Jim really knows Main Street business and is a great interviewer. –Steve Forbes
November 17, 2017
After 20 years, The Small Business Advocate Show, founded by Jim Blasingame on November 17, 1997, is still the only syndicated, live weekday program dedicated to Main Street businesses. And because the show has been simulcast globally since January 1998, Blasingame is considered an Internet streaming pioneer.
“Jim Blasingame is a true professional and one of the most dedicated talk show hosts I’ve seen in my more than 30 years in radio. Congratulations to Jim and his team on another awesome milestone,” said Chuck Duncan, General Manager, WCGO Radio, SmartTalk Radio Network and the GAB Radio Network, which has produced Blasingame’s show since 2001.
Internationally recognized as “The Voice of Small Business,” Blasingame conducts more than 1,000 live interviews annually with his Brain Trust. From these live interviews, more than 2,700 podcasts are produced annually and distributed without cost to small businesses.
“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.”
“Congratulations to Jim Blasingame on his 20th anniversary,” said Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. “I’ve been a regular guest on Jim’s show for years. He really knows Main Street business, is a great interviewer, and his peerless commitment to serving small businesses and promoting entrepreneurship comes through in everything he does….