Recent Articles: Management - Operating - Planning

Jim Blasingame
In the marketplace, there are actually three different clocks at work that every business uses: one for operating expenses, one for sales and one for cash. » More
Jim Blasingame
Small businesses survive with a kind of "I GOTTA make it" resolve, but resolve alone isn't enough. To overcome the reality of their numbers they have to combine grit with a focus on operating fund... » More
Jim Blasingame
Giant sequoia redwood trees grow very tall. Bradford pear trees, not so much. It's all in the genes. But there’s no genetic code for a business, which can become whatever its owner makes it. And th... » More
Jim Blasingame
In The Age of the Customer, where value is now presumed, the prime differentiator is no longer competitiveness, but rather relevance. Today the question every business must focus on when they go to... » More
Jim Blasingame
When customers are empowered, businesses are disrupted and barbells are likely. » More
Jim Blasingame
Quality service can create a hit to cash flow so quickly it’ll take your breath away: “OMG! Get out there and fix this!” Lots of drama. A quality process is commitment to profitability, requiring d... » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame, the small business advocate, talks about two kinds of passion that small business owner requires. » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame, the small business advocate, gives five tips for you to start this month working on the New Year. » More
Jim Blasingame
Reasons why small business falls under the radar with the president. What small business owners can do to get involved with politics. » More
David Hoffeld
Leading sales trainer, researcher and CEO of Hoffeld Group, David Hoffeld, has the answer. Blending cutting-edge research in social psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, The Science o... » More