Recent Articles: Management - Operating - Planning

Jim Blasingame
The success-to-failure ratio of small businesses has historically been more tenuous and dramatic than for Big Business because of The Law of Small Business Numbers: "Whatever you need, there usuall... » More
Jim Blasingame
A small business becomes the size the founder wants and wills it to be. Here are four fallacies that must be considered in every business-growth plan. » More
Jim Blasingame
Seeking perspective for the past 12 months, Charles Dickens’ perfectly paradoxical preamble of "A Tale of Two Cities" continues to serve, as his 19th-century words overlay our 21st-century reality:... » More
Jim Blasingame
The coronavirus arrived in our lives at the speed of analog organic, but created digital disruptions traveling at the speed of light. Businesses that survive and thrive post-pandemic are those who ... » More
Jim Blasingame
Every day, small business owners are having go/no go conversations with themselves. Whether you’re a marketplace veteran or contemplating a startup, check your position by answering these hard ques... » More
Jim Blasingame
Trust and all its proxies are a small business’s most powerful competitive tools. But you have to install it in your digital offerings and deliver it ut prius. It doesn’t work post hoc. Wait. What? » More
Jim Blasingame
Success in games, life, and business requires that you understand the rules, even if – especially when – you’re bending them. Here are five that are especially relevant post-pandemic. » More
Jim Blasingame
Selling is about elbow grease, shoe leather, and perseverance. It's also a numbers game. If you want to work smarter, not harder, focus on your referral strategy and ask the Magic Question. » More
Jim Blasingame
Your small business cannot sustain successful growth without the Founder’s control being balanced by the CEO as delegator. Find that balance with paradoxical thinking. » More
Jim Blasingame
Small business survival in the post-analog, post-pandemic marketplace requires you to complete your business's digital transformation to stay relevant to your customers. » More