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Jim Blasingame
This is the first article in a three-part series on how to prevent your operation from joining the increasing mortality of U.S. small businesses. Remember Blasingame's 1st Law of Small Business: It... » More
Jim Blasingame
Without a healthy interest in business fundamentals, the passion for what you do has only slightly more value than a dream. But when you deliver on the fundamentals, you become a high-performing, p... » More
Jim Blasingame
Growing up on a farm provided many valuable lessons that transferred beautifully to my life in the non-farming marketplace, because before there were cities, farmers were discovering and sharing po... » More
Jim Blasingame
Each New Year deserves to have the maximum opportunity to be successful, so have the discipline to set up your New Year for a clean and fast start, while pushing the current year over the goal line... » More
Jim Blasingame
The best way to be successful AND happy is to define success in many ways, including having a life that’s balanced with richness outside of the business. » More
Jim Blasingame
What’s behind an entrepreneur’s decision to take a risk? It's a combination of due diligence, faith, and, sometimes, a little serendipity. » More
Jim Blasingame
In the Age of the Customer, everything a small business sells is a commodity. As a Main Street business, you have only one differentiator: the positive personal experience customers attribute direc... » More
Jim Blasingame
If your small business needs capital and it's bankable, try to get a loan with a local, planted-in-the-ground, financial institution. But if that's not an option and you're considering online alter... » More
Jim Blasingame
Professional selling skills are more essential now than ever because in the Age of the Customer, the Relevance Firewall has moved and cold calling is dead. » More
Jim Blasingame
Thanks to a new crop of Internet Geniuses, small businesses have an embarrassment of riches in communication options. So, why does email continue to be the workhorse of choice by serious profession... » More