Monday Morning Radio (successful entrepreneurs)
World Long Drive Champ Ryan Winther and Max Muscle's Mark Sarale Talk Sports Marketing

Sports marketing is huge.  But getting it right is no layup.  

On this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio, we go behind the story of one successful sports marketing partnership, between 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion Ryan Winther and his earliest and most ardent sponsor, Mark Sarale, a regional director at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition in Northern California.

Early on, Sarale and Max Muscle generously supplied their sports nutrition expertise and powerful proven supplements to Winther, who with their backing rose rapidly to the top of his sport.  "That moment changed my life," Winther says of the first time he walked into one of Sarale's Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Store located in Sacremento.

Three months later, Winther, who once aspired to a career as a professional baseball player, broke the golf ball speed record with a swing that sent the ball rocketing 402 years at 237 miles per hour.

Winther talks about how the lessons of golf success can be applied to the business world.  And, importantly, what other business owners should know before they hook up with an athlete in pursuit of a marketing championship.

Monday Morning Radio is hosted by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio in cooperation with their weekly radio newsmagazine, Business Unconventional, which airs each Sunday morning at 8:05 a.m. (Mountain) 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:  44 min  56 sec
Photo: Ryan Winther, 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion


Direct download: 112612_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Winther.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:44pm MST

'Creative' Accounting Transforms Boring Bookkeeping into Profitable Business Intelligence

Wizard Academy helps business owners and entrepreneurs discover the science in every art.  In its unconventional classes, which draw creative men and women from around the world, the goal is to demonstrate step-by-step how to do consciously what gifted people do instinctively.

In the generally unglamorous world of bookkeeping and accounting, Jeff and Jake Wilson are two such gifted visionaries.  The Wilsons, a father-son duo, look at the same tedious numbers that other bookkeepers and accountants crunch, only the Wilsons spot opportunities for profits and positive change that typically go undetected.

The Wilsons, cofounders of LoomView.com, are this week’s guests on Monday Morning Radio, produced in cooperation with 710 KNUS AM’s Business Unconventional, the weekly radio newsmagazine airing each Sunday at 8:00 a.m. in Denver and is streamed simultaneously around the world at www.710KNUS.com.

While Jeff, a Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized business coach, son Jake comes to the task as someone trained in an entirely unrelated field – architectural design. 

Building a successful business is similar to building a great structure, Jake explains.  “If you don’t know where the beams are, if you don’t know what the foundation is made of, and if it’s not constructed properly, it will not be able to hold up and perform.”

The Wilsons are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart.  Rotbart, along with David Biondo, serve as cohosts of Business Unconventional.  Jeff Wilson is a regular contributor to the broadcast radio program.

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:  24 min 16 sec

Photo: Jake (l) and Jeff Wilson (r), LoomView CoFounders

Direct download: 111212_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_LoomView.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 11:20pm MST

1 Hour (Or Pretty Darn Close) Inside the Mind of Rieva Lesonsky - Small Business Legend

This week on Monday Morning Radio, an exclusive, extended interview with Rieva Lesonsky, a pioneering journalist who spent almost 25 years as the editorial director at Entrepreneur magazine.  When Rieva began, in the early 1980s, few news organizations paid any attention to small business owners.  And most business reporters didn't even know the meaning of the word "entrepreneur."

Rieva has helped many thousands of people start and grow their own businesses.  Now, as the head of her own company, GrowBiz Media, Rieva continues to write about small businesses and is a much-in-demand public speaker and consultant.

This week's audio was recorded simultaneously with the taping of Business Unconventional, the weekly one-hour radio newsmagazine that is broadcast each week on 710 KNUS AM and around the world at www.710KNUS.com.  

