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Jim Blasingame
Negotiating is a process of communication between two or more parties to reach an agreement – like purchasing a small business, leasing an office, hiring an employee, selling a product, or trying t... » More
Jim Blasingame
Thomas Edison called failure, “successfully discovering what doesn’t work.” It’s true, you learn more from failures than you do from successes because when you succeed, you’re not inclined to be in... » More
Jim Blasingame
Whether the unemployment rate is zero or 10%, good people are always in demand. Find and keep the best people by correctly answering these three human resource (HR) questions. The success of your s... » More
Jim Blasingame
A small business CEO’s job is to carve out and commit the time, energy, and assets to develop the strategies that ensure the business is sustainable and successful. Who's doing that job in your com... » More
Jim Blasingame
In the post-pandemic 21st century, change has acquired an new characteristic: a frighteningly short duration. Small businesses that enjoy consistent success will make change an abiding element in t... » More
Jim Blasingame
In the economy and in small business, information can become dangerously disconnected from reality. Avoid creating or getting caught up in Availability Cascade by spending less time listening to ta... » More
Jim Blasingame
A CEO’s primary job is to determine the long-term direction of the company, but unfortunately, most small business CEOs spend too much time managing and too little time on executive thinking. » More
Jim Blasingame
As the 16th U.S. President, it’s generally accepted that Abraham Lincoln’s leadership was a profile in courageous genius. But look at the list of his setbacks and you’ll see that the difference bet... » More
Jim Blasingame
All CEOs have to make many tough decisions, and the failure to do so can lead to, well, failure. But the impact of avoiding the tough calls is more treacherous for a small business CEO. Here are th... » More
Jim Blasingame
At this moment, we’re in the middle of a shift from our analog past to our digital future and our ethics are being challenged by digital leverage, which isn’t just AI, it’s every person at a keyboa... » More