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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


Toy Story: The Guppy Tank Skips the 'Shark' But Still Helps Fund Promising Small Businesses

The Guppy Tank is small group of investors who conduct regional competitions around the country among small business owners.  Based loosely on ABC TV's popular program, The Shark Tank, these so-called Guppies allow entrepreneurs to vie for either an equity investment, a cash flow business loan, or some combination of both.

This week's guest on Monday Morning Radio is Darrin Ginsberg, founder and creator of The Guppy Tank.  Joining Darrin is David Bowen, whose toy company, BeginAgain, recent won a $150,000 investment. 

Darrin may describe himself as a guppy, but to some deserving small business owners, he looks a lot more like Santa Claus. 

Darrin and David 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.

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:   29 Mins  20 Secs
Photo: David Bowen (l) and Darrin Ginsberg

Direct download: 122313_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_GuppyTank.mp3
Category:Funders -- posted at: 8:57am MST

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 MST

You Might Call It A Dying Industry....and Business is Good!

This past October, nearly 6,000 business executives, most of them mom-and-pop operators, gathered in Austin, Texas to attend a global conference designed to make them more successful at their jobs…. as Funeral Directors.

Death remains a huge business in the United States and one of the few major industries that continues to be dominated by individual and family owners.  

On Monday Morning Radio this week, Jessica Koth, public relations manager for the National Funeral Directors Association, explains why the challenges and prospects facing funeral home operators are a microcosm of the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem. She also highlights the numerous opportunities for other small businesses to sell their products and services to funeral home directors.

Jessica 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:  24 mins 39 Secs
Photo: Jessica Koth, National Funeral Directors Association

Direct download: 120913_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_NFDA.mp3
Category:Industry Experts -- posted at: 3:56pm MST

Entrepreneurs Can Think Like An Elite Warrior - Former Navy Seal Mark Divine Explains

Are you tough enough for the Wizard Academy and its vigorous creative and intellectual obstacle courses?

Well toughen up, because this week's guest on Monday Morning Radio is none other than Academy graduate Mark Divine, who served two decades in the elite U.S. Navy SEALs, retiring as a commander.

Mark, author of the new book, The Way of the Seal, reveals how anyone can "think like an elite warrior to lead and succeed."  Mark's business credentials include an MBA, a CPA and the role of founder and CEO of SEALFIT and NavySEALs.com.

So listen if you dare.  Remember the SEALs motto:  "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday."

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 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 Radio Run Time:  34:21
Photo:  Mark Divine, Way of the Seal 

Direct download: 120213_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Mark_Devine.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:47pm MST

The 'Godzilla of Personal Growth' - John Lavenia - On How Anyone Can Go From Rags to Riches

John Lavenia has hit deeper bottoms than most people ever do.  Down on his luck, broke, a drug addict, from an abusive home, he turned his life around - both personally and professionally - and has become a much in-demand speaker and trainer, who has taught thousands of others how they can write their own "rags-to-riches" life script.

Lavenia, who dubbs himself "The Godzilla of Personal Growth," is this week's guest on Monday Morning Radio.  He discusses his methods, a blend of Eastern and Western thought, as well as his popular book, "Integrity is Everything."

If you think you face a hard climb to the top, you'll be inspired by what Lavenia has been able to accomplish.

Monday Morning Run Time:  28 min 14 Secs
Photo:  John Lavenia 

Direct download: 112413_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Lavenia.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 5:45pm MST

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 MST

Words on the Radio and Internet: Power Writing Tips From Wizard Academy's Jeff Sexton

If you're not among that lucky bunch who will hang out with Jeff Sexton and Chris Maddock this week during the Writing for Radio and the Internet workshop at Wizard Academy, here is some consolation: Jeff Sexton is Dean Rotbart and David Biondo's guest on this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio.

Whether you're writing your own web copy or hiring someone else to do it for you, this interview - like the two-day course itself - will open your mind to a brave and lucrative new world where words make all the difference. 

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. 

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:  18 mins 54 Secs

Photo:  Jeff Sexton, Wizard Academy


Direct download: 111113_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_EDITED.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 7:39pm MST

Banging the Drums for The Wizard Academy: Meet Daniel Whittington - Musician, Creative Thinker and Vice Chancellor

Having returned to the fanfare of trumpets following his incredibly successful secret mission for the CIA,
Dean Rotbart is back on the job this week with another installment of Monday Morning Radio, joined by his son and guest-host, Maxwell.

This week, the Rotbarts casts their eyes on newly named Wizard Academy Vice-Chancellor Daniel Whittington, who talks about the growth and direction of the Academy, its upcoming courses, and his own background as a professional musician and creative thinker. If you've ever been to Wizard Academy or thought about attending one of its courses, don't miss this opportunity to meet the pirate. 

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.  Business Unconventional is hosted by Dean Rotbart, a Wizard Academy faculty member, and David Biondo, a wealth management expert and founder of Signal Butte Financial Corp.

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:  31 mins 27 Secs

Photo Collage:  Daniel Whittington

Direct download: 110413_MondayMorningRadio_DanielWhittington_WizardAcademy.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 8:17pm MST

READ and PROFIT NOW™

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  
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    •  6 questions all owners should answer to make their enterprises commercially valid  
    •               
    •  Revisiting Michael E. Gerber's E-Myth 25 years later  
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    •  Free yourself of the gravity that weighs down so many entrepreneurs              
Read the full feature, here.
              
Subscribe to the monthly report, here
            
Visit Freedom FastTrack, here
          
        
      
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:57pm MST

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 MST

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 www.FlourGal.com, 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 MST

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 MST

'Head Coach' Robert White Asks, 'Why Live an  Ordinary Life When Yours Can Be Extraordinary?'

Robert White and his global training businesses have helped 1.3 million people squeeze more joy and satisfaction out of life while increasing their incomes and the profitability of their companies.

Although many business coaches focus on operations and strategic planning, White is more of a "Head" coach - showing business owners how to dispose of the mental garbage that limits their achievement.  

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, White, author of Living an Extraordinary Life, shares some of his most effective "Human Potential" training tools.

Monday Morning Run Time:  28 mins 01 Secs
Photo:  Robert White, ExtraordinaryPeople.com 

Direct download: 093013_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Robert_White.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 2:18pm MST

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 MST

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 MST

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


Dr. Chris Zaino Teaches You How to Adjust the Backbone of Your Business

Southwest Airlines, which prides itself on boarding and deplaning its passengers rapidly and efficiently, is a mere babe compared to Dr. Chris Zaino and his team in The Woodlands, Texas.

Dr. Zaino, a one-time world-class body builder and winner of the Mr. America competition, relies on refined systems and software to treat from 500 to 700 patients each day at his Abundant Life Chiropractic clinic, the largest such practice in the country. 

Even more impressive, Dr. Zaino's patients report an extraordinarily high level of satisfaction with him and the treatments he provides.

There are chiropractors and there are entrepreneurs.  Dr. Zaino is at the top of both classes.  Let Dr. Zaino teach you how to adjust the backbone of your business operations on this week's Monday Morning Radio.


Monday Morning Radio is hosted by Dean Rotbart and David Biondo. 

Monday Morning Radio Run Time: 37 min 04 Secs
Photo: Dr. Chris Zaino, Abundant Life Chiropractic 

Direct download: 090213_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Chris_Zaino.mp3
Category:Professional -- posted at: 8:49pm MST

Debbie Josendale Reveals the Five Foundational Components to Becoming a 'Local Search' Giant

Remember the days when where you were listed in the Yellow Pages and how eye-catching your ad was could make or break a local retail or service business?

Those days aren't gone, they've just morphed to the Internet, where so-called "local search" is helping some businesses soar while others languish.

