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Work/life balance improves on Main Street
Amy Friedrich joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Principal survey that shows small business owners are increasingly finding ways to balance work and life.
Small business financial strength is improving
Amy Friedrich joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Principal survey that shows small business financial condition has improved, which is leading to more hiring and investing.
We like the trend of small business sentiment
Amy Friedrich joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Principal survey that shows small business optimism is still not great, but trending upward.
How to test run your next decision
Tom Anastasi joins Jim Blasingame to explain that next time you have a big decision to make, check out what others have done with the same circumstances, as well as on a small sample audience.
Making decisions as the CEO and general manager
Tom Anastasi joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the different kinds of decisions you have to make as the CEO an as the general manager.
How does the November mid-term election look?
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to report on the trends of the mid-term election for the U.S. Senate as well as a number of governorships.
Is Ebola a political or a security issue in the U.S.?
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to report on the choice of a political hack as the Ebola czar, instead of a non-partisan problem solver.
How will the Ebola issue impact current politics?
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the impact of the Ebola scare that seems to be mounting in the U.S.
Your brand image is what the customer says it is
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why customers at least co-own your brand image, so be sure you’re strategy reflect that.
Do you have a brand identity or a brand illusion?
Tom Asacker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the true definition of a brand identity and how to make sure you’re not confusing your definition for the one customers have.
Are leaders born or can you become one?
Mark Hunter joins Jim Blasingame to dispel the myth that all leaders are born and that you can’t learn how to be a leader, plus what are the top three leadership traits.
Small business can’t fund the economic growth alone
Jim Blasingame reports on what small business owners are saying about their ability to fund their next growth opportunity.
Why small business balance sheets are improving
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the factors that have been improving the balance sheets of small businesses, and why that’s good and bad.
Do you have alternatives to getting a bank loan?
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the non-bank alternatives to funding growth with borrowed capital.
What makes a business bankable?
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to talk about current banking environment for small businesses and the process of getting a bank loan.
What do you think online security will look like in 2025?
Robert Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to report on the responses of consumers about how we’ll use the Internet in 2025 and what cyber-security will look like then.
What is the current state of cyber-security?
Robert Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to report on the current cyber-security environment and how increasingly diligent we have to be with our anti-virus strategy.
What Apple has to do to remain relevant
Kevin Paul Scott joins Jim Blasingame to report on the efforts Apple is taking to remain relevant and whether it will be enough.
What’s the difference between happiness and joy?
Kita Szpak joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the concepts of joy and happiness, how they’re connected but different, and how to find them as a small business owner.
- Florence, AL