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BizTalkRadio Adds Business Rockstars to Broadcast Lineup

rockstarsNew Alliance Brings America’s #1 Radio Show for Entrepreneurs to Air 4-6 PM Eastern M-F

Santa Monica, Calif. (September 15, 2014) – BizTalkRadio announced today the addition of Business Rockstars to their network lineup. Business Rockstars will air on the network from 4-6pm Eastern, Monday through Friday. Hosted by Ken Rutkowski, Business Rockstars is fresh, millennial programming that targets the estimated 40 million ‘wantrepreneurs’ in the US.

Steve Lehman, Co-Founder of Business Rockstars, said.  “Business Rockstars is the fastest growing talk show in the US, and the only national entrepreneurial radio show that teaches listeners how start, grow, and fund a business.  Entrepreneurship is red-hot,  advertiser-friendly and attracts a younger audience to radio. Ken Rutkowski is brilliant,  and Business Rockstars is simply…good business!”

“Business Rockstars has quickly become one of the premier shows of its kind, focused on the entrepreneur, which reaches a huge upscale audience. We are excited to work with Steve Lehman, Ken Rutkowski, and the Business Rockstars team and our affiliates are looking forward to having the show in their line-ups.  We believe that it will attract new listeners and advertisers,” said Jeff Weber, President of BizTalkRadio.

About BizTalkRadio

BizTalkRadio is the only network committed to original, educational and compelling programming about real people succeeding in business. Small business generated 64% of all new jobs in the last decade. There are more than 30 million small businesses and 15 million home-based companies in the United States.  BizTalkRadio is dedicated to shows about: sales & marketing, management, finance, work-life balance.

About Business Rockstars

Business Rockstars is an entrepreneurial business platform driven by radio, television, and social media. Host, President and Co-Founder Ken Rutkowski connects listeners to some of the biggest “Rockstar” CEO’s and entrepreneurs to share their experiences starting, growing and funding businesses. Rutkowski has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, BBC, Wired, BusinessWeek, and dozens of other publications worldwide. Rutkowski is a regular guest & correspondent for FOX, NPR, ABC, and was the technology host on CNET. Rutkowski founded and is CEO of METal International (Media, Entertainment, Technology, Alpha Leaders) a powerful 1,600 member organization boasting top CEO’s, VC’s & Entrepreneurs. Business Rockstars’ Chairman and Co-founder Steve Lehman was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Premiere Radio Networks. http://www.businessrockstars.com

BizTV and BizTalkRadio at the Small Business Expo in Dallas

BizTV and BizTalkRadio had a great time at the Small Business Expo in Dallas. The Small Business Expo in Dallas took place on May 14th. It’s a free small business networking event. Check out the website to find the Small Business Expo closest to you!

Here’s some of what we saw.

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Gerry Robert, author of A New Way To Sell, gave a keynote speech.
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Yoozy was also out on the floor.IMG_0257Our GM, Lisa McKibben, even met a knight in shining armor~

Business Talk Radio Network (BTRN) is now BizTalkRadio

Arlington, Texas – Biz Talk Radionetworks announced the rebranding of Business Talk Radio Network (BTRN) to BizTalkRadio. With the rebrand comes a new partnership with BizTalkRadio’s sister network, BizTV.

Center Post Holdings, the parent company to both BizTalkRadio and BizTV, purchased BTRN last October with the idea of rebranding the network to co-market both the TV and radio properties.

“We are excited to offer a broader marketing strategy to our program partners and affiliates,” said Scott Miller, Executive VP of Center Post Holdings. “We feel we offer a unique format for small business owners, entrepreneurs and people looking to manage their family’s assets.”

“The rebrand will give our radio hosts the opportunity to expand to TV and bring some of the TV shows to radio,” says Jeff Weber, President of BizTalkRadio. “This move also sets our radio network apart, in that we can market our local radio affiliates on our local TV affiliates.”

BizTalkRadio currently has over 300 radio affiliates and growing. BizTV tripled its distribution in the last year, currently available in 21 markets serving close to 30 million broadcast homes.

What’s coming to BizTV in 2014

Biz Talk Radionetworks Acquires the Assets of BTRN

Greenwich, CT -­‐ Biz Talk Radionetworks announced the acquisition of the assets of Business Biz Talk Radionetworks Acquires the Assets of BTRNTalkRadio Network. Biz Talk Radionetworks partnered with its sister company, BizTV, now offers both radio and TV networks to listeners and viewers. In addition to TV and radio properties, the companies also operate a number of online properties that complement Biz Talk Radionetworks.

