Wednesday - April 01, 2020

Eric Groves
Eric Groves joins Jim Blasingame to report on how his 20-person company is handling the pandemic work-from-home reality, plus how his company is helping small businesses deal with the pandemic business challenges.
Eric Groves
Eric Groves joins Jim Blasingame to report on a recent survey of their member small business owners about how long they can survive on their current cash picture.
Terrence DeFranco
Terrence DeFranco joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the great advantage we have surviving – physically and economically – the coronavirus pandemic because of the level of technology we have today.
Terrence DeFranco
Terrence DeFranco joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how what we’re learning from the data being collected about the pandemic and our response to it, will help us deal with the next one more effectively.
Terrence DeFranco
Terrence DeFranco joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how data gathered by IoT – Internet of things – technology will contribute to how we deal with future emergencies, like a pandemic, like bio-metric devices.
Kara Hoogensen
Kara Hoogensen joins Jim Blasingame to report on the many ways the government is helping the Main Street sector, from sick leave pay, to expanded unemployment income, to direct grants to small businesses.
Kara Hoogensen
Kara Hoogensen joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why people with their retirement involved with the stock market shouldn’t panic and think of their positions for the long term, plus how to get small business help from the SBA.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to review what has happened in the span of a month, from executing on plans to planning for the future, all to be put on hold due to an invisible enemy – a virus pandemic.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to identify the many aspects of government support for small businesses during the pandemic, including grants for payroll and certain expenses, plus long-term emergency loans with very favorable terms.
Hector Barreto
Hector Barreto joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the force-multiplier effect that government financial support to a small business actually contributes to four solutions, and the prospect of more assistance soon.

Thursday - April 02, 2020

Fredda  Brown
Fredda Brown joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fact that all small businesses are family businesses, and to talk about how to manage yours during a pandemic emergency, when stress is high.
Fredda  Brown
Fredda Brown joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the challenges family businesses are telling her about, and why the senior members of those organizations have to manage with wisdom and perspective.
Steve Martin
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to offer his perspective on how to establish a decision-making process during the pandemic period, including keeping your wits, triage and prioritize challenges, and make lots of little decisions.
Steve Martin
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to offer tips and best practices on how to make critical organizational decisions about what, how and when to tighten up on expenditures, including payroll.
Steve Martin
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to report on steps to take to access the cash being made available through your bank, the SBA and Congress from the passage of the CARES Act.
Bob McTeer
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the long list of emergencies the Fed has dealt with in the past 20+ years to maintain economic and monetary stability as it deals with the coronavirus pandemic.
Bob McTeer
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to report on a little-known part of the Federal Reserve Act – Section 13.3 – which allows the Fed to help small businesses directly as a “lender of last resort” during emergency periods.
Paul Merski
Paul Merski joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how banks will work with the SBA to get emergency cash to Main Street businesses, including grants, loans and special terms.
Paul Merski
Paul Merski joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how loan underwriting will have to change as banks fulfill the CARES Act through their relationship with the SBA.
Paul Merski
Paul Merski joins Jim Blasingame to offer his thoughts on what the economy will look like after we all go back to work, including every reason to expect a robust bounce-back later in 2020.

Friday - April 03, 2020

Leigh Branham
Leigh Branham joins Jim Blasingame to report on the two ways that key employees leave your business, including the inevitable as people seek their own growth, and the preventable kind caused by your own bad management.
Leigh Branham
Leigh Branham joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that you need to consider the five elements in the cost of employee turnover – especially the ones you could prevent – as you compensate and lead your people.
Michael Saltsman
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to report on the challenges for hospitality and food service businesses as they’re impacted by the change in societal behavior in response to the coronavirus concerns.
Michael Saltsman
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how and whether the government should get involved with help, including in the discussion payroll tax abatement, extending unemployment, etc.
Michael Saltsman
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to warn against America making long-term reactions and responses to a coronavirus challenge that could be a short-term challenge.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the impact of the coronavirus reality and hysteria on the small business retail sector, including what we should learn about having both a storefront and online strategy.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the issues involved in running a retail business when customers and supply chains are being impacted by a potential global pandemic.
Pamela Harper
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why now is a time when we’ll all learn whether we have high-functioning teams, or just a gaggle of people who have meetings.
Pamela Harper
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps to take to test the effectiveness of your teams before the marketplace makes the stress real, including whether you have the right technology.
Pamela Harper
Pam Harper joins Jim Blasingame to focus forward to a post-pandemic marketplace and consider the silver lining that could be a more robust, stronger and more versatile team structure.

