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Jim Blasingame
Blasingame’s 2nd Law of Small Business states: “It’s redundant to say undercapitalized small business.” With limited financial resources the potential for bankruptcy is always hard by. To gain a be... » More
Jim Blasingame
America is fortunate to have two marketplace sectors that also happen to be unique in the world: 28 million small businesses and 5,000 community banks. This is a story about why we’re all even more... » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim reveals what’s happening where the rubber-meets-the-road for Main Street businesses, and lays out the steps to take advantage of the financial assistance the government is offering during the p... » More
Jim Blasingame
Last week, Congress passed the CARES Act, which provides for relief to small businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the Fed and the SBA need to offer guidance and ease the ... » More
Jim Blasingame
A small business startup searching for investor capital must have their corn flakes together because the process is more complex than just writing a business plan. Don't make these common mistakes. » More
Jim Blasingame
It’s true that capitalizing a startup isn’t easy. And even though outside investment sources are more robust and multi-faceted than ever before, the process can be complex. Don't make these mistakes. » More
Jim Blasingame
This is the final installment of Jim's 3-part series revealing the answers to small business's five financial mysteries. In this article, you'll get a better handle on how to manage your cash, acco... » More
Jim Blasingame
Do you know the difference between profit and cash? If you don't and you think you could use a little help with your financial management, read on. This could be just what you need. » More
Jim Blasingame
This is the first of a three-part series on how to prevent your company from joining those who are driving the increasing mortality of U.S. small businesses. In this installment: the demystificatio... » More
Jim Blasingame
If your small business is bankable and you need a loan, you'd go to a bank. But, Jim Blasingame warns, if you aren't and are considering online alternatives, be sure you fully understand the requir... » More