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The best way to be successful AND happy is to define success in many ways, including having a life that’s balanced with richness outside of the business. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB's Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Small Business Optimism Index is the lowest since 1979, due to continuing inflation, supply chain disruptions, and labor shortages, and predicts r... » More
Jim Blasingame
Jim makes the case to define military veterans as all who swore the military oath, served honorably, and made themselves available to a grateful nation. Happy Veteran's Day. » More
Jim Blasingame
Entrepreneurial impatience can be channeled into organizational excellence, but it must be coupled with strong and effective communication skills. After all, your employees aren't mid-readers. » More
Jim Blasingame
What’s behind an entrepreneur’s decision to take a risk? It's a combination of due diligence, faith, and, sometimes, a little serendipity. » More
Jim Blasingame
Ever wonder why we're increasingly anxious about technology? While digital leverage is sexy and compelling, it’s simultaneously disrupting our analog expectations and troubling our requirement of t... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports, “Inflation and worker shortages continue to be the hardest challenges facing small business owners. But even with these challenges, owners are still se... » More
Jim Blasingame
Even though you can never really eliminate fear, you can minimize it through performance. But performance only happens when you use fear-fighting tools. » More
Jim Blasingame
In the Age of the Customer, the advantage small businesses have over big boxes is that they can deliver what customers want, not what they need. Blasingame’s Law of Difficult Customers explains the... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist, Bill Dunkelberg reports, “The small business economy is still recovering from the pandemic while inflation continues to be a serious problem for owners across the nation.” » More