About Jim Blasingame

  • Jim Blasingame is one of the world’s foremost thought-leaders on small business and entrepreneurship. He’s also an award-winning author, syndicated radio host and syndicated columnist..
  • Jim 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.
  • He conducts over 1,000 live interviews annually with his Brain Trust, the world’s largest community of small business experts. Jim reaches a national radio audience, plus worldwide listeners on his Internet simulcast and archives. From the live show Jim produces over 2600 podcasts annually.
  • Jim is a syndicated columnist on Forbes.com, BizJournals.com Nasdaq.com, Manta.com and newspapers.
  • He is the author of four books. His latest, The 3rd Ingredient: The Journey of Analog Ethics into the World of Digital Fear and Greed, was released March 2018, and has won five international book awards.
  • His other books include the award-winning The Age of The Customer: Prepare for the Moment of Relevance, also Small Business Is Like a Bunch of Bananas, and Three Minutes to Succes. Jim’s books have sold over 200,000 copies combined.
  • The American Chamber of Commerce Executives presented Jim with the 2009 Champion of the Chamber Movement Award.
  • The Association of Small Business Development Centers recognized Jim with the 2008 Champion of Small Business Development Award.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration recognized Jim as the 2002 Small Business Journalist of the Year. 
  • Talkers magazine recognized Jim as one of the most important talk show hosts in America.
  • Jim is very proud that he has been a member of his own chamber of commerce since 1977, and is a past member of the board of directors and numerous committees.
  • As a high-energy keynote speaker, Jim talks to small business audiences about how to compete in the 21st century global marketplace, and he talks with large companies about how to speak small business as a second language.
  • He is president and founder of Small Business Network, Inc., a media company dedicated to serving small business, and which owns all of the properties above.


Press Releases & Media

Jim Blasingame to Speak at Florida SBDC

Jim Blasingame to Speak at the 2019 SOBIE Conference

Jim Blasingame to Speak on Civility in the Digital Age at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT

Jim Blasingame’s “The 3rd Ingredient” Receives Multiple Awards

Award-winning Author, Business Expert and Futurist Releases New Book, "The 3rd Ingredient"

Jim Blasingame to reveal the unprecedented to Newburyport Chamber

The Small Business Advocate Show Celebrates 20 Years of Serving Main Street Businesses

Leading Expert on Main Street Business to Speak at NEFMA 2017 Fall Conference

Leading Expert on Small Business and Entrepreneurship to Speak at Broadband Communities Summit

Leading Expert on Small Business and Entrepreneurship to Speak to AWRF

New Essay Examines Disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street

Jim Blasingame's The Age of the Customer wins Axiom Award

Jim Blasingame Opens and Closes National Small Business Event

Jim Blasingame's The Age of the Customer wins IPPY Award

Jim Blasingame Celebrates National Small Business Week with Cox Business and Inc Magazine in Tucson

Jim Blasingame Reveals the Age of the Customer to Lake Houston Chamber

The Kinship of Private Equity and Small Business

Jim Blasingame Moderating at ECSB Annual Summit

Cablevision's Optimum Business Breakfast in New Jersey is a Big Hit!

Jim Blasingame to keynote at Bloomberg Speaker Series in Park Ridge, NJ

Jim Blasingame to Speak at ACT Annual Meeting

Jim Blasingame to Moderate at U.S. Chamber

Jim Blasingame to Keynote at Bloomberg Speaker Series in Philly

Jim Blasingame Moderating at Entrepreneurship Symposium

Small Businesses Drive the Economy, Web-based Tools Power Growth

Jim Blasingame Moderating at U.S. Chamber

Jim Blasingame Moderating at Ex-Im Bank Conference

Jim Blasingame Receives The New York Enterprise Report's Advocate of the Year Award

Jim Blasingame Receives Highest ACCE Award

Jim Blasingame Celebrates Eleven Years as The Small Business Advocate®

Jim Blasingame Receives ASBDCs Highest Award