Friday - May 02, 2003

Mmasekgoa joins Jim to talk about trade and about promoting trade between the United States and Africa.
Jonathan Zuck
Jonathon and Jim talk about what is going on in U.S. politics and technology.
Joan Pryde
Joan and Jim talk about the U.S. economy and if there is recovery in sight.

Monday - May 05, 2003

Mary and Jim talk about anxiety disorders and how it can affect anyone. Mary describes symptoms of anxiety and the different kinds of anxiety. Mary explains what can be done about anxiety.
Beverly Inman-Ebel
Jim and Beverly talk about women entrepreneurs and what Beverly and NAWBO are doing to help women in the business world.

Tuesday - May 06, 2003

Ray Keating
Ray, Elinor, and Jim talk about what the Federal Reserve Board is doing and what they will do at their annual meeting. They also discuss the economy and what we can expect from it.
Suzanne Mulvehill
Suzanne joins Jim for the first time to talk about the reasons for creating her book Employee to Entrepreneur. They talk about strategies for becoming an entrepreneur.
Marlo joins Jim to talk about her book, The Right Words at the Right Time, and how some things that inspire us can be a slap in the face. They also talk about St. Jude's Children's Hospital and what she is doing to help.

Thursday - May 08, 2003

Beverley Williams
Beverley and Jim talk about setting up a home based business. They discuss what you will need to start you business and where in your house your office should be set up.
Sam Norwood
Sam and Jim talk about the results of the poll that Tatum Partners take every month. Sam talks about the positive responses that are shown in the poll and the reasons for the upturn.
Jim Ostroff
Jim joins our Jim to talk about the most recent Kiplinger Letter. They discuss how the business has survived for 80 years and what issues the Kiplinger Letter addresses.

Friday - May 09, 2003

Rob Jolles
Rob talks with Jim about how much science is involved in selling and how little is really art.
Jim Blasingame
Connie joins Jim having just been recognized by Office Depot for leadership in the marketplace. She and Jim discuss the emerging presence in the marketplace of women business owners.
Jim Blasingame
Jim talks about the issues involved in capitalizing your business.
Ron Zemke
Ron joins Jim for another visit to discuss how to build loyalty by amazing your customers with your level of service.

Monday - May 12, 2003

Pete Sepp
Peter joins Jim while he broadcasts live from Washington, D.C. They talk about the tax refunds Enron and other companies want on the money they didn't even earn.
Ilise Benun
Ilise joins Jim to talk about how important it is to have a user-friendly website for your small business. Ilise gives examples of how to make your site more navigable. She shares the importance of having a front page that includes what users might need.
Rea joins Jim at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. to talk about the competing tax proposals. He explains the differences between all of the proposals and how they would affect the economy.
Peter Meyer
Peter shares with Jim the results of his research about how to take a product or service to the market place. He talks about how to get your product to the market place correctly so you can succeed.

Tuesday - May 13, 2003

Ron Peterson
Ron joins Jim to talk about how the 21st century is the century of the entrepreneur. They discuss how small businesses will play a vital role in the economy.
Hal Urban
Hal joins Jim on the show to talk about getting balance in life. Hal helps remind us what is important in maintaining balance in life.
Jim and Norbert talk about the impact that the various tax plans will have on the U.S. economy.

Wednesday - May 14, 2003

Barbara and Jim talk about how important it is to know who you are and how to articulate your message associated with your product or service.
Melanie R. Sabelhaus
Melanie and Jim talk about the Small Business Administration and what they do for small business in the U.S. They discuss how the SBA is not only important to small businesses, but also to the national and global economies.
Brian and Jim talk about politicians and their spending habits. Brian explains how the tax cut is upsetting politicians because it will take the money out of Washington. They discuss how spending in congress needs to stop until their is more economic growth.
Russell Brown
Jim and Russell continue their series on business acquisition. They talk about how the business is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it at a given time.

Thursday - May 15, 2003

Jeff Zbar
Jeff and Jim talk about settling with customers and not looking for prospective client then the danger of losing big clients.
Rich Galen
Jim and Richard talk about the elections in November 2002 and how the outcome has affected Texas, where Democrats had been in the majority for over 100 years.
Joan Pryde
Joan and Jim talk about deflation and how it will affect the economy.

Monday - May 19, 2003

Jim Donovan
Jim and Jim talk about what is behind Handbook to a Happier Life. They discuss how small business owners can have a happy life.
Jeffrey Dobkin
Jim and Jeffrey talk about how inventors can be scammed by the "bad guys", and how they can avoid scams. They go on to discuss how inventors can get good information and help.
Stephanie Vance
Jim and Stephanie share some tips on what to do if you have a problem with proposals in the government. Stephanie and Jim talk about how to contact congress about things they are debating.
Rosalene Glickman
Rosaline and Jim talk about how to go beyond positive thinking. They discuss how to give your employees the opportunity to optimize their thinking and go on to be entrepreneurs themselves.

