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The purpose of Million Dollar Monday is to bring you real successful people with real useful advice for entrepreneurs and all people with big dreams.
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Jeopardy, the path from politics to business, and an idea that started in a college dorm room. The Co-Founder of Applecart, Sacha Samotin, discusses how the idea to build a platform that uses publicly available data to advertise came to be, what kind of business mistakes he has made and lessons learned from them, the importance of building a sustainable team of people, and more in this episode.
JANUARY 2, 2023
Imagine quitting your job and risking it all to raise money, build a business plan on the fly, and create a company you believe can make a difference in people’s lives. Sound crazy? Well that’s exactly what the bold, entrepreneur Calloway Cook did when he founded Illuminate Labs. The Founder and active President of this modern and honest supplements company discusses with host, Greg Muzzillo, the miscommunication between consumers and the dietary supplement industry, and reveals his best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
FEBRUARY 7, 2023
Being an entrepreneur isn’t always about making money. For LifeVac founder Arthur Lih, it’s about making a difference. What if you had already built a successful business, sold it for millions of dollars, then on the cusp of retirement, you realized you could create something that wouldn’t just change someone’s life, but it could save someone’s life? Would you put your life on hold to focus on the lives of others? Lih sits down with host Greg Muzzillo to discuss the story behind the creation of LifeVac, why he felt morally obligated to start the company, and the lives he’s touched along the way.
MARCH 6, 2023
Cindy Rumpf Novack
Cindy Rumpf Novack founded candlesandsupplies.com. What started as a fun hobby with her daughters has now grown into a warehouse with over 50,000 square feet of supplies and $8 million in sales. Novack sells much more than just candles and soaps, she delivers an experience for the customer and is empowering people to pursue their own dreams.
OCTOBER 3, 2022
“Customers today are so anxious that they’re not making a big enough impact in their day-to-day lives,” reveals Viveka Hulyalkar. “They would not only switch brands; they would even pay extra for a brand that they believe is more socially responsible.” The Co-Founder and CEO of Beam Impact share how to turn consumer behaviors into cash to make a tangible impact. Listen to Hulyalkar’s story and valuable advice here.
NOVEMBER 7, 2022
”Coworking is about different personalities, different entrepreneurs, and what they are looking for,” Natasha Mohan says. “Sitting down with them, understanding their business model, understanding their business goals and needs, and making them happy to engage with a company and a team that is going to help them fulfill those.” The Founder and CEO of WorkSocial, a shared office space company, explains her take on coworking, how to scale a business in today’s world, and creating “movements in happiness.”
DECEMBER 5, 2022
Chad Agate has over two decades of experience as a serial entrepreneur, tech innovator, and disciplined coach and mentor. He has started and exited four businesses and is currently CEO of Spinach Pay, a privately owned company focused on building innovative solutions in payment processing. Agate has achieved success and inspired others to follow their dreams. He has earned his stellar reputation through focused determination and relentless discipline. Most recently, USA Today recognized Agate as one of the top 10 entrepreneurs to watch.
JULY 11, 2022
“You can’t lead others until you know how to lead yourself,” explains Russell Benaroya, a serial entrepreneur and author of One Life to Lead. Tune in as our Million Dollar Monday guest shares the five principles to designing your best life and business.
AUGUST 1, 2022
Steve Schulze started Nekter Juice Bar out of a desire to live a healthy lifestyle. His passion quickly turned into a business opportunity that he has grown from one store location to more than 200 locations and over $100 million in sales. Tune in to hear more about overcoming failures, valuable advice about franchising, and how to ensure long-term success.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2022
Josh Goodman is the Founder and CEO of PourMyBeer, a next-generation self-pour beverage system. Goodman discusses the many stages his business went through in order to solve a huge issue in the nightlife industry – crowded bars. With over 10,000 taps in 23 countries, Goodman provides valuable advice on how with the right mindset, a simple frustration can lead to fortune.
APRIL 4, 2022
Liz Giorgi is a two-time media entrepreneur who challenges the norm. She is Co-Founder and CEO of Soona, a same-day photo and video studio designed to help brands get professional content for less than the price of stock. Previously, she started Mighteor, a production company that was one of the first in the country to provide online video strategy to brands as large as Facebook and U.S. Bank. Giorgi is an Emmy award winner, an advocate for women in business, and recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30.
