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The Political Climate & Its Effect on Business
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This week’s guest is political speechwriter and communications expert Jonathan Wilcox . He’ll give his insights on what’s going on in the political arena and it’s impact on entrepreneurs and small businesses in America.
Episode Segments:
 
Consult-Us on Business: A Not-so-great Depression
Frank examines the latest jobs report, including some troubling numbers on African-American workers, Then – are we in a recession or a full on depression? Some signs are pointing to the latter, and we talk about what the government can do about it.
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Consult-Us on Business: Jonathan Wilcox
Jonathan looks at the state of the economy, how we got here, and if the President’s policies are making things worse. Then, an evaluation of Obama's first three years, and why he’ll be giving a speech, and not an actual plan.
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Consult-Us on Business: Jonathan Wilcox Part Two
More on the state of the economy, including the President’s perceived hostility towards the private sector. Then - which of the Republican candidates would be the best for business?.
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Consult-Us on Business: The Mailbag
In response to listener e-mails, Frank gives three pieces of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, and explains the value of a good employee.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Jonathan Wilcox
Jonathan Wilcox is adjunct professor at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and a former speechwriter for Gov. Pete Wilson. He’s a communications expert who specializes in California politics as well as media culture and celebrity. . He has been a featured on-air commentator and media analyst for ABC News, NBC News, Fox News Channel, CNN, NPR and international networks in England, Australia and Japan. Wilcox has consulted directly for corporate executives, including the Chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch, the CEO of Coldwell Banker and the Board of Directors for SBC (now AT&T)