Monday Morning Radio
Deliver the Lettrs (App), the Sooner the Better (the Income for Your Business or Charity)

With more than 750 million impressions, it’s no wonder that Google Play named Drew Bartkiewicz’ social messaging app one of this year’s best.

The app, lettrs – spelled l-e-t-t-r-s – morphs the art of personalized letter writing – complete with postage stamps and original signatures – into the digital age. Lettrs is already changing the way some companies, products and nonprofits brand and fundraise. Discover what it might do for your business this week on Monday Morning Radio.

Drew is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Photo: Drew Bartkiewicz, Lettrs
Posted
: December 22, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 30 minutes  32 seconds

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200.  Limited slots now booking for January 2015. 

 

Direct download: 122214_Lettrs.mp3
Category:Branding -- posted at: 10:30pm MST

GetOutfitted.com's Julian Flores on Executing Complex Business Operations

"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.”

When Lawrence of Arabia wrote those words, he could easily have been speaking of Julian Flores of GetOutfitted.com. Julian’s dream was that skiers from anywhere in the world would be able to rent all their ski gear with just a few clicks on a website – clothing, goggles, skis, boots and even action cameras – and have it delivered to their mountain lodge to await their arrival. 

To make this dream happen by the light of day is a logistical ballet worthy of NASA or Amazon.com. If your dream requires that you execute complex operations with incredible precision, you’ll definitely want to be wide awake when you listen to Julian Flores tell Dean Rotbart how his dream came alive – and went skiing – at MondayMorningRadio.com

Photo: Julian Flores, Founder, GetOutfitted.com
Posted
: December 15, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes  43 seconds

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200.  Limited slots now booking for January 2015. 

Direct download: 121514_GetOutfitted.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 9:36pm MST

280 Group Founder Brian Lawley on Becoming a GREAT Product Manager

Brian Lawley trains business owners and executives to be "product CEOs."  Like the CEO of a company, a product CEO - formally known as a Product Manager - oversees every aspect of bringing a successful product to market, including knowing customers, technology, trends and the competition.

 

Brian, founder of 280 Group in Campbell, California, has worked his magic for companies including Apple, Digidesign and Symantec. This week he shares some of his most important rules of product management on Monday Morning Radio.

Brian interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, and wealth management expert David Biondo. Rotbart and Biondo are co-hosts of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Photo: Brian Lawley, Founder & CEO, 280 Group
Posted
: December 8, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 22 minutes  26 seconds

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200.  Limited slots still available before the end of the year. 

Direct download: 120814_280Group.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:11pm MST

The Doyle Family Launched Bag Tags at the Kitchen Table - Now It's Huge

Tom Doyle, his wife, and seven kids started their business around their kitchen table 16 years ago. Basically, they laminated cards that allowed high school swimmers to track their progress without getting soggy.

Today, Evanston, Illinois-based Bag Tags is one of the premier event credentials and baggage tags companies in the United States, punching out more than 1 million tags annually for clients that include the NCAA, Nike, American Cruise Lines and Genworth Financial.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Tom has words of wisdom and encouragement for all entrepreneurs who dream of starting small and growing large and successful.

Tom is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, an award-winning veteran broadcast journalist.  Dean is co-host of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200.  Limited slots still available before the end of the year.  

Photo: Thomas Doyle, Bag Tags
Posted: December 1, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 20 minutes  26 seconds

Direct download: 120114_BagTags.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 5:28pm MST

Kosher Foods: Ancient Recipe, But Modern Business Opportunities

You don't have to be Jewish to love Kosher food…or to profit handsomely from it.

 

Thousands of business owners from around the world turned out earlier this month for the 26th annual Kosherfest trade show, a showcase of kosher food and beverage industry. This week on Monday Morning Radio the event's founder, Menachem Lubinsky, explains why so many non-Jewish business owners are hopping aboard the Kosher bandwagon and how you can come aboard.

Menachem, who is President & CEO of LUBICOM Marketing Consulting, is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, an award-winning veteran broadcast journalist.  Dean is co-host of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200.  Limited slots still available before the end of the year.  

 

Photo: Menachem Lubinsky, Lubicom Marketing Consulting
Posted: November 24, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 29 minutes  30 seconds

Direct download: Kosher.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:54pm MST

How To Build Content and Monetize A High-Value Domain - Thanksgiving.com

What would you do if you controlled a high-value URL such as Thanksgiving.com?

This week's guests on Monday Morning Radio share a thick slice of their plans to grow their newly launched site into an Internet force and profit generator. 

