Congratulations to Jim Blasingame, who’s celebrating the 20-year anniversary of his radio show, “The Small Business Advocate.”

Internationally recognized as “The Voice of Small Business,” Blasingame conducts more than 1,000 live interviews a year with members* of his Brain Trust. From these live interviews, more than 2,700 podcasts are produced annually and distributed without cost to small businesses.

*I’ve been a member of Jim Blasingame’s Brain Trust since 2006. I’m interviewed once a quarter on franchising trends and franchise ownership.

When we began, we wanted to provide Main Street entrepreneurs with the information, resources and inspiration they need to start, run and grow a small business,” said Blasingame. “Thanks to the support of our audience, Brain Trust members and corporate partners, we’ve accomplished that goal and continue to deliver multi-media resources for small businesses, including a mobile site and a video series.”

Radio Broadcaster And More

In addition to being a broadcaster, Blasingame is a prolific writer on small business and entrepreneurship. For over 18 years, his weekly column has been syndicated in newspapers and business journals, plus online publications, including,, and

Jim’s multiple-award-winning third book, “The Age of the Customer: Prepare for the Moment of Relevance,” has sold over 80,000 copies. His fourth book, “The 3rd Ingredient,” will be published in 2018. Blasingame is a high-energy keynote speaker, teaching big businesses how to speak small business as a second language and small businesses how to compete with the big guys.

Finally, for his work and leadership on behalf of small business, Jim has received national awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, Association of Small Business Development Centers, FORTUNE Small Business magazine, and New York Enterprise Report. And TALKERS Magazine identified Blasingame as one of the most important radio talk show hosts in America.

I’m proud to be a member of Jim’s Brain Trust, and I’m happy to call Jim a friend.

After all, it was on Jim’s radio show that I launched my hardcover book on owning a franchise!

Update: Jim just interviewed me on his radio program. Listen now!

20 years on the radio is huge…especially these days in our ever-changing broadcasting climate.

Again, congratulations Jim Blasingame!

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