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Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB reports the economy is definitely on a roller coaster of economic activity. Although the Small Business Optimism Index has increased 4.8 points over the past three months, a record 44% of owne... » More
Jim Blasingame
Today, in the middle of unprecedented circumstances, we should feel even more reverential to the heroes – including small business owners and employees – who gave their lives in defense of our free... » More
Jim Blasingame
Now more than ever, small businesses need to focus on what their customers want, which is customization, and leave the commodities to the Big Boxes, like Amazon. » More
Jim Blasingame
In the marketplace, there are actually three different clocks at work that every business uses: one for operating expenses, one for sales, and one for cash. Let’s take a look at how these three clo... » More
Jim Blasingame
Retail customers pay at the point of sale, but business customers usually expect an open account relationship. However, when you extend credit, you haven't made a sale, you've extended a loan. Here... » More
Jim Blasingame
Whether you’re a veteran steeped in Old School or a New School newbie, employ these 11 timeless, THE School fundamentals to reset your post-pandemic small business. » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports March's Index of 98.2 is the first return to the average historical reading since last November. » More
Jim Blasingame
An unfortunate reality that small business mariners experience on their marketplace voyage is a condition Blasingame named professional scurvy, which can be cured with Professional Vitamins. And th... » More
Jim Blasingame
The success-to-failure ratio of small businesses has historically been more tenuous and dramatic than for Big Business because of The Law of Small Business Numbers: "Whatever you need, there usuall... » More
Jim Blasingame
A small business becomes the size the founder wants and wills it to be. Here are four fallacies that must be considered in every business-growth plan. » More