These mediums allow industry experts to bring a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to the table. Radio shows and podcasts are GREAT in that they MAKE LEARNING SIMPLE – just TUNE IN or STREAM IT, put it on speaker in your office or plug in your headphones…and go about your regularly scheduled life. Get in a quick work out, cook dinner, go for a walk…and learn about something valuable to IMPROVING YOURSELF & YOUR BUSINESS at the same time. If TIME is MONEY, then make your TIME COUNT!! This concept is IDEAL for the busy entrepreneur looking to live a FULL LIFE!
Makin’ It! focuses on helping start up and early stage entrepreneurs, who have big dreams, to overcome the many ENTREPRENEURIAL STRUGGLES out there and come out VICTORIOUS! It is truly an inspirational show if you are dealing with obstacles in your entrepreneurial business life. Let’s put it this way: you can either spend your time MAKING YOUR OWN MISTAKES + LEARNING from them, or you can SAVE SOME TIME (as well as avoid a TON of stress) by learning from those who have already been through the sh** & are offering YOU a SHORTCUT to the other side!
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Fri. May 27  Best OF  MAKIN' IT!-
TUNE IN to catch the ‘BEST OF’ from previous episodes of MAKIN’ IT! We’ve compiled Tommy + Todd’s FAVORITE excerpts from our social media topics, entrepreneurial interviews, and MAKIN’ IT or BREAKIN’ IT points.

WHO / WHAT MADE THE CUT? You’ll have to TUNE IN to find out!
Fri. May 20  Billionaire still uses AmEx for Rewards Points-
Is there ever a point when you’re TOO RICH to take advantage of AmEx points? Apparently not, according to this billionaire who uses it to buy items that cost upwards of $30 million!
CHARLES PENZONE on MAKIN IT radio showThis week as our guest, innovative salon + spa entrepreneur Charles Penzone joins Tommy + Todd. Hear this AMERICAN DREAM Success Story from Charles Penzone himself, including never before heard details of his most difficult times, such as nearly being forced to close the very company that he built from the ground up. Penzone is a true RAGS to RICHES example of the power of the entrepreneurial spirit!
Fri. June 3  -Customer Svc issues for Disney Shanghai, + interview with Emmet Apolinario, exit planning advisor + business broker
Disney is expanding into new markets internationally, but how will they overcome cultural differences to provide the
same “wonderful world of Disney” experience that their brand is known for?
In the studio with Tommy + Todd today, guest Emmet Apolinario, business broker and exit planning advisor, explains how his company qualifies potential business buyers, and what makes a business able to sell for top dollar.
Don’t miss it!!
Fri. May 13  Brands pay tribute to PRINCE,  interview with AmeriCheer Founder  former OSU Cheerleader Liz Rossetti-
Many brands attempted to genuinely pay tribute to singer PRINCE in commemoration of his life and massive influence. But some brand messages were viewed as leeching onto a genuine moment of emotion for advertising purposes only. Among those brands who were chastised for their efforts were Cheerios and alcoholic drink brand Four Lokos, who later deleted their initial posts related to the event.
Fri. May 13  Can Designer Clothes really improve Business Performance? When is it Time to END something in life? Money vs. Recognition as motivation?
Is there actually something to the old adage, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have,” or “fake it till you make it”…we investigate the SCIENCE behind how BRANDS can actually influence performance. Maybe BRANDS actually influence all of us more than we attribute credit! In keeping with this topic, we discuss Tommy’s love of fine Italian suits, and if there’s ANYTHING that can make Brittany better at golf.
Fri. June 10 -$276,000 Dinosaur Skulls, Cashflow Shortage advice, + how to run a Stress-free Business
Was a certain high-profile actor crazy for spending $276,000 on an ancient Dinosaur skull? Is it a good or bad thing to compete on status purchases after you have every other luxury that money can buy? How far is too far…

Tommy + Todd discuss questions from listeners pertaining to business cashflow issues. This is one of the top questions we get from our audience, so we wanted to spend some time on this show sharing personal advice, experiences and stories of what we’ve found works in real life situations.

Is it even possible to run a STRESS-FREE BUSINESS? We would LIKE it to be… Maybe it’s an issue of priorities… We discuss!

