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Business for Breakfast

Business for Breakfast is fresh, fun, and guaranteed to start your business day the right way! Ken Morgan and Mark Asher host the Phoenix radio version of the show, and Francoise Rhodes hosts in Palm Springs, California. We take the best of Business for Breakfast interviews each week and pack them into this dynamic show. Tune in each week to hear intriguing interviews with business and market news makers.
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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 30, 2017

On this last day of November, Mark and Ken, heard from Becky Baines of the National Geographic Kids about a book called Weird But True Christmas:  300 Festive Facts to Light up the Holidays.  Verizon's Michelle Dupre explained the numbers are in for Cyber Monday and Black Friday and the winner is still Black Friday.  Jeff Kravetz, US Bank Wealth Management, talked about the economy after the long holiday weekend.  Chip Lyons, from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation stopped by talking about the disease and the fact that Friday is World Aids Day.  Chris Lloyd of Lucia Capital Group came for his regular visit as did Solar Sandy and then Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, American Express with the results of sales during Small Business Saturday in Arizona.

Nov 29, 2017

Ken and Mark today heard from Sharon Vinderine, founder, of Parent Tested Parent Approved with a list of the hottest gifts, earning their seal of approval.  Jerry Thompson, Identity Guard, on guarding your credit this holiday shopping season.  Then both Joe Washington and Steve Vanderweide, Dynamic Duo, talked all about the benefits of live Christmas trees vs. fake.  The owner of Forefathers Cheesteaks and this week's restaurant for Stump the Chumps, Trent Crump talked with the guys about their new location in Scottsdale.  Finally, in the Business Leaders Spotlight with Mark Asher was Michael Carroll, owner of MTC Accounting & Business Strategies.

Nov 28, 2017

On today's show 6 guests visited with Ken and Mark.  John DeCosmo of Ulta-Lit Tree Company talked about keeping your tree and lights bright this holiday season.  Then Edward Loh, editor-in-chief, of Motor Trend Magazine revealed the top car, truck and SUV of the year.  Eileen Heisman, yes a descendant of The Heisman, talked about how to give to charities on this "Giving Tuesday."  Lieutenant General Pete Osman USMC (retired) for the Marine Toys for Tots campaign.  CEO of Compass Solution, Tim Cole, on finding the right job at any age.  Rounding out the show was CTA's Blake Rouhani, talking about the best holiday tech gifts and trends.

Nov 27, 2017

On today's show, Ken and Mark talked about Cyber Monday with Amazon retail expert, Allison Flicker.  Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking said today is National Computer Security Day and gave tips on how to make your system more secure.  In Stump the Chumps Ken and Mark answered their question correctly and so did the contestant getting her a $50.00 gift card to ForeFathers Cheesesteak.

Nov 22, 2017

Today on B4B, Carson Yarbrough talked about a new survey about what's the most popular shopping trends for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Renee King-Sonnen, founder of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, on the 5 reasons to leave turkeys off your plate tomorrow for Thanksgiving.  Then Bill Brothers of Encanto Green Cross Dispensary talked about the topic of Senior Citizens and Marijuana use.  Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal rounded out the list of guests talking about the future of Cracker Jax now that the property has been sold.

From Mark, Ken and Doreen, Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 21, 2017

Mark and Ken interviewed 6 different people and still managed to give away a pair of tickets to Wednesday night's Az Coyotes game.

First up was Wallethub's Jill Gonzalez talking about the best gift cards this year.  Creditcards.com Matt Schulz on how many Americans say they are avoiding big ticket items this shopping season.  Jim Wilcox from Consumer Reports discussed the best Black Friday deals on Televisions.  Taryl Hansen, owner, Frame the Message Ink, came in to the studio to talk about her company and its' concept.  Tim Schmidt from the US Concealed Carry Association talked about the uptick in gun sales lately and rounding out the show was Generations Expert, Jennifer Fitzpatrick.  She discussed Seniors and Technology.

Nov 20, 2017

Today on B4B the show started with Brad Plothow from Womply discussing of course Black Friday and how it's kinder to AZ Small Business than Small Business Saturday is.  Lifestyle expert Victoria Borton from AARP with tips to save money this holiday shopping sesaon.  In the Biz Leaders spotlight was Mike Poe from Quintero Gold Club.