May 2, 2022
Sarah Hawley is a serial entrepreneur and investor in startups, having founded eight companies since 2009. Following three successful exits, exceeding $2 million, she is currently the Founder and CEO of Growmotely, the world’s first platform to connect conscious companies with skilled professionals into long term remote roles. Hawley co-founded League of Extraordinary Women and was recognized as Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs Under 40 by Shoestring, and Thought Leader of the Year by IFA. She has a passion for diversity, inclusion, and empowerment and her most recently published book is Conscious Leadership: A Journey from Ego to Heart.
June 6, 2022
“You are just one shift away from unleashing the unlimited success that awaits,” shares Anthony Trucks. After many adversities including being placed in foster care at a young age and losing his NFL career to an injury, Trucks learned the power of “shifting your identity” to reach your full potential.
JANUARY 10, 2022
As founder of the global mutual aid organization called Pandemic of Love, Shelly Tygielski has connected more than 2 million individuals in need with people who can provide resources. Tygielski discusses the power of radical self-care and community with Host Greg Muzzillo. She also shares insights from her book, Sit Down to Rise Up, on ways to achieve our own mind, body, and emotional balance.
FEBRUARY 7, 2022
Billy Bosch turned his vision for the perfect snack into reality through starting his own company, Iconic Protein. His products are now sold in over 8,000 retail stores and he has raised over $14 million in capital. Tune in to hear valuable advice on starting and scaling a company, tips on working with business partners, and living an iconic life.
MARCH 7, 2022
“We know 83% of dieters end up gaining more weight than they’ve lost within the first two years,” explains Emily Hochman, “and so how do we actually help people build sustainable change?” The Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneur has redefined “dieting” through Wellory, an app that helps people make healthier eating choices rather than crash diets.
DECEMBER 6, 2021
Matthew Rooda solved a major issue for hog farmers through starting SwineTech. He raised more than $6 million in venture capital and has been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30. Tune in to hear valuable advice from an entrepreneur who knows what it takes to grow a business and stay ahead of the competition.
DECEMBER 13, 2021
Did you know that there are ways to turn your retirement funds into a more active investment to empower your dreams? Tune in as David Nilssen shares how he has helped 25,000 entrepreneurs to access over $5 billion to start or buy a business. He also discusses with Host Greg Muzzillo the importance about being intentional in your relationships and creating the life you want.
DECEMBER 20, 2021
“I cannot count the amount of times where a successful business outcome hinges on the emotional health of the individuals involved as well as their ability to communicate with each other,” explains Alyssa Petersel. As Founder and CEO of MyWellbeing, Petersel is committed to creating mental health awareness and making the process of connecting people to therapists much easier.
NOVEMBER 22, 2021
Rick Del Sontro
Rick Del Sontro offers expert advice on franchising, including what investors are looking for and common struggles to avoid in starting up a business. As founder of a company that was named to the Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing private companies for six consecutive years, Del Sontro knows what it takes to drive success.
NOVEMBER 29, 2021
“Passion is key. Be obsessed with the solution you’re offering,” shares Ed Buckley, who transformed the fitness industry through creating a way to personalize health and wellness in the corporate industry. Tune in to Million Dollar Monday to hear the story of Peerfit and key advice about networking and fundraising to grow a company.
OCTOBER 25, 2021
“Start TODAY because in two years you’ll be saying that you should have done it sooner,” shares CEO of Junk King. Michael Andreacchi started the eco-friendly junk removal company and grew it to 100+ franchises. Tune in to this week’s Million Dollar Monday to hear how having the confidence to take risks can lead to achieving your dreams.
NOVEMBER 1, 2021
Do you live your life with blinders on or off? Are you aware of the opportunities that surround you? Leo Resig is Co-Founder of the well-known lifestyle and comedy website The Chive and creates popular apparel such as “Keep Calm and CHIVE on.” He is also Co-Founder of Atmosphere TV, the world’s largest audio-optional streaming TV service for businesses.
NOVEMBER 8, 2021
Frank Fiume successfully started i9 Sports, the nation’s first and leading franchisor of youth sports leagues and camps. Fiume discusses with Host Greg Muzzillo the importance of going against the grain and pursuing your passion and also understanding when it’s time to call it quits and exit the business. Tune in to this week’s Million Dollar Monday to hear more.
