School Teacher Turned Entrepreneur Collars Celebrities and Their Canines

An Interview with Sarah Hassenger of Four Black Paws

Sarah and her dog, Leila - Four Black Paws

Sarah and her dog, Leila – Four Black Paws

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Sarah Hassenger is a successful entrepreneur, making and selling quality handcrafted bowties that are so popular they’ve been included in the swag gift bags distributed at the Primetime Emmys and MTV Movie Awards.

Celebs who proudly own Sarah’s products include Ryan Gosling (and George), Amanda Seyfried (and Finn), Rachel Ray (and Isaboo), and Alison Sweeney (and Jorge and Winky).

Oh…. Yes…. did we forget to mention that Sarah’s company, Four Black Paws, makes bowties and a full range of stylish designer collars and accessories for dogs, not humans?

Join host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart this week on Monday Morning Radio as he showcases Sarah – a Michigan school teacher by day – and the lessons she offers other entrepreneurs. When it comes to identifying a market ripe for original, playful, and useful products, Sarah is definitely barking up the right tree.

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Posted: April 25, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 12 seconds

Is Dave Thorell the Best Farm Radio Personality Ever?

Meet KRVN 880’s 41-Year, One-of-a-Kind Veteran Broadcaster

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Dave Thorell, at his KRVN desk.

Dave Thorell, at his KRVN desk

If you love larger-than-life personalities, you’ll enjoy hearing Dave Thorell’s colorful reflections on his career at KRVN 880 Rural Radio in Lexington, Nebraska.

Farmers and ranchers in the Midwest consider Dave Thorell as much a part of their daily routine as milking the cows, watering the crops, and planting seeds. Later this year, Dave will be inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Monday Morning Radio host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart and his photographer daughter Avital, drove to Nebraska to capture this broadcast legend in conversation and photos. 

Screenshot 2016-04-17 21.24.33To view Avital’s KRVN photo essay, click here.

To view Dean’s three-minute video report, click here.

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Fantasy Meets Harsh Reality For An Aspiring Filmmaker

Jeffrey Biers and His Fan Film, Spider-Man: Night of the Hunter

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

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

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Posted: April 11, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 34 minutes 17 seconds

“Hello” From the Other Side of the Customer Service Line

Synergixx Turns Call Centers into Profit Centers

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charlie_fuscoIt’s been almost exactly 140 years since Alexander Graham Bell first phoned his assistant, beckoning, “Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you.”

While the telephone is decidedly old-school, it is still one of the most prominent and important conduits for business. Charlie Fusco specializes in turning each and every call from, or to, a business prospect into a brand-building exercise.

Charlie, founder and CEO of Synergixx, chats this week with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart about the best – and worst – ways for a business to communicate by phone. Listen in on their call right now – and profit.

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Posted: April 4, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 41 minutes 53 seconds