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Have central banks run out of monetary ammunition?
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to report on why central banks around the world may be unable to influence economic challenges due to a lack of substantial tools required for these challenges.
Should we be worried about the economic condition called deflation?
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to report on the global economic challenges that could create the dangerous economic condition called deflation and why it’s so much worse than high inflation.
Why the Fed’s challenges are so much greater than in the past
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to review some past problems the Fed has faced and why those weren't nearly as challenging as the issues the Fed faces today.
Workplace difficulties have to subordinate to organizational performance
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why personality challenges in the workplace cannot be allowed to disrupt organizational performance.
How to use conversation to solve difficult workplace relationships
Morag Barrett joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the conversational practices to use when trying to improve difficult and dysfunctional workplace relationships.
How Washington uses tax policy like a political football
Bob Fischer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how tax policy is abused by the political class and what we have to do to stop this, including having a flat tax.
Will a national sales tax be fairer than other options?
Bob Fischer joins Jim Blasingame to debate whether a national sales tax can be effective without repealing the 16th amendment of the Constitution which would remove the income tax.
Tax reform: Is a national sales tax an option?
Bob Fischer joins Jim Blasingame to debate whether the key elements of a national sales tax as tax reform make this option viable.
How much access to our private information are we willing to allow?
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how much of our personal privacy has been compromised by online activity and how far we will let this go before we revolt.
Why we should worry more about online privacy
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons why we’ve become less protective of our privacy and why we should become more concerned about our exposure.
Constant Contact's new small business marketing platform
Gail Goodman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the Constant Contact Toolkit, an online marketing platform that makes it easy for small businesses to communicate with customers across multiple marketing channels.
You need to be where your customers are
Gail Goodman joins Jim Blasingame to explain that relevance is in the eye of your customers and that small business owners must go to where their customers are.
Communicate with your customers through multiple marketing channels
Gail Goodman joins Jim Blasingame to explain that a vast majority of small businesses - 82%- are using multi-channel marketing, plus how the last 5 years have shown dramatic changes int he way businesses communicate with customers.
High tech, high touch follow-ups
How can you follow up so people will remember you? Andrea Nierenberg joins Jim Blasingame to discuss easy ways to follow up, whether from a networking event or a meeting, in high tech ways that will deliver high touch.
Why should you go to networking events?
You never know how networking will benefit you in the future. Andrea Nierenberg joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the benefits of networking, from finding new friends to making crucial business connections, plus the pre-work you must do before attending...
How to get cash up-front from customers
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some tips and best practices on how to ask customers for deposits or advances on their order so you can improve your cash flow.
How small businesses deleveraging has improved cash
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the impact on cash when you reduce debt and debt service, and how this impacts profitability too.
The relationship between cash and profit
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that cash is like oxygen for your business and profit is like food, but you have to have both for long-term sustainability.
Two important questions to ask yourself before you start your business
Ilise Benun joins Jim Blasingame to reveal two more critical questions to ask yourself before you become a small business owner.
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