Monday Morning Radio (successful entrepreneurs)
Bad Backs Are Big Business - The Body Archer

At some point in their lives, 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain, creating ample opportunities for entrepreneurs who can help prevent or address the problem.

An Oscar-nominated film sound mixer with more than 4 decades experience in Hollywood, Robert Wald launched a second career selling The Body Archer stretching chair in 2012.  Handcrafted in the USA, the Body Archer replaces run-of-the-mill ergonomic desk chairs. 

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Robert shares his experience licensing, manufacturing and marketing The Body Archer.  Even if your back isn't achy, his business insights will make you sit up and take notice.

Robert is 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: Robert Wald, The Body Archer
Posted
: September 1, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  26 minutes  27 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 this month. 

 

Direct download: 090114_MondayMorningRadio_Body_Archer.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 1:09pm MDT

It's A Grand Old Flag and Business Strategy: Patriotism and The Flag Company

Is patriotism marketable?  Will consumers buy products commensurate with their affinity for their country of origin or residence?

 

For the past 25 years, Atlanta's The Flag Company has studied the market value of patriotism and discovered quite a bit about what works - and what definitely doesn't.  This week on Monday Morning Radio, Vicki Lawrence, Flag Company's co-founder and CEO, shares some banner ideas for translating love of country into love of your products and services.

Vicki is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart.  Dean and wealth management expert David Biondo are co-hosts of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 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!


Posted:  July 14, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  33 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 this month.  

Direct download: 071414_MondayMorningRadio_FlagCo.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:28pm MDT

Videos That Jump From Greeting Cards, Stickers & Smartphones To Your Smartphone

This week's guests on Monday Morning Radio, the co-founders of Tap For Message, pose a challenge to the imaginative, courageous and ambitious alumni and friends of Wizard Academy: Take a look at their patent-pending audio and video chip technology, and figure out how your business might utilize it in ways they, themselves, never imagined.

 

Brothers Kadeer and Ahmer Beg have invented a means for consumers and businesses to easily create customized videos that "jump" from greeting cards, stickers, hang tags and invitations directly to smartphones.  Suddenly, even the most mundane gift or correspondence comes to life.

Listen to this week's audio and view Kadeer's exclusive video message that helps clarify how Tap for Message can turn into Tap for Profits for your business.

[View Kadeer's video at: http://www.tapformessage.com/invite/TFMMMR]

Kadeer and Ahmer are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart.  Dean and wealth management expert David Biondo are co-hosts of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 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: Ahmer (left) and Kadeer Beg
Posted:  June 30, 2014 
Monday Morning Run Time:  29 minutes 47 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 this month.  

Direct download: 063014_MondayMorningRadio_Tap_for_Message.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 5:30pm MDT

People want to do business with owners who they know and trust.  But in our digital age - where so much commerce is conducted online - building that personalized relationship can be difficult.

Sunpop Studios and its founder Rex Williams have spent 14 years perfecting the art of "Authentic Business Videos"  - in which you, the owner, is guided to produce a 2-to-3 minute "video conversation" with your customers and prospects that delivers proven results.

This week Monday Morning Radio launches its 3rd year of weekly, informative, small business podcasts with a revealing interview featuring Sunpop's Rex Williams.  And yes, as you'll quickly hear, Rex has been blessed with the creative DNA of his proud parents, Wizard Academy founders Roy and Pennie Williams.

Rex is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart.  Dean and wealth management expert David Biondo are co-hosts of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 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!

To view a Sunpop video that features Dean Rotbart promoting the Wizard Academy's "How to Make Awesome Sauce" course (September 2011), click here.

Posted:  June 23, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  42 minutes 46 seconds 

Direct download: 062314_MondayMorningRadio_RexWilliams_Sunpop.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 10:57am MDT

Janska Clothing: Beating the Odds and Winning Profits and Acclaim

You're never too old or too inexperienced to succeed in business, if you have a vision and the courage to try.

That's one of the key takeaways from this week's Monday Morning Radio interview with Jan Erickson and Jon Thomas, the husband-and-wife duo who launched Janska Clothing in 2003 - when both of them were already in their 50s.