BizTV’s focus is serving as the home for business. BizTV finds the resources entrepreneurs, small business owners and families need to manage their money, start their latest venture or grow their business.

“This acquisition fits nicely in our portfolio of media centric assets,” said Scott Miller, Executive VP of parent company Center Post Holdings. “With the combination of BizTV and BTRN the company will have a solid foot hold in both radio and TV. The combined reach will exceed 30 million TV Households and millions of radio listeners.” Miller added, ” A number of the programs are carried on both networks currently and we expect that number to expand as we integrate the operations. It’s a natural fit for us and we are ready to expand our suite of benefits to small business owners.”

Current Consulting Operations Officer for BTRN, Jeff Weber, has been appointed president of the network and will guide the expansion and development of the radio assets. Weber comes with a substantial history and experience with the radio format and BTRN in particular.

BizTV is the home for your business. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner or just managing your family’s assets, BizTV can help. BizTV finds the resources you need to manage your money, start your latest venture or grow your business.

The Business TalkRadio Network provides business and financial radio programs, and features to more than 1,000 stations across the country on a barter basis and operates 24/7.

Centerpost Holdings is privately held and based in Arlington Texas. It’s properties include, BizTV, Penny Sports, BTRN, LTRN, Austin I Lab, Everything Internet, College Real Estate, Key- Linx broadband, and various real estate holdings.

BizTV Doubles Distribution in 2013, On Track to Hit 33 Million Homes by Q1 of 2014

BizTV announced today that it has doubled its distribution in 2013; reaching over 15 million BizTV Doubles Distribution in 2013, On Track to Hit 33 Million Homes by Q1 of 2014broadcast homes in August. In addition, BizTV says it is on track to hit 33 million homes by the first quarter of 2014.

“We are extremely excited to see the growth of BizTV,” says Scott Miller, Executive Vice President of parent company Center Post Holdings. “BizTV is now in its fourth year of operations, and our affiliates see the value in providing their viewers with content to help them manage their business or personal finances.”

BizTV started 2013 with five affiliates including Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and Salt Lake City. New affiliates include WPBH 60.2 in Philadelphia, KHMP in Las Vegas, KCTU 43.4 in Wichita, WGGS in Greenville, South Carolina and WBFT 46 in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.

Additional markets are scheduled to come online in New York, Fresno, Bakersfield, Kinston, North Carolina, Cleveland and San Diego.

Miller credits the growth to the economy, “With the uncertainty in Washington and Wall Street, more Americans are interested in getting into business for themselves or managing their personal finances. BizTV gives them the tools they need to do both.”

Interested affiliates can contact Mark MacGregor, VP of Affiliate Relations for BizTV at mark@biztv.com or 727-686-4415.

BizTV is the home for your business. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner or just managing your family’s assets, BizTV can help. BizTV finds the resources you need to manage your money, start your latest venture or grow your business.

Centerpost Holdings is privately held and based in Arlington Texas. It’s properties include, BizTV, Penny Sports, BTRN, LTRN, Austin I Lab, Everything Internet, College Real Estate, Key-Linx broadband, and various real estate holdings.

If you don’t get BizTV in your area, find out how here!

You can also watch BizTV live online on Ustream.tv/biztv.

Are you a fan of BizTV? What’s your favorite show? Share in the comments!

New Programming now on BizTV!

New programming is now on BizTV. Don’t miss it!

Real Life 101

Real Life 101Have you ever wondered what you might want to do for the rest of your life?  Have you thought about your “dream job?” Do you have any idea what it takes to get there? Are you headed in the right direction?

Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs.  From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, Lipizzaner stallion trainers and special effects wizards, Real Life 101 takes you “on the job” so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed!

Join hosts Jillian, Shawn and Gracey every week as they explore new professions in the exciting world of work. It’s a half-hour of thought-provoking, eye-opening fun and entertainment!

Real Life 101 is on BizTV Tuesdays at 10:30 pm EST, 9:30 pm CST.

Real Life 101 airs

Beer Geeks

Ed Bremer – Ed is a business guru and Beer Geek rolled into one.  He has translated his business and finance degree intBeer Geekso several successful businesses, finally landing in the beer and liquor industry in 2006.  Ed reinvented his liquor store business by building the one of the largest selections of craft and import brews in Minnesota with over 1,000 selections.

Matt Sandell - Matt was selling beer in 2006, when he met the then new owner of Heritage Liquors, Ed Bremer, and became fast friends over their shared passion for craft beer. Before long they realized that folks who enjoyed craft beer wanted more — they wanted to see behind the scenes, learn how each specialty beer was made to better enjoy what was quickly becoming an American passion.

