Monday - August 02, 2004

Tom Asacker
Jim and Tom talk about how your product must deliver more than what you promise to your customers and how John Kerry's challenge is similar to a small business owner's.
John Dini
Jim and John talk about how to develop a framework for hiring new employees and what to do when you lose an employee.
Rich Galen
Richard joins Jim to talk about the Democrat's bounce in the polls from the Convention.
John joins Jim to talk about putting integrity back in the business world.

Tuesday - August 03, 2004

Bob Negen
Bob joins Jim to talk about how to compete with big business by building relationships with your customers.
Gov. Gilmore joins Jim to gives us his thoughts on the 9/11 Commission report.
Ben McConnell
Ben joins Jim to talk about how "blogs" help humanize your organization to your customers and prospects.
W. Michael Cox
Jim and Michael talk about the issue of productivity is not causing loss of jobs, but an increase in living standards.

Wednesday - August 04, 2004

Ray Keating
Ray joins Jim to give a comparison of taxes for small business under the Bush administration vs. a Kerry administration.
Andrea Nierenberg
Andrea joins Jim to give some essential tips on successful networking.
Jim and Josh talk about the two ways to think about technology: finding technology to make your current systems run properly, and using technology to leverage a potential oportunity.
Steve Chandler
Jim and Steve talk about how to motivate others in your small business.

Thursday - August 05, 2004

Beverley Williams
Jim and Beverley continue their discussion about the myths of home-based bussiness.
Annabel Dodd
Annabel joins Jim to talk about changes in telecommunications that will affect small businesses.
Ken joins Jim to talk about after a disappointing GDP report, there's good news that isn't getting a lot of attention.

Friday - August 06, 2004

Jim Blasingame
Jim talks about the pros and cons of small business proliferation.
Mike Menzies
Mike joins Jim to talk about small business banking issues.
Stephanie Vance
Stephanie and Jim talk about the various ways small business owners can connect with their elected officials.
Brad Huisken
Brad joins Jim to talk about developing personal trade and repeat customers.

Monday - August 09, 2004

Christina Cavanagh
Christina joins Jim to talk about SPAM and to give some advice on how you can improve productivity and reduce e-mail fatigue.
Richard DeKaser
Richard and Elinor join Jim for the FED watch show and to talk about oil prices and consumer activity.
Steven Gaffney
Steven joins Jim to talk about how honesty can benefit an organization.
Shelly, Bill Porter's assistant, joins Jim to share his inspirational story.

Tuesday - August 10, 2004

Howard Ruff
Howard joins Jim to give some advice on how to avoid the mistakes people make with their finances.
Rob Jolles
Robert joins Jim to give some information on how a seminar can work for your organization.
Nell Merlino
Jim and Nell talk about helping women business owners find capital for their small business.
Joe John Duran
Jim and Joe John talk about his great American story that didn't begin in America. Joe John shares three deadly myths that can ruin a business.

Wednesday - August 11, 2004

Jeff Zbar
Jeff joins Jim to talk about some new camera technology and how small business owners can use it to their benefit.
Sam Norwood
Sam joins Jim to talk about the economy, the FED, raised interest rates, and other issues in the Tatum Business Conditions Survey.

Friday - August 13, 2004

Tom Rath
Tom joins Jim to explain the "dipper and the bucket" effect and how it applies to small business and life in general.
Scot joins Jim to talk about online marketplaces and how they can increase business.
Joan Pryde
Jim and Joan talk about the Fed recently raising interest rates and other issues in the Kiplinger Letter.

Monday - August 16, 2004

James Berges
A year after the great black out in New York, James joins Jim to explain why electrical power backup is important for small business.
Jim Ballard
James and Jim talk about the difference between generations and how to help parents move out of their home.
Robert joins Jim to finish talking about the last stages in the entrepreneurial life cycle, and what the cycle is.

Tuesday - August 17, 2004

Governor Pete du Pont
Jim and Pete have an honest debate on jobs and the hard realities of the American economy, and associated issues.
Phyllis joins Jim to talk about cliches, or tired phrases, and how they can get us in trouble.
Jorian Clarke
Jorian Clarke joins Jim Blasingame to explain how to make customers happy by giving them what they want during an interview on the small business radio program, The Small Business Advocate Show.
Jeffrey Dobkin
Jeffrey and Jim talk about specialized ways for a small business to market their business.

