Jim Blasingame Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary as The Small Business Advocate®

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Jim Blasingame celebrated his tenth anniversary as The Small Business Advocate® earlier this month. Blasingame is considered one of the world's thought-leaders on all aspects of entrepreneurship and small business.

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I would like to personally thank Jim for his tireless advocacy of small businesses and the issues that are most important to them.

Jim Blasingame celebrated his tenth anniversary as The Small Business Advocate® earlier this month. Blasingame is considered one of the world's thought-leaders on all aspects of entrepreneurship and small business.

As the creator and award-winning host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Small Business Advocate Show, Blasingame is the only person speaking to America's entrepreneurs on the radio every weekday, plus a world-wide audience for his Internet simulcast and on-demand archives. The show airs live, weekdays from 7-9 a.m. Eastern, plus a 24-7 rebroadcast over the ABC Starguide III satellite. Blasingame conducts more than 1,000 live interviews annually with his 600+ member Brain Trust, the world's largest community of small business experts.

Internationally recognized as "the voice of small business," Blasingame is also a high-energy keynote speaker and panel moderator, a syndicated newspaper columnist and author of two books: Small Business Is Like A Bunch Of Bananas (SBN Books ©2002), and Three Minutes to Success (SBN Books ©2006), which have sold almost 100,000 copies combined. And Blasingame's daily feature, "A Small Business MinuteTM," airs daily on XM Satellite Radio's talk and sports channels.

Jim Blasingame Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary as The Small Business Advocate® Show is the flagship brand of the media company, Small Business Network, Inc. (SBN), of which Blasingame is founder and president. SBN produces and distributes multi-media small business resources worldwide, including The Small Business Advocate Show and the world's only small business knowledgebase, AskJim.biz®, where entrepreneurs get business questions answered in real time. IBM Administaff, Aflac and Palo Alto Software are SBN sponsor partners.

"When we began," says Blasingame, "we wanted to provide a home for entrepreneurs -- the heroes of the marketplace -- where they could find information, inspiration and the resources they need to start, run and grow their small businesses. Thanks to the support of our audience, the Brain Trust members and our corporate partners, we've accomplished that goal and are continually working on new and better ways to support small businesses."

"Congratulations to Jim Blasingame and his organization on their 10th anniversary," said Steve Preston, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. "I would like to personally thank Jim for his tireless advocacy of small businesses and the issues that are most important to them."

The U.S. Small Business Administration recognized Blasingame as the 2002 Small Business Journalist of the Year, and he is a member of the SBA's National Advisory Counsel.

Google ranks Blasingame as the number-one small business expert in the world. TALKERS Magazine has identified Blasingame as one of the most important radio talk show hosts in America.

Ron Nickell, Senior Vice President of Global American Satellite Network said this of Blasingame's anniversary, "Jim 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 on this important accomplishment."

The SBN Web site is http://www.SmallBusinessAdvocate.com. The Small Business Advocate® is a registered trademark of Small Business Network, Inc.

Contact:
Davonna Hickman
Vice President
888-823-2366
dsb @ jbsba.com

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