Debbie Josendale, founder and president of 3C Marketing Group, identifies five foundational components to becoming a Local Search giant.  She also has some recommendations for how to respond when your business gets "slimed" by an unhappy consumer reviewer.

Josendale is this week's guest on Monday Morning Radio.  

Direct download: 082613_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_3C_GBG.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:18pm MST

Garrett B. Gunderson: An Exclusive Briefing Detailing Why Most Conventional Financial Advisors Suck

Most of what conventional financial planners tell entrepreneurs about how to grow and protect their wealth is crap.  Okay, so that's not a very polite thing to say.  But it's painfully true.

Otherwise savvy small business owners can be totally stupid when it comes to trusting their money and investment strategies to others.

That is a sermon that Garrett B. Gunderson - who became a multi-millionaire before age 27 - has been preaching from coast-to-coast business pulpits for years and is a core concept in his New York Times groundbreaking bestseller, Killing Sacred Cows.

Garrett, an educator and financial advocate, is the force behind The Freedom FastTrack, a phenominal go-against-the-grain process of building and protecting your wealth that defies conventional wisdom, yet produces extraordinary results.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Garrett unloads on commission-obsessed financial planners and explains why chasing interest rates will never produce the phenomenal wealth that comes when you chase your life's soul purpose.

Garrett 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: 49 mins 37 secs
Photo: Garrett B. Gunderson, Freedom FastTrack 

Direct download: 081913-MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_GBG-E.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:46pm MST

Small Business Owners Can Live the Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous - If Only For Awhile

An exclusive Monday Morning Radio Interview with David Kallery - President, Inspirato with American Express. 

Direct download: Inspirado_MMR.mp3
Category:Innovators -- posted at: 4:17pm MST

Renowned Futurist Thomas Frey Says We're On The Path To A 'Freelance' Economy

As a futurist, Thomas Frey stands shoulder-to-shoulder with such well-known contemporaries as John Naisbitt, Alvin Toffler and Ray Kurzell

In fact, according to Google's highly prized ranking system, Frey is America's #1 rated futurist speaker.

He's also the exclusive guest on this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio.

Frey is executive director and senior futurist at The DaVinci Institute, which he launched in 1997.  Among his intriguing Monday Morning Radio forecasts: As early as 2020, 40% of all jobs in America will be project-based, as the United States evolves into a full-fledged "freelance economy."  

Moreover, many of these project-based workers will locate and affiliate in so-called Business Colonies, where assignments will be carefully meted out to those with highly specific skill sets.   

While heads of state and Fortune 500 CEOs regularly consult futurists, Frey is an advocate of using his skills - including 15 years at IBM as an award-winning engineer and designer - to benefit small business owners and entrepreneurs.

p.s.  In case you're not already impressed, Frey qualifies for the elite Triple Nine Society, representing those few among us with I.Q.s above the 99th percentile.  

Frey 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: 30 mins 43 secs
Photo: Thomas Frey, The DaVinci Institute

Direct download: 080413_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Tom_Frey_2.mp3
Category:Innovators -- posted at: 11:53am MST

Obamacare and Your Bottom Line: An Exclusive Preview Featuring William N. Lindsay, III - Lockton Employee Benefits Group

Next month, some of the top CEOs, business powerbrokers and entrepreneurs in Colorado will gather at a by-invitation-only executive briefing to hear from one of the nation's leading experts on the Affordable Care Act - popularly known as Obamacare - and how it will impact businesses. 

Moreover, the speaker, William N. Lindsay, III, president of Lockton Employee Benefits Group, will offer suggestions on ways business owners and entrepreneurs can plan ahead, as well as hints about the unexpected consequences that may arise as a result of health care reform.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Lindsay shares his thinking about the Affordable Care Act and tells listeners how they can handicap what lies ahead for health care reform.

Lindsay 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.

Lindsay's presentation at the August 15th briefing, Business for Breakfast, will be hosted by Vectra Bank Colorado, which serves small, middle-market and corporate businesses clients throughout the state.

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 15 secs

Photo: William N. Lindsay, III - President, Lockton Employee Benefits Group

Direct download: 072913_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Bill_Lindsay.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:45pm MST

Shatter Buggy Will Speed To Wherever You Are  To Fix Your Shattered iPhone or iPad Glass

When it breaks, fix it immediately.

That is the business strategy behind Benjamin Head’s Shatter Buggy, an iPhone and iPad mobile repair business that uses a fleet of snappy smart cars to draw the public’s attention and make rapid repair calls to your home, your business, coffee shops and even gyms.

Head, a former commercial airline pilot, launched Shatter Buggy in January 2012, realizing that each day, thousands of us -- mere mortals that we are - drop our iDevices or otherwise obliterate our screens and inflict bodily damage on these high-tech marvels.

Apple Inc. expects to sell 200 million iPhones this year, plus another 100 million iPads. Shatter Buggy is counting on the “klutz” in all of us to grow his business nationally.

Benjamin Head, founder of Shatter Buggy, showcases his company on this week’s Monday Morning Radio.

Monday Morning Radio Run Time: 13 mins  48 secs
First Broadcast: February 3, 2013
Photo:  Shatter Buggy "Surfing" 


These Franchise Owners Have Got 'The Vibe': It's How They Surpassed Every Other Which Wich Restaurant in the System

Why do some franchise stores succeed while so many others stumble or just get by? For a few powerful insights, look at Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, a nationwide chain of popular restaurants focused on the “wich,” a customizable sandwich available in more than 50 varieties.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Jay Goldstein, partner and chief operating officer for 9 Which Wich outlets, including one location that last year out-sold every other restaurant in the chain, offers his exclusive perspective on the secret business ingredients for success. It’s a recipe that other franchise owners can readily follow, regardless of what sort of business they operate.

Also interviewed is James Pa, vice president of operations for the national Which Wich chain.  Pa sums up the reason for Goldstein’s success this way: “If you believe that you’re going to succeed, you’re going to materialize it. It’s going to crystallize. We call that ‘the vibe.’ They’ve got the vibe.”

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:  15 mins  07 secs
First Broadcast:  March 3, 2013
Photo: Jay Goldstein, Which Wich 

Direct download: 071513_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_WhichWich.mp3
Category:Franchising -- posted at: 8:24pm MST

How The Journey Institute Fosters Ordinary People Who Do Extraordinary Things for Their Businesses and Communities

The ancient Greek, Diogenes of Sinope, went in search of an honest man.  Dafna Michaelson of Cincinnati went in search of problem solvers and idea generators.  She had better luck.

In fact, Dafna, founder and president of The Journey Institute, traveled to all 50 states and Washington DC to hunt down people doing extraordinary things on behalf of their businesses and communities.  

Dafna detests whiners.  Her philosophy is straightforward:  If you want to complain about some aspect of your business or community, then you have to be willing to do something about it. And if you can't do it yourself, find those who can and cheerlead for them.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Dean Rotbart and his guest co-host, son Maxwell, interview Dafna and hear how she's mobilizing people to solve their own problems.

Dean and Maxwell share the hosting responsibilities each Sunday on Radio Chavura, a 30-minute broadcast radio program that focuses on the Jewish Community of greater-Denver.  The program airs at 6:30 pm on 990 KRKS AM in Denver.

Dean, a member of the Wizard Academy faculty, is also the weekly co-host of Business Unconventional, a one-hour weekly broadcast that airs on 710 KNUS AM in Denver. David Biondo, a wealth management expert and authorized Bank on Yourself advisor, is the regular host of B. Unconventional.

When he’s not on the radio, Maxwell teaches 12th grade psychology and 9th grade geography at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colorado.