Nov 17, 2017

Today Ken and Mark's guests talked about everything from Medicare open enrollment season to the best Games for the holidays.

First was Jack Cheevers of Medicare, discussing open enrollment and how to understand it.  Then Eric Lachter of PlayStation discussed all the new stuff coming out for Christmas and then Sandra Block of Kiplinger on what you can do at the end of the year to trim your 2017 tax bll.  Jordan and Trant Crump of Forefathers Cheesesteaks was the Biz Leaders Spotlight and Dr. Lee McPheters, Econimics professor at ASU talked about the ASU Economic Summit next week.

Nov 16, 2017

Six guests were on today's edition of B4B with Ken Morgan and Mark Asher.  First up was author Eddie Yoon talking about holiday gifts that matter along with shopping advice to ease stress.  Then from OrderHealthy, Ben Sakhai.  He explained it's a new APP that provides the busy businessman and woman health choices.  Heather Wagenhals was next discussing Fake Holiday Apps.  Substance Abuse expert, Helen Redmond on US smoking rates and today is the start of the Great American Smokeout.  Chris Lloyd joined us for his weekly visit talking about the stock market.  Then Lifestyle expert Kia Malone rounded out the show talking about holiday gifts and matter and some shopping advise.

Nov 15, 2017

On today's show, author Robert Kiyosaki talked about his new book Why the Rich are Getting Richer?  Followed by Brian Dodge, from the Retail Industry Leaders Association ,(RILA) all about tax reform.  Another author, Mindy Tarquini, talked all about her book, The Infinite Now and in the 7 0'clock hour was Josh Garcia from Miracle Mile Deli followed by a Stump the Chumps contest for a gift card to MMDeli.

In the Biz leaders spotlight was Quentin Abramo owner of Faciliteq.

Nov 14, 2017

On today's show, Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle talked about global recycling.  Geri Stengel from American Express on how AZ ranks 10th in growth of women owned firms over 20 years.  Art Taylor, CEO of BBB's give.org on trustworthy charities to give to this holiday season.  Then Tim Herbert of CompTIA about cybersecurity workers in AZ.  Cynthia Zwick rounded out the show with AZ poverty rates decline.

Nov 13, 2017

Today on B4B, Ken and Mark, learned some maintenance tips to help save on their energy bills from Chip Wade of HGTV.  Then Kishlay Anand of Akos MD talked about the changes to AZ telehealth laws.  Tony Reardon from the National Treasury Employees Union who wanted to bust some myths about federal workers.  No winner today in Stump the Chumps so on Wednesday $100 in gift cards will be up for grabs from Miracle Mile Deli.

And finally in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Scott Tinker owner of ITs.

Nov 10, 2017

Ken flew solo today as Mark took a day off but Doreen managed to fill in nicely as co-host.  First on the agenda was Mike Bako a broadcast and digital journalist.  He discussed helpful holiday gift tips for the Men in your life.  Then Adrian Atizado, Deputy National Legislative Director of DAV in AZ.  He talked about a shocking statistic in that 80% of all disabled Veterans are ineligible for caregivers benefits from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Chris Walsh, VP of Marijuana Business Daily, rounded out the show talking all about the upcoming 2017 Vegas MJBizCon.

Nov 9, 2017

Ken and Mark talked with six different guests on what turned out to be a busy show.  First up was Amazon.com Editorial Director of books and Kindle, Sarah Harrison Smith.  She had the list of Amazon's choice for best books of 2017.  Then Justine Santaniello, lifestyle expert, went through the list of the top toys for this years holiday shopping season.  America's Money Answers Man, Jordan Goodman, talked about the latest in Trump's tax bill saga.  Then Chris Lloyd of Lucia Capital Group visited for his weekly appearance on B4B discussing "RMDs."  Gas prices rising over the holidays was another topic with Darrell Henry of the Westeran Caucus Foundation.  Rounding out the show was Solar Sandy who talked about the benefits of going solar.

Nov 8, 2017

Ken and Mark today talked about traveling over the holidays with travel expert, Courtney Scott.  Then author Christopher Kelly called in from London to talk about three anniversaries over this Veterans Day and in the Biz Leaders spotlight was Marc Jacofsky of the More Foundation and a very special event taking place this Sunday at the Scottsdale Harley Davidson to benefit a program that offers free rides to veterans in the Valley.

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