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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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Dec 7, 2017

Mark was out today so Ken was joined by Producer, Doreen Conti, on the show which included 6 guest segments.  First up was Karl Volkman from SRV Network about toys for kids that are "Hackable" and therefore dangerous for parents to be aware of.  Next Kevin Earle, AZ Dental Association about the upcoming event this weekend for Free Dental Day at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  Author Richard Brooks talked about his new book titled, "Counter Investing."  Lifestyle expert, Carmen Ordonez discussed holiday gifts under 15 dollars and where to find them.  Westwood One News Correspondent, Jim Roope, called in from LA regarding the fires burning out of control in the southern part of the state.  Finally today is in fact the 76TH Anniversary of PEARL HARBOR and retired Col. Wanda Wright talked about it.  The event is taking place at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza today.

Dec 6, 2017

On today's show, Nathan Allen, Poets & Quants for Undergrads revealed the 2017 list of the Best Undergraduate Business Schools.  Then Bruce McClary of the National Federation for Credit Counseling talked about using credit to shop during the holidays.  Jeff Danford rounded out the first hour talking about the fact that Phoenix is in the Top 10 in auto sales.  He also gave tips on how best to refinance that auto loan.  Mark and Ken gave away 4 tickets to the next home game of the ASU Mens Basketball team and in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Doug Hopkins of doughopkins.com talking real estate.

Dec 5, 2017

Dr. Michael Greger started off the guest list today on B4B, talking about his new cookbook called The How Not To Die Cookbook, which includes over 100 recipes to help prevent and reverse disease.  Then Tech Expert Jennifer Jolly talking mobile Commerce during the holidays.  The US Postmaster General, Megan J. Brennan, reviewed all the holiday mailing deadlines this year and new operating hours for post offices throughout the country.  Tom Schmidt, The Private Deal Guy came on to talk about a special event on December 14th here in the Valley.  World Almanac 2018 is out and Senior Editor, Sarah Janssen, talked about some of the highlights this year and finally from the National Federation of Independent Business, Juanita Duggan, on the new tax reform bill and how it will affect small AZ businesses.

Dec 4, 2017

On this Monday show of B4B, Ken and Mark heard from Adam Rogers of Ultimate Software about a new survey that reveals how employees really feel about their managers.  Then Dan Shufelt of AZ Helping Hands joined the guys in studio to talk about their holiday toy drive this wednesday night at the headquarters of Helping Hands, 7850 E. Gelding Dr. Shufelt said they've had over 13,000 requests from Foster Children all over the state for a toy for Christmas.  Tom Wheelwright, an Arizona CPS and tax expert discussed Trump's Tax Plan.

Dec 1, 2017

Heading into the weekend, Mark and Ken were educated on Bitcoins by Attorney Jonathan Frutkin of the Radix Law group.  Also from Levrose, Mike Baumgardner, keeping up with technology in the CRE industry.  Marty Durbin from the American Petroleum Institute, API, had some good advice for heating your home on a budget.  Ken Beckrich owner of Online Trading Academy and host of The Right Side of the Trade, on Money Radio, was the Biz Leaders Spotlight today.  Wrapping up the show was AJ smith,VP of Financial Education.  She talked about the rankings of the top 25 cities and Scottsdale, Glendale and Phoenix were in the top 25 based on fastest-growing incomes.

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.

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