So in 2011 Matt and Ed, the original Beer Geeks, teamed up to create a television show about craft beer, broadcast on  a local Minneapolis station, Channel 45.  After almost 6 episodes, they approached David Page of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives fame and who was located in Minneapolis at the time, to ask if Page could take the show to the next level.

And the rest, as they say, is history.  Page reinvented the show and upped the production value and retained a national syndicator to take the show out to a national audience.  In September 2013, the country will be treated to the first nationally syndicated television series about all things Craft Beer, which is sure to be as huge a hit as DDD.

Beer Geeks is on BizTV on Friday from 10pm to 11 pm EST, 9pm to 10pm CST.

Baldwin/McCullough

The Baldwin/McCullough Show

The combined talents of Hollywood Icon and star of Celebrity reality television Stephen Baldwin and news, editorial, public policy, current events guru Kevin McCullough explode each Saturday night on the Baldwin McCullough Show.

Founded in July of 2008, Baldwin and McCullough, desired to pour into the world content that would change the life of people that they came into contact with. One significant step in doing so was the launching of the “Baldwin McCullough Radio” show. Launching on four stations its first week, and hoping to be on fifty in roughly eighteen months, they were ecstatic to see their weekly broadcast cleared on more than 100 stations in only seven months. By the time they had been on the air a full 12 months they were closing in on 200. To date they are being carried by 213 affiliates across North America, reaching roughly 2.5 million weekly listeners.

Baldwin/McCullough is on BizTV live on Saturday from 9pm to 11pm EST, 8pm to 10pm CST.

The Dani Johnson Show

The Dani Johnson ShowDani Johnson has instructed hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world on how to make millions of dollars. The mountain of continuous testimonies from clients that pour in on her website, Facebook page, and through the mail, speak for themselves: her simple and practical methods work.

Dani travels around the world every month to deliver her “First Steps To Success” and “Creating A Dynasty” seminars to thousands of people, all wanting to learn how Dani Johnson went from being homeless to having millions of dollars. Typical tours include multiple 10-day tours in London for audiences of more than 10,000, and journeys Australia, Belize and India speaking to more than 30,000 people. Dani’s seminars are always completely sold out! Most compelling is how this happens; it is all due to word of mouth. Dani’s loyal clients blog about their extraordinary results from her seminars, reach out in social media daily, and talk and share in public forums so extensively that a standing-room-only crowd is the standard.

Everyone has a unique life story to share – but initially, Dani Johnson’s looked to be made up of hardships and challenge. Dani grew up on welfare in a violently abusive and drug-infested home. She was emotionally, physically, verbally and sexually abused on a regular basis. The personal trauma and violent conditions that Dani identified as home were all she knew. Consequently, she was pregnant at 17 and homeless at 21. Instead of accepting what life had so far scripted for her, Dani rewrote her own playbook, chapter by chapter – and by 23 she was a millionaire. In the years since, Dani Johnson has become a multi-millionaire many times over, owns five companies with her business partner and husband Hans, is a best-selling author, internationally sought-after speaker and radio show host.

The Dani Johnson Show is on BizTV on Saturday from 7pm to 9pm EST, 6pm to 8pm CST.

Motorz

Motorz

Sponsored by Craftsman® at Sears® and many more, Motorz is now the fastest growing nationally televised DIY Automotive Improvement® series preparing to launch its sixth season. Unlike other automotive shows that skip important steps during commercial breaks, use expensive tools, or perform feats that would be impossible for the average viewer, Motorz shows viewers how to confidently and properly maintain a vehicle and install aftermarket accessories with simple step-by-step instructions in a home garage environment.

Motorz is on BizTV on Saturday from 12pm to 2pm EST, 11am to 1pm CST.

Financial Issues with Dan Celia

Financial Issues with Dan CeliaDan has worked for 35 years as an entrepreneur and businessman, as owner of his own businesses for 25 years, and at one time managing over 600 million dollars. Dan has developed and uses a biblically-responsible system of financial management with great success. He started a radio ministry in 1997 as a part time ministry and has seen the Lord expand and bless this ministry to his current full-time ministry. Dan has interviewed newsmakers and pundits like Steve Forbes, Ben Stein, T. Boone Pickens, Tony Perkins, John Alison, Rayola Dougher API, Congressmen, Senators and Presidential candidates. He is proud of his partnership with the American Family Association where he serves as a board member. Dan is now on over 300 stations across the nation. He is a conference speaker, author of six books and publishes a weekly newsletter.

What new program is your favorite? What are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!