Monday - April 06, 2020

John Shier
John Shier joins Jim Blasingame to report on the increased incidents of cyber-attacks by bad actors taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, including scams and malware.
John Shier
John Shier joins Jim Blasingame to report on how cyber-criminals are exploiting the Zoom platform as more and more people use it during the pandemic social distancing.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report that the IRS has moved the April 15 tax filing and paying date to July 15, without penalty or interest, including payroll taxes.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the changes to how expenses and other deductions were handled in past years, and you may be able to file an amended return and get a refund.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on how small business owners will benefit from a loan/grant under the Payroll Protection Act that is active this week, including who qualifies.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame offers his thoughts on historic global vulnerability, why the current time is another of those periods, and what we should all do to save ourselves from further harm.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to report on the seeming coincidence of bad behavior by bad actors, including the Russians and the Chinese, to weaponizing the Internet to use it as malicious leverage to take advantage of a vulnerable period.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to report on how evil leaders in some countries – like China, Russia and Iran – are taking the current vulnerable period and trying to weaken the U.S., especially with increasing cyber-attacks.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the goal of Russia as they start a crude oil war with Saudi Arabia, plus the goal of a group of leaders to create an International Agreement against weaponizing the Internet.

Tuesday - April 07, 2020

Chip Bell
Chip Bell joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways to stay close to customers during the pandemic period and remind them about why you’re business is relevant to them, whether you can still serve them or not.
Chip Bell
Chip Bell joins Jim Blasingame to remind you that customers do business with you because of your small business values, and why continuing to demonstrate them will help customers find their way back to you when the pandemic is over.
Gordon Chang
Gordon Chang joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic since his last visit barely more than a month ago, whether the virus was weaponized, and how much culpability should be attributed directly to China for all the global misery.
Gordon Chang
Gordon Chang joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the lies and manipulation that must be attributed to China’s leadership as they spend more time on obfuscating than contributing to resolving the deadly Wuhan pandemic they allowed to spread globally.
Gordon Chang
Gordon Chang joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on how global leaders could band together to make China pay for their culpability in spreading the Wuhan coronavirus, including financially and with trade.
John Huber
John Huber joins Jim Blasingame to offer his thoughts on how to deal with the new and additional stress of business loss, social distancing and potential health challenges.
John Huber
John Huber joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the potential for positive things we didn’t expect to come from a pandemic that we wouldn’t have had without it.
Dennis Jaffe
Dennis Jaffe joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what it takes for a founder’s business to last and be sustained into several generations of more than a century.
Dennis Jaffe
Dennis Jaffe joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what he learned after interviewing many century-old family businesses – multi-generations – about how they made it happen, and why values is at the center of the success.
Dennis Jaffe
Dennis Jaffe joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the current state of sustainability of large family businesses when the next generation of leaders will be millennials, plus how much happiness did he find in these business owners.

