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Jim Blasingame
Business owners on Main Street are experiencing a New Normal because the coronavirus pandemic moved their cheese. If you plan to be in business in 2021, you'll need to make adjustments based on new... » More
Jim Blasingame
Just as our Patriot entrepreneur forebears anxiously managed personal and financial risk over 200 years ago, small businesses today are faced with managing a comparable risk. We can’t out-social-di... » More
Jim Blasingame
The anxiety every small business owner is justified in having right now, betrays an essential entrepreneurial trait: pathological optimism. That's why "surviving is winning” is a fundamental attitu... » 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
Abraham Lincoln, like small business owners, was a risk-taker who has inspired generations as an example of courage, character, and diligence to persevere. Read on for more about how his determinat... » More
Jim Blasingame
Small business customers - like the electorate - have evolving expectations. In the 21st century, politicians and businesses can fall in love with what they do, but not how they do it. Here's why. » More
Jim Blasingame
Instead of making New Year's resolutions that may not stick, why don't you cut your business some SLACC, a Strategic Look At Critical Components, which contain the three elements essential for effe... » More
Jim Blasingame
Small business owners and entrepreneurs are different. They're all in - against all odds - and wouldn't have it any other way. Here's why. » More
Jim Blasingame
Growing up on a farm provided many valuable lessons that have transferred beautifully to my life in the non-farming marketplace. Here are four of those timeless lessons. » More