Monday Morning Radio

The Astronomy of Business Success:
By Garret B. Gunderson
Founder, Freedom FastTrack 

Until the 16th Century, when Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance mathematician and astronomer, formulated his heliocentric theory of the universe, placing the Sun at its midpoint, the cosmos revolved around us.  
Ironically, for many small business owners and entrepreneurs, it still does....
    •  Why a well-run business can be likened to a scientific experiment  
    •  6 questions all owners should answer to make their enterprises commercially valid  
    •  Revisiting Michael E. Gerber's E-Myth 25 years later  
    •  Free yourself of the gravity that weighs down so many entrepreneurs              
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Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:57pm MDT

9 Traits Peyton Manning Exemplifies That You Can Emulate as the Quarterback of Your Business

Since 1986, Dr. TC North has been coaching small and medium-sized businesses to create high-performing organizations that have extraordinary profitability and that people love to work for.

Dr. North recently joined Business Unconventional and Monday Morning Radio hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart for a lively discussion of his column, which appeared in Colorado Biz magazine, highlighting nine entrepreneurial characteristics - exemplified by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning - that every great small business owner should emmulate.

  1. Be a Visionary Leader
  2. Have a Maniacal Focus
  3. Constantly Communicate
  4. Take Control
  5. Raise All Boats
  6. Pursue Passion
  7. Learn From Failures
  8. Possess Emotional Toughness
  9. Be Coachable

To read Dr. North's full column, click here

Dr. North, is CEO and Founder, of Catalyst High Performance, which is located in the Denver / Boulder corridor.  He is recognized nationally as a high-performance executive coach, speaker, sport psychology consultant, and media personality.

Monday Morning Radio Run Time:  16 min 39 secs
Photo:  Dr. TC North and Peyton Manning 

Direct download: 102113_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_TCNorth.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 2:33pm MDT

Lyla Padden Could Be a Role Model For Us All  If You Don't Mind Taking Business Lessons from a 13-Year-Old

Anyone who wants to start her own business, but is scared of failure, could take a page from Lyla Padden’s book. For Lyla, it was simple: she loved to bake, and she wanted a business. Thus, Flour Gal was born.

Lyla’s mom, Monica, says that in 2010, “[Lyla] used to watch Cake Boss on TV and she just decided one day that she was going to start her own cupcake business.”

The very next day, Lyla hung flyers around her Denver neighborhood. From there, business grew. Today, what started as a passion for baking and a handful of flyers has turned into, an online custom cupcake shop that delivers delicious treats to anywhere in the greater Denver area. [Phone 720-443-2750]

Aside from her drive, dedication, and passion, there is just one thing unusual about Lyla: she was only 10 years old when she founded her business.

Sometimes good things come in young packages.

[Read more about Lyla and Flour Gal Here]

Monday Morning Run Time:  15 mins 51 Secs
Photo:  Radio Host Steve Kelley clowns around with Lyla and her mother, Monica
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Direct download: 101413_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_FlourGal-E.mp3
Category:Young Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 4:17pm 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