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 15 secs
Photo: Dafna Michaelson, The Journal Institute

Direct download: 070813_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Dafna_Michaelson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm MST

Shane DeRolf: Yesterday's Zoo Aims to Protect Today's Endangered Species

Shane DeRolf is an eleven-time Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director, narrator, and composer.  

He's also an entrepreneur who recognizes the huge potential market in educating and entertaining young children.

Shane's latest venture, Yesterday's Zoo, is a unique monthly book club designed to teach kids about endangered species, while engaging their imaginations. Can Shane translate his success in television to the highly competitive (and crowded) children's publishing industry?  Listen to this week's Monday Morning Radio and discover Shane's game plan.

Shane 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: 23 mins 20 secs
Photo: Shane DeRolf
, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Yesterday's Zoo


Workshop University Founder Jean DiGiovanna on Giving High-Impact Seminars and Webinars

Most businesses don't do them. Of those that do, very few do them well.  We're talking about workshops, seminars and webinars, which hold the potential to draw in new, loyal customers regardless of the nature of your business.

Jean DiGiovanna is a workshop and webcast guru.  As founder of Workshop University, she teaches business professionals to design, develop and deliver high-impact presentations.  On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Jean reveals some of her top insights for creating impactful, actionable seminars - both digitally and face-to-face. 

Jean 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: 32 mins 16 secs
Photo:
Jean DiGiovanna, Workshop University

Direct download: 062313_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Jean_DiGiovanna.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 5:57pm MST

Jen Sincero Went from 'Looserville' to Mayor of 'Awesome City' and She'll Show You How You, Too, Can Become a Badass

Jen Sincero uses foul language and in-your-face candor to get the attention of potential consulting clients and the media.  A one-time, self-described 'big fat looser,' Jen turned her life around and is now traveling the world advising others how to do likewise.

Her latest book, You Are A Badass, builds on her success with two previous books quasi-autobiographical books, "Don't Sleep with Your Drummer," and the bestselling, "The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks."  Yes.  You read that correctly.

(We asked Jen the business lessons contained in "The Straight Girls Guide" and she quipped without missing a beat: "That was a different kind of business.") 

Jen is one part-comedian, one part success coach, and two parts Badass.  She is also Dean Rotbart and David Biondo's guest on this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio.

[Jen's childhood friend, Sarah Shaw, aka 'Entreprenette' was the featured guest on Monday Morning Radio on March 25, 2013.  Missed Sarah's segment?  You can hear it here now.]

Monday Morning Radio Run Time: 27 mins 33 secs
Photo: Jen Sincero 

Direct download: 061713_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Jen_Sincero.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 5:46pm MST

Shutl is Preparing to Rewrite the Rules of Retail Delivery

Year-Two of Monday Morning Radio arrives with a special delivery of entrepreneurial insights from London, England, where Tom Allason and his team at Shutl are preparing to rewrite the rules of retail delivery.   

Relying on a network of existing local carriers - linked by Shutl's proprietary software platform, Allason says consumers in major cities throughout the United States will soon be able to purchase items online and have them delivered - get this - within 60 minutes, or less.  Talk about disruptive innovation.

The Shutl service is already proving itself the U.K. and is on the cusp of launching in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.  Shutl will shake up both online and bricks-and-mortar retailing. Hear what it will mean for your business on this week's Monday Morning Radio 2.0.

Allason 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 16 secs
Photo: Tom Allason, Shutl 

Direct download: 061013_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Shutl.mp3
Category:Innovators -- posted at: 9:26pm MST

Little Girls Are Big Business: From Securities Law to 'Poppy Drops' Mogul

Little girls can't grow up fast enough and their parents can't keep them little long enough. It's an age-old conundrum. 

So Shelly Coffman, who worked in securities laws for an investment bank, sought out a happy medium for her own daughter who wanted to wear pierced earrings just like the Big Girls do.  Shelly invented Poppy Drops, a temporary tattoo that lets little girls enjoy all the fun of earrings without the complications and responsibility of permanent piercing.

Poppy Drops has grown into a mega retail success, selling removable earrings and tattoos across the country both online and at an impressive and growing number of retail outlets. 

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Shelly shares the story behind her unexpected kid-hit.  As you'll hear, little girls are big business, especially because parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles seem to have almost no self-control when it comes to doting on them.

Shelly 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: 28 mins  04 secs
Photo: Shelly Coffman, Poppy Drops

Direct download: 060313_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_PoppyDrops.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:42pm MST

The Compelling Case for Embracing a Peer-Advisory Board: Featuring Jason P. Zickerman, President & CEO, The Alternative Board

Gaining wisdom and practical solutions from one another is the premise that drives The Alternative Board, a global organization that brings together business owners in small peer-advisory groups that meet monthly to help one another.

Founded in 1990, more than 13,000 business owners from Iowa to Ireland have joined "The Board." 

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Jason P. Zickerman, president and CEO of TAB (the business group - not the diet soda), talks about the wisdom of asking business owners, who initially are strangers to one another, to form a functioning, mutual advisory board. 

In Jason's view the equation is quite simple:  If you're the smartest person in your own company, you better look to outsiders if you want your business to demonstrate breakout profitability, productivity and - importantly - to provide you greater personal fulfillment.

Jason 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: 41 mins  07 secs
Photo: Jason P. Zickerman, The Alternative Board 


Tim Storm, FatWallet Founder, Reflects on the Sale of His Company
Entrepreneur Tim Storm sold his business, Fat Wallet, in September 2011, after more than a decade of pouring his heart and soul into the online consumer savings site.  The sale put Tim on a solid financial footing for the rest of his life.
Tim's has had time to reflect on his Fat Wallet days, and on this week's Monday Morning RadioTim shares some of the most valuable decisions he made and some of the wisest lessons he learned.  He also drops some enticing hints about what's next on his business agenda.
If you dream about cashing out your business one day and living the good life, then Tim's story will provide plenty of encouragement.

Tim is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts 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: 26 mins 23 secs
Photo: Tim Storm, Fat Wallet (2010) 


Direct download: 052013_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_TimStorm.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:05pm MST

Brad Kriser is an Entrepreneur Who Celebrates The Fact That His Business is One for the Dogs (and Cats)

Brad Kriser's growing chain of Kriser's all-natural pet food stores is taking a big bite out of the $51 billion pet industry pie.

Launched in Chicago in 2006, Kriser's is expanding rapidly with more than 15 locations now in greater Chicago, Denver and Southern California.

Brad and his Kriser's are the antidote to the big box pet food stores.  On this week's Monday Morning Radio, he shares the customer and customer-service insights that are fueling his success.

Brad is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts 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: 18 mins


Direct download: 051313_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_BradKriser.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 9:40am MST

The Business Tao of Barry Fey: Legendary Rock Promoter

This week on Monday Morning Radio, a special tribute to music promotor Barry Fey, who became a millionaire and rock 'n roll legend organizing shows by U2, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, the Grateful Dead, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen

Fey, a two-time guest on Dean Rotbart and David Biondo's radio program, Business Unconventional, died on April 28th at the age of 74.  He was the ultimate "unconventional" entrepreneur. 

Rotbart and Biondo play excerpts of Fey's broadcast interviews with them, as well as never-before-heard outtakes and bonus material. 

Monday Morning Radio Run Time: 1 hour 14 mins
Photo:  Barry Fey at 710 KNUS AM (Business Unconventional) - April 27, 2012 


What's Your One Thing?: Bestselling Author Jay Papasan On How You Can Accomplish Much More By Doing Less

Each of us has one secret to unlocking our true potential in business and in life.  In their new business book - The One Thing -  bestselling authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan chart the way for busy people to identify the one area of their lives that will allow them to accomplish much more by doing less.  Their book is published by Bard Press.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Jay talks about the advantages of having a one-track mind.  It helped Jay's co-author, Gary, build the largest real estate franchise in America, Keller Williams Realty

What's Your One Thing?  Listen and you may very well discover your unique key to extraordinary results.

