Monday Morning Radio (Young Entrepreneurs)

Filmmaker Graham Meriwether is hoping his newest documentary, Farmers for America, four years in the making, will help inspire a new, younger, generation of farmers to replace the rapidly aging population of growers. The film, narrated by TV star Mike Rowe, had its national premier last week.

Rather than distribute Farmers for America the conventional way, Graham is partnering 50-50 with entrepreneurs and others who host local screenings of the film and split ticket sales with him. Already, more than 600 people have signed up be partners.

This week, Graham shares his vision and unique financing strategy with Wizard Academy alumnus Lem Lewis, who along with Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart produce the popular rural business podcast, RANCHCAST with Lem Lewis. Rotbart says he may be a hayseed when it comes to farming, but even a yokel can see that farmers and city dwellers alike can harvest some organic business insights from Graham Meriwether.

Photo: Graham Meriwether, Farmers for America
Posted: October 30, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 minutes 43 seconds 


Direct download: Farmers_for_America.mp3
Category:Young Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 11:57am MDT


This week’s guest, Dr. Cristal Glangchai, is a successful entrepreneur and educator, who runs the Austin-based nonprofit, VentureLab. Beginning at the tender age of five, VentureLab teaches students to think like entrepreneurs – by anticipating needs, innovating, creating, and taking calculated risks.

VentureLab, which Dr. Glangchai founded and heads, enjoys a nationwide reputation, in particular, for helping students – especially girls – fuel their passion for STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

By putting VentureLab’s courses online for free, Dr. Glangchai is on track to have three out of every four high school students in America complete at least one of her classes before they graduate.

Dr. Glangchai tells host Dean Rotbart, her “graduates” will be well positioned to be the innovators and builders of our future.

Photo: Dr. Cristal Glangchai, VentureLab 
Posted: June 19, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 38 minutes 53 seconds 

Direct download: VentureLabs.mp3
Category:Young Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 11:16am MDT

Fantasy Meets Reality For An Aspiring Filmmaker

Jeffrey Biers, who heads Pittsburgh-based All Season Productions, is an entrepreneur and aspiring filmmaker who has written the script and intends to play the lead character in a new Spiderman fan film. The catch: Jeff is swinging into more obstacles than success at the moment.

As many an entrepreneur can attest, pursuing your dreams can at times seem like a scene from a horror film. This week on Monday Morning Radio, Jeff shares his struggles to vanquish the business villains that stand between him and commercial and artistic success. Join host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart for a preview of Spider-Man: Night of the Hunter.

Photo: Jeffrey Biers, All Season Productions

Posted: April 11, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 34 minutes 17 seconds

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Direct download: Jeff_Biers.mp3
Category:Young Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:26pm 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
Direct Download

Direct download: 101413_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_FlourGal-E.mp3
Category:Young Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 4:17pm MDT