Episode #14, Segment #4 - The Synergies Between the Sport of Golf and Business

Dustin Mahoney, general manager, and Jerry Walters, golf expert, PGA Tour Superstore - Greenwood Village, Colorado, discuss The Booming Business of Golf (and Tennis). As Walters notes, Colorado is among the top states in the nation when it comes to golf - even though many other states have warmer year-round climates.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 29, 2012

Photo: Dustin Mahoney (seated) and Jerry Walters



Direct download: 012912_BUnconventional_Segment-4-db_13_50min.mp3
Category:Sports Business -- posted at: 7:42pm MST

Episode #14, Segment #3 - Contributors Ellen Rohr and Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr.

Regular Business Unconventional contributor, Ellen Rohr, offers her insights on when - if ever - it makes sense for business owners to seek outside investors and/or venture capital.  Ellen is an expert on helping business owners and entrepreneurs create strategies that will allow them to fund their ventures using internally generated cash.

As he does each week, Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr. - B. Unconventional Certified Entrepreneur #1- checks in to share his entrepreneurial knowledge and experience.  This week Homer continues his discussion of customer service - and why business owners who neglect to care for their customers are making a costly error in judgment.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 29, 2012

Direct download: 012912_BUnconventional_Segment-3-db_10min.mp3
Category:Customer Service -- posted at: 10:41am MST

Episode #14, Segment #2 - Life Gift Cards for the Uninsured and Under-Insured

Life Gift Cards offers an opportunity for employers and loved ones to pay for vital medical care and testing for individuals who do not have their own health insurance or who are under-insured.

Michelle Marte, founder, and Joseph 'Joey' Truscelli, CEO, of the Colorado Springs, Colorado-based startup have unconventional backgrounds.  She's a yoga teacher.  He's an ex-marine and one-time Indy Series race car driver.  But believing in their dreams, the two entrepreneurs have dedicated themselves to expanding the financial options for physicians and patients alike.

This is part two of a two-part interview.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 29, 2012

Direct download: 012912_BUnconventional_Segment-2-db_14min.mp3
Category:Healthcare -- posted at: 10:10am MST

Episode #14, Segment #1 - Life Gift Cards for the Uninsured and Under-Insured

Life Gift Cards offers an opportunity for employers and loved ones to pay for vital medical care and testing for individuals who do not have their own health insurance or who are under-insured.

Michelle Marte, founder, and Joseph 'Joey' Truscelli, CEO, of the Colorado Springs, Colorado-based startup have unconventional backgrounds.  She's a yoga teacher.  He's an ex-marine and one-time Indy Series race car driver.  But believing in their dreams, the two entrepreneurs have dedicated themselves to expanding the financial options for physicans and patients alike.

This is part one of a two-part interview.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 29, 2012

Photo: Michelle Marte and Joey Truscelli

 

Direct download: 012912_BUnconventional_Segment-1-db_9min.mp3
Category:Healthcare -- posted at: 10:05am MST

Episode #13, Segment #4 - Contributors Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr. and Bruce DeBoskey

Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr. and Bruce DeBoskey, regular B. Unconventional contributors, share the show's final segment.  Hillis, Certified Entrepreneur #1, is owner of HHH Enterprises in Abilene, Texas.  DeBoskey is founder and owner of Denver's The DeBoskey Group.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 22, 2012


Direct download: 012212_BUnconventional_Segment4_13_50min.mp3
Category:Homerisdoms -- posted at: 8:48pm MST

Episode #13, Segment #3 - A Family Owned Business That Beat The Odds

The competitive environment in San Francisco is fierce.  Yet family-owned United California Glass & Door has beaten the odds and survived, even as many of its competitors had to close their door.  David Kimel, senior project manager at UCGD, is in-studio with co-hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart to explain how superior customer service has been at the heart of his company's success.  Kimel is a Denver native.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 22, 2012
Photo: David Kimel of United California Glass & Door

Direct download: 012212_BUnconventional_Segment3_10min.mp3
Category:Family Businesses -- posted at: 8:35pm MST

Episode #13, Segment #2 - Craters & Freighters Win Real-World Shipping Wars

Diane Gibson and Brad Barenberg of Colorado's Craters & Freighters are in studio to discuss how they built the nation's leading provider of speciality shipping services.  Their company serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and high technology manufacturers, to exclusive art and antiques galleries and individual consumers.

