The New Tax Code Will Save Most Listeners to This Podcast Thousands of Dollars

Rachel Sawyer, a Partner in TaxOps, Explains the Workings of IRS Section 199A Deductions

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Millions of small business owners stand to realize big savings on their 2018 taxes, thanks to revisions of the federal tax code that were signed into law in late 2017.

Only in the past few weeks, however, has the IRS fully explained who stands to profit from the so-called Section 199A deduction for qualified business income – and who will be left out.

Rachel Sawyer, a partner in Denver-based TaxOps, a respected business tax specialty and advisory firm, joins host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart this week to delve into the nuances of the new tax code and what entrepreneurs can do to take maximum advantage of the savings it offers. If you qualify, Section 199A could mean tens of thousands of dollars of extra cash in your pocket come next year.

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Posted: September 3, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 26:41

Like the Wheels on Your Car, Your Business Can Get Out of Alignment

Alex Vorobieff Specializes in Business Tune Ups and Transformations

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[Note: Our guest on last week’s podcast, was Dr. Nate Regier, who discussed harvesting conflicts in your life, rather than fearing them. However, due to a mix up, some listeners instead were treated to an advance airing of this week’s podcast, featuring Alex Vorobieff.

If you already heard what Alex had to say last week, we encourage you this week to go back and hear our conversation with Dr. Regier. In both instances, you’ll profit from priceless business insights.]

When the wheels on a car are out of alignment, it impacts the car’s steering and suspension, not to mention the durability of the tires and all the parts that control them.

When a business is out of alignment, its path also faces uneven friction and greater resistance. Eventually, it drives off the road altogether.

Alex Vorobieff, founder and CEO of The Vorobieff Company, is a business alignment expert. Sometimes hired as a stand-in CEO or CFO, Alex uses a suite of alignment tools to get a poorly operating business back on track.

The secret to fixing most ailing businesses, Alex tells host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, rests with remediating its core, NOT focusing on the surface where the issues are most visible. 

BRING YOUR BUSINESS INTO FOCUS: Pick up a copy of Alex’s well-reviewed book: Transform Your Company: Escape Frustration, Align Your Business, and Get Your Life Back.

If you own a small business and would like to be a guest on this podcast – and get some free reputation advice from me – I invite you to contact me at dean.rotbart@gmail.com. You can also phone me at 303-800-6081.

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Posted: August 27, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 39:36

Instead of Fearing Conflict, Dr. Nate Regier Says We Should Harvest It

Why Compassionate Accountability Leads to ‘Conflict Without Casualties’

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It sounds like an oxymoron: Positive Conflict

But Dr. Nate Regier, a former practicing psychologist, has built a successful second career as an author, business coach, and popular keynote speaker teaching business people how to fight productively – both on the job and at home.

With endorsements from management gurus including Dan Pink, Ken Blanchard, and Marshall Goldsmith, Nate’s book, Conflict without Casualties, has become must-reading in boardrooms and business schools across the country.

Rather than fear conflict, Nate tells host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, the smart thing for businesses and organizations to do is channel it.

[Follow Dean’s newest entrepreneurial venture, SpacEnterprise, as he explores out-of-this-world business concepts and realities.]

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Posted: August 20, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 36:49

Too Few Business Leaders Have Long-Term Vision and Ambitions

Authors Mark Miller and Lucas Conley on the Value of Building a Lasting Legacy

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Ten years from now, 20 years, even 50 years, will anyone remember you or your company?

In a short-term world, too few business leaders contemplate their long-term brand.

Mark Miller and Lucas Conley, authors of the new McGraw-Hill business book, Legacy in the Making, are out to change that. Miller and Conley argue that leaders with long-term ambitions are the best equipped to stand out, get ahead, and make their mark.

Even if your company is just out of the starting gate, as Miller and Conley tell host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, the surest way to be around for decades to come is to start building your legacy right now.

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Posted: July 23, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 38:44

What You Need to Know About Employees Who Moonlight, a.k.a. Side Hustlers

Attorney Mark F. Kluger on the Hidden Legal Landmines That Could Prove Very Costly

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40 million Americans, or roughly one-third of the workforce, have at least two jobs – their fulltime position and what many Millennials have come to call the “side hustle.”

There are advantages for both the primary employer and the secondary employer to bringing aboard side hustlers, but there are also a host of legal landmines that could prove a costly nightmare to employers who are caught unawares.

Mark F. Kluger, founding partner at the New Jersey employment law firm Kluger Healey, is an expert at clearing all types of workplace landmines, and this week Mark walks host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart step-by-step past the explosive, often-hidden, issue of side hustlers.

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Posted: July 16, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 36:25

Mark H. Fowler’s Recipe for Transformative Business Conversations: Stop, Help, Ask, Risk, and Explore

Discover the Tools You Need for the Small Business Success That You Crave

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For just shy of four decades, Mark H. Fowler has helped reengineer companies that are underperforming or outright failing. His Santa Monica consulting firm, Stowe Management Corporation, relies heavily on building enhanced communication between corporate management, employees, and customers to achieve amazing operational turnarounds.

Mark has created a proprietary set of tools to foster what he terms “Revolutionary Conversations.” Hear Mark’s revolutionary interview with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart on this week’s episode of Monday Morning Radio.

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Posted: July 2, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 35:16

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