Thursday - January 01, 2004

Eugene Griessman
Gene joins Jim on New Year's Day to explain how President Lincoln viewed resolutions.
Joan Pryde
Jim and Joan talk about the Kiplinger Letter's year ender that focuses on the nation's infrastructure.

Friday - January 02, 2004

John Berthoud
John joins Jim to explain what we have to do in 2004 to continue the tax reform momentum.
Bob shares with Jim some tips for navigating the treacherous wilds of work.
Philippa Gamse
Jim and Philippa talk about business online and getting your business strategy tuned up for the new year.

Monday - January 05, 2004

Bill Jensen
Bill joins Jim for the first time to discuss how to do less of what doesn't matter and more of what does in order to imporove business.
Jeffrey Dobkin
Jeffrey, one of our top small business marketing experts, joins Jim to talk about applying what you learned in 2003 to a proactive business plan in 2004.
Mike Menzies
Mike shares with Jim some fresh ideas for small business banking.

Wednesday - January 07, 2004

Sam Norwood
Sam joins Jim to give a report on the most recent Tatum Business Conditions Survey.
Jim Blasingame
Jim and Connie talk about taking credit for the good job that you have done.
Cy shares with Jim some techniques to accelerate sales success in small businesses.

Thursday - January 08, 2004

Beverley Williams
Jim and Beverley talk about the growing interest in home-based businesses.
Joan Pryde
Jim and Joan talk about the increase in business spending and how it is indicating a pick up in the economy.

Friday - January 09, 2004

Christine Casper
Jim and Christine talk about how to develop your emotional intelligence to overcome your self-imposed obstacles to growth.
John Fox
Bill Huss
John Fox and Bill Huss join Jim Blasingame to discuss mediation as an alternative to lawsuits.
Ann joins Jim to talk about the real Laura Bush and her new book about the First Lady.

Monday - January 12, 2004

Jim Ballard
James joins Jim to talk about the importance of gaining and maintaining balance in our lives.

Tuesday - January 13, 2004

Hamilton Beazley
Hamilton joins Jim to talk about his new book, <i>No Regrets</i>. They discuss how to live in the moment and how that will affect business and life.
Thomas Sullivan
How the U.S. Small Business Administration is defending small business against unnecessary regulations.
Peter Meyer
Jim and Peter talk about how to find and dominate new markets using creativity.

Wednesday - January 14, 2004

Charlotte joins Jim to give some financial planning advice.
Russell Brown
Jim and Russell continue their discussion about rules for business acquisition. They answer the question, "Is a franchise right for you?"
Jim visits with Valerie, a small business owner who began her entrepreneurial journey on welfare.
Rosalene Glickman
Jim and Rosalene talk about going beyond positive thinking to maximize what's going on in your head.

Thursday - January 15, 2004

Andrew J. Sherman
Jim and Andrew talk about how to take advantage of the current expansion and why this one is going to be longer and stronger than the last one.
Joan Pryde
Jim and Joan talk about if the marketplace got what it wanted from the government.

Friday - January 16, 2004

William Hubbartt
Jim and Bill talk about the changes in workplace policy over the years and some new regulations small business owners should be aware of.
Wayne Crews
Wayne and Jim talk about SPAM laws and why they aren't working on some pieces of email.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff joins Jim to talk about how to get motivated in the new year and how to stay motivated throughout.

Monday - January 19, 2004

Rick Pinion
Jim and Rick talk about how small business owners can plan for their children's college career.
Nell Merlino
Nell joins Jim to talk about how her organization helps women business owners get the funding they need. Tomea and Linda talk about how Count Me In helped her start her own practice.
Ivan Misner
Jim and Ivan talk about networking resolutions and how they are going so far this year. They also discuss how to successfully organize all of the business cards that you have collected.

Tuesday - January 20, 2004

Beverly Inman-Ebel
Jim and Beverly talk about change. Now that change has happened, how do you deal with it?
Ron Peterson
Ron joins Jim to give a report on technology transfer opportunities. They talk about what it is, and how to move throught the process.
Fred Siegel
Jim and Fred talk about how people who are afraid of the market should invest in the new year.

Wednesday - January 21, 2004

Karen Kerrigan
Karen joins Jim to talk about President Bush's state-of-the-union speech, with regard to small business public policy.
Jim is joined by Rosie who is an entrepreneur, and not the prototypical “Harley woman.” They discuss how Rose started her own small business and how it became what it is today.
Burton Folsom
Jim talks with our resident historian who discusses how presidents have used important speeches to shape history.

Thursday - January 22, 2004

Beverley Williams
Beverley joins Jim to answer some questions that she frequently recieves from people who want to work from their homes. She explains the difference between being a teleworker and working for yourself.
Jonathan Zuck
Jonathon joins Jim to share what he found at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and what's new in technology.
Joan Pryde
Jim and Joan talk about the currency exchange issue and how it is affecting small businesses more and more.

Friday - January 23, 2004

Bill Dunkelberg
Bill joins Jim to give a report on the latest NFIB survey of small business owners. Jim gives the questions on the survey and how they determine the results of the survey.
Christina Cavanagh
Christina joins Jim to share how you can improve productivity and reduce e-mail overload.
Cherié  Carter-Scott
Cherie joins Jim after she has just returned from southeast Asia, with a report about how entrepreneurs are doing in that region.

Monday - January 26, 2004

Ray Keating
Elinor starts of her visit with Jim by giving us an idea of the the Fed will talk about in their meeting. Ray explains how the different surveys show positive results for the economy.
Jim visits with Greg, a small business owner who saw a niche and drove straight into it.

Tuesday - January 27, 2004

Jack Mitchell
Jim and Jack talk about making customers feel good by personalizing your service.
Michael Muetzel
Michael joins Jim to talk about the difference between the baby boomers and generation-x in the workplace.
Jim Gilmore joins Jim to talk about homeland security.

Wednesday - January 28, 2004

Tony Jeary
Tony joins Jim to talk about several different types of presentations and how they can work for you.
Don Lambro
Don, one of our top political Brain Trust members, joins Jim to talk about the Democratic primaries and his take on Howard Dean.
Rich Galen
Rich joins Jim from Iraq to give some live coverage of the situation in Iraq.
Tim Berry
Tim joins Jim to explain the buzz-word "SWOT" and how to apply it to your small business.

Thursday - January 29, 2004

Jeff Zbar
Jim and Jeff talk about the cost of connecting to the world through telecommunication lines and how you can save money for your small business.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie joins Jim to explain Health Savings Accounts and how they could help small businesses.
Joan Pryde
Joan shares with Jim what voters think about the deficit, and they talk about why the budget deficit isn't a worry.

Friday - January 30, 2004

Floyd Hurt
Floyd joins Jim to talk about how to have a classy company that stands out.
Steve DelBianco
Steve joins Jim to talk about cyber-security and cyber-terrorism. Steve tells Jim about a new virus that will slow down the internet. They explain how to get rid of it, if you do recieve the virus.
Charles Kadlec
Charles joins Jim to give his view on the American economy, as well as the world economy.