Would You Wish Your Small Business on Your Children?

Kathryn Petralia, President of Kabbage, With the Surprising Answer

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What would you guess is the percentage of small business owners who hope that one day their children will follow in their footsteps?

For all the headaches that ownership brings, a surprising 84% of the more than 1,000 small business owners who responded to a recent survey said they’d wish the blessings and the curses of entrepreneurship upon their kids.

Kathryn Petralia, president of Atlanta-based Kabbage – the global financial services and technology company that conducted the survey, tells host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart that in the eyes of survey respondents, nothing defines the American Dream better than being your own boss and owning your own business. 

Hear all the fascinating results from the Kabbage small business survey this week on Monday Morning Radio.

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Posted: July 30, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 17:43

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

Off-the-Grid, Off-the-Record, and Off-the-Charts Excellent: Canada’s Fireside (Business) Conference

Co-Founder Daniel Levine on Why the Wait List to Attend is So Crowded and How to Jump to the Front of the Line

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Business conferences are big business.

The World Economic Forum in Davos, the Milken Institute Global Conference, and the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference are among the largest and best-known of the lot.

By comparison, the annual Fireside Conference – held at a remote retreat a 3 ½-hour drive from Toronto –  is a puppy; but a best-in-show gathering at that, attracting a small group of top innovators, thought leaders, and investors in the entrepreneurial universe.

Fireside’s co-founder, Daniel Levine, tells host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart just why every year Fireside gets more than ten times the number of applicants than it accepts – and the secret to having what it takes to land a coveted invite to the off-the-grid, off-the-record, and off-the-charts excellent meeting of some of the brightest minds in business.

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Posted: July 9, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 42:30

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

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