Monday Morning Radio (successful entrepreneurs)
Soybu's 'Of-the-Moment' Apparel for Women Are An Entrepreneurial Success

Jeff and Tina Schmitt work on the cutting edge of the apparel industry and are leaders in producing fashions that help women of all shapes and sizes feel comfortable and confident in their clothing. Their "of-the-moment" lifestyle brand is super hot.

The Schmitts, a small-business duo, founded their company, Soybu, in 1998, and now sell their women's active wear through major retailers, including Sports Authority, REI and CorePower Yoga. Last month, they opened the first of many dedicated retail outlets.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, the Schmitts explain the secret to thriving in the highly competitive women's clothing industry.

The Schmitts 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:  March 3, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: mins secs
Photo:  Tina and Jeff Schmitt, Soybu 

 

Direct download: 030314_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Soybu.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:27pm MDT

ReciProty's Small Size Means Members Are Tight-Knit - An Interview With Founder Renee Wilbur

 

Compared to weighty LinkedIn, with well over 250 million worldwide users, Renee Wilbur's ReciProty has all the heft of a fleck of dust.

But it's ReciProty's small size, and the tight-knit community that it begets, that makes the Beaverton, Oregon, online resource exchange so valuable to those members who do discover it.

Wilbur reports that her small business members regularly go out of their way to help one another, whether they are searching for client referrals or seeking funds to rebuild after a tragedy or natural disaster. 

Hear Wilbur argue that the best things really can be found in small packages, this week on Monday Morning Radio.

Renee 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.

For sponsorship opportunties, contact Dean Rotbart at 303-296-1200.
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:  February 17, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 25 mins 50 secs

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Gourmet Grassfed: Can A Mission-Driven, Ethically Minded Business Actually Prosper?

Ben Kramlich has a beef with the way most meat snack-food products are produced in this country.  So the Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based entrepreneur is traveling a different path, producing his Gourmet Grassfed nutritious snacks in an ecologically and economically responsible fashion:  relying on local farms that raise their animals strictly on grass.  No antibiotics.  No hormones. No artificial nitrates, and 100% ethically and sustainably produced.  Oh yes, Ben's legion of growing fans nationwide also report that his Gourmet Grassfed snacks are great tasting.

Can a mission-driven, ethically minded business prosper in today's cutthroat corporate snack world?  Hear what Ben Kramlich has to say on this week's Monday Morning Radio.

Ben 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.

For sponsorship opportunties, contact Dean Rotbart at 303-296-1200.

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!

Monday Morning Run Time:  16 Mins  52 Secs
Photo: Ben Kramlich, Gourmet Grassfed 


Direct download: 011314_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Grassfed2.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:17pm MDT

Janet Sanders and Incom Direct Are Revolutionizing the Way Merchants Process Credit Cards

Janet Sanders, founder and CEO of Incom Direct, is an entrepreneurial rebel with a cause.  

With her last $500 - and working out of the back of her home - Janet set out in 2002 to revolutionize the credit card processing industry.  Her goal was to bring down the price that merchants, such as she, paid for accepting MasterCard and Visa.

Today, Janet's Incom Direct clears more than $2 billion annually in credit card charges and she has rewritten the industry's playbook.  Janet tells the story of her amazing journey - and the important lessons other entrepreneurs can learn from it - on this week's Monday Morning Radio.

Janet 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.

For sponsorship opportunties, contact Dean Rotbart at 303-296-1200.

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!

Monday Morning Run Time:   17 Mins  31 Secs
Photo: Janet Sander, Incom Direct


Taking Their Own Advice: The Co-Founders of ShaveMOB.com Began By Coaching Other Entrepreneurs

Zach Randall and his partner Nick Yorchak earn their living advising other entrepreneurs how to build online traffic and revenue strategies.

Earlier this year, Zach and Nick decided to take their own advice - launching ShaveMOB.com, a national web retailer that let's men and women purchase premium shaving razors at discounts of as much as 70%.

On this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio, Zach talks about betting on himself and his skills as a digital marketing consultant as he takes on the multi-billion dollar razor industry.  Talk about having "skin in the game!"

Zach 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.

For sponsorship opportunties, contact Dean Rotbart at 303-296-1200.

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!

