We value the tireless contribution Jim has made to the small business world so much that this year we presented him with our 2008 Champion of Small Business Development Award.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 19, 2008
This week Small Business Network, Inc. (SBN), celebrates the eleventh anniversary of its flagship brand, The Small Business Advocate® Show, hosted by SBN founder and small business expert, Jim Blasingame. As the creator and award-winning host of the nationally syndicated radio program, Blasingame is the only person who speaks to America's entrepreneurs on the radio every weekday, plus a world-wide Internet audience. Since 1997, Blasingame has conducted more than 1,000 live interviews annually with his Brain Trust which, at over 1,500 members, is the world's largest community of small business experts.
To mark this milestone, SBN announced the launch of its new website design at SmallBusinessAdvocate.com, which has been created to enhance the way entrepreneurs find and use the information they need to help them start, run and grow their businesses. The website features the multi-media collaboration of Blasingame and the Brain Trust.
"Congratulations to Jim Blasingame and his organization on the 11th anniversary of The Small Business Advocate Show," said Don Wilson, President of the Association of Small Business Development Centers, which represents over 5,000 small business counselors nationwide. "We value the tireless contribution Jim has made to the small business world so much that this year we presented him with our 2008 Champion of Small Business Development Award."
For his work on behalf of small business, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognized Blasingame with the Small Business Journalist of the Year Award. FORTUNE Small Business called him one of the 30 most influential small business experts in America. TALKERS Magazine identified him as one of the most important radio talk show hosts in America. And Google ranks Blasingame as the number-one small business expert in the world.
"When we began our work in 1997," 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, Brain Trust members and corporate partners, we've accomplished that goal and are continually working on new and better ways to support small businesses, like the new website."
Chuck Duncan, President of Global American Broadcast Network said, "Jim is a true professional and one of the most dedicated talk show hosts I've ever been associated with in my long radio career. The Small Business Advocate Show embodies all that a network radio program should be: compelling, smart, entertaining and informative. Congratulations to Jim and SBN on their outstanding radio program and another marketplace and industry milestone."
A leader in small business media, Small Business Network, Inc. produces and distributes multi-media small business resources worldwide, including The Small Business Advocate Show and the small business knowledgebase, AskJim.biz®, where entrepreneurs get small business questions answered in real time. IBM, Administaff, Aflac and Palo Alto Software are SBN sponsor partners.
Small Business Advocate and Ask Jim are registered trademarks of Small Business Network, Inc.