Interviews

Jim Schreier
Jim Schreier joins Jim Blasingame to report on the likely condition of the workplace in the post-pandemic era, including workers changing jobs and the continued shortage of qualified applicants.
Debra Fine
Debra Fine joins Jim Blasingame to offer her experience with discovering silver linings from the pandemic that we would not have seen or imagined otherwise, like a new and improved way to do business.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame points out that the disruptions created by the pandemic have also revealed some shifts that could become a blessing that you would never have seen otherwise.
Neil Hare
Neil Hare joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fact that you can still apply for an EIDL loan from the SBA, with great terms, plus a report on the Biden infrastructure bill, and the likely associated increase in taxes.
Neil Hare
Neil Hare joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Employee Retention Credit, and how you can claim it on your tax return and either get a credit – real money, not a deduction – either as a deduction on taxes to be paid, or a check.
Neil Hare
Neil Hare joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the PPP2 rules are different from the first round and that the time to file for this financial help has been extended to May 31.
Steve Keen
Steve Keen joins Jim Blasingame to report on the second round of PPP, and how Community Banks are standing by to help small businesses get enrolled and funded.
Steve Keen
Steve Keen joins Jim Blasingame to report on the amazing job Community Banks did across America to get small businesses enrolled with the PPP to get the cash needed to stay open during the pandemic shutdown.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky Ciancutti joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the tangible impact that the intangible of trust had on our lives as we experienced a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic year of personal and professional lockdowns.
Marc Lieberstein
Kitt Shipe
Marc Lieberstein and Kitt Shipe join Jim Blasingame to report on how the American Relief Act is designed to assist the restaurant industry with federal grants, first for disadvantaged owners, and soon for all restauranteurs.

Articles

Jim Blasingame
As you relaunch your business post-pandemic, brainstorming could be the essential difference between surviving and, well … you know. Here are some tips to quickstart your team's creative juices. » More
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
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index increased 6.2 points in June, as small business owners continue to be optimistic about future business conditions. » More
Jim Blasingame
Small business owners have managed stress and challenges since the marketplace began, but things here are different. Neuroscientists have coined the term "COVID Brain" to describe this 2020 phenome... » More
Jim Blasingame
In the past several months, small businesses have been affected by the three Us: an Unprecedented pandemic, precipitating an Unprecedented economic shutdown, necessitating Unprecedented direct gove... » More
Jim Blasingame
In the New Regular of the post-pandemic economy, where the unimaginable and unprecedented have become our reality, every small business CEO knows he or she must establish and fund risk mitigation i... » More
Jim Blasingame
Your success in the New Regular, post-pandemic economy will be determined by how well you manage the intersection of the two binary codes: high tech AND high touch. » More
Jim Blasingame
As we break our businesses out of coronavirus hell, there will be changes, but just as your computer has default settings, so does operating a business in the marketplace. Restart with a reboot to ... » More
Jim Blasingame
Today, in the middle of unprecedented circumstances, we should feel even more reverential to the heroes who gave their lives in defense of our freedom. And we owe to their sacrifice, the perpetuati... » More
Jim Blasingame
The wake of the coronavirus pandemic will offer opportunities previously unrevealed, just as the plague gave birth to the eras of Reformation and Enlightenment. Here is 2020 perspective clarity fro... » More