Wednesday - April 08, 2020

Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on what’s going on with the government’s Paycheck Protection Program and where the SBA and banks are stuck in getting money delivered to Main Street businesses.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to report on the financial strength of the small business sector, and how they will blend the Paycheck Protection Program funds to make payroll and stay in business.
Gary Pittsford
Gary Pittsford joins Jim Blasingame to report on what his clients are telling him regarding their ability to stay in business during the pandemic shutdown, and how they will blend organic resources with the government PPP.
Gary Pittsford
Gary Pittsford joins Jim Blasingame to report on the various industries his firm serves, including agriculture and home products, and how they’re handling the pandemic shutdown.
Gary Pittsford
Gary Pittsford joins Jim Blasingame to report on how to behave during the pandemic with investments, from your private account to your retirement funds.
Stephen Kuhl
Stephen Kuhl joins Jim Blasingame to provide a Western Union report on how the local bank industry and some credit unions are being leaders as funders of the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses during the pandemic emergency period.
Stephen Kuhl
Stephen Kuhl joins Jim Blasingame to report from the Western Union perspective of how the pandemic experience will increase the value of transparency and speed of international funds transfers in the future.
Faith Whittier
Dr. Faith Whittier joins Jim Blasingame to report from her medical perspective on how the COVID-19 disease is different from any other pneumonia/respiratory condition we’ve ever experienced.
Faith Whittier
Dr. Faith Whittier joins Jim Blasingame to report on the debate about hydroxychloroquine regime of COVID-19 treatment, and how each application must be taken with caution, especially with patients who can't tolerate the side-effects.
Faith Whittier
Dr. Faith Whittier joins Jim Blasingame to report on the pandemic lessons learned and new expectations about how to deal with a pandemic, and how we will incorporate blockchain technology to answer some of those questions.

Thursday - April 09, 2020

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to report from his 31-year perspective on how the coronavirus has required millions to work from home, and what he’s learned about how to be productive in that work environment.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why we’re fortunate that this pandemic didn’t happen 30 years ago, plus, how to use some of the tech platforms more effectively.
Pete Sepp
Pete Sepp joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the NTU is working to create three layers of oversight over how the pandemic assistance funds are being used, to minimize waste and fraud.
Pete Sepp
Pete Sepp joins Jim Blasingame to review some of the potential tax abatements in the CARES Act, including tax holidays and abatement of interest and penalties during an extended tax payment schedule.
Pete Sepp
Pete Sepp joins Jim Blasingame to report on how to appeal the ad valorem tax on your property, plus what is being proposed to be in the next version of the CARES Act.
Pamela Yellen
Pamela Yellen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that part of the Plan B strategy should include having a Plan B, in case everything else goes wrong.
Pamela Yellen
Pamela Yellen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that part of her retirement Plan B strategy is to have whole life, dividend-paying life insurance, which offers tax free financial resources on many levels.
Cleta Mitchell
Cleta Mitchell joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the different ways that our response to flattening the curve of the coronavirus pandemic has included dangerous and unprecedented impingements on our liberty.
Cleta Mitchell
Cleta Mitchell joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fact that all aspects of our lives comes with risk, and the cost of trading liberty for avoidance of risk during a pandemic.
Cleta Mitchell
Cleta Mitchell joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why we have to begin unwinding the impingements on our liberty that have been imposed by state governments in response to the coronavirus, and how we take those actions to recover our rights.

Friday - April 10, 2020

Barbara Rembiesa
Barbara Rembiesa joins Jim Blasingame to reveal tips and best practices to use as we have our organizations working remotely during the pandemic period, including hardware, software, data and security.
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes joins Jim Blasingame to share his perspectives on the unprecedented steps we all are taking to deal with a pandemic disease and the economic impact of the overburdening response.
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes joins Jim Blasingame to recognize that part of our response to the pandemic must be to include planning for when we’ll emerge on the other side of the pandemic, both medically and financially.
Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes joins Jim Blasingame to offer perspective on getting through this pandemic period, what the other side will look like, and appraising the emergency response of the government and Trump administration.
Eric Groves
Eric Groves joins Jim Blasingame to report on how his 20-person company is handling the pandemic work-from-home reality, plus how his company is helping small businesses deal with the pandemic business challenges.
Eric Groves
Eric Groves joins Jim Blasingame to report on a recent survey of their member small business owners about how long they can survive on their current cash picture.
Terrence DeFranco
Terrence DeFranco joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the great advantage we have surviving – physically and economically – the coronavirus pandemic because of the level of technology we have today.
Terrence DeFranco
Terrence DeFranco joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how what we’re learning from the data being collected about the pandemic and our response to it, will help us deal with the next one more effectively.
Terrence DeFranco
Terrence DeFranco joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how data gathered by IoT – Internet of things – technology will contribute to how we deal with future emergencies, like a pandemic, like bio-metric devices.

