How Lovely Beards Made the Leap From Blog to Product Line

“Content & Commerce” According to Co-Founder Rip Bains

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Let’s face it, beards are in vogue. Bushy beards, long beards, well-coiffed beards, wild beards – sprouting on men in all walks of life – music, sports, film, business, even politics.

rip1It’s no coincidence that sales at Lovely Beards, a San Francisco-based online seller targeting facial hair aficionados are waxing in response.

Rip Bains, the cofounder of Lovely Beards, shares his company’s transformation from an Irish blog for hirsute men into a “Content & Commerce” retailer that is quickly emerging as one of America’s premiere male grooming companies.

Listen in this week on Monday Morning Radio and hear what Rip tells host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart about the journey from content maker to product maker.

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Posted: October 31, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes 12 seconds

 

 

Clear the ‘Swamp’ That is Cluttering Your Mind and Stymying Your Business

Ronald Tabachnick Offers a Fast Track to Focus and Peace of Mind

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ron_tabachnick-2If you struggle each week to find enough time – even to read the Monday Morning Memo or listen to this podcast – then you might need some coaching from Ronald Tabachnick, aka The Swamp Doctor.

Ron, is an “overload” expert. He and his Toronto-based firm, RT Planning Strategies, have worked with companies including FedEx, NCRTerradata, The Ontario Energy Association, and Audi to help their employees clear their “mental swamps” of clutter, and discover how to separate important details from unimportant distractions.

Ron, author of “A Breakthrough in Strategic Planning,” says his methods can help almost anyone achieve greater focus and peace of mind, even, he promises, our very own host, Dean Rotbart. This week on Monday Morning Radio: The Swamp Doctor v. the King of the Mental Swamp. It’s a duel you won’t want to miss.

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Posted: October 24, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 37 minutes 34 seconds

For Small Business, It Is the Best of Times; It Is the Worst of Times

The SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard Measures Entrepreneurial Satisfaction

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What are the greatest rewards, and the greatest frustrations, of owning your own small business?

You may be surprised to learn that money isn’t the answer to either question.

What matters far, far more to America’s entrepreneurs? And what do they absolutely abhor?

The SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard has taken the pulse of American small business owners every month since 2010.

andy_roeThis week on Monday Morning Radio with host Dean Rotbart, SurePayroll’s Andy Roe, head “scorekeeper,” shares some of the most surprising insights into the way entrepreneurs feel on a wide variety of business topics. 

Did you know, for example, that 46% of small business owners are unable to break away from work long enough to have lunch? What about you?

Listen in to hear other eye-opening results from the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard and see how your small business experience compares to the mainstream.

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Posted: October 17, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 minutes 01 seconds

He Wrote the Small Business Bible and About One Million Other Entrepreneurial Tips

An Exclusive Interview with Author and Mega-Columnist Steve Strauss

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Steve Strauss wrote The Small Business Bible. Literally. The best-selling book, now in its third edition, is widely considered the ultimate small business resource.

Steve also writes the weekly “Ask an Expert” column for USAToday.com, and has been doing so for 20 years. 

As listeners will discover, there is no small business question too hard (What’s the most important small business tip from among all you offer?) or too odd (How did you come to abhor the ketchup business?) for Strauss to field.

Hear for yourself this week as Steve joins host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart on Monday Morning Radio. 

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Posted: October 10, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 minutes 03 seconds

 

The New Guerrilla Marketing Strategy: Heal the World and Shore Up Your Profits

Shel Horowitz and GoingBeyond Sustainability.com

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Do you care deeply about making the world a better place, whether the goal is ending poverty, preventing war, or saving the climate and environment?

horowitz_shel_mmr-1Increasingly those who answer ‘yes’ are choosing to launch civic-minded, for-profit businesses as their community activism vehicle of choice. 

Shel Horowitz, author, speaker and founder of GoingBeyondSustainability.com, is one of the country’s most-respected and influential evangelists for earning money – more money actually – by doing the right thing.

As Shel explains to host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, ambitious, talented, dedicated people no longer need to choose between serving humanity and building their net worth. In fact, Shel says, it’s easier than ever to do good and do well.

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Posted: October 3, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 43 minutes 42 seconds

Want to learn how to turbocharge your personal or business reputation? Schedule a 30-minute FREE phone consultation with reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for October and November 2016.