Kyle Cox, founder and CEO of Grateful Ventures, which runs Thanksgiving.com, is the former president and founder of the phenomenally successful site, SheKnows.com.  He is joined by Kristin Bustamante, editor-in-chief.

Kyle and Kristin aim to build Thanksgiving.com into a smooth flying bird that generates $1 million a year in revenues for at least the next 50 years. Listen in to discover how and you'll be grateful that you did.

Kyle and Kristin are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, an award-winning veteran broadcast journalist.  Dean is co-host of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200.  Limited slots still available before the end of the year.  

Photo: Kristin Bustamante and Kyle Cox, THANKSGIVING.COM
Posted: November 17, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  33 minutes  02 seconds

Direct download: ThanksgivingDotCom.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 9:19am MST

ONTRAPORT Is One of the Best Small Businesses in America - Here's Why

Two times every workday, for 90 minutes, employees at Santa Barbara-based ONTRAPORT go radio silent. That means no phone calls. No incoming or outgoing email. No staff meetings. And no socializing.  

How do ONTRAPORT's employees react to being unplugged so frequently?  They absolutely LOVE it. In fact, the company's "Time Block" is one of several unique aspects of ONTRAPORT's culture that has fueled its incredible growth - allowing all employees to focus on the Big Picture and long-term projects.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Landon Ray, ONTRAPORT's founder and CEO, demonstrates how even small companies can go giant when it comes to creating profitable corporate cultures.

Landon is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, an award-winning veteran broadcast journalist.  Dean is co-host of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200.  Limited slots still available in November and December. 

 

Photo: Landon Ray, ONTRAPORT
Posted: November 10, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  23 minutes  28 seconds

Direct download: 111014_Ontraport_R.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:28pm MST

Are You A Good Person, A Good Business Leader, Or Both?

There are business owners who are good at what they do but not necessarily good people. And there are good people who own businesses, but are not necessarily good at what they do.

Paul Batz has built a thriving practice coaching clients how to be BOTH good people and savvy business captains.  Paul is the founder & president of Good Leadership Enterprises in Minnesota.  This week on Monday Morning Radio, he discusses the four cornerstones of business goodness - building blocks that he promises can provide any company a powerful competitive edge.

Paul is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, an award-winning veterarn broadcast journalist.  Dean is co-host of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200.  Limited slots still available in November and December. 

Photo: Paul Batz, Good Leadership Enterprises
Posted: November 3, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  31 minutes  35 seconds

Direct download: 110314_Paul_Batz.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 3:35pm MST

Turning Brand Stories into Buyer Legends - A Masters Class

New York Times bestselling authors Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg are out with their latest blockbuster book, Buyer Legends, a Master Class that shows companies large and small how to use customer narratives to turbocharge sales and transform business cultures.

Bryan and Jeffrey are recognized global authorities in marketing optimization, analytics and customer experience design.  With their new book, they demonstrate how to best communicate your brand's story intent at each and every level of your organization, from the stockroom to the boardroom.

Buyer Legends is available now as a download from Amazon.com.  On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Bryan and Jeffrey take listeners on an exclusive tour of their new book and the concepts that are already revolutionizing sales and performance at companies such as Google and HP.

The Eisenberg brothers are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, an award-winning veterarn broadcast journalist.  Dean is co-host of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Photo: Jeffrey (l) and Bryan Eisenberg, Buyer Legends
Posted: October 27, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  31 minutes  01 seconds

 

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200.  Limited slots still available in November and December. 

Direct download: 102714_Buyer_Legends.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:44pm MST

How Does The Outlook For Your Small Business Compare?

How does the outlook for your small business compare to that of other owners across the United States? This week on Monday Morning Radio, hear the exclusive results of a survey of 600 small business owners who were asked their feelings on a variety of topics, including the financial health of their companies, plans to hire, employee benefits, and how they maintain a work/life balance.

 

Our guest is Amy Friedrich, a vice president at Des Moines-based Principal Financial Group, which conducted the Financial Well-Being survey for the third consecutive year.

Amy is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, an award-winning veterarn broadcast journalist.  Dean is co-host of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

The complete results of the Principal Financial Well-Being survey is available from www.Principal.com/wellbeing.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Posted: October 20, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  24 minutes  20 seconds

 

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200.  Limited slots still available in November and December. 

Direct download: 102014_MondayMorningRadio_PrincipalFinancialGroup.mp3
Category:Industry Experts -- posted at: 4:16pm MST