New Programming Coming to BizTV!

Starting in September, new programming is coming to BizTV!

Real Life 101

Real Life 101

Have you ever wondered what you might want to do for the rest of your life?  Have you thought about your “dream job?” Do you have any idea what it takes to get there? Are you headed in the right direction?

Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs.  From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, Lipizzaner stallion trainers and special effects wizards, Real Life 101 takes you “on the job” so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed!

Join hosts Jillian, Shawn and Gracey every week as they explore new professions in the exciting world of work. It’s a half-hour of thought-provoking, eye-opening fun and entertainment!

Beer Geeks

Ed Bremer – Ed is a business guru and Beer Geek rolled into one.  He has translated his business and finance degree intBeer Geekso several successful businesses, finally landing in the beer and liquor industry in 2006.  Ed reinvented his liquor store business by building the one of the largest selections of craft and import brews in Minnesota with over 1,000 selections.

Matt Sandell - Matt was selling beer in 2006, when he met the then new owner of Heritage Liquors, Ed Bremer, and became fast friends over their shared passion for craft beer. Before long they realized that folks who enjoyed craft beer wanted more — they wanted to see behind the scenes, learn how each specialty beer was made to better enjoy what was quickly becoming an American passion.

So in 2011 Matt and Ed, the original Beer Geeks, teamed up to create a television show about craft beer, broadcast on  a local Minneapolis station, Channel 45.  After almost 6 episodes, they approached David Page of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives fame and who was located in Minneapolis at the time, to ask if Page could take the show to the next level.

And the rest, as they say, is history.  Page reinvented the show and upped the production value and retained a national syndicator to take the show out to a national audience.  In September 2013, the country will be treated to the first nationally syndicated television series about all things Craft Beer, which is sure to be as huge a hit as DDD.

Baldwin/McCullough

The Baldwin/McCullough Show

The combined talents of Hollywood Icon and star of Celebrity reality television Stephen Baldwin and news, editorial, public policy, current events guru Kevin McCullough explode each Saturday night on the Baldwin McCullough Show.

Founded in July of 2008, Baldwin and McCullough, desired to pour into the world content that would change the life of people that they came into contact with. One significant step in doing so was the launching of the “Baldwin McCullough Radio” show. Launching on four stations its first week, and hoping to be on fifty in roughly eighteen months, they were ecstatic to see their weekly broadcast cleared on more than 100 stations in only seven months. By the time they had been on the air a full 12 months they were closing in on 200. To date they are being carried by 213 affiliates across North America, reaching roughly 2.5 million weekly listeners.

The Dani Johnson Show

The Dani Johnson ShowDani Johnson has instructed hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world on how to make millions of dollars. The mountain of continuous testimonies from clients that pour in on her website, Facebook page, and through the mail, speak for themselves: her simple and practical methods work.

Dani travels around the world every month to deliver her “First Steps To Success” and “Creating A Dynasty” seminars to thousands of people, all wanting to learn how Dani Johnson went from being homeless to having millions of dollars. Typical tours include multiple 10-day tours in London for audiences of more than 10,000, and journeys Australia, Belize and India speaking to more than 30,000 people. Dani’s seminars are always completely sold out! Most compelling is how this happens; it is all due to word of mouth. Dani’s loyal clients blog about their extraordinary results from her seminars, reach out in social media daily, and talk and share in public forums so extensively that a standing-room-only crowd is the standard.

Everyone has a unique life story to share – but initially, Dani Johnson’s looked to be made up of hardships and challenge. Dani grew up on welfare in a violently abusive and drug-infested home. She was emotionally, physically, verbally and sexually abused on a regular basis. The personal trauma and violent conditions that Dani identified as home were all she knew. Consequently, she was pregnant at 17 and homeless at 21. Instead of accepting what life had so far scripted for her, Dani rewrote her own playbook, chapter by chapter – and by 23 she was a millionaire. In the years since, Dani Johnson has become a multi-millionaire many times over, owns five companies with her business partner and husband Hans, is a best-selling author, internationally sought-after speaker and radio show host.

LeapZone Strategies for LeapTV

Everyone knows that starting a business and keeping it running isn’t easy. So, how can a new entrepreneur start a venture without a guide? We have a way.

LeapZone Strategies is a website dedicated to providing small businesses with the resources they need to get up and going.

The LeapZone team has spent 10 years successfully helping businesses create and manage their brand identity through the vehicle of an award-winning business called Scenario Design. After many years, they discovered that their underlying need to dig deeper, beyond the external business communications, was growing. They felt that brand identity, although very important to business success, was only scratching the surface, and soon realized that a business focused on and known for that alone was no longer fulfilling their purpose. By 2005, they decided that the right thing to do was to merge Scenario Design with an existing, successful, and very talented creative firm.