Monday - April 13, 2020

Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the reason why you should continue your social media marketing strategy during the pandemic, including new expectations and new tools.
Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the perils of using Zoom for video meetings if you don’t remember that people can see you, and how to control what people can see.
Jonathan Bell
Jonathan Bell joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the mixed emotions of wanting to comply with ending the coronavirus threat, as we remember that in America, we have something called a Constitution with our precious 1st Amendment.
Jonathan Bell
Jonathan Bell joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the employment legalities to understand associated with the Paycheck Protection Program, and how to use the money.
Jonathan Bell
Jonathan Bell joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the legal issues that may arise from the pandemic period around how you employed people and paid them – or didn’t pay them.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the steps you should take right now to file for two forms of government assistance, including an emergency grant from the SBA, as well as the money allocated for the Paycheck Protection Program.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame discusses why you should take the Paycheck Protection Program money and why his three-decade championing of community banks is proving to be good advice during a pandemic.
Andrew J. Sherman
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why, even though no one could foresee such a pandemic and shutdown as we’re in, we all still should have been ready with a catastrophe Plan B, including technology, organizational and financial.
Andrew J. Sherman
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the complicated issue of complying with the logical pandemic behavior of shutting down our movement, while not ceding unconstitutional power to state and local authorities.
Andrew J. Sherman
Andrew Sherman joins Jim Blasingame to offer his thoughts on how his legal practice could be impacted in a post-pandemic marketplace, as well as the broader legal landscape.

Tuesday - April 14, 2020

Joel Libava
Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to report on the degree of disruption the coronavirus pandemic response has had on the franchise industry, both for the franchisors, but especially for the locally-owned small business franchisee.
Joel Libava
Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to report on how one company is putting their offerings into an online resource that fits the current pandemic protocols of working from home.
Tony Uphoff
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to report on how his organization is being productive in the work-from-home pandemic era, and how that’s causing him to rethink office space expectations and expense in the future.
Tony Uphoff
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to report on the end of single-source supply chain management – especially with China – and how this will create more manufacturing demand across north America, including Mexico.
Tony Uphoff
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the ways we’ll change the way we do business as a result of the disruption caused by our response to the pandemic, including disruptions that lead to opportunities.
Gerri Detweiler
Gerri Detweiler joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the difference in the two major government assistance programs for small businesses impacted by coronavirus, including the Emergency Loan program and the Paycheck Protection Program.
Gerri Detweiler
Gerri Detweiler joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Paycheck Protection Program, how the loan works and how to comply with the parameters so you can turn it into a grant.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on IRS challenges for processing returns brought on by the pandemic response, plus the changes in the rules for the PPP.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the tax filing extensions that are part of the CARES Act, plus the extensions on paying taxes for 90 days, as well as the ability to catch up for non-filing up to three years back.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report that when the PPP loan is forgiven, it will not become a taxable item for small businesses, plus new net-operating-loss rules that could allow you to look back five years with amended returns.

