Monday Morning Radio (successful entrepreneurs)
How Lovely Beards Made the Leap From Blog to Product Line

Let’s face it, beards are in vogue. Bushy beards, long beards, well-coiffed beards, wild beards – sprouting on men in all walks of life – music, sports, film, business, even politics.

It’s no coincidence that sales at Lovely Beards, a San Francisco-based online seller targeting facial hair aficionados are waxing in response.

Rip Bains, the cofounder of Lovely Beards, shares his company’s transformation from an Irish blog for hirsute men into a “Content & Commerce” retailer that is quickly emerging as one of America’s premiere male grooming companies.

Listen in this week on Monday Morning Radio and hear what Rip tells host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart about the journey from content maker to product maker.

Photo: Rip Bains, Lovely Beards
Posted: October 31, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes 12 seconds

 

 

Direct download: Lovely_Beards.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 3:12pm MDT

Cultivating Big Profits in a Small Market

Ken Lain is a master at cultivating profits from a small business in a small market. Along with his wife, Lisa, Ken owns Watters Garden Center in Prescott, Arizona – a city of about 42,000 residents located in the mountainous area of central Arizona.

Ken, a graduate of host Dean Rotbart’s “Reputation Tool Chest” course at Wizard Academy, relies on a rich bouquet of marketing tools – including over-the-air radio programs, YouTube videos, on-site courses, and rock ‘em, sock ‘em customer service to beat back the predatory tactics and pricing of nearby Big Box competitors.

Ken definitely has a green thumb – both for gardening and profit-making. Ken shares his proven financial seeding and growth tips this week on Monday Morning Radio.

Photo: Ken Lain, Watters Garden Center
Posted: September 26, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 38 minutes 20 seconds

Want to learn how to turbocharge your personal or business reputation? Schedule a 30-minute FREE phone consultation with reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for October and November 2016.

Direct download: Watters_Garden.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:32pm MDT

Businessman Dave Chandler is Running (Belt) Circles Around the Competition

Dave Chandler is the consummate do-it-yourself entrepreneur. The creator of Running Belt Max, a popular Lycra waist belt that appeals to athletes and non-athletes alike, Dave has no employees.

The Atlanta native serves as Running Belt Max’s designer, marketer, distributor, PR guy, and webmaster. Moreover, he’s orchestrating all of this from Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he relocated four years ago.

Although Running Belt Max is less than a year old, it is already selling better than 97% of all sports waist belts on Amazon.com. It's first production run sold out in only ten weeks.

This week, via Skype, Dave shares secrets from his one-man-band entrepreneurial playbook with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, exclusively right now on Monday Morning Radio.

Photo: Dave Chandler, Running Belt Max
Posted: September 19, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 40 minutes 59 seconds

For a limited time, listeners to Monday Morning Radio can distribute a FREE new release on EIN Presswire at no cost and zero obligation.

Host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart recommends EIN Presswire as an effective, low-cost alternative to the major wire services, including PR Newswire,Business Wire, and PR Web

“Since it’s free, I encourage listeners seeking greater public awareness to give EIN Presswire a try and see how it compares with your existing news release distribution service,” Dean says. “For my clients and me, I have found that EIN Presswire gets the job done for a fraction of the cost of the major PR press wires.”

To open your account with EIN Newswire and place your first news release for free (no credit card required), visit www.EINPresswire.com/success

Direct download: Running_Belt_Max.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 4:21pm MDT

Grab Your Slice of the $45 Billion Apps Marketplace

If you love sports, or have customers, friends, and family who do, this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio may offer you a low-risk way to earn some extra income – and really enjoy it.

My guests – John Zehr and Robb Lewis, say they’ve developed an opportunity to leverage your existing customer base and social networks to grab a slice of the $45 billion apps industry. 

Robb Lewis is an executive with Utah-based United Games, which has created a live, interactive sports app that promises to let sports fans – in the stadium, on their televisions, or using their smart phones – experience and interact with live sporting events like no game app ever before.

John Zehr, an early adopter, is one of thousands of affiliate hopefuls who plan to use word-of-mouth buzz to attract players to the free app – and profit when those players buy tokens, or watch commercials embedded into the game.

The opportunity intrigued host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart enough that he not only invited John and Robb on the program, he agreed to pay the rather minimal upfront fee and small monthly retainer to try his hand at becoming a games app mogul.

[Email Dean at dean@mondaymorningradio.com and he can provide you an official invitation to become an affiliate as well.]

To paraphrase President Reagan, Dean says, “I plan to trust United Games, but verify. I encourage my listeners to do likewise.”

Photo: Robb Lewis (l) and John Zehr
Posted: August 22, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 40 minutes 58 seconds

 

For a limited time, listeners to Monday Morning Radio can distribute a FREE new release on EIN Presswire at no cost and zero obligation.

Host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart recommends EIN Presswire as an effective, low-cost alternative to the major wire services, including PR Newswire, Business Wire, and PR Web

“Since it’s free, I encourage listeners seeking greater public awareness to give EIN Presswire a try and see how it compares with your existing news release distribution service,” Dean says. “For my clients and me, I have found that EIN Presswire gets the job done for a fraction of the cost of the major PR press wires.”

To open your account with EIN Newswire and place your first news release for free (no credit card required), visit www.EINPresswire.com/free and enter Promo Code: Dean.

Direct download: United_Games_MMR.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:42pm MDT

How to Schedule Your Private Lunch with an Olympian

Reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart recently bought an unusual gift for himself: lunch with Mark Jackson, a three-time Super Bowl wide receiver for the Denver Broncos.