OCTOBER 4, 2021
Andrew Ashur is Co-Founder and CEO of Lucid Drone Technologies, a company that builds industrial drones for labor-intensive tasks. The company developed out of an idea to create safer and more efficient cleaning methods using existing technology. Lucid has raised $2.5 million through a startup accelerator and has most recently introduced a disinfecting drone used by clients such as the Atlanta Falcons and Texas A&M. Ashur started the business while at Davidson College, all while playing Division 1 baseball, double majoring and graduating within 3 years. He is an entrepreneur with a competitive spirit who has been named to Forbes’ 2021 list of 30 Under 30.
OCTOBER 11, 2021
“The biggest risk in life is not taking risks in life” are words of wisdom from Mike Watts, an entrepreneurial expert with three startups and over $60 million in sales. Watts discusses with Host Greg Muzzillo how he was able to successfully strike a deal with Daymond John from Shark Tank, but not in the typical way that you might think. Tune in to Million Dollar Monday to hear an important strategy to achieve massive success.
OCTOBER 18, 2021
“Don’t be afraid to take risks. Be innovative and differentiate yourself,” shares John Sheppard, former executive leader of Coca-Cola’s international divisions. Sheppard discusses his experience working with both private and public companies and offers advice about effective communication, building confidence, and knowing when you need to adjust your leadership style. Tune in to Million Dollar Monday to hear more.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
David McKinnon, one of the most accomplished franchise builders in the world, discusses his passion for franchising and key advice to grow your business. As Co-Founder of Service Brands International, he built Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and other companies to represent nine brands with nearly 2000 franchises in eight countries. He talks about the importance of trade associations and his involvement with the International Franchise Association. Tune in to this week’s episode of Million Dollar Monday to hear more.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
Jennifer Kushell is Founder and CEO of Exploring Your Potential, which empowers schools and organizations to educate students about the possibilities of future careers. Kushell is passionate about paving the way to success for the younger generation around the world. She is an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker and author. Her books include New York Times bestseller Secrets of the Young & Successful: How to Get Everything You Want Without Waiting a Lifetime and The Young Entrepreneur’s Edge: Using Your Ambition, Independence, and Youth to Launch a Successful Business. Kushell has served as an advisor and board member to several global youth organizations and has worked across over 100 countries influencing the lives of millions.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2021
Julia Pimsleur: Part 1
Julia Pimsleur has dedicated her career to breaking norms and revolutionizing the entrepreneurial world for women. After building her own multi-million dollar company and raising $6 million in angel and venture capital, Pimsleur launched Million Dollar Women, a social venture committed to empowering women to reach $1 million in revenues. Pimsleur shares her insights and expert advice with Host Greg Muzzillo in this episode of Million Dollar Monday.
AUGUST 16, 2021
Julia Pimsleur: Part 2
Are you looking to grow your business to $1 million and beyond? In part 2 of this interview with Julia Pimsleur she dives deeper into the secrets of starting, scaling and funding your business venture. Pimsleur launched Million Dollar Women, a social venture that empowers thousands of women entrepreneurs to scale up their business. She is also Founder of Little Pim, the #1 language learning system for young children, and raised more than $6 million in angel and venture capital. Tune in to Million Dollar Monday to hear more as Pimsleur discusses three critical questions you should be asking and how to prepare for your pitch.
AUGUST 23, 2021
EJ Carrion is a transformational social entrepreneur, speaker and thought leader who builds technology and innovations to create equitable people-powered solutions. As Co-Founder of his company, Student Success Agency, he offers a knowledgeable perspective on taking action to change the norm. He was recognized by Forbes Magazine as a Top 30 Entrepreneur Under 30. Tune in to this episode to hear how Carrion empowers others to accelerate their success.
AUGUST 30, 2021
Terry Brizz: Part 1
“You have to have a good business plan. A business plan is like a blueprint. If you go to start a house, what are you going to do? You’re not just going to buy a bunch of lumber, buy a bunch of bricks, dig a big hole – you need to have a plan. And this plan is your blueprint,” shares Terry Brizz. Tune in to Million Dollar Monday as Founder of Galaxy Balloons shares valuable advice for building and growing your business.
AUGUST 2, 2021
Terry Brizz: Part 2
Terry Brizz had two great ideas come to him – one from standing in line to check into a hotel room, and the other from standing in line at the grocery store. Both opportunities massively changed his life and were influential in creating his financial and business success. Listen as the President of Galaxy Balloons and Professor of Entrepreneurship shares how you need to keep your eyes open to the opportunities that surround you. Tune in to Part 2 of this Million Dollar Monday interview with Terry Brizz.