Wednesday - April 15, 2020

Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on the new tools and expectations that will be part of our future, including the role of A/I to conduct medical research.
John Panaccione
John Panaccione joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how warriors deal with an enemy and encourage small businesses to do the same, including don’t run toward your death and prepare for opportunities you didn’t imagine before.
John Panaccione
John Panaccione joins Jim Blasingame to report on how his company is functioning during the pandemic, plus how his non-profit focuses on helping veterans start and run a business.
Tracy Eden
Tracy Eden joins Jim Blasingame to report on how his company continues to serve customers with capital access during the coronavirus pandemic, including how his organization is working.
Tracy Eden
Tracy Eden joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the steps to take to apply for the two SBA-associated emergency loans funds, including PPP, and how to comply with the intentions of the money when you reconcile how you used it.
Tracy Eden
Tracy Eden joins Jim Blasingame to offer his thoughts on what it’s going to look like when our economic dynamo gets going again, including how to manage your business in the post-pandemic normal.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the 2020 Survival Attitude, which is to win by surviving, plus four survival building block actions to take, including some related to your organization as well as your attitude.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on the progress the government and your bank is making in executing the Paycheck Protection Program loans to small businesses, which is that money is being distributed this week.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal a promising new process of turning any carbon-based trash into a valuable commodity, graphene, which could be the steel and aluminum of our future.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on using specially-trained dogs to detect if a person has COVID-19, plus a drug that kills coronavirus, and finally, a vaccine to eradicate it.

Thursday - April 16, 2020

Sam  Zietz
Sam Zietz joins Jim Blasingame to discuss what the future of retail – including food service – will look like in a post-coronavirus marketplace, based on the behavior and expectations of customers.
Sam  Zietz
Sam Zietz joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how you will order and pay for food and other service in the future using more technology and fewer face-to-face interactions, plus an optimistic view of the post-coronavirus recovery.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to report on the most recent manufacturing and production sector pandemic experience showing an unprecedented drop in activity with no current end in sight.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the new normal of a post-coronavirus supply chain environment, including the obligation to maintain redundant sources, plus how U.S. manufacturers have stepped up to produce needed pandemic products.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fundamental strength of the U.S. economy and whether a recovery is likely to begin this year, plus rethinking supply chain strategies.
Barry Moltz
Barry Moltz joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the three things all pilots know to do during an emergency: aviate, navigate and communicate. Operate your business, focus on what’s ahead of you, and engage those around you.
Barry Moltz
Barry Moltz joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to anticipate that we’ll bounce back sooner than later from this pandemic shutdown, so stay close to the two most important people: customers and employees.
Holly  Wade
Holly Wade joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism for March, which recorded the largest single-month drop in the half-century of the survey, thanks to the coronavirus shut-down.
Holly  Wade
Holly Wade joins Jim Blasingame to report on what NFIB members are saying about their experience in filing for the Paycheck Protection Program.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on how the Paycheck Protection Program loan process will work when you go to your bank to sign the documents, plus what you have to do to turn the loan into a grant.

Friday - April 17, 2020

Pamela Yellen
Pamela Yellen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that part of the Plan B strategy should include having a Plan B, in case everything else goes wrong.
Pamela Yellen
Pamela Yellen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that part of her retirement Plan B strategy is to have whole life, dividend-paying life insurance, which offers tax free financial resources on many levels.
Cleta Mitchell
Cleta Mitchell joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the different ways that our response to flattening the curve of the coronavirus pandemic has included dangerous and unprecedented impingements on our liberty.
Cleta Mitchell
Cleta Mitchell joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fact that all aspects of our lives comes with risk, and the cost of trading liberty for avoidance of risk during a pandemic.
Cleta Mitchell
Cleta Mitchell joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why we have to begin unwinding the impingements on our liberty that have been imposed by state governments in response to the coronavirus, and how we take those actions to recover our rights.
John Shier
John Shier joins Jim Blasingame to report on the increased incidents of cyber-attacks by bad actors taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, including scams and malware.
John Shier
John Shier joins Jim Blasingame to report on how cyber-criminals are exploiting the Zoom platform as more and more people use it during the pandemic social distancing.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report that the IRS has moved the April 15 tax filing and paying date to July 15, without penalty or interest, including payroll taxes.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the changes to how expenses and other deductions were handled in past years, and you may be able to file an amended return and get a refund.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on how small business owners will benefit from a loan/grant under the Payroll Protection Act that is active this week, including who qualifies.

