Monday - June 02, 2003

Don Sadler
Jim and Don talk about how to put your best foot forward in the marketplace through technology. They explain using how e-newsletters is an easy way to keep in touch with your customers.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie joins Jim to talk about the pros and cons of Medicare. They go on to talk about what a market-based solution to health care would look like.
Jim Houtz
Jim joins our Jim to discuss the important parts of starting a small business.
Arky Ciancutti
Arky joins Jim to talk about his book "Built on Trust". They discuss how important it is to install trust into an organization.

Tuesday - June 03, 2003

Jim Ballard
James joins Jim to talk about the importance of having a mission statement for yourself, not just your business.
Mike Stewart
Mike and Jim compare training salespeople in small businesses and big businesses. Mike explains why training even in hard times is important.
Nancy Rosanoff
Jim and Nancy talk about how not only women have intuition, but men also have it. Nancy explains what intuition is and how to use it to discover what is possible.
Floyd Hurt
Jim and Floyd talk about motivation and how to be aware of where you are during the day.

Wednesday - June 04, 2003

Matthew Cartwright
Jim and Matthew talk about lender liability and preventative measures business owners can take.
Leslie joins Jim to talk about the capstone marketing case course at the Fisher College of Business. They talk about what students do in this course to learn what it is like to experience problems in a business
John and Jim talk about the disconnect between what consumers say they want to do with their money, and what they end up doing with it. They go on to talk about the Million Dollar Round Table and what they are doing to educate consumers.
Kahlad joins Jim to talk about his backgroung growing up in Afghanistan and his story that inspired him to write his first novel, "The Kite Runner".

Thursday - June 05, 2003

Jeff Zbar
Jeff and Jim discuss the importance of paying attention to the demographic make-up of your marketplace, including opportunities to market to seniors.
Jordan joins Jim for another discussion of how small businesses can improve their bottom line by expanding procurement options to include online auctions.
Joan Pryde
Joan joins Jim for their weekly visit to discuss current events as reported by the most recent Kiplinger Letter. During this interview, they begin by talking about two powerful women in the news, Martha Stewart and Hillary Rodham Clinton. They go on to discuss the implications of recent tax legislation, probable action by the Federal Reserve, among other things.

Friday - June 06, 2003

Michael Harrison
Michael and Jim talk about the evolution of media outlets and FCC regulations.
Hamilton Beazley
Hamilton and Jim talk about why it is important to think about how emotional intelligence is important to long-term success.
Jo Condrill
Jim and Jo talk about her designation of a "wise woman". They go on to talk about how business owners can anticipate change.
Ivan Misner
Ivan joins Jim to talk about his new book, "It's In The Cards", about the history, development, and deployment of the business card.

Monday - June 09, 2003

Karen Post
Karen joins Jim to talk about branding and how it is one of the most important things to focus on when reaching out to consumers.
Sam Norwood
Sam and Jim talk about the improving economy and how the reduction of uncertanties has helped that improvement.
Jim and Maddy talk about how small business owners need to realize the changing trends between generations. They go on to talk about the multi-generational workforce that businesses need.
Bill Brandt
Bill joins Jim to talk about how the tech industry is affecting the U.S. and the global economy.

Tuesday - June 10, 2003

Adam joins Jim to discuss the FCC ruling which, based on the 1996 Telecommunications Act, further liberalizes the ownership of media companies.
Wally Bock
Jim and Wally talk about the importance and impact of online marketplaces like eBay.
Catherine joins Jim for her first visit to talk about how her woman-owned business competes for government contracts, and wins. She was recognized in 2003 as an outstanding woman business owner by Office Depot.
Steve joins Jim to discuss how small businesses benefit by leveraging technology. They also discuss how the direct expensing provision in the new tax law can help small businesses upgrade their technology, and why that upgrading can create a competitive advantage.

Wednesday - June 11, 2003

Steve discusses with Jim the findings on the characteristics of high achievers. They go on to talk about carving out time to be successful.
Alan Freedman
Jim and Alan talk about what is going on in the world of technology.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen joins Jim to talk about what elected officials are doing for small business owners.
Bob McTeer
Jim and Bob talk about what would happen if more people had more economics education.

Thursday - June 12, 2003

Beverley Williams
Jim and Beverley continue their series on tips for starting a home based business. They discuss how to decide if clients can visit you at your home office and what to do when they do.
James and Jim discuss vision and the changing world that requires businesses to step up and take advantage of the opportunities presented to them through exporting.
Joan Pryde
Jim and Joan talk about how the U.S. has a soft dollar, but still has one of the strongest economies in the world.

Friday - June 13, 2003

William Hubbartt
Jim and Bill talk about Father's Day and what fathers teach their children about the value of work, drive, and success.
Rich Galen
Richard joins Jim to talk about Father's Day and how their fathers taught them through example.
David tells Jim what it means to be a "day maker", and different ways you can be one.
Marc Allen
Marc joins Jim to talk about what fatherhood has meant to him and how it has changed his life.

Monday - June 16, 2003

Andrea Nierenberg
Andrea joins Jim on the show to talk about business development. She says looking at current customers and your relationships with them will help grow your business.
Philippa Gamse
Jim and Philippa talk about the importance of collecting, tracking, and understanding the traffic reports generated by your website.
Russell Brown
Jim and Russell talk about the laws of buying and selling a business.

Tuesday - June 17, 2003

Richard DeKaser
Elinor and Richard join Jim for the current Fed Watch show, where they discuss the economy and what the Fed is likely to do during the next meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee.
Georgia Donovan
Georgia takes on the immense task of teaching Jim how to be charming in business. Tune in to see if she is successful.
Monica Luechtefeld
Monica and Jim discuss the importance of having an online marketing component in your business model. They also discuss some research on how consumers are using the internet to shop and buy.

Wednesday - June 18, 2003

Jeff Zbar
Jeff joins Jim to talk about how home-based businesses can do marketing on a limited budget. Jeff tells the differences between marketing and advertising.
Kirk Cheyfitz
Jim and Kirk talk about how businesses can get back to basics. They discuss why it is important to focus on the basics after the business attitude of the 90's.
W. Michael Cox
Michael joins Jim to talk about small businesses and free trade. They discuss the conflict between producers and consumers when it comes to the free trade issue.

Thursday - June 19, 2003

Jack Mitchell
Jack joins Jim to talk about "hugging" your customers. They discuss how to develop relationships with customers that make them feel special.
Joan Pryde
Joan joins Jim to talk about how the benefits cost for small businesses is not going up as rapidly, but small businesses are still seeing the increase.