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Fri. June 17 -Movie ‘Snowpiercer’ dumbed down for Americans,  Author / Sales influencer Mike Weinberg
Is it insulting that studio execs decide to “dumb down” movies that are indie International hits? Are they actually making them more relevant to the American audience, or ruining the story? We discuss…
sales-management-simplifiedGuest on the show today is Mike Weinberg, Best Selling Author and Sales Influencer. Mike shares with us his mission to simplify sales; “The longer I do this the more convinced I am that those who tell us sales is complicated are either confused themselves or using complexity as a smokescreen to hide their lame efforts and poor results.” For more information on Mike and to purchase Mike’s latest book, “Sales Management. Simplified.“ CLICK HERE

Fri. June 24 -Lady Gaga’s Ghostbuster machine, guest Ray Massa on current Hot Real Estate Deals, + what to NEVER ask on a Job Interview
Lady Gaga has gone on the record many times about her belief in the supernatural. But can you believe she actually bought a ghost detecting machine? And you probably won’t BELIEVE how much she paid for it!! Was this a valid cost for her own peace of mind, or just a waste of money?


Fri. July 1 -The World’s Richest Self-Made Woman, How to KILL your Start-up, + is $75k the key to Happiness?
Zhou Qunfei is the world’s richest self-made woman. Ms. Zhou is the founder of Lens Technology, which is a multi-billion dollar operation at the vanguard of China’s push into high-end manufacturing. She is a true rags to riches story, growing up in a small village in China and dropping out of high school, she worked her way up in a factory job to a top management position, before starting her own company.
Tommy and Todd have some GREAT advice on this show of “what not to do” pertaining to start-up businesses. We get a LOT of questions from listeners on this subject. Tune in to hear what these two have to say!
On MAKIN’ IT or BREAKIN’ IT today, we discuss the results of a study on income related to happiness. Is money a prerequisite for “happiness”?

Fri. July 8 -The BEST OF Makin’ It starring Tommy + Todd, hosted by Brittany
TUNE IN to catch the ‘BEST OF’ from previous episodes of MAKIN’ IT! We’ve compiled Tommy + Todd’s FAVORITE excerpts from our social media topics, entrepreneurial interviews, and MAKIN’ IT or BREAKIN’ IT points.

WHO / WHAT MADE THE CUT? You’ll have to TUNE IN to find out!

Fri. July 15 -Customer Service Disasters hit Social Media, Selling to E-Bay, + Vertical vs. Horizontal Leadership
Today we discuss airline JetBlue’s recent customer service mishap + the resulting outcry on social media.  What could they have done to handle this better + NOT receive “mean tweets” from frustrated customers?
GUEST ENTREPRENEUR Ryan Memmelaar discusses what it’s like to SELL a Company to EBAY, how he balances WORK with FAMILY time, + launching NEW business Full Speed Fitness!
Plus we get into Vertical vs. Horizontal leadership systems + when each is most effective.