B. Unconventional is hosted by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur.  Also joining the conversation in the second half of this week's audio is Jeff Wilson a small business expert with ActionCoach - Team Empowerment.  Wilson is a regular contributor to B. 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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  50 min  28 sec
Photo: Rieva Lesonsky

Direct download: 110512_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast2_Rieva.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:36pm MST

Holly Hamann and Blog Frog Mobilize Bloggers and Other Social Media Influencers

Holly Hamann is an indefatigable entrepreneur who has helped launch six start ups.  Her latest venture, Blog Frog, was just named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies.”

Blog Frog, whose clients include national brand companies – such as Intuit, KinderCare, Shutterfly and Subway – connects clients with popular bloggers and other social media influences to generate peer-driven content on topics including food, fashion, parenting, fitness and technology. 

Blog Frog leaps past the clutter of Internet ads to harness the power of more than 100,000 social influencers. Everyone benefits. Ribbit. Ribbit.

Hamann, who personifies the cutting-edge, unconventional thinking taught at the Wizard Academy, is interviewed by Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur.

Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional 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!

Run Time:  33 min  19 sec
Photo: Holly Hamann, Blog Frog

Direct download: 081312-MMR-BUnRadio-HollyHamann.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 1:48pm MST

Kesslers Diamonds: How Richard Kessler Dominates His Market - 2 Seconds at a Time

The commercial is short and to the point: "Please take me to Kesslers."  It lasts only 2 seconds.  But Kesslers Diamonds runs the "blink" ad, and others like it, twice an hour, every hour, on 30 or so different radio stations where the Wisconsin-based retail jewelery chain promotes itself.  It's not the only marketing that founder and President Richard Kessler engages in, but it is indicative of his unconventional style.

On this edition of Monday Morning Radio, produced in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver, co-hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart trace the unlikely mega-success of Kesslers Diamonds and its two-decade plus association with Roy H. Williams Marketing of Austin.

Don't be fooled.  Although Richard has yet to teach an actual course at The Wizard Academy, we defy any business owner - especially one whose company works in retail - to listen to this full audio and not come away with valuable, practical, entrepreneurial insights.

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!

Run Time: 30 min 16 sec
Photo: Richard Kessler, Kesslers Diamonds 

Direct download: 070912-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 11:46am MST

B. Eric Rhoads Offers Some Valuable Insights - Monday Morning Radio Exclusive!

B. Eric Rhoads, chairman and CEO of Streamline Publishing Inc., provides some valuable insights on how he succeeded in the publishing industry.  This exclusive bonus audio follows Eric's June 24, 2012 broadcast interview on Business UnconventionalAmong the magazines that Eric publishes are: Radio InkPlein Air and Fine Art Connoisseur

The Rhoads to Success: Putting Passion to Work - the broadcast portion of Eric's interview, is available here: http://mondaymorningradio.libsyn.com/webpage/the-rhoads-to-success-putting-passions-to-work

Based in Austin, Texas, Eric is a frequent visitor to the Wizard Academy and a longtime friend of Academy co-founder Roy H. Williams.

B. sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.

Business Unconventional is hosted by David Biondo and Dean Rotbart and airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MDT).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com

Run Time: 14 min 35 sec
Photo:
 Path to Engelbrech House, Wizard Academy Campus

Direct download: 062512-MMM-EricRhodes-Bonus-Podcast.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 4:38pm MST

The Rhoads to Success: Putting Passion to Work

B. Eric Rhoads, publisher, serial entrepreneur and talented oil painter, is the guest on this edition of Monday Morning Radio.  Among the magazines that Eric publishes are: Radio Ink; Plein Air and Fine Art Connoisseur

Eric explains that the secret to his success is creating magazines, conferences and websites that appeal to people's passions.  Likewise, he follows his own passions in identifying business opportunities.  Based in Austin, Texas, Eric is a frequent visitor to the Wizard Academy and a longtime friend of Academy co-founder Roy H. Williams.

B. sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.

Business Unconventional is hosted by David Biondo and Dean Rotbart and airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MDT).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com

Original broadcast date: June 24, 2012
Photo: B Eric Rhoads, Streamline Publishing

Direct download: 062512-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:00pm MST