Margarita Romano

Margarita is a visionary strategist, processor, business owner, systems engineer, creative writer, fanatical problem-solver, and one of the best selling authors of the business and marketing book titled, The Next Big Thing: Top Trends From Today’s Leading Experts to Help You Dominate the New Economy. She loves to step in on a strategic level to provide a different perspective, and to help uncover and clarify purpose and direction. Defining a business’ brand is her business, and making complicated things simple, is her passion. She has a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal and moved to Vancouver in 1994 to work in the film industry. From 1996 to 2006 she co-owned and operated an award-winning creative firm called Scenario Design, that helped companies raise their business standards and re-define their industries through innovative brand development and forward thinking communication tools.

After selling Scenario Design in 2006, she took a well-deserved year off to explore the world, and came back stronger than ever to become co-founder of LeapZone Strategies. Margarita’s extensive hands-on experience with brand development and management, and systems creation and implementation, along with finely-tuned listening skills and a rejuvenated passion for life, make her determined to help entrepreneurs, business leaders and their teams succeed. Still in Vancouver, she is an avid Sudoku Solver, wildly passionate about horses, and may often be found walking her dog in this fantastic city.

Isabelle Mercier Turcotte

As a brand builder, business performance catalyst, and one of the best selling authors of the business and marketing book titled, The Next Big Thing: Top Trends From Today’s Leading Experts to Help You Dominate the New Economy; Isabelle’s sole purpose is to empower change and growth. “Momentum Generator” is her middle name and she has a relentless passion for helping entrepreneurs and small business owners raise the bar and expand their comfort zone to create outstanding brand experiences.

Isabelle’s biggest strength is her no BS approach and ability to tell it like it is. She has the “Simon Cowell” edge and is not afraid to tell people what to do and how to do it. She is an inspirational speaker, a captivating storyteller, and has an unquenchable enthusiasm for life. She is consistently leading-edge in facilitating change, and her undeniable track record and authentic connection with people, has gained her worldwide influence and recognition.

Isabelle co-founded her first business venture a few years out of her teens, which quickly escalated to become one of Canada’s most awarded branding and creative firms; from prestigious international design awards to national entrepreneur of the year. Isabelle was a true pioneer in branding, and to this day still continuously re-establishes the way people do business.

Throughout her career, Isabelle has had the opportunity to help hundreds of small business owners, as well as some influential brands such as A&W, Robeez Footwear, Earls Restaurants, IMAX Corporation, and HSBC Investments. She was instrumental in helping raise their business standards and redefine their industries through outstanding business strategies and forward-thinking communication tools.

With nearly two decades of hands-on experience in branding and business growth, as well as extensive learnings from traveling the globe, Isabelle is determined more than ever to help small business owners all over the world, catapult their way to massive success.

Don’t miss LeapTV on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30pm EST only on BiZTV!

The Taxman Cometh

TAXMAN_Banner_1Don’t let tax season get you down. The Taxman is on BiZTV!

Got a problem with the IRS? Maybe you even THINK you have a problem with the IRS but are too afraid to ask anyone, we’ll we’ve got the guy for you! Michael Rozbruch IS, TAXMAN!

Each week Michael will take you on a journey to help you navigate your way around the complex, and sometimes concerning, tax laws that everyday Americans are faced with.

Michael Rozbruch is the founder and CEO of Tax Resolution Services and is one of the nation’s leading experts on solving individual and small business IRS tax problems. As a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS) and CPA (licensed in the state of Maryland), he has represented thousands of taxpayers who owe the IRS, but simply cannot afford to pay.

Michael has been the guest expert on over 150 radio stations across the country including the nationally syndicated shows BigBiz Radio and The Michael Dresser Show. He has been the guest expert numerous times on Fox 11, KABC and KCAL television news segments. Michael has been interviewed by major newspaper publications including the Los Angeles Daily News the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Business Journal. He is a published writer, having written several articles, two of which have been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Tax Talk in the February and March 2006 issues.

In 2009, CPA Magazine honored Michael with the prestigious national recognition of Top Tax Advisor to Know During Recession. He was also named an Executive of the Year Finalist in the 2009 American Business Awards. Additionally, Michael is the recipient of ASTPS’s prestigious “Top Practitioner” Fall 2005 Award, which recognizes distinguished members for their exemplary professional accomplishments, dedication, and contributions to the organization and the profession.

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