Jim Blasingame is the Small Business Advocate. Oh … you didn’t know that?
5 years ago, I was working with a boutique PR firm, and I told Rhonda that I wanted to start getting on the radio again. (I was an on-air announcer and DJ many years ago.) But, I wanted to be on the radio as a guest. She had her team, (Courtney and the gals) work on some ideas, and thought that I would be a good fit for what Jim Blasingame was doing. (Jim had a really popular Small Business Radio Show.)
Jim and I bonded really, really well–our first time on the air together, and I’m now a regular guest on his show Listen to our recent discussion on how to do franchise research.
One reason that I like Jim so much is his music. I’m not sure if he does this on purpose, (because I live in The Rock n Roll Capital of the World) but he’s always playing some great jams in the background as he introduces me.
Jim, write this on a rock; I’m requesting something from these guys for the December 5th interview;
You choose the tune, Jim.
A gentle tip from The Franchise King®:
Do not buy a franchise until you know EXACTLY how to do thorough research.
Learn how here
Another thing I like about Jim is his never-ending focus on small business. Jim Blasingame is one of the world’s foremost experts on small business and entrepreneurship, and is the creator and award-winning host of The Small Business Advocate® Show, the world’s only weekday radio talk show dedicated to small business, nationally syndicated since 1997.
In 2008, Jim won the ASBDC’s “Champion of Small Business Development Award.” He’s won many others, and is very influential in the small business community. If you’re involved in the small business space, Jim’s a guy that you should get to know. (If he’s ever in your area, find a way to meet him.) And…listen to his radio show.
Jim and I will be announcing something pretty cool in the next couple of weeks. Not today, though. I want the focus to be on Jim, and all he’s done-and continues to do for small business in the US.
If you’d like to thank Jim, too, use the comment area below. I’m sure that he’d love to hear from you!