Since then, Janksa, which specializes in making women's outwear that is both fashionable and comfortable, has beat the odds.  The company will earn nearly $3 million this year and Jan was named a U.S. Small Business Administration "Small Business Person of the Year".

Jan and Jon are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart.  Dean and wealth management expert David Biondo are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Also participating in this week's interviews is Talya Rotbart, Dean's wife, who also serves as Director of Guest Relations for Business Unconventional.

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:  Talya Rotbart (l) and Jan Erickson

Posted:  June 2, 2014

 

Monday Morning Run Time: 26 mins 59 secs

Direct download: 060214_MondayMorningRadio_Janksa_Clothing.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:19pm MDT

Making Their Money Where Your Mouth Is:  Jan & Sassa Akervall

As entrepreneurs, the husband-and-wife duo of Jan and Sassa Akervall make their money where your mouth is.  

Dr. Akervall, one of the top ENT physicians in the United States, invented a mouth guard to prevent his patients from having their teeth accidentally chipped or broken during surgery.  Thin and strong, yet pliable, his Sisu mouth guards have now leapt from the operating room to mainstream America, where they are all the rage with professional and amateur athletes alike.  

 

The Akervalls - both originally from Sweden - are anything but guarded as they share their small business success secrets on this week's Monday Morning Radio.

Jan and Sassa are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 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!

Posted:  May 5, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 29 mins  20 secs
Photo: Sassa Akervall, Sisu

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 this month.  

Direct download: 050514_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Sisu.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:17pm MDT

When You Can't File, Can't Pay Or Both - How Larson Financial Helps Small Business Owners Work With The IRS

Jack Larson says that far more small businesses than you might imagine fall behind in filing their tax returns and paying their taxes.  So in 2005, Jack and his brother Ron established Larson Financial to help taxpayers who are in hot water with the IRS.  Business, not surprisingly, has boomed.  On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Jack offers some seasoned advice on how to negotiate successfully with the IRS and explains how he and Ron have managed to expand Larson Financial's client base so rapidly to all 50 states.

Jack is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 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: Jack Larson, Larson Financial
Posted:  
April 14, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 29 mins 37 secs


Snapden: The Low-Tech Photo Booth Is Enjoying A Resurgence

In the age of ubiquitous cell phone cameras and selfies, Kalvis Jauanarajs and his company, Snapden, have had to rethink and reinvent the low-tech photo booth, which once flourished as a novelty located at F.W. Woolworth and other five-and-dime stores.

In fact, the photo booth business is anything but obsolete. Thanks to savvy design improvements and greater mobility, Snapden photo booths are popping up everywhere from punk rock shows to the dentist's office.  Kalvis provides a close-up snapshot of how he is reinventing the photo booth experience on this week's Monday Morning Radio.

Kalvis is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 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!

Posted:  March 31, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:
 28 mins 40 secs

Direct download: 033114_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Snapden.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 3:35pm MDT

Goddess Garden: This 'Mompreneur' is Proof Positive that Necessity Really is the Mother of Invention

Just on time for spring, meet Nova Covington, a "mompreneur" whose natural sunscreen products are among the bestselling in the nation.  Nova started her company, Goddess Garden, 10 years ago, when she was searching for a solution to allergies that her newborn daughter had to the chemicals contained in conventional bath and skin care products. Goddess Garden has enjoyed sunny growth almost from day one.

Nova shares her formulation for success on this week's Monday Morning Radio and makes clear that necessity really does remain the mother of invention.

Nova is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 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: Nova Covington and her daughter, Paige
Posted:  
March 24, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 17 mins 44 secs


An Eclectic Entrepreneur and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Model - Tom Fischer, BourbonBlog.com

Tom Fischer is a Renaissance Man, whose life credentials include being a successful entrepreneur, world-class bourbon connoisseur, Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue model, butler, Oxford professor and - perhaps most importantly, a proud Wizard Academy graduate.

In a wide-ranging interview, Tom, proprietor of BourbonBlog.com, talks about the booming bourbon industry, his eclectic career, and his special connection to Gilligan's Island - all on this week's Monday Morning Radio. 

Tom is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 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!

 

Posted:  March 17, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 mins 09 secs
Photo:  Tom Fischer, BourbonBlog.com