This is two of a two-part interview.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 22, 2012
Photo: Diane Gibson, Founder & CEO, Craters & Freighters 

Direct download: 012212_BUnconventional_Segment2_14min.mp3
Category:Shipping -- posted at: 8:21pm MST

Episode #13, Segment #1 - Craters & Freighters Is Champion of Real-World Shipping Wars

Diane Gibson and Brad Barenberg of Colorado's Craters & Freighters are in studio to discuss how they built the nation's leading provider of speciality shipping services.  Their company serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and high-technology manufacturers, to exclusive art and antiques galleries and individual consumers.

This is part one of a two-part interview.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 22, 2012
Photo: Brad Barenberg - VP National Account Sales for Craters & Freighters 

Direct download: 012212_BUnconventional_Segment1_9min.mp3
Category:Shipping -- posted at: 8:12pm MST

Episode #12, Segment #4 - Interview with Chaz DePaolo, Blues Fusion Singer & Musician

Internationally acclaimed recording artist Chaz DePaolo joins David Biondo, Daniel Buckley and Dean Rotbart in a candid conversation about the financial challenges faced by musicians, songwriters and other entertainers.  This segment continues the discussion begun in the first two segments of this week's show.  Included are musical pieces by DePaolo.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 15, 2012

Direct download: 011512_BUnconventional_Segment4.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 8:01pm MST

Episode #12, Segment #3 - 'Act As If Your Customers Own You, Because They Do'

B. Unconventional Certified Entrepreneur #1, Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr., cites the philosophy of billionaire Mark Cuban, who stresses the power and importance of paying close attention to customers.  Hillis is a regular contributor to the program.

This segment also features thoughts on the New Year from B. Community Minded contributor, Bruce DeBoskey, founder, The DeBoskey Group in Denver.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 15, 2012

Direct download: 011512_BUnconventional_Segment3.mp3
Category:Homerisdoms -- posted at: 7:51pm MST

Episode #12, Segment #2 - Business Advice for Musicians, Songwriters & Other Struggling Artists

Stuggling musicians, sonwriters and other artists can apply some core B. Unconventional principals to give their careers - and income - a boost.

This two-part segment features David Biondo, Co-Host of Business Unconventional, Owner of Signal Butte Financial Corp., and part-time professional musician.  Also featured, Daniel Buckley, instructor, musician, and owner of Blue Line Sound; singer-songwriter Keith Gorgas; and Chas DePaolo, Blues Fusion singer and musician.  Buckley also serves as the in-studio sound engineer for the weekly Business Unconventional radio program.

This is part two of a two-part interview.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 15, 2012

Direct download: 011512_BUnconventional_Segment2.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 7:41pm MST

Episode #12, Segment #1 - Business Advice for Musicians, Songwriters & Other Struggling Artists

Stuggling musicians, sonwriters and other artists can apply some core B. Unconventional principals to give their careers - and income - a boost.

This two-part segment features David Biondo, Co-Host of Business Unconventional, Owner of Signal Butte Financial Corp., and part-time professional musician.  Also featured, Daniel Buckley, instructor, musician, and owner of Blue Line Sound; singer-songwriter Keith Gorgas; and Chas DePaolo, Blues Fusion singer and musician.  Buckley also serves as the in-studio sound engineer for the weekly Business Unconventional radio program.

This is part one of a two-part interview.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 15, 2012

Direct download: 011512_BUnconventional_Segment1.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 7:32pm MST

Episode #11, Segment #3 - Quality and Value: Two Key Ingredients to Success in the Service Industry

Fred Baker, President and Co-Owner of Colorado's Heritage Cleaners, joins co-hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart to discuss what it takes to succeed in the service industry.  With 14 Denver-area locations, Heritage has served its customers since 1974, even as other dry cleaners have washed out.  Baker explains his strategy for survival and success.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Direct download: 010812_BUnconventional_Segment3_10Min.mp3
Category:Service Industry -- posted at: 9:34am MST

Episode #11, Segment #2 - Colorado Business Owner Buttresses His Finances - Part 2

John Peer, owner and president of High Plateau Truss in Commerce City, Colorado, discusses how he and his wife adopted a new strategy to secure their finances and reduce their reliance on conventional financing.  The Peers were guided in their deliberations by David Biondo, co-host of Business Unconventional, and an authorized Bank of Yourself advisor.

