Interviews

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.
Patricia Greene
Patricia Greene joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the coronavirus pandemic imposed unique extra disruptions and challenges for women as nurturers of their families and founders of businesses.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to report on his belief that the economy is improving every day, and how the future of business will return to face-to-face, but also retain much of the virtual elements of the pandemic era.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the state of Florida went its own way on dealing with coronavirus management, and is not a profile in how to handle the next pandemic.
Terry Neese
Terry Neese joins Jim Blasingame to report on how her organization handled the pandemic as they continued to educate and motivate women entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Afghanistan.
Pete Sepp
Pete Sepp joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the provisions in the new relief bill for employers, including full deductibility of the PPP funds, and extension of a worker tax credit.
Faith Whittier
Dr. Faith Whittier joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the three major vaccines being distributed in the U.S., and why where you live and when you get it determines which one you’ll get, rather than making a choice.
Brian  Marcel
Brian Marcel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why leaving the EU was a good decision for the UK, particularly in terms of vaccinations for their citizens.
David Rubin
David Rubin joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the Israeli government has imposed extended lockdowns on people and businesses, while providing essentially no financial support.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals how the Charles Dickens literary devise is useful to gain perspective on how we went in a matter of a few weeks from halcyon days to the pandemic nightmare over the past year.

Articles

Jim Blasingame
As we pass through this mid-pandemic wormhole into whatever's next, marketplace paradigms will shift all around us. And, as we know, when a paradigm shifts everything goes back to zero. Are you pre... » More
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
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index experienced its largest monthly decline in the survey’s history. » 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
Jim reveals what’s happening where the rubber-meets-the-road for Main Street businesses, and lays out the steps to take advantage of the financial assistance the government is offering during the p... » More
Jim Blasingame
Last week, Congress passed the CARES Act, which provides for relief to small businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the Fed and the SBA need to offer guidance and ease the ... » More
Jim Blasingame
America's small businesses are experiencing a global challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic and our government's response. Here are some thoughts to help keep it in perspective. » More
Jim Blasingame
As the CEO of your small business, it's your job to prepare for being impacted by the next Black Swan – whether local or global – and develop a contingency plan. Are you ready? » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index started the New Year in the top 10% of all readings in its 46-year history. » More