Monday - April 20, 2020

Cleta Mitchell
Cleta Mitchell joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the different ways that our response to flattening the curve of the coronavirus pandemic has included dangerous and unprecedented impingements on our liberty.
Cleta Mitchell
Cleta Mitchell joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why we have to begin unwinding the impingements on our liberty that have been imposed by state governments in response to the coronavirus, and how we take those actions to recover our rights.
John Shier
John Shier joins Jim Blasingame to report on the increased incidents of cyber-attacks by bad actors taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, including scams and malware.
John Shier
John Shier joins Jim Blasingame to report on how cyber-criminals are exploiting the Zoom platform as more and more people use it during the pandemic social distancing.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report that the IRS has moved the April 15 tax filing and paying date to July 15, without penalty or interest, including payroll taxes.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the changes to how expenses and other deductions were handled in past years, and you may be able to file an amended return and get a refund.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on how small business owners will benefit from a loan/grant under the Payroll Protection Act that is active this week, including who qualifies.

Tuesday - April 21, 2020

Pamela Yellen
Pamela Yellen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that part of the Plan B strategy should include having a Plan B, in case everything else goes wrong.
John Shier
John Shier joins Jim Blasingame to report on the increased incidents of cyber-attacks by bad actors taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, including scams and malware.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report that the IRS has moved the April 15 tax filing and paying date to July 15, without penalty or interest, including payroll taxes.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the changes to how expenses and other deductions were handled in past years, and you may be able to file an amended return and get a refund.
Barbara Weltman
Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to report on how small business owners will benefit from a loan/grant under the Payroll Protection Act that is active this week, including who qualifies.

Wednesday - April 22, 2020

Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the ways that our emotional state is being impacted by the response to the coronavirus pandemic, especially if you don’t try to maintain connections with your network of supporters.
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on how to continue to connect to others while social distancing, including maintaining a connection mindset, try to be optimistic, and take care of yourself.
Sam Norwood
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to offer perspective on past economic episodes, while recognizing that the coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented shock, both as a health crisis and an economic one on a global level.
Sam Norwood
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to offer his thoughts on how the economy will recover from the coronavirus pandemic differently by industry, with some coming back fast and others taking much longer.
Sam Norwood
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to offer his perspective on how to think about investing in publicly traded assets, with emphasis on looking at it industry by industry, as each one will recover differently.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the uniqueness and power of the relationship between the small business sector and community banks, and why the two working together create a powerful special sauce that’s good for America.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on what small businesses are experiencing in applying for the Paycheck Protection Program, plus his thoughts on how to stay focused on survival, which he says is our singular goal for 2020.
Ivan Misner
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to report on the way BNI has responded to the global pandemic response, including their own response in maintaining the community, while dealing with the reality of human separation.
Ivan Misner
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to offer tips and perspective on why you shouldn’t stop networking during the pandemic, but should continue to connect with your network of stakeholders right now, and in an appropriate way.
Ivan Misner
Ivan Misner joins Jim Blasingame to remind you to stay close to customers now, who will remember who checked in with them with a contact that is not a sales call.

Thursday - April 23, 2020

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why the evolution of expectations and execution of teleworking is contributing to reasonable productivity during the pandemic shutdown.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to share his thoughts on how to productively telework, plus how this new reality will become more of our new normal going forward.
Christine Ibbotson
Christine Ibbotson joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the political and practical response to the coronavirus cross over to being worse for us than the disease itself.
Christine Ibbotson
Christine Ibbotson joins Jim Blasingame to offer tips and advice on how to think about investing during a pandemic-caused bear market, especially as investors, not traders.
Christine Ibbotson
Christine Ibbotson joins Jim Blasingame to report from Toronto what it looks like in Canada to be shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, including some over-zealous law enforcement.
Rick Mathieson
Rick Mathieson joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic only accelerated many marketplace behaviors that were already being incubated, like significant teleworking and virtual customer service.
Rick Mathieson
Rick Mathieson joins Jim Blasingame to offer suggestions on why and how to connect to customers and prospects during the pandemic shutdown, so you can discover how to be relevant to them on the other side of the shutdown.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the practical response to the risks of a coronavirus pandemic, and if damage from the political response is about to exceed the health dangers.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the likelihood that “acts of God,” or “force majeure,” will be a greater and more elaborate part of any future contract, to include the potential for a Black Swan event.
Cliff Ennico
Cliff Ennico joins Jim Blasingame to offer some thoughts on what to look for in future legal documents and relationships as a result of the Black Swan impact of coronavirus.