Tuesday - May 20, 2003

Jim Blasingame
Jim talks about dominators versus partners. He explains how these relationships have evolved over the centuries.
Bill Dunkelberg
Jim and Bill talk about a survey the FIB does to determine how the economy is going. They go on to talk about the problems in the current marketplace. They discuss what small business owners think will become of the economy.
Lois Geller
Jim and Lois first discuss how to work smarter and how to focus on the most important things in the day. Instead of using your time to be financially successful, Lois and Jim says it is more important to focus on your family.

Wednesday - May 21, 2003

The youngest member of our Brain Trust, Geoff is a unique young man who joins Jim to discuss the world though the eyes of a poet.
Wayne Crews
Wayne brings Jim and you up-to-date on the anti-spam issues facing consumers, officials, small businesses, and even the spammers themselves.
Azriela Jaffe
A prolific resource on how to deal with the challenges of being an entrepreneur, Azriela talks with Jim about how to deal with business disappointments.
This is the second visit in a series Ron is conducting with Jim about wireless computing, also known as WiFi, as well as 802.11B. This discussion focuses on the security issues that are involved in this exciting capability.

Friday - May 23, 2003

William Hubbartt
Bill and Jim discuss the equal pay for equal work issues.
Tom Asacker
Tom and Jim have a lively discussion about
Don Lambro
Don and Jim discuss the politics surrounding the 2003 tax bill that Congress has recently passed and the President will sign into law.
Tim Berry
Tim and Jim talk about the different ways to get capital into your business, and how to allocate ownership when you take on investors.

Monday - May 26, 2003

Barbara Weltman
Barbara is one of our top tax experts, and she joins us to discuss the new 2003 tax law and what it means for small businesses.
JoAnna Brandi
JoAnna and Jim talk about how easy it is today for small businesses to stand out and actually dominate just by delivering "wow" customer service.

Tuesday - May 27, 2003

Jim and Phyllis talk about how important it is to use all five senses. They discuss how sight is used initially, but the rest of the senses do come into play.
Jane Howard
Pierce Howard
Jane and Pierce join Jim and talk about the different personalities of customers and how to better serve them knowing what you know. They go on to talk about traits needed to accomodate customers needs.
Jorian Clarke
Jorian and Jim talk about site spring housekeeping. Jorian explains that after you add so much to your website, it is important to organize the information and get rid of information that is no longer needed.
Steve Martin
Steve and Jim continue their series about profit improvement. They talk about why it is so tough for businesses to make a profit and give tips on how to make a profit through efficiency when you have little profit power.

Wednesday - May 28, 2003

Jim Blasingame
Jim discusses President Bush's tax plan and how the economy will be affected by the tax cut. He also talks about how the tax system should be simplified and based on the 21st century economy.
Ray Keating
Jim and Ray discuss President Bush's tax cut, the second in 3 years. They talk about where we are right now and where the government and economy were 70 years ago. They compare the decisions made and the affects of taxes on the economy. Jim and Ray talk about free trade and the way the tax bill will affect the global economy.
Jim and Lloyd discuss small businesses gaining access to government contracts. They discuss what the SBA and other organizations are doing to make connections between small businesses and the government. Jim and Lloyd go on to talk about what needs to be done to further what has been accomplished.
Jim and Melinda discuss how women are suited especially for the business world in this age. They talk about how as the world changes, women's qualities are needed more and more.

Thursday - May 29, 2003

Beverley Williams
Jim and Beverley continue to discuss success tips for your home-based business.
Ben McConnell
Ben joins Jim to talk about how customers want to have relationships with the businesses they do business with. Knowing this, they talk about how to develop relationships with customers to create loyalty.
Joan Pryde
Joan joins Jim to talk about President Bush's tax bill signing ceremony. They discuss what the tax bill will do for small businesses.

Friday - May 30, 2003

Mark Mayberry
Mark joins Jim to share the importance of educating employees instead of training them. Mark explains the difference between educating and training.
Steve DelBianco
Jim and Steve talk about the Microsoft and AOL-Time Warner settlement and the problems AOL has internally that caused the external problems.
Stephen Moore
Stephen joins Jim to talk about the tax bill that was signed into law by President Bush, and the changes the tax cut will bring to the economy and small business.
Leslie Kossoff
Leslie joins Jim to talk about how to think like an executive.