AUGUST 9, 2021
Kate Eckman is an accomplished entrepreneur, elite athlete, broadcast journalist, model, international TV personality, certified executive coach and author. After experiencing her own struggles with mental health in her pursuit for excellence, Eckman discovered the power of mindfulness and the value of focusing inward. She empowers individuals to create a life with purpose and achieve maximum potential. Eckman shares these practical tools and techniques in her book; The Full Spirit Workout: A Ten-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun and Fulfilling Life.
JULY 5, 2021
Terry Fergus discusses the importance of building relationships and always having your eyes open to see the opportunities around you. As a successful entrepreneur and trusted financial advisor, Fergus shares the most important question that every client is dying to answer – “Tell me about yourself.” Tune in to this week’s Million Dollar Monday to hear more!
JULY 12, 2021
“Try new things; get out of your comfort zone and dare to act on your dreams,” says Terry Rich. Tune in and hear from an entrepreneur who started four of his own companies, was a guest on The Tonight Show, ran a zoo and gave away $1 billion. He was also part of the team that busted the largest lottery fraud in the U.S. history.
JULY 19, 2021
Liz Anthony created wholesome, protein-packed snacks with simple ingredients during her college days to fuel her energy as an athlete. Her passion quickly turned into a business that became Liz Anthony Nutrition. Tune in to this week’s Million Dollar Monday as Liz shares her compelling story with Host Greg Muzzillo.
JUNE 14, 2021
Olympic gold medalist and entrepreneur, Geoff Gaberino, discusses the importance of determination and preparation. There will be unknown factors, there will be roadblocks – however when you know that failure is not an option, you will find a path and push through to achieve success. Gaberino shares his story and life lessons with Host Greg Muzzillo on this week’s Million Dollar Monday.
JUNE 21, 2021
Dr. Anya Szigeti
A life-changing diagnosis encouraged Dr. Anya Szigeti to embark on a lifestyle change that would reverse her symptoms. She shares her story and discusses practical steps for entrepreneurs and business people to have more energy and achieve optimal success. Listen as Szigeti and Host Greg Muzzillo discuss the “wealth of your health” in this episode of Million Dollar Monday.
JUNE 28, 2021
The 12 Week Year is all about creating a 12 week execution cycle so that you can take back control of your day, increase your income, balance the priorities in your life, lower your stress and accomplish your goals in record time. Brian Moran, Founder of The 12 Week Year, shares the steps to achieving more with Host Greg Muzzillo. If you are ready to get more done in 12 weeks than most people do in 12 months, tune in to this week’s Million Dollar Monday.
MAY 17, 2021
Marty Schaffel made one mistake that almost cost him his entire business. In that moment he had to reinvent himself and today, the company’s sales are over $1.4 billion. Tune in to this week’s Million Dollar Monday as Schaffel shares his story and key advice about creating success through business, management and mentorship.
MAY 24, 2021
“High performing teams have radical candor and accountability. They will say what they’re thinking about ideas and each other,” explains Keith Ferrazzi, Founder of a global consulting and coaching firm that works with Fortune 100 companies. Ferrazzi shares his secrets on how to start creating more success in life and business with Host Greg Muzzillo. Hint… the key is relationships! Listen now.
JUNE 7, 2021
Jim Hummer founded two healthcare companies and invested in over 30 cutting-edge ventures, creating over $4 billion in shareholder value. Hummer discusses with Host Greg Muzzillo the lessons he learned from opportunities and failures during his career, including when he sold his company, Whole Health Management, to pharmacy store giant Walgreens.
APRIL 26, 2021
Fred Albrecht is an accomplished business owner, mentor and coach, who together with his wife, Suzette, built a $40 million dollar business in the promotional products and print industry, Proforma Albrecht & Co. “Relationships matter more than anything,” Albrecht discusses with Host Greg Muzzillo, “it’s all about building a company one great person at a time.”
MAY 3, 2021
Naz Beheshti shares her experience working as Steve Jobs’ former executive assistant and how Jobs was a mentor and inspiration for her book, Pause. Breathe. Choose.: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being. As Founder of Prananaz, a corporate wellness company, Beheshti offers advice and a holistic framework to empower people and leading organizations to reach their highest potential.
MAY 10, 2021
Dr. Nido Qubein
Dr. Nido Qubein came to the United States as a teenager with limited knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. Today, as President of High Point University, he has led the school through extraordinary transformation and increased revenue from $40 million to $350 million. Qubein shares his inspiring story with Host Greg Muzzillo and the steps to achieving success.