Of yes, if Bard Press sound familiar, it's because Ray Bard is also the publisher of the bestselling Wizard of Ads Trilogy.  All told, tiny Bard Press has brought 15 national bestsellers to market, earning it the title, "America's Best-Selling Business Book Publisher."  

Jay is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts 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: 26 mins and 03 secs


Direct download: 042913_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_JayPapasan.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:34am MST

'Fearless Business Ownership': Wizard Academy Faculty Member Adrian Van Zelfden Discusses His New Book

Adrian Van Zelfden is an author, an attorney, a CPA, an MBA and a magna cum laude graduate from the USAF Academy.

Talk about underachievers!  

Adrian, who is on the faculty at The Wizard Academy, advises small businesses and their owners how to safeguard their assets from legal predators and the IRS.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Adrian discusses his new book, Fearless Business Ownership, which sums up decades of experience in a highly readable, understandable fashion.  

Adrian is a force to reckon with.  You won't want to miss this interview!

Adrian is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts 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: 30 mins and 23 secs

Photo: Adrian Van Zelfden


Millionaire Treasure Hunter Aaron LaPedis Finds His Gems at Garage Sales and Auctions

Aaron LaPedis is one of the world's great treasure hunters.  His "Collect This!" television program on PBS, which aired for seven years, reached 1.5 million viewers each month.

On this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio, Aaron reveals key strategies for discovering hidden treasures at garage sales and auctions.  He should know, he became a millionaire following his own advice - thus the title of his award-winning book, "The Garage Sale Millionaire."

Aaron also explains to hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo how to clear the clutter from your business, office or home by conducting your own money-generating garage sale. Aaron's business philosophy is simple: buy very low, sell very high. 

Rotbart and Biondo co-host Business Unconventional, a one-hour radio news magazine that is broadcast each Sunday 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:  29 min 24 secs
Photo:  Aaron LaPedis 


Direct download: 041513_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_AaronLaPedis.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:08pm MST

Doc Popcorn: The Irresistible Smell of Success (Buttered)

What could be more enticing than the smell of fresh, buttered popcorn?  How about the smell of success?

Entrepreneurs Renée and Rob Israel enjoy the aroma of both, as the founders of Doc Popcorn, a nationwide, rapidly growing chain of all-natural gourmet popcorn retail outlets.  

The Israels count on the smell of freshly popped popcorn to draw in impulse buyers, who are also encouraged to sample the merchandise. The formula works.

Renée is bursting with insights for other entrepreneurs, as she shares the story of Doc Popcorn's phenominal growth with Dean Rotbart and David Biondo on this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio.

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:  30 min 44 secs
Photo:  Renée Israel, Doc Popcorn

Direct download: 040813_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_DocPopcorn.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:55pm MST

On-the-Spot Coverage of The Wizard Academy's Measurement and the Mind, Taught by Mark & Gene Huffman

Wizard Academy grads Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr., Tanya White and Erik Eustice, each of whom attended the recent Measurement and the Mind course taught by brothers Mark and Gene Huffman, provide some on-the-spot feedback on this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio.

Homer, a regular contributor to Dean Rotbart and David Biondo's Business Unconventional broadcast radio show, recruited Tanya and Erik to share their first-hand Wizard Academy insights and impressions. 

All three guests are successful entrepreneurs and/or consultants in their own right.  And if you weren't lucky enough to attend the Huffman brothers' course, this audio is the next best thing.  

Oh yes, you'll also discover why "Let's Make a Deal" Homer always trades for "Door #2."  Hint:  It's the goats.  (Don't ask.  Just listen.) 

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 min 10 sec

Photo (Clockwise): Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr.; Homer's Wizard Academy chair; Homer's dream Let's Make A Deal Prize; Measurement and the Mind guests, Erik Eustice and Tanya White

Direct download: 040113_MondayMorningRadio_BUnPodcast_TeamHomer_2.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 10:54pm MST

'Entreprenette' Sarah Shaw Can Help Your Fashion-Related Products Find Their Way to Hollywood

Sarah Shaw knows glamour and she knows Hollywood, a powerful combination for entrepreneurs who aspire to see their fashions, cosmetics, jewelry and accessories worn by some of the Big Screen’s hottest actresses. 

Shaw, a Los Angeles ex-pat, is a successful “entreprenette” – the moniker she adopted for herself and her consulting business – which focuses on helping women fashion designers and business owners bask in front of the klieg lights. Sarah, whose own purses have been worn on screen by Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon, can help you catapult your product from the kitchen prototype to the red carpet.

Sarah shares some of her trade secrets for nabbing celebrity clients and high-impact press placements on this week’s Monday Morning Radio with Dean Rotbart.

Rotbart, a veteran broadcast journalist and Wizard Academy faculty member, co-hosts the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 710 KNUS AM in Denver along with wealth management expert David Biondo.

On May 2nd, Sarah will host a one-day training event that promises to help those who attend place their products in film and on television.  View details here.

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: 17 min 22 sec
Photo: Entreprenette Sarah Shaw 

Direct download: 032513_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Entreprenette.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:55pm MST

WANTED POSTERS: Hendrix, Dylan, and The Greatful Dead: Andrew Hawley Hunts Down Rare Rock 'n Roll Posters

The Rolling Stones at Memorial Auditorium (1964). Jimmy Hendrix playing the HIC Arena in Honolulu in 1968.  The Grateful Dead at Trouper's Club in Los Angeles (1966).

Posters for these concerts and hundreds of others featuring rock 'n roll legends of the 1950s and 1960s were never intended to last. Which is why today's hardcore collectors will pay thousands of dollars to acquire the few concert promotions that have survived the decades. 

If you love the early pioneers of rock music, you won't want to miss this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio, featuring Andrew Hawley, a rock historian who makes his living trading vintage rock concert posters and related ephemera.   

Hawley's Vintage Rock Posters is a niche business, but one that reinforces the notion that personal passions and business savvy are not mutually exclusive.

By the way, Hawley will lay down some fast and serious cash if you've got the right memorabilia hanging around your garage or attic.  This show could be music to your ears.

Hawley is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts 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: 32 min 57 sec
Photo:  Host David Biondo (l) and Andrew Hawley with a Greatful Dead poster.


Investment Banker Turned Men's Salon Owner: Why A $15 Trim Just Doesn't Cut It In The Business World

Bill Chrismer makes his living making men look successful and advising them on how to "look the part."  Okay, so he's a barber.  But the former investment banker - yes you read that correctly - is no ordinary stylist.

In truth, he leaves the actual grooming to others.  But Bill and his Denver-based GQ Barber Lounge  - one of the first upscale male-specific salons in the country - do provide mens' haircuts, straight razor shaves, manicures, pedicures and hair removal.  It's all part of Bill's mission to help power brokers and would-be power brokers look and feel the part.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Bill details why that cheap $15 trim you currently opt for just doesn't cut it.  

Bill is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts 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:  28 min  25 sec
Photo:  Bill Chrismer, GQ Barber Lounge - Denver

Direct download: 031113_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_GQLounge.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:50pm MST

5 Key Global Trends That Will Drive Entrepreneurial Success - With George Feiger, Contango Capital

It's not enough for small business owners and entrepreneurs to understand key trends in their neighborhood or even in our nation as a whole.  What happens to your business is not only impacted by local activities, but by developments around the globe.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, George Feiger, CEO of San Francisco wealth management firm Contango Capital Advisors and a respected economist, offers his take on five key global trends that will drive entrepreneurial success in the U.S. over the next several years.

