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Carl Schramm, “The Evangelist of Entrepreneurship,” on the Proven Formula for Success

‘Burn the Business Plan’ Tells the Stories of Successful Entrepreneurs in a Variety of Fields

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The Economist magazine once described Carl J. Schramm as “The Evangelist of Entrepreneurship.” Professor Schramm earned the moniker during the decade he was the president of the $2 billion Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which is among the largest private foundations in America, working to help entrepreneurs succeed.

These days Professor Schramm writes about entrepreneurship and teaches at Syracuse University, one of only 16 members of the faculty since 1870 to be given the prestigious, at-large title of University Professor.

This week Professor Schramm conducts a Master’s Class in entrepreneurship exclusively for host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, using the professor’s new book – Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do – as assigned reading.

Think you need an MBA to be a business success? Think again. Professor Schramm says that the proven path to business success is one of passion, determination, and a willingness to experiment and innovate. Class is starting right now.

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Posted: June 18, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 35:07

You Can Eradicate Sexual Harassment in Your Organization

An Exclusive Conversation with Reputation Strategist and Crisis Manager Davia Temin

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To kick of his 7th year of hosting Monday Morning Radio, award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart invited back one of his most popular all-time guests, Davia Temin, founder & CEO of crisis management firm Temin and Company, to talk about a very hot button issue in America at the moment: sexual harassment.

Davia serves as an advisor to senior executives and boards at the highest levels of American business, and she has emerged as the go-to consultant on what companies and other organizations must do to eradicate sexual harassment in their organizations. 

Featured often for her expertise in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, Institutional Investor and other respected news outlets, Davia shares with listeners her 15-point plan for business owners, boards, and CEOs to not just respond to the wave of sexual harassment complaints, but to actually get ahead of the issue.

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Posted: June 11, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 46:01

A Good Word, From the Right Influencer, Can Work Magic for Your Product or Service

Author Greg Jameson on Ways to Get Others to Market and Sell on Your Behalf

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Getting a popular entertainer, athlete, author, blogger, or YouTuber to say nice things about your business or products is a powerful way to generate sales.

Greg Jameson, author of The Influencer Effect, specializes in helping companies identify the influential men and women who can provide them the greatest endorsement leverage, and then negotiating terms with those influencers.

As Greg explains to host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, an effective influencer needn’t have a household name. Anyone with a loyal following, no matter how small, can often produce over-sized results for the companies and products that they endorse.

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Posted: June 4, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 35:41

Funding a Business Using Personal Guarantees or Credit Cards is Common, and Unnecessary

Ty Crandall Dishes on the Ins and Outs of Obtaining Genuine Business Credit

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Ty Crandall is CEO of Credit Suite, the largest business credit coaching operation in the United States. He and his colleagues know the ins and outs of finding the funds to fuel your business and its growth, without having to provide lenders a personal credit check or personal guarantee.

Ty tells host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart that he is shocked by how little most business owners know about business credit and how best to obtain it. Even simple strategies, such as selecting the right name and email address for your business, can often make the difference between being approved and being denied credit.

If you need business credit, or need more business credit, you won’t want to miss what Ty has to say.

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Posted: May 28, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 35:53

Forget Warren Buffett: It’s Big Mama and Biggie Who Should Be Your Financial Role Models

Timolin Langin Teaches How to Live Like a Millionaire…On Any Budget

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Some people look to Warren Buffett and Mark Cuban for investment wisdom. Timolin Langin looked to Big Mama and Biggie – her grandmother and great-grandmother –  for her financial sensibilities.

Timolin was born and raised in Mississippi to sharecroppers and cooks – none of whom graduated high school. Yet leveraging the wisdom imparted to her by Big Mama and Biggie, she became a school teacher, and then a real estate investor, author, world traveler, and ultimately a millionaire.

In her book, Mind Over Money, Timolin says anyone, on any budget, can live like a millionaire when they dedicate themselves to her wise saving and spending strategies. This week she shares her five-step program for achieving greater financial well-being with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, who may not in fact be a multi-millionaire, but after talking to Timolin already thinks like one.

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Posted: May 21, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 41:18

Dean Foster is an Expert on the Nature of Culture and Its Role in Society, Work and Politics

What Every American Who Does International Business Needs to Know Before You Go

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June 12th has been set as the date when President Donald Trump will meet in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

With so much at stake, President Trump and his entourage most certainly will get lots of advice from the State Department and CIA concerning what cultural landmines to avoid. 

For companies and organizations that engage in important cross-cultural interactions, Dean Foster serves as a one-man State Department/CIA. Foster – who is the founder of DFA Intercultural Global Solutions, hosts a series on the subject for CNN, and has written the “Culture Wise” column for National Geographic – is an expert on training Americans on the intricate nuances in cross-cultural communications, foreign negotiation best practices, and global etiquette.

Foster will share his own advice with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart regarding the President’s upcoming trip, as well as what every American who does international business – even in nearby Canada – must do so as not to sabotage relationships before they’re even formed.

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Posted: May 14, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 45:55

Anatomy of a Small Business: Documenting Every Role, Responsibility, Process and Policy in Your Company

Trainual CEO Chris Ronzio on Bringing Onboarding
and Employee Training into the 21st Century

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Chris Ronzio knows the anatomy of a successful small business better than most owners and CEOs.  Chris recently launched a new software venture – a tool called Trainual – that dissects every small business and professional office, breaking them into core components: every process, every job responsibility, every policy, every document – all in one place.

Trainual is a digital company handbook on steroids.

As Chris explains to Monday Morning Radio host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, Trainual takes the painful process of onboarding and training employees that has been in use for decades and gives it a thorough 21st Century makeover.

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Posted: May 7, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 37:27