Recent Articles: Startup - Home-Based - Franchising

Jim Blasingame
This is Jim's traditional Labor Day message. He makes the case for a national Small Business Day to honor those who represent over 98% of all U.S. businesses and produce over half of the U.S. $17 t... » More
Jim Blasingame
There are many advantages to being a small business owner. But the most dramatic hidden benefit, which often has the most wealth creation potential, is for the business owner to also personally own... » More
Jim Blasingame
In the marketplace, productive chemistry between people and organizations is has long been known to be critical for sustaining successful performance. If you're not having the level of success you ... » More
Jim Blasingame
Purchasing and operating a franchise is entrepreneurial coloring inside of the lines. But, there are four components you must take into consideration before buying a franchise. » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame, the small business advocate, talks about two kinds of passion that small business owner requires. » 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
Jim Blasingame
Can you operate a business that you have the entrepreneurial vision to create? Here are five areas that are critical to your operating success. » More
Barbara Weltman
The last quarter of the year is packed with activities for a small business owner, including year-end planning and budgeting for next year. One more task is deciding on health coverage: selecting t... » More
Jim Blasingame
The marketplace increasingly has more opportunities for small businesses that fill and serve niches. » More
Gene Siciliano
Succession plans and exit plans are different strategies for relinquishing ownership and/or control of a business. Which is right for you? » More