While the outlook is bleak in some parts of the globe - and will dampen American economic growth - George offers a roadmap to where the best domestic opportunities will be found.

George is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts 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:  28 min  04 sec
Photo:  George Feiger, Contango Capital Advisors

Direct download: 030413_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Feiger.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:26pm MST

Frank Armbruster

This week's guest on Monday Morning Radio: Franz Own "Frank" Armbruster.

Direct download: 022513_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Frank_Armbruster.mp3
Category:Inventors -- posted at: 6:36pm MST

Laugh Away Your Fears, Personal Limitations and Business Roadblocks with Comedian Kyle Cease
Comedy Central star Kyle Cease will be making an encore appearance at Wizard Academy for 2 days, March 6th and 7th, presenting his powerful, transformative "Groove of Greatness Seminar."
On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Kyle talks about his evolution from comedian to professional business presenter and motivator.  Kyle used his proven techniques and creative insights to overcome his own severe stage fright and win recognition as the Number #1 comedian on Comedy Central in 2009.
Tune in.  You'll laugh.  You'll think.  And you'll book your reservation to attend Kyle's Wizard Academy class.  Just don't fly Trans Sky Air (you'll understand why when you hear Kyle's interview.)

Kyle is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts 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:  40 min  11 sec
Photo:  Kyle Cease on Comedy Central

Direct download: 021813_MMR_BURadioPodcast_KyleCease.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 7:54pm MST

5 Minutes That Will Change Your Business Life - For Better or Worse

Five minutes.  300 seconds.  1/20th of an hour.  Perhaps the most important time span in the life of entrepreneurs who are seeking to raise crucial angel capital.

Five minutes is all that most angel capital forums allow owners who are lucky enough to be selected to present their business concepts to a gathering of interested, but highly skeptical potential investors. 

This week's guests on Monday Morning Radio, Dom DiDia and Frank Hofmeister, are veteran pitching coaches who volunteer their time and experience helping startup businesses prepare for their brief moments in the capital-raising spotlight. Even if you're not in the market for outside capital, what Dom and Frank have to say will make you a better overall communicator.  

Dom and Frank are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts 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:  31 min  17 sec
Photo:  Frank Hofmeister (l) and Dom DiDia

Direct download: 021113_MMR_BURadioPodcast_DiDia-Hofmeister.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:46pm MST

Turning Bronze into Gold: Chris L. Tucker and His Allstar Casts

Innovator Chris Tucker had absolutely no experience in the art or sports collectibles worlds.  But he had an idea - to bronze the hands of famous athletes, including John Elway, Todd Helton, Larry Walker, Troy Aikman, Dan Marino,Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, Bob Gibson and Goose Gossage.

Tucker, a "Simultaneous Entrepreneur," teamed with artist Raelee Frazier, who perfected the method of making such life casts.

His company, Allstar Casts, is unique - creating museum-quality bronze life cast hands and selling them to private patrons, galleries, sports arenas and even The Smithsonian.

In this week's fast-paced Monday Morning Radio interview, Tucker traces his entrepreneurial journey and the lessons it offers to anyone who may lack experience, but has plenty of vision and drive. 

Chris is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts 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:  20 min  23 sec
Photo:  Chris L. Tucker, Allstar Casts 

Direct download: 020413_MMR_BURadioPodcast_AllstarCasts.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:01pm MST

Creating Power Through Personal Branding with Lida Citroen

Each of us has an individual -- personal -- "brand" and Lida Citroën is an expert on helping small business owners and others create power through personal branding.

Lida is a consultant, lecturer and author. Her book, Reputation 360, shows how executives, professional and entrepreneurs can harness their power and attract ideal opportunities using techniques commonly employed by successful global leaders.

Lida is a proud Colorado small business owner, serving since 2008 as Founding Principal of LIDA360, LLC. Her company's specialty is creating corporate marketing and personal branding strategies that have authenticity and durability.

Lida is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts 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:  25 min  37 sec
Photo:  Lida Citroën 

Direct download: 012813_MMR_BURadioPodcast_Lida.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:00pm MST

A Wizard Academy Grad Who Leaped to Action Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre of Children

We Can Protect Our Children: The Guide to Securing Our Schools and Daycares spells out with clear, easy-to-understand descriptions and illustrations, how fast and simple upgrades to a building’s door locks and related security hardware can prevent or significantly hinder an intruder’s access to students and teachers.

Written by Wizard Academy alumnus Dave Jabas, a veteran security specialist and CEO of WholeSaleLocks.com, the premise of We Can Protect Our Children is that well-informed parents need not wait another day to inspect their schools’ existing intruder-prevention locks and hardware and to take immediate proactive steps to greatly improve school security.

Dave is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-host 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:  25 min  20 sec

Direct download: 012113_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Jabas.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:24pm MST

Unleash Your Inner Crocodile With Australian Roger Anthony

Unleash your inner crocodile?

Australian corporate trainer Roger Anthony teaches that individuals and organizations should take their lead from the crocodile, which has adapted and thrived for more than 300 million years.

Roger uses unique training techniques - including learning with crayons - yes crayons - to empower business owners and entrepreneurs to remain cool, calm, creative and productive under pressure - like a Crocodile.  It might sound offbeat, but it works.

Roger explains why, and offer specific steps anyone can follow to improve personal and business performance on this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio.   

Roger is interviewed on Monday Morning Radio by fellow 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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  28 min  48 sec
Photo: Roger Anthony, Crocodiles International 

Direct download: 011413_MMR_BUnRadio_Roger_Anthony.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:59pm MST

Don Kuhl: Superhero of Change

Beneath every small business owner is an optimist who dares to dream big. Facing down challenges comes with the turf. Yet with eyes on the prize, we sometimes forget the importance of getting the little things right. Developing a habit of regularly examining our own choices can be key to success.

Don Kuhl has spent decades studying how small changes can have a major impact on our lives. He’s the founder of The Change Companies, a provider of resources that assist people in making choices that result in positive changes. 

The company’s focus is guiding people to help themselves. “I was vice president of business for a pretty large health company and time and time again it struck me, real change is self change,” he recalls during a recent radio interview conducted with Monday Morning Radio.

Don is interviewed on Monday Morning Radio by fellow 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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  22 min  38 sec

Direct download: 010713_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Binderman.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:37pm MST

 Toy Story: Shareworthy Customer Service Wrzesinski Style

Phil Wrzesinski owns and operates one of the world's most magical independent toy stores, named “one of the 25 best independent stores in America” in the book Retail Superstars. He teaches and consults retail businesses on how to raise the bar in everything from financials to customer service to hiring and training a staff that is a work of art.

Phil and Tim Miles will be teaching a two-day course at Wizard Academy that will provide you with the tools and techniques you need to raise your level of Customer Service to the point where your customers will want to brag about their terrific experience with you.

Hear Monday Morning Radio's recent interview with Tim Miles
Register for Phil and Tim's Wizard Academy class 

Phil is interviewed on Monday Morning Radio by fellow 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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  28 min  56 sec
Photo: Phil Wrzesinski, Toy House and Baby Too

Direct download: 123112_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Toys.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 10:41pm MST

 Car Heaven: Jack Farland Brings New Life to Some of the World's Greatest-Ever Cars and Trucks

Do you love classic cars?  Entrepreneur Jack Farland earns his living restoring some of the world's greatest automobiles to their original showroom condition: A 1962 Porsche Super 90; a 1960 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet; a 1970 Fiat Dino; and a 1941 Cadillac Series 61 - to mention only a few.

Farland, owner of Classic Restoration By Country Club - one of the nation's most respected classic restoration shops -  discusses the high-end restoration business and the business lessons he's learned from helping make client fantasies come true.