APRIL 5, 2021
Tom Monaghan, Founder of Domino’s Pizza, grew the company into one of the world’s largest pizza companies and then sold it for a billion dollars. Despite his inauspicious childhood and business challenges, he transformed the pizza industry. Monaghan discusses with Host Greg Muzzillo his five key priorities that have been a roadmap for his success and life.
APRIL 19, 2021
Marty Lott, SanMar’s Founder of the nation’s premier supplier of wholesale imprinted clothing and accessories, shares his famous yellow t-shirt story with Host Greg Muzzillo. What was a complete disaster quickly turned into recognizing two foundational principles that are key to driving success.
MARCH 15, 2021
Umberto P. Fedeli
When you help others achieve success, magic happens. “I’m a big believer of the law of reciprocity. You only get what you want to give,” explains Umberto P. Fedeli, President and CEO of The Fedeli Group, one of the largest privately held risk management and insurance firms in the state of Ohio.
MARCH 22, 2021
To have a dream is one thing, but to pursue that dream with passion and conviction is the difference between settling and success. Bill Koeblitz, Founder of MobilityWorks, discusses with Host Greg Muzzillo his aspirations of getting into Formula 1 Grand Prix racing and ultimately how he started a business that today, has become the largest national provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles.
MARCH 29, 2021
Michael Siegal, Chairman of the Board with Olympic Steel, grew the company from $35 million to more than $1.6 billion in revenues. He knows what it takes to break through the boundaries other people set for you. He discusses with Host Greg Muzzillo that as captain of the ship you cannot panic in the storm, you must be able to embrace change to continue to grow and be successful.
FEBRUARY 22, 2021
Marc Blumenthal is a serial entrepreneur who is committed to helping other entrepreneurs accelerate success through meaningful connections, investments and opportunities. As Chairman of Synapse Florida and Founding Member of Florida Funders, Blumenthal discusses with Host Greg Muzzillo how finding problems fuels the creation of business and wealth.
MARCH 1, 2021
Phil Hellmuth, 15-time World Series of Poker Champion, has won more than $23 million in live tournament winnings and helped raise over $60 million for charity. The poker legend shares with Host Greg Muzzillo how positive thinking influences our reality and empowers us to achieve extraordinary success.
“You are what you think; You become what you think; What you think becomes reality.”
MARCH 8, 2021
Scott Wolstein has a long and distinguished career as one of the top leaders and developers in the real estate industry. As company Chairman and CEO of DDR, he led a successful IPO and grew its assets from $400 million to $16 billion, becoming a world-leader in open-air shopping center ownership, management and development.
FEBRUARY 1, 2021
Jim Tressel led the Ohio State Buckeyes to win the 2002 National Championship and seven Big Ten Championships. Learn what it takes to win through adversity with one of the most respected coaches in college football history. Tressel discusses how ‘anyone can handle the good times; it’s how you handle the tough times.’
FEBRUARY 8, 2021
Niurka has empowered hundreds of thousands of people to elevate the way they think, speak and live. The former Top Corporate Trainer for Tony Robbins launched her company in 2000 and for more than two decades has guided some of the most powerful businesses to produce record-breaking results. Niurka shares with host Greg Muzzillo how it all starts with our mindset.
FEBRUARY 15, 2021
Founder of the Billion-Dollar “Chicken Soup for the Soul” Publishing Empire and New York Times best-selling author shares how he has devoted his life and career to helping others achieve their personal definition of success and create lives of great joy, meaning and fulfillment.
JANUARY 11, 2021
An original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank, the creator of the infomercial, pioneer of the As Seen on TV brand, and business ventures that have produced over 5 billion global sales – Harrington has empowered many to turn their dreams into million dollar reality.
Nick Friedman started College H.U.N.K.S Hauling Junk and grew the business to a multi-million dollar national franchise. Friedman explains how there is an intricate balance between the ‘ready-fire-aim’ approach and perfecting a business plan before actually getting started.
More about Million Dollar Monday…
Million Dollar Monday features real successful people with real useful advice for entrepreneurs and people with big dreams. This series is hosted by Greg Muzzillo who many years ago started his own company called Proforma with a small investment of $200 and a lot of big dreams. Thanks to solid advice from some real successful people, Proforma is now a $500 million leader in the printing and promotional products industry with over 600 franchise offices throughout North America. Today, Muzzillo’s big dream is to help aspiring business owners and sales professionals reach their big dreams.
I want to stay updated with real advice from real successful people.