Wednesday - August 18, 2004

Christine Casper
Jim and Christine talk about what it takes to make intelligent decisions and develop good strategies.
Rich Galen
Rich joins Jim to talk about the Iraqi national soccer team and political issues at home.
Elisa joins Jim to share three ways to nail down your ideas without getting tongue-tied.
Doug Stives
Doug joins Jim to give us an idea of what to expect from either Bush's administration or a Kerry administration after elections.

Thursday - August 19, 2004

Beverley Williams
Jim and Beverley talk about rules that apply to home based businesses and the myths associated with them.
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill joins Jim to give a report on what small business owners said about the economy last month.
Joan Pryde
Joan joins Jim to talk about energy prices and other issues covered in this week's <i>Kiplinger Letter.</i>

Friday - August 20, 2004

William Hubbartt
Bill joins Jim to talk about promotions and the options employers have when it comes to filling open positions.
Steve DelBianco
Fred Siegel
Fred and Steve join Jim to discuss the Google phenomenon and its recent IPO.
JoAnna Brandi
Jim and JoAnna discuss how to get your customers to give you feedback on the service you provide them.
Neil Hare
Neil joins Jim to talk about taxes, laws and other issues that affect the economy and small business.

Monday - August 23, 2004

Josh Costell
Jim and Josh discuss cold calling and how it is changing because of new technology.
Russell Brown
Russell joins Jim to share some key things to think about when buying a business and the skeletons you need to look for.
Stephen joins Jim to discuss the importance of teaching leadership in young entrepreneurs.
Jo Condrill
Jim and Jo talk about an entrepreneur's, like an olympian's, will to win and will to try.

Tuesday - August 24, 2004

Jim Camp
Jim joins our Jim to give a travel log of his trip to Russia and to talk about their economy.
Steve Martin
Jim and Steve continue their series on improving profitability and share some tips on how to reduce the waste in your small business.
Gregory joins Jim to talk about International trade opportunities for small business and the current events that have made them possible.
Mike Menzies
Rebecca Boenigk
Rebecca and Mike join Jim to discuss why these two leaders took their public companies private.

Wednesday - August 25, 2004

John Fox
John joins Jim to talk about current health plans and what long-term problems they will cause.
Rick Pinion
Rick joins Jim to define annuities and then they talk about the difference between deferred and immediate annuities.
Mary Hessler Key
Mary and Jim talk about how to be happy with your success.
Dave Anderson
Dave and Jim discuss three keys to politically incorrect leadership and why they are important.

Thursday - August 26, 2004

Jeff Zbar
Jeff joins Jim to talk about the effects Hurricane Charley had on Floria and why it's importance of having back up power for your business.
David Dawsey
David, an intellectual property lawyer, joins Jim to discuss what exactly intellectual property is and how his job is different than a pattent attorney's.
Joan Pryde
Jim and Joan discuss insurance, unemployment, and other issues covered in this week's Kiplinger Letter.

Friday - August 27, 2004

Steve DelBianco
Steve joins Jim to talk about new ways people are using technology to scam victims.
Floyd Hurt
Jim and Floyd discuss some things a small business owner can do for easy market research.
Jim visits with Thomas, a former banker turned cattle rancher, restauranter and entertainment complex owner.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace Marie joins Jim to discuss the Presidential candidates' solutions to health care.

Monday - August 30, 2004

Suzanne Mulvehill
Jim and Suzanne discuss how to get the guts to start your own business.
Bill Brandt
Bill joins Jim to talk about the competitive marketplace in which small businesses are competing.
Karen Post
Jim and Karen discuss how to create a brand for your business that will stick in your customers' minds.
Judy Lawrence
Judy joins Jim to discuss how important it is to make cashless options available to your customers.

Tuesday - August 31, 2004

Tim Berry
Jim and Tim talk about the different ways you can develop a business plan depending on the specifics of your business.
Robert joins Jim to explain how the mastery of sales and sales management depends on your ability to respond to change.
Governor Gilmore joins Jim from the Republican Convention to tell what it's like to be a delegate to a political party.
Eva Rosenberg
Jim and Eva talk about SIMPLEs - they have to be OPENED by Sept 30th if you want to use them for 2004.