Farland is interviewed 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 and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  Also joining the conversation is Jeff Wilson a small business expert and co-founder of LoomView Enterprises.  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:  31 min 44 sec
Photo: Jack Farland and one of his recent restorations

Direct download: 122412_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Farland.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 10:55pm MST

Nathaniel Drew & the Salt Lake Pops Orchestra: Reinventing the Symphony with 21st Century Sensibilities

Entrepreneurial talent is not confined to conventional businesses.  Nathaniel Drew, this week's guest on Monday Morning Radio, is combining his musical talents with his business instincts to grow his Salt Lake Pops Studio Orchestra into a global Internetphenomenon.  You will learn a lot by listening to Nathaniel - not to mention enjoying his music immensely.  

Drew is interviewed 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 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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  37 min 51 sec
Photo: Nathaniel Drew

Direct download: 121712_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_SaltLakePops.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:00pm MST

The Master of 'Media Bypass' Is Back With Cranberry Newswire

David McInnis, Wizard Academy faculty member and benefactor, revolutionized the news release industry when he founded PRWeb.  Now, McInnis is back with another forward-thinking company - Cranberry Newswire - that takes the concept of 'Media Bypass' to the next level.  

Media Bypass allows small business owners and entrepreneurs to navigate around news media gatekeepers - distributing their carefully crafted stories directly to existing and potential customers.  Unlike conventional news releases, the stories appearing on Cranberry Newswire have been professionally researched, reported and written by veteran journalists.  

That means customers and other readers will actually want to read about the companies, services and organizations featured on Cranberry Newswire.

McInnis's partner in Cranberry Newswire is veteran, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Dean Rotbart, a fellow Wizard Academy faculty member.   

Rotbart and David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur, 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:  30 min  47 sec
Photo: David McInnis, Co-Founder, Cranberry Newswire


Direct download: 121012_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_McInnis.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 9:06am MST

BUZZ SNATCHING: One Idea, 21 Days, 50,000 Pair of Socks for the Homeless

Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, originator of the Buzz Snatching™ method of grabbing more-than-your-fair-share of the public's attention, is in the middle of a viral Buzz Snatching™ campaign designed to raise 50,000 pair of new socks in only three weeks to donate to the homeless.  Listen in as Dean explains how the idea arose and how YOU - listeners to Monday Morning Radio - can participate.

Dean will also host a free telephone conference on Wednesday, December 5th, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern) to brief members of the Wizard Academy community on how YOU can do a holiday-season good deed and win some national attention for yourself, your products or your company.  

To register for this no-cost conference call and receive dial-in instructions, email Dean at: NoSocksToWork@gmail.com.  Be sure to include your name, company name, and contact phone number.  The call will last only 15 minutes - but the good it can do will knock your socks off.  Literally!   

Monday Morning Radio is hosted by 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:  36 min  48 sec

Direct download: 120312_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_NSTWD_A.mp3
Category:BUZZ SNATCHING™ -- posted at: 10:45pm MST

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

Michael Milken Says the 21st Century Favors East Asia and Latin America – So Get Prepared

Renowned financier, philanthropist, and medical innovator Michael R. Milken is the featured guest on this week’s special edition of Monday Morning Radio.  

Milken spoke earlier this month in Colorado before a distinguished audience of business and political leaders, outlining for them his thoughts on the rapid and significant changes that legal immigration have brought to America and how the “changing face” of our nation will have enormous impact on business and government policy in the very near future.

Milken notes that worldwide population growth and education patterns make it clear that China, India, and Latin America will be among the key global economic powers for the rest of this century.  If America is to remain competitive, it must invest far more in educating our young people and re-opening our boarders to legal immigrants.

Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart attended Milken’s speech and had the opportunity to meet privately with the billionaire for 40 minutes following his remarks. 

What Milken has to say – about the forces that are changing the world as we know it – is priceless business intelligence.  

As Rotbart notes at the opening of this week’s audio, portions of Milken’s remarks are difficult to hear.  Rotbart recommends using earphones to capture the clearest possible audio.

Those Monday Morning Radio listeners interested in hearing more of Milken’s insights and influences can also visit www.Chavura.com - a weekly broadcast radio program aimed at the Jewish community – where Rotbart and his son, Maxwell, in an exclusive interview, discuss with Milken how his Jewish roots have influenced his business and philanthropic thinking.

Rotbart and David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur, 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: 29 min 45 sec

Photo: Michael Milken and Maxwell Rotbart

Direct download: 111912_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Milken.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:18pm 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

Leadership is Not Enough: Leadership with Honor is What Really Counts

Leadership is comparatively easy.  Leading with honor requires men and women of special character and skills.  So says Colonel Lee Ellis (ret.), this week's guest on Monday Morning Radio

Colonel Ellis, an Air Force fighter pilot, spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.  He was the youngest POW to be imprisoned along with Senator John McCain at the notorious "Hanoi Hilton."  If leaders can act with honor under those circumstances, Colonel Ellis teaches, they certainly can act with honor as the heads of corporations, small businesses and nonprofits.  

Colonel Ellis is an author and expert in the areas of team-building, executive development and - of course - leadership.  He shares his unique insights with Monday Morning Radio listeners.

Colonel Ellis  is interviewed 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 and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  Also joining the conversation 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:  29 min  56 sec
Photo: Colonel Lee Ellis


Direct download: 102912_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:31pm MST

Name Changer: A University President and His Business Rationale for Adopting a New Identity

One single word in its name changed.  From College to University.  Yet it took four years to win all the political buy-in and votes that were necessary. 

Dr. Stephen Jordan, president of Metropolitan State University of Denver – with nearly 24,000 students – believes there was a strong “business case” – yes a business case, for going through all the expense and effort to adopt a new school identity.

Can a single word, University v. College, really matter all that much to the bottom line?  Are there lessons to be learned from Dr. Jordan’s journey? 

Decide for yourself whether you believe Dr. Jordan was correct – or simply making much ado about nothing.  He and his associate for marketing and communications, Cathy Lucas, are the guests on this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio. 

Dr. Jordan and Ms. Lucas were interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and his Business Unconventional co-host, David Biondo, on July 1, 2012 – the very day the name change went into effect. 

This week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio is sponsored, in part, by The Wizard of Ads Group, which will be presenting a Marketing Masterclass in Denver on Tuesday, October 30th.  

The Wizard of Ads Group is assembling some of its top speakers from across the United States and Canada to share their secrets on how small business owners can streamline their marketing and grow their businesses.  Instructors will include: Ray Seggern, Chuck McKay, Sarah Klenke, Mike Slover and Charlie Moger.

To register for the Marketing Masterclass, visit www.WizardofAdsGroup.com.  Tuition for the full day is only $67.00.  To hear a 60-second commercial for the course, click here.

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  39sec
Photo: Dr. Stephen Jordan and Cathy Lucas, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Direct download: 102212_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Branding -- posted at: 5:24pm MST

Dawn Miracle Has 48 Hours Left to Raise $18,000 - Will Crowdfunding Come Through for Her?

This week’s guest on Monday Morning Radio, produced in cooperation with Business Unconventional, is Dawn Miracle, owner and founder of Hot Straw. Dawn’s 8-month-old company, Hot Straw, is one of thousands of small businesses across the country that are bypassing bankers, Wall Street and so-called angel investors, preferring to appeal directly to the public at large to raise the money they need to grow their businesses.

Miracle 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.

Dawn is using a popular crowdfunding website, www.IndieGoGo.com, to alert prospective supporters throughout the country to her current fundraising campaign.