Monday Morning Run Time:   20 Mins  11 Secs
Photo: Zach Randall

Direct download: 121613_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_ShaveMOB.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:55am MDT

Zero to More than 2 Million Members: How John Levisay Used Social Media to Build Powerhouse Craftsy.com in Just Over 3 Years

In a little more than three years, Craftsy.com has added more than 2 million members who gobble up its online classes, free videos and how-to articles. This week on Monday Morning Radio, Craftsy.com founder John Levisay reveals how he and his team crafted their own entrepreneurial success story, relying heavily on social media.

Also appearing on today's show is Wizard Academy alumnus Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr., whose company, HHH Enterprises sells crafts supplies. Feeling crafty?

Monday Morning Radio is produced in cooperation with Business Unconventional, the weekly radio news magazine broadcast every Sunday at 8 am (Mountain) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  For sponsorship opportunties, contact Dean at 303-296-1200.

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!

Monday Morning Run Time:  28 mins 01 Secs
Photo:  John Levisay, Founder, Craftsy.com 

Direct download: 111713_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Craftsy_2.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 5:49pm MDT

Nannyshare USA's Melissa Kaye Snyder Brings the Sharing Economy to Childcare

The so-called sharing economy is growing rapidly in the United States as consumers and business owners recognize the value of sharing everything from private jets and cars to vacation homes.  

Entrepreneur Melissa Kaye Snyder reasoned that such sharing services need not be confined to the rich.  So she launched Nannyshare USA, which pairs families who want in-home daycare with one another and provides them a qualified, carefully screened nanny who they share.  The service has proven particularly popular with small business owners who are seeking an alternative to standard daycare for their children.

Joining Melissa this week on Monday Morning Radio is one of her satisfied clients, Chad Davis, who this month opens his new eXtreme Bodyshaping fitness center in Parker, Colorado. 

Melissa talks about the sharing economy and her conviction that it will continue to represent a larger and larger slice of our economy in the years to come.

Direct download: 100713_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Nannyshare.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:34pm MDT

Major Mom Helps Executives Organize Their Personal and Professional Clutter

Angela Cody-Rouget spent 14 years in the U.S. Air Force, where among other lessons she learned the value of systems and processes.  Now Cody-Rouget, who attained the rank of Major, leads an expanding squadron of professional organizers in carpet bombing the piles of clutter and junk that busy executives and entrepreneurs accumulate in their business and personal lives.

Cody-Rouget, whose company is named Major Mom, shares some incredibly useful tips for decluttering both your physical and mental space on this week's Monday Morning Radio

Cody-Rouget 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!

Monday Morning Run Time:  30 mins 26 Secs
Photo:  Angela Cody-Rouget, founder, Major Mom

Direct download: 092313_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_MajorMom.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 4:30pm MDT

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Arlen D. Meyers, President, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

Healthcare may very well represent the largest prospective financial kitty ever dangled in front of risk takers and entrepreneurs.

Medicine, medical services and medical devices are booming profit centers, and not just for those with science or medical degrees. Everyone from accountants to real estate agents stand to claim their stake of the healthcare pie, if they know where the opportunities lie.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Arlen D. Meyers, who holds both an MD and an MBA, talks about the financial rewards available to those who can help accelerate biomedical and healthcare innovation and get ideas to patients faster.  Dr. Meyers is the president of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, a global organization that encourages doctors and others to roll up their sleeves and create profitable businesses.

Though you might not realize it, Dr. Meyers explains why doctors, in particular, make exceptional entrepreneurs. 

Dr. Meyers 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!

Monday Morning Run Time:  26 mins 14 Secs
Photo:  Dr. Arlen D. Meyers, President, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

Direct download: 091613_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_SoPE.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:25pm MDT

Karen Suhaka Knows the Formula for Turning Vast Quantities of Free Government Data into Small Business Gold

Healthcare reform.  Gun control.  Gay Marriage.  Global Warming.

Week in and week out across the country, legislation addressing some of the most contentious issues of our time is produced, debated, revised, and implemented in all 50 states.

Serial database entrepreneur Karen Suhaka recognized that small businesses and average citizens had no easy way to stay informed on the thousands of bills generated across the country each year.  So Karen launched BillTrack50.com, a comprehensive, online portal that lassos millions of pages of legislative gobbledygook, organizes them, and presents the documents in a logical and easy-to-access manner.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Karen discusses her proven formula for turning vast quantities of free government data into small business gold.

Karen 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!

Monday Morning Radio Run Time: 27 mins 11 secs
Photo: Karen Suhaka, BillTrack50