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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
Make your bank your business’s best friend by showing them that you understand and support what they have to do to help you. Improve your loan chances by understanding the Six Cs of Credit. » 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
Jim Blasingame
America is fortunate to have two marketplace sectors that also happen to be unique in the world: 28 million small businesses and 5,000 community banks. This is a story about why we’re all even more... » 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
A small business startup searching for investor capital must have their corn flakes together because the process is more complex than just writing a business plan. Don't make these common mistakes. » More
Jim Blasingame
It’s true that capitalizing a startup isn’t easy. And even though outside investment sources are more robust and multi-faceted than ever before, the process can be complex. Don't make these mistakes. » More
Jim Blasingame
This is the final installment of Jim's 3-part series revealing the answers to small business's five financial mysteries. In this article, you'll get a better handle on how to manage your cash, acco... » More