On IndieGoGo, Dawn is asking the public to “donate” a minimum of $10 to her company, in exchange for getting a sampling of her products and the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping an up-and-coming entrepreneur succeed. As of Sunday evening, October 14th, she has only reached about 40% of her goal.

[Read more about Dawn and her crowdfunding campaign in Dean Rotbart's Examiner.com column: http://www.examiner.com/article/denver-entrepreneur-down-to-her-last-48-hours-to-raise-18k-via-crowdfunding]

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:  20 min  53 sec
Photo: Dawn Miracle, Owner, Hot Straw


Direct download: 101512_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Inventors -- posted at: 5:18pm MST

Pinterest and Why It Is In Your Business Interest

Pinterest is the 'hot' new social media site. Originally designed to cater to brides and weddings, the site has boomed in popularity and is now used by more than 16 million visitors a month.

Cyndie Shaffstall, a social media expert and author, is the guest this week, helping to explain Pinterest and why it is a must for some business owners.  Shaffstall is the founder of Spider Trainers in Lakewood, Colorado, and the author of more than a dozen books, including What, How, Who & When: Small-Business Guide to Winning at Web Marketing.

Shaffstall 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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  28 min  40 sec
Photo: Cyndie Shaffstall, Spider Trainers

Direct download: 100812_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:43pm MST

Inventors' Panel: Where Successful Ideas Originate

Necessity, we are told, is the mother of invention.  But when Steve Ellenburg and his brother, Mark, first dreamed up the Wrist Rocket slingshot 60 years ago, it was revenge they had on their minds.

Steve, now 71 years old, tells the tale of his journey as a successful inventor on this week's Monday Morning Radio.  Steve will be the keynote speaker on October 6th at the Fourth Annual Mother of Invention Regional Conference in Denver.  

Steve is joined in a quick-paced roundtable discussion by Rita Crompton, founder of the Inventors' Roundtable and the progenitor of five successful businesses; Ian Osborn, inventor and founder, Wild Ideas Light Company; and Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr., co-founder of HHH Enterprises in Abilene, Texas.

Homer is a frequent student at the Wizard Academy and a regular contributor to the weekly Business Unconventional radio newsmagazine, heard in Denver Sunday mornings on 710 KNUS AM radio.

The Monday Morning Radio inventors' panel is led is by fellow Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo serve as co-hosts of 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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  22 min  48 sec
Photo (L-R): Ian Osborn, Wild Ideas Light Company; and Steve Ellenburg, President & CEO, DPM Associates, LLC.

Direct download: 100112_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Inventors -- posted at: 8:45pm MST

Tim Miles: Head Custodian of 'The Imagination Advisory Group' and Author, Good Company - Making It, Being It, Keeping It

Tim Miles, a faculty member at The Wizard Academy and a Wizard of Ads Partner, specializes in helping owner-operated companies do more with less. He is the founder and head custodian - his words - of The Imagination Advisory Group, based in Columbia, MO.  

He is also the author of the recently released book, Good Company - Making It, Being It, Keeping It.  He is already at work on his next book, to be called We All Have Special Needs.

Tim is interviewed on Monday Morning Radio by fellow 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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:    31 min    17 sec
Photo: Tim Miles, The Imagination Advisory Group

Direct download: 092412-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:57pm MST

Michael R. Drew: The Perpetual Bridesmaid (74 Times) Finally Becomes a Bride (Bestselling Author)

Michael R. Drew, a veteran faculty member at The Wizard Academy, is a global superstar when it comes to helping authors propel their books onto the most-influential bestseller lists. To date, 74 books represented by Drew and his Promote-A-Book marketing agency have earned the title "bestseller."  A dozen of his books, in fact, have become New York Times #1 top sellers.

After helping so many others promote themselves and their books, Drew has joined with Wizard Academy co-founder Roy H. Williams to pen the new book, Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future.

Drew and Promote A Book strive to build strong and real relationships with clients and their audiences, increasing sales in a natural manner, and maximizing the depth and longevity of that relationship through its Persona Architecture and Platform Building programs. Drew has presented the Pendulum theory on stage with and for the Dali Lama, Sir Richard Branson, and Steven R. Covey, and privately for the Executive Committee at Franklin Covey

Drew is interviewed exclusively on Monday Morning Radio by fellow 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.

NOTE: The Monday Morning Radio interview with Michael R. Drew was orginally conducted on July 20, 2012.  Since then, publication of Pendulum has been rescheduled for October 2, 2012.

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:   30 min   40 sec
Photo: Pendulum book cover.  Now scheduled for publication October 2, 2012.

Direct download: 091712-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:40pm MST

Lauren E. Miller: 99 Things Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Should Know Before You Stress Out

Lauren E. Miller is a nationally recognized expert on anxiety relief and stress reduction; an author; motivational speaker; and one-to-one coach (four, six and eight-week programs).  A majority of her clients are business owners and entrepreneurs.

Miller 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.

This week's audio explores ways that listeners can navigate their way back to inner peace. Lauren’s core advice is to “remain the gatekeeper of your thoughts.” Along with noted author and speaker Les Brown, Lauren is a cofounder of Stress Solutions University.

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:  15 min  02 sec
Photo: Lauren E. Miller

Direct download: 091012-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 11:24pm MST

Manley Miller: Lessons from the Non-Profit Funding Hall of Fame

New Orleans Pastor Manley Miller is a jack of many trades.  One of them is showing non-profits how they can vastly improve their fundraising efforts.

Miller, who spent more than two years reverse engineering 'Hall of Fame' fundraiser groups - such as the American Red Cross - teaches the definitive 12 techniques that any non-profit can use to electrify their campaigns.

Miller'a next two-day "Fundraising for Non-Profits' class at the Wizard Academy will be begin on September 25th.  He 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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  19 min  32 sec
Photo: Manley Miller, Wizard Academy Faculty - Fundraising for Non-profits, Churches, Politicians and Educational Institutions

Direct download: 090312-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 10:31am MST

Doreen Bloch Tracks "The Coolest Startups in America"

Doreen Bloch has written the book - literally - on which companies constitute "The Coolest Startups in America."  

Bloch, herself an entrepreneur and founder of Poshly.com, has surveyed the American business landscape to reveal the country's most innovative newcomers.  She reveals the common threads among these uncommon small businesses.

Bloch, 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:  31 min  01 sec
Photo: Doreen Bloch, Poshly.com and The Coolest Startups in America

Direct download: 082712-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:21pm MST

Rock the (Business) World: Meet Mike O'Neil, LinkedIn Superstar

Mike O'Neil teaches businesses and professionals how to supercharge their LinkedIn pages to generate new customers and clients - and to build a priceless business network.  O'Neil, CEO of Integrated Alliances in Minneapolis, is an author, consultant, event organizer, and world-class networker.  Consider this your personal introduction to someone you really ought to know.

O'Neil, 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:  29 min  30 sec
Photo: Mike O'Neil, Integrated Alliances: Home of The LinkedIn Rockstars

Direct download: 082012-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:43am 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

The Zig Zag Principle: Rich Christiansen Has Started 33 Businesses - And Learned From Each One of Them

Rich Christiansenauthor of The Zig Zag Principle and Bootstrap Business, writes from experience - lots and lots of experience.  Over the course of his serial entrepreneurial career, Rich has started 33 businesses on a shoestring budget.  Some have been amazing successes - 11 generated multi-million dollar revenues.  Others, he's cut loose and chalked up the failure to experience.  Indeed, part of what Rich teaches entrepreneurs is "how to fail efficiently."