Dean was able to arrange the tête–à–tête through ProHero.com, a new web service and app that offers entrepreneurs and fans hundreds of one-on-one celebrity experiences, including workouts, golf games, concert-going, and private dining.

Steven Ogunro, a one-time investment banker and co-founder of ProHero.com, joins Dean this week on Monday Morning Radio to talk about how small business owners and entrepreneurs can harness ProHero.com to impress customers and prospects, to glean practical lessons from successful athletes and public figures, and to meet some personal heroes.

Photo: Mark Jackson, ProHero.com Celebrity
Posted: August 15, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 39 minutes 49 seconds

Your reputation is your most valuable asset. Learn how to amplify it using Dean Rotbart’s proven 5 Pillars of Reputation method. Join Dean for his next FREE one-hour live webinar, on Thursday August 18th, at 4 pm EDT. Register at MondayMorningRadio.com. You’ve only got one reputation, make sure to protect and nurture it.

Direct download: Steven_Ogunro_MMR.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 1:33pm MDT

She May Be a Pig Farmer, But She's Also One Savvy Entrepreneur

You may think you have little in common with a pig farmer and butcher in upstate New York, and you’d be right, unless you value great customer service, superior products, passion, perseverance, and profits.

Heather Sandford has carefully packaged each of those qualities into her store, The Piggery, which helps explain why there are often lines of customers snaking out the door of her farm-to-table butcher shop.

Heather joins host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart this week on Monday Morning Radio, where he huffs, and puffs, and blows away the notion that so-called dirty businesses can’t be great businesses and role models.

Read about Heather's recipe for success, and Dean's observations on what other entrepreneurs can learn from The Piggery's success here.

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Posted: May 2,, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 40 minutes 51 seconds

Direct download: The_Piggery_MMR.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:36pm MDT

School Teacher Turned Entrepreneur Collars Celebrities and Their Canines

Sarah Hassenger is a successful entrepreneur, making and selling quality handcrafted bowties that are so popular they’ve been included in the swag gift bags distributed at the Primetime Emmys and MTV Movie Awards.

Celebs who proudly own Sarah’s products include Ryan Gosling (and George), Amanda Seyfried (and Finn), Rachel Ray (and Isaboo), and Alison Sweeney (and Jorge and Winky).

Oh…. Yes…. did we forget to mention that Sarah’s company, Four Black Paws, makes bowties and a full range of stylish designer collars and accessories for dogs, not humans?

Join host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart this week on Monday Morning Radio as he showcases Sarah and the lessons she offers other entrepreneurs. When it comes to identifying a market ripe for original, playful, and useful products, Sarah is definitely barking up the right tree.

Photo: Sarah Hassenger and her dog, Leila - Four Black Paws

Posted: April 25, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 12 seconds

Want to learn how to turbocharge your personal or business reputation? Schedule a 30-minute FREE phone consultation with reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for May and June 2016. 

Direct download: Sarah_Hassenger_MMR.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 11:42am MDT

“Hello” From the Other Side of the Customer Service Line

It’s been almost exactly 140 years since Alexander Graham Bell first phoned his assistant, beckoning, “Mr. Watston – come here – I want to see you.”

While the telephone is decidedly old-school, it is still one of the most prominent and important conduits for business. Charlie Fusco specializes in turning each and every call from, or to, a business prospect into a brand-building exercise.

Charlie, founder and CEO of Synergixx, chats this week with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart about the best – and worst – ways for a business to communicate by phone. Listen in on their call right now - and profit.

Photo: Charlie Fusco, Synergixx

Posted: April 4, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 41 minutes 53 seconds

Want to learn how to turbocharge your personal or business reputation? Schedule a 30-minute FREE phone consultation with reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for April and May 2016. 

Direct download: Synergixx_MMR.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 12:40pm MDT

You’re Not Too Small or Too New to Profit From (And Afford) a Celebrity Endorsement

Celebrity endorsements are not just for giant consumer-products brands anymore. Many small businesses are discovering the sales magnetism of celebrities who talk up their products – whether in advertisements or social media posts.

Evan Morgenstein, president and CEO of CelebExperts, specializes in matching celebrities with businesses – including startups and not-ready-for-prime-time companies. His results have been nothing short of amazing.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Morgenstein shares with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart the ins-and-outs celebrity endorsements.

Photo: Evan Morgenstein, Celeb Experts

Posted: March 7, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 51 minutes 52 seconds

Want to learn how to turbocharge your personal or business reputation? Schedule a 30-minute FREE phone consultation with reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for March and April 2016. 

 

Direct download: Evan_Morgenstein_MMR.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:55pm MDT

Mark Grisafe's Blueprint for Making His Clients Success Partners

For a residential and commercial architect, Mark Grisafe has an unusual business motto: Advise, Advocate & Collaborate. It’s an unconventional approach that over the past decade has helped him grow his Long Beach, California, firm – M. Grisafe Architect – into a thriving business.

While many professionals shun taking advice from their clients – think lawyers and accountants, for example – Mark actually cultivates his clients’ involvement at every step of the way. In turn, they consistently reward him with repeat business and word-of-mouth referrals.

This week on Monday Morning Radio with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, Mark shares his unique blueprint for building a professional practice in close cooperation with his clients.

Photo: Mark Grisafe, M. Grisafe Architects
Posted: December 28, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 10 seconds

Dean Rotbart will next present his popular Reputation Tool Chest Workshop at Wizard Academy on February 16th and 17th. Let Dean teach you to how to build an unparalleled online reputation for you or your business. Registration is limited, so don't delay.

 

Direct download: Grisafe_122815.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 11:37pm MDT