justify your price to customers.

Monday - August 27, 2018

Jim Schreier
Jim Schreier joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the economic and political headwinds that set back the small business sector in the U.S.
Jim Schreier
Jim Schreier joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the challenges small businesses will have acquiring and executing the level of technology being leveraged by big companies.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to honor Senator and war hero John McCain for his life of service to our country, and discuss the circumstances of his illogical and harmful last vote.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how Association Health Plans and temporary plans are giving choice back to small businesses and individuals and really are, in fact, affordable.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to report on the possibility of increasing choice being included in future health care reform, which is the opposite of the state-mandated Obamacare.
Jay Baer
Jay Baer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why old-school word-of-mouth marketing is not only still valid, but can be found money for small businesses.
Jay Baer
Jay Baer joins Jim Blasingame to offer tips and best practices on how to turn old-school word-of-mouth marketing into gold in the form of repeat, highly profitable customers who bring their friends with them.
John Fox
John Fox joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to reform the charitable deduction for every taxpayer to make it fair for all.
John Fox
John Fox joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways that small businesses received less tax advantages than big business and how what was given was also temporary.
John Fox
John Fox joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some improvements to the new tax bill that weren't applied fairly enough.

Tuesday - August 28, 2018

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals how finding qualified workers has replaced taxes, health care costs and regulations as the #1 challenge for small businesses.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals why all stakeholders in the 21st century workplace have to focus forward for solutions to the current crisis around qualified workers .
John Berlau
John Berlau joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the current securities laws, designed to protect the unsophisticated investor, have actually created two classes of investors, and why they should be modified.
John Berlau
John Berlau joins Jim Blasingame to report on a new bill that would make more classes of investment opportunities available to regular investors, not just the wealthy, sophisticated class.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to report on the 30th anniversary of HR5050, which made it illegal to deny anyone credit based on their gender, and why this was necessary.
Olalah Njenga
Olalah Njenga joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what is left to be done in order to help women business owners gain access to capital, including what they need to do for themselves.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the tendency we all have to focus on our businesses to the detriment of our health and family relationships.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the issues business owners should manage to be healthy, beyond management, including healthy eating and exercise.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to offer more suggestions on how to grow your business while gaining and maintaining a healthy body.

Wednesday - August 29, 2018

Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the reason why having a well-defined vision and mission and executing your values creates powerful relevance that customers are seeking.
Bryan Mattimore
Bryan Mattimore joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to establish vision, execute mission and demonstrate values as a way to acquire and keep customers.
Geri Stengel
Geri Stengel joins Jim Blasingame to report on the American Express 2018 Women-Owned Business research which shows this sector of small business continues to grow.
Geri Stengel
Geri Stengel joins Jim Blasingame to report on the American Express 2018 Women-Owned Business research which shows that regardless of age, race or other background, women-owned businesses are growing faster than ever.
Geri Stengel
Geri Stengel joins Jim Blasingame to share her thoughts on the future of business ownership by women, including their increased presence in the scalable ventures.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals how the “Force” in the marketplace has changed from businesses to customers and how to win in that environment.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals examples of how our analog ethical expectations are not manifesting in our digital leverage, and that’s going to continue to be a problem.
David Dawsey
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the intellectual property myths that can create problems for small businesses in their operation as well as when they decide to divest.
David Dawsey
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that many business owners are not prepared to answer intellectual property questions from prospective buyers which could cost them money.
David Dawsey
David Dawsey joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the myths business owners have about securing their intellectual property from employee malfeasance.

Thursday - August 30, 2018

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.
Leigh Branham
Leigh Branham joins Jim Blasingame to recommend encouraging employees to refer their friends to apply for openings in your business, including compensating them for that, plus how to use social media for employee recruiting.
Leigh Branham
Leigh Branham joins Jim Blasingame to offer more tips on how to acquire the best people, as well as how to keep other companies from poaching your key employees.
Adam Baratta
Adam Baratta joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the price of gold is likely to rise as the cost of debt service to the government increases with interest rate rises.
Adam Baratta
Adam Baratta joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons why gold has been a good investment for the past dozen years, and why it’s poised to increase later this year.
Adam Baratta
Adam Baratta joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why gold will likely benefit from any growth in the main stream acceptance of crypto-currencies as payment for goods and services.

Friday - August 31, 2018

Walter Kiechel III
Walter Kiechel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss levels of sophisticated management, including performance appraisals, and whether 360 appraisals are valid.
Walter Kiechel III
Walter Kiechel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the alternatives to performance appraisals in a very small business, including immediate feedback and redemption.
Christian Ferri
Christian Ferri joins Jim Blasingame to explain what blockchain is, how it works, and why it matters to your business in the digital age.
Christian Ferri
Christian Ferri joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways that blockchain will transform and disrupt many beloved paradigms in the marketplace, government and society.
Christian Ferri
Christian Ferri joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how an initial coin offering (ICO) works and how it’s different from a security token offering (STO), and how both are used.
Kristin  Zhivago
Kristin Zhivago joins Jim Blasingame to suggest the steps of “anti-selling” to help your salespeople more closely meet the evolving expectations of customers.
Kristin  Zhivago
Kristin Zhivago joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to create an “anti-selling” strategy that begins with the hiring process of salespeople and goes through training.
Jared Meyer
Jared Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways cities with progressive leadership and policies often act as if they’re not bound by federal laws and the constitution.
Jared Meyer
Jared Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the phenomenon of sanctuary cities and speculate on when the Constitutional hammer will come down on them.
Jared Meyer
Jared Meyer joins Jim Blasingame to predict that the more Millennials seek urban lifestyles the more likely there will be progressive policies in many U.S. cities.