Christiansen, who has taught courses 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:  18 min  44 sec
Photo: Rich Christiansen, The Zig Zag Principle

Direct download: 080612-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:58pm MST

Written Grove: How 'Techie' Peter Nevland Learned to Write Like a Pro

Peter Nevland didn't start out to be a much-in-demand business writing coach.  In fact, he began his professional career as an engineer for Motorola. But Peter discovered that good writing - even great writing - is within the grasp of every executive - regardless of how 'techie' that executive may be.  Peter's journey from slide rule junkie to wordsmith and word coach has an important lesson:  If he can do it, so can you!  

Peter shares some of the key lessons from his popular How To Write Workshops, including this tip:  "Combine the familiar with the unexpected" if you want to grab your readers by their eyeballs.

Nevlan is interviewed 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 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!

Direct download: 073012-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:51pm MST

P&G's Mark Huffman: Why the 'Big Idea' Trumps Data-Driven Marketing

Mark Huffman has spent nearly 30 years working at the world's top advertiser, Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble.  During that time, he has contributed to some of the most successful - and well known - advertising campaigns.  Mark will be teaching the very popular Measurement and the Mind - a two-day Wizard Academy course scheduled for November 15th and 16th in Austin.  Mark offers listeners a preview of the lessons he'll share with those lucky enough to register.

Huffman is interviewed 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 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!


Direct download: 072312-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Advertising and Marketing -- posted at: 9:54pm MST

New York Times Business Reporter Charles Duhigg on The Power of Habit

Calling in from the newsroom of The New York Times, where he is an award-winning reporter, Charles Duhigg explains the methods that individuals and businesses can use to break bad habits and build new positive behaviors and patterns.

Duhigg is interviewed 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 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: 26 min 39 sec
Original Broadcast Date: March 25, 2012 
Photo: Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit

Direct download: 071612-MMR-FullPodcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:21pm MST

2 Seconds with Kesslers Diamonds

Don't blink or you'll miss this marketing gem. Read more about it at www.MondayMorningRadio.com.

Direct download: 070912-RichardKessler.mp3
Category:Advertising and Marketing -- posted at: 12:47pm 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

Show Me How & Why Advertising Works

On this edition of Monday Morning Radio, two veteran advertising strategists discuss the merits of investing in advertising campaigns, including the many non-tangible benefits that create value.

Rich Carr, a regular Business Unconventional contributor and Wizard Academy graduate, heads Carr Knowledge Interactive Marketing & Advertising, Inc., based in Seattle.  To read a full profile of Rich, click here.

Ric Bender, a top account executive with Salem Radio in Denver, specializes in helping small businesses harness the power of radio advertising and social marketing to give their businesses a competitive edge.  Ric is the liaison between Business Unconventional and its host station, 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

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: April 29, 2012
Photo: Ric Bender, Salem Radio

Direct download: 061812-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Advertising and Marketing -- posted at: 6:51pm MST

Steve Jobs v. Bill Gates: With Wizard Academy Graduate Greg Farrell of Bloomberg News

Greg Farrell, author and influential reporter for Bloomberg News, makes a surprise visit to share with listeners some of the best advice he ever received from Roy H. Williams, author of the new book, Pendulum.  

Roy is the sole guest on a recent edition of Business Unconventional, where he shares the insights and experiences that have drawn thousands of successful business owners and entrepreneurs to beat a path to his door at The Wizard Academy in Austin, Texas.

Roy is interviewed by B. Unconventional hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo.  Their weekly business radio newsmagazine is broadcast each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  It is also available as a live stream from www.710KNUS.com.

Innovative business owners and entrepreneurs who would like to share their stories with Monday Morning Radio listeners are invited to contact us at: 303-800-6081.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available for those seeking to reach small business decision makers.

Original Broadcast Date: June 10, 2012
Photo:  Greg Farrell, Bloomberg News

Direct download: 061112-MMR-Segment4.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 9:38am MST

It's What is Left Out That Counts: Richard Kessler and Kessler's Diamonds

Roy H. Williams points to Wisconsin's largest diamond and diamond engagement ring jeweler, Kesslers Diamonds, as an example of a company that caught the Pendulum at the right time and really succeeded from understanding how the Pendulum operates.  Kesslers Diamonds is owned by Richard Kessler.

 This is Part Three of Four.

Roy advises listeners and readers of his new book, Pendulum, to stay away from "Me" advertising and instead make a connection with customers and prospects by speaking about something that both seller and buyer care about.  In the case of Kesslers Diamonds, that "something" was the fight against breast cancer.

Roy is interviewed by B. Unconventional hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo.  Their weekly business radio newsmagazine is broadcast each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  It is also available as a live stream from www.710KNUS.com.

Innovative business owners and entrepreneurs who would like to share their stories with Monday Morning Radio listeners are invited to contact us at: 303-800-6081.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available for those seeking to reach small business decision makers.

Original Broadcast Date: June 10, 2012

Direct download: 061112-MMR-Segment3.mp3
Category:Pendulum -- posted at: 9:09am MST

From King Solomon to Barack Obama: 'We v. Me'

Like a metronome on top of a piano, society has followed predictable cycles dating back at least 3,000 years.  In his new book, Pendulum, bestselling author Roy H. Williams spells out the "We" and the "Me" zeniths and everything that falls between them.  

On this segment, Roy, the sole guest on a recent edition of Business Unconventional, explores the "We" side of the Pendulum, noting that its "not about what you include, but what you exclude" that really counts now.

This is Part Two of Four.

Roy is interviewed by B. Unconventional hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo.  Their weekly business radio newsmagazine is broadcast each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  It is also available as a live stream from www.710KNUS.com.

Business Unconventional is sponsored in part by High Plateau Truss, serving Colorado homeowners and contractors for more than two decades.  Contact John Peer: www.hptruss.com  Ph: 303-278-9744  5465 Quebec Street, Commerce City, CO 80022

Original Broadcast Date: June 10, 2012
Photo: (L-R) Wizard Academy Instructors David McInnis, Jeffrey Eisenberg and Roy H. Williams 

Direct download: 061112-MMR-Segment2.mp3
Category:Pendulum -- posted at: 8:47am MST

Meet Roy H. Williams, author, teacher, entrepreneur, philanthropist and modern-day philosopher.  Roy is the sole guest on a recent edition of Business Unconventional, where he shares the insights and experiences that have drawn thousands of successful business owners and entrepreneurs to beat a path to his door at The Wizard Academy in Austin, Texas.

This is Part One of Four.

Roy is interviewed by B. Unconventional hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo.  Their weekly business radio newsmagazine is broadcast each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  It is also available as a live stream from www.710KNUS.com.

B. Unconventional is sponsored in part by Signal Butte Financial Corp., which provides individuals and businesses no-risk, proven methods to safely grow their wealth and wave goodbye to conventional banks and other lenders.  For more information, click here or phone David Biondo for a free, zero-obligation personal briefing.  His number is 303-800-6420. 

Original Broadcast Date: June 10, 2012

Direct download: 061112-MMR-Segment1.mp3
Category:Roy H. Williams -- posted at: 2:12pm MST

Welcome to Monday Morning Radio from Roy H. Williams - The Wizard of Ads

Roy H. Williams welcomes readers of his popular Monday Morning Memo to Monday Morning Radio, a weekly audio that features some of the country’s most innovative business owners – men and women who are putting into practice the profitable lessons that can be gleaned by reading Roy's Monday Morning Memo.

Monday Morning Radio is produced by Dean Rotbart and David Biondo, who co-host the popular Business Unconventional radio newsmagazine that is broadcast each Sunday on 710 KNUS AM radio is Denver.

Monday Morning Radio makes a fine compliment to the Monday Morning Memo.  Listen often and be sure to pass it along to your friends and colleagues. 

Direct download: MMRadio-Intro1.mp3
Category:About Monday Morning Radio -- posted at: 5:15pm MST