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The Power Question: Ask it and then deliver
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:08:39 -0500 - One hundred twenty years ago, lawyer Paul J. Harris moved his practice to Chicago. While he enjoyed the new opportunity his adopted city afforded, Harris missed the friendly relationships he knew growing up in a small Vermont town. One fall day in 1900, while walking around the Windy City’s North Side with Bob
5 Top Tips for New Biz
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:09:16 -0500 - I started my firm on a leap of faith six years ago. Knowing nothing about running a business when I began, I learned plenty of lessons along the way. I hope my been there done that advice is helpful
Sell Your Biz Misconceptions
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:14:13 -0500 - Ironically, the same traits that drove you and your business to success can also lead to missteps when time comes for you to sell the biz. The biggest culprit may well be your own eternal optimism. While a positive
Smart Biz Plan: Outsource
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:13:50 -0500 - An expanding business makes many demands on your finances. One of them is the cost of hiring additional staff. Instead of taking on full time workers at the early stage of the business, using contract employees to fill a
Small business owners – still crazy after all these years
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 00:07:11 -0500 - Small business owners are constantly compared to other, more popularly trodden professional paths that could have been
Jim Blasingame's 2016 Crystal Ball Predictions
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 19:34:17 -0500 - Here is the 16 th edition of my New Year predictions. Wall Street’s digital greed, Washington’s anti-business policies and collusion between the two continue to create a moribund Main Street economic environment for small businesses. With a declining global economy and having exhausted financial manipulation
Small Business Value Improvement
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:11:00 -0500 - Maybe you set personal goals for this year like losing weight or quitting a nasty habit. If you own a company or small business, your goals focus on hitting revenue or profit milestones. The trick is how to make
How to Choose the Right ROBS Provider When Financing a Business
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 08:04:14 -0500 - Entrepreneurs looking to start or recapitalize a business are always thinking about securing enough
Family Biz and Tax Advantages
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:12:20 -0500 - Family businesses often employ parents, children or grandchildren. If your business does, employees from your family might warrant tax exemptions that can save you big. "One of the advantages of operating your own business is hiring family members," claims
Ensuring Family Biz Legacy
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:10:15 -0500 - Few family enterprises survive long after founders pass them to younger generations. You can beat these odds with frank discussion of some of the most important and often ignored aspects of running a business. The  Wall Street Journal  article,
Results of Blasingame's 2015 Predictions and His Score
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:40:29 -0500 - Here are my 2015 predictions and what happened. My prior 14-year record is 73% accuracy. Prediction:  Geopolitics, geo-competition and the supply/demand dynamic for crude oil won’t find equilibrium anytime soon, causing prices to fluctuate, but average less than $70 per barrel. Plus  1 - Crude averaged around $50
How Digital Players Are Digging Into the 401(k) Space
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:55:18 -0500 - When Paul Nigrelli, CFO of Equilend, a New York-based technology company that services the banking industry, hosted a financial education meeting for his employees a couple of years ago, he was “very surprised” at the lack of financial knowledge his employees had. Many employees had their retirement funds sitting in
Time to Sell Your Biz?
Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:37:50 -0500 - To ready your business for its sale, you must frankly assess yourself and your company. Here's how. Your company becomes ready to sell when someone else wants to own your business. Getting to that point means you did things
How to Sell Your Business
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:04:29 -0500 - Most business owners agree they must plan to pass on their business. Most business owners also admit they have no such plan. How to make sure you do have such a plan? According to  Manufacturing & Technology eJournal ,
Why Play Biz Whac-A-Mole
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:48:07 -0500 - Small business problems pop up all the time so often that owners often jump on the latest crisis and lose time to solve problems before they become big ones. Here's one way to think about anticipating and stomping out

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