Friday - April 24, 2020

Kita Szpak
Kita Szpak joins Jim Blasingame to share her thoughts on how to seek and find happiness during this unprecedented pandemic period, including recognizing quality of life aspects.
Kita Szpak
Kita Szpak joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why we have to differentiate between the peril from the pandemic and the dangers of the political response to it.
Leo Haviland
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to share his thoughts on how the global pandemic’s impact on society and the economy compares to other crises.
Leo Haviland
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to report on what we’re now learning about how a lack of redundancy in the supply chain has simultaneously driven stock valuations and put America in peril of being without essential medical products.
Leo Haviland
Leo Haviland joins Jim Blasingame to offer his thoughts on how the economy will respond to being reopened, as well as how the stock market will adjust to less globalized business practices.
Bob Prosen
Bob Prosen joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the key survival practices of making decisions fast, staying focused on what’s important, and executing with the resources you have.
Bob Prosen
Bob Prosen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fundamental steps small business owners take to manage risk, whether they’re in a pandemic or not, as a way to win by surviving.
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to discuss his perspective on the current pandemic and our reaction to it, and how we may benefit from this experience as we deal with the next global crisis.
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what we’ve learned about certain limitations of globalization, and why going forward, every business model will have to include a hemispheric redundancy factor.
Bill Brandt
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to offer his observations on how the Communist party will fair post-pandemic, which he believes will be that it becomes stronger.

Monday - April 27, 2020

Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to report on the unprecedented assault coronavirus is waging on small retailers, who were already having a tough time from the assault of the online marketplace.
Pam Danziger
Pam Danziger joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the challenges of small retailers during the coronavirus shutdown, and offer suggestions on what to do to survive this unprecedented economic period.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that anxiety often begins from your gut, as we process information, and some of that anxiety could be lessened by a change in your diet.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to offer tips and suggestions on how to use your pandemic-altered time, including doing things you haven’t had time to do, plus helping employees train for future capability.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the chaotic period we’re currently in, and recommend some calming steps to take, including; especially, only watching an hour or so of news each day.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the historical comparison to the current pandemic conditions of small business owners and their liberty, and make the case for opening the economy back up, since we’re already living in a dangerous world.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame discusses the bad bargain we get when we seek safety and convenience so much that we trade it for our precious liberty, even when we allow elected representatives to presume authority.
Tiana Laurence
Tiana Laurence joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the expansion of the blockchain technology has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including its cryptocurrency applications, as well as training and innovation.
Tiana Laurence
Tiana Laurence joins Jim Blasingame to offer her thoughts on how the blockchain technology will be even more essential in a post-coronavirus pandemic economy, including better supply chain tracking.
Tiana Laurence
Tiana Laurence joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how blockchain will be key to addressing the future expectations by all stakeholders for redundancy of supply chain sources across all industries.