Fri. July 22 -Biggest Celebrity Paychecks (part 1), the POWER of Focus, + was JetBlue’s BOOTY Shorts decision BAD for its Brand?
MAKIN IT trio with logoWe COUNTDOWN the BIGGEST Celebrity Paychecks, starting with #50 down to #26 today. (You’ll have to listen in next week to hear who TOPS the list!)
Next, Tommy + Todd discuss the book “Focus: The Future of Your Company Depends on It”
by Al Ries. This book examines the power of having a narrow focus in your career and personal life.
Lastly, we look at the JetBlue “booty shorts incident” and discuss if their decision was a positive or negative for brand’s image.
Fri. July 29 -Biggest Celebrity Paychecks (part 2), Personal Branding, + Elon Musk cancels “Super Rude” customer’s TESLA order
We countdown the BIGGEST Celebrity Paychecks…and this week we find out who #1 is! Listen in to find out who tops this list.
Next, Tommy + Todd discuss the value of PERSONAL BRANDING, and how to do it RIGHT. How does this concept of “personal branding” integrate with your company culture overall? We discuss this important topic in detail.
And finally, Elon Musk made headlines when he personally cancelled a “super rude” customer’s TESLA order. Was this RIGHT or WRONG? Will this move negatively affect his brand or help to shape his brand even more?
Fri. Aug. 5 -Did Bud Light go TOO FAR? Is Economic Tyranny around the corner? GAP apologized for ad labeled racist, but was it?
Did Bud Light take it too far in their recent “Up for Whatever” campaign? Was this another case of well-intended marketing gone wrong, or a strategic risk to gain media attention and exposure? If it was in fact the latter, could it be considered a “success” then?
Fri. Aug. 12 - iPhones + National Security, Toxic Employees, + drunken Exec punched out Uber Driver…+ then Sued him for it!
We start out the show today by discuss Apple’s recent comment that the “Founding Fathers Would Be ‘Appalled’ by Government’s iPhone Request” and the issues this raises of national security vs. personal privacy.
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Fri. Aug. 19  “Appropriate” Office Dress, NYC vs. UBER, Getting People to say ‘YES’, + Buying vs. Leasing
We start off the show discussing the “new rules” that are seemingly at play regarding appropriate office dress code. What was previously judged as “too casual” and borderline “sloppy” is now seen as “cool” and “hip”. Looking like you don’t care too much about your professional attire now somehow communicates that you are actually super smart and super competent in your career and that nothing is too difficult for you. So is this really all just “new rules” on a shell game of image? Is this just a new way to rearrange the smoke and mirrors? Is there anything left to the old-school adage of “dress for success”…or has that been completely inverted as well? And let’s not forget the twist that ‘sexism’ puts on this whole rubber band ball of issues!
Fri. Aug. 26  Attack of the Genetically Modified Salmon, Target’s data breach, Small Business success metrics, + Online Gambling giants get in trouble with Las Vegas
Can science finally end world hunger with its new technological developments, such as genetically modified salmon? Or are we setting ourselves up for these “Salmon-zillas” to escape one day and kill off (aka eat) all of the (smaller) natural fish?! It may sound like something out of Jurassic Park (or Sharknado…) but this is the current reality we are dealing with!
Fri. Sept. 2   The Women of Ocean’s Eight, the Business of the Olympics, + the story behind Mark Burnett’s massive success
We begin by discussing the casting (which is still being finalized) for upcoming film Ocean’s Eight, which will feature an all-female lead cast including Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett & Sandra Bullock. Women in Hollywood have been very vocal in the past few years, not only about the gender gap in pay, but also about promoting women more equally as lead characters in film. So this franchise sequel is taking that issue to the next level, and signing on some of the biggest (female) names in Hollywood to represent!
Fri. Sept 9 -Sumner’s Billions, L.A. Real Estate Trophy, the story behind Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, + the new rules on Tipping
The CEO of Viacom, 93-year old Sumner Redstone, is worth $5.1 billion dollars…and many people want to dig their hand in his cookie jar. Currently, there is a volleying of cases being played out between his estranged companion and his granddaughter. And of course there are board members of his business trying to stake their claims and take control of his empire as well.
Fri. Sept 16 -Richard Branson on smoking pot, Holiday Party Planning time, how Politics really affect Business, Pete Rose for the Hall of Fame?
Richard Branson is known for his eccentric views on many subjects, the latest of which is smoking pot…with your kids. Listen to his reasoning, and OUR reasoning on his reasoning, to see which side of the fence you fall on in this multi-tiered debate.
Fri. Sept 23 -Amazon’s ‘Prime Air’, Simone Biles’ Special K box, Entrepreneurial Obsolescence, + Credit Card vs. Family Loan
Amazon just recently announced that they will be leasing ‘PRIME AIR’ branded cargo planes as part of their expansion plans to (once again) take delivery to a whole new level. As part of their ever-improving infrastructure, Amazon took the step to lease their own fleet of cargo planes to speed up delivery of goods from one distribution center to the other. This move coincides with their future plans for their PRIME AIR service, which will be using drones to then deliver the products from local distribution warehouses to customers. How much more futuristic can we get?!
Fri. Oct 7  -Kate Hudson attacked, the story behind The Huffington Post, + how you CAN have it all…if you choose!
First up, we discuss Kate Hudson’s role as the co-founder of Fabletics, and the attention that her celebrity has brought, not only to the brand, but the spotlight it has created on customer service complaints. The complaints against Fabletics are not very different than those against any subscription e-commerce business, including the parent company JustFab. What is different, is the degree of personal attack and call out of Kate Hudson