This is part two of a two-part interview.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 8, 2012

Direct download: 010812_BUnconventional_Segment2_14Min.mp3
Category:Financing -- posted at: 9:25am MST

Episode #11, Segment #1 - Colorado Business Owner Buttresses His Finances

John Peer, owner and president of High Plateau Truss in Commerce City, Colorado, discusses how he and his wife adopted a new strategy to secure their finances and reduce their reliance on conventional financing.  The Peers were guided in their deliberations by David Biondo, co-host of Business Unconventional, and an authorized Bank of Yourself advisor.

This is part one of a two-part interview.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 8, 2012

Direct download: 010812_BUnconventional_Segment1.mp3
Category:Financing -- posted at: 8:46pm MST

Special guest Nelson Nash, author and creator of Infinite Banking, joins hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart on this week's Business Unconventional business newsmagazine.  Nash advises business owners and entrepreneurs to adopt his proven system, which over time allows individuals to act as their own bankers and lenders.  Nash is one of Biondo's mentors.

Part Three of Three

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  December 18, 2011

Direct download: 01_121811_BUnconventional_Segment-4-db.mp3
Category:Financing -- posted at: 5:22pm MST

Special guest Nelson Nash, author and creator of Infinite Banking, joins hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart on this week's Business Unconventional business newsmagazine.  Nash advises business owners and entrepreneurs to adopt his proven system, which over time allows individuals to act as their own bankers and lenders.  Nash is one of Biondo's mentors.

Part Two of Three

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  December 18, 2011

Direct download: 01_121811_BUnconventional_Segment-3-db.mp3
Category:Financing -- posted at: 5:17pm MST

Special guest Nelson Nash, author and creator of Infinite Banking, joins hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart on this week's Business Unconventional business newsmagazine.  Nash advises business owners and entrepreneurs to adopt his proven system, which over time allows individuals to act as their own bankers and lenders.  Nash is one of Biondo's mentors.

Part One of Three

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  December 18, 2011

 

Direct download: 121811_BUnconventional_RESEND-Segment-2-db.mp3
Category:Financing -- posted at: 5:11pm MST

In the first segment of this week's Business Unconventional business newsmagazine, regular contributor Bruce DeBoskey of The DeBoskey Group in Denver joins hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart to discuss business philanthropy and the differences between being a donor and being a philanthropist.  

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  December 18, 2011

Direct download: 121811_BUnconventional-Segment-1-db.mp3
Category:Philanthropy -- posted at: 4:56pm MST

In the final segment of this week's Business Unconventional business newsmagazine, hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart are joined by regular contributors Bruce DeBoskey and Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr.  DeBoskey, founder of The DeBoskey Group, talks about incorporating philanthropy into New Year's Resolutions.

Homer, owner of HHH Enterprises in Abilene, Texas, explains his 3-ring-binder system for business networking.  In Homer's view, most of his business contact are also friends to be cherished.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 1, 2012 

Direct download: 010112_BUnconventional_Segment4.mp3
Category:Philanthropy -- posted at: 4:29pm MST

In the third segment of this week's Business Unconventional business newsmagazine, hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart interview Harvey Hirsch, founder and owner, Digital Dimensions3. They are joined by Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr., B. Unconventional's Certified Entrepreneur #1.  Hirsch explains his patented technology that is reinventing direct mail as an effective marketing tool.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 1, 2012

Direct download: 010112_BUnconventional_Segment3.mp3
Category:Marketing -- posted at: 4:18pm MST

In the second segment of this week's Business Unconventional business newsmagazine, hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart continue their conversation with Andrew Hudson, founder and owner, Andrew Hudson's Jobs List.  The discussion centers on the employment outlook in 2012 and specific insights for job seekers.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 1, 2012

Direct download: 010112_BUnconventional_Segment2.mp3
Category:Employment -- posted at: 4:08pm MST

In the first segment of this week's Business Unconventional business newsmagazine, hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart welcome Andrew Hudson, founder and owner, Andrew Hudson's Jobs List.  The discussion centers on the employment outlook in 2012 and specific insights for job seekers.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  January 1, 2012

Direct download: 010112_BUnconventional_Segment1.mp3
Category:Employment -- posted at: 4:02pm MST