Tuesday - April 28, 2020

Kristina Podnar
Kristina Podnar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the beneficial role that digital technology has played in minimizing the economic and social damage of our lockdown response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kristina Podnar
Kristina Podnar joins Jim Blasingame to offer practical and technical guidance on how to effectively use video conferencing platforms, like Zoom, to conduct meetings and presentations, which require two different settings.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report on what we’re learning about the way China allowed a deadly virus to infect the rest of the world, when they had knowledge that could have prevented the pandemic, like SARS.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report on the damage the coronavirus pandemic has had on businesses and the economy, and compare that to the associated pressure our response has created.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss and debate how much longer is prudent and appropriate to keep the economy shutdown, both from a health and economic standpoint.
Rene Zamora
Rene Zamora joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the tips and best practices in sales management that includes fundamentals as well as new perspectives on getting your sales force ready for post-pandemic customers.
Rene Zamora
Rene Zamora joins Jim Blasingame to offer his professional advice on managing a sales team during and after the pandemic, including communicating tips, regular meetings, and blending fundamentals with the new regular going forward.
Brad Huisken
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to report on how bad the pandemic response has been to the entire retail sector, and how to get ready for whatever new regular is next.
Brad Huisken
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the economy going forward will not be like the one we left a few months ago, including new customer expectations, and how to prepare your sales team for it.
Brad Huisken
Brad Huisken joins Jim Blasingame to remind us that there are some practices that are fundamental and non-negotiable that will endure through the pandemic and beyond, and how to reestablish them now and going forward.

Wednesday - April 29, 2020

Heather DeSantis
Heather DeSantis joins Jim Blasingame to report on how she and her fiancé are traveling around the country living and running a business from their 23ft Airstream trailer, and what she’s learned.
Heather DeSantis
Heather DeSantis joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how she runs her 5-employee PR firm from a 23’ Airstream trailer, moving around the country, and how she serves customers during the pandemic.
Gary Moore
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to offer his perspective on the challenges our society has focusing on solutions – like how to recover from a pandemic – while we’re so politically polarized.
Gary Moore
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to share his thoughts on the effort being made by the Fed to save the economy, especially Main Street, in light of the dangers of COVID-19.
Gary Moore
Gary Moore joins Jim Blasingame to offer his opinion that the economy will not roar back and be like it was a few months ago, but because of changes in our behavior, will recover more deliberate and gradual.
Bill Treasurer
Bill Treasurer joins Jim Blasingame to report on 20 years of operating from a home office, and what he’s learned that has helped him during the pandemic sequestration.
Bill Treasurer
Bill Treasurer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fact that when we’re working from home in the future because we want to, we’re going to have to ramp up our level of professionalism on Zoom.
Harry  Dent
Harry Dent joins Jim Blasingame to report on the factors created by the Fed that led to the astronomical asset values, which is why there was such a crash recently, and he predicts more to come.
Harry  Dent
Harry Dent joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the Paycheck Protection Program and government assistance for Main Street, and how much of an impact this will have on getting the economy going again.
Harry  Dent
Harry Dent joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how changes in consumer behavior and expectations regarding coronavirus will play a big role in how fast the economy recovers, and where you should invest.

Thursday - April 30, 2020

Paul Cherry
Paul Cherry joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how to take the challenges of the pandemic and try to identify opportunities that may soon be revealed.
Paul Cherry
Paul Cherry joins Jim Blasingame to focus on reconnecting with customers for the post-pandemic period by talking about what help they need serving their customers.
Paul Cherry
Paul Cherry joins Jim Blasingame to remind us that the post-pandemic marketplace will be hyper-sensitive to how people behaved during the difficult months and those immediately following.
Suzanne Paling
Suzanne Paling joins Jim Blasingame to offer the first three of six tips on how to conduct a virtual interview of employee candidates, including make sure the technology works, set a specific time allotment, and one more.
Suzanne Paling
Suzanne Paling joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the last three of six powerful tips on virtual interviews during a pandemic, including make the prospect feel comfortable and two more you don’t want to miss.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to report on opportunities she’s seeing her clients discover, and how we can all learn from them.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to offer her perspective on how we maintain relevance as we attempt to serve customers in the post-pandemic reset of the marketplace.
Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to take advantage of any cheap money being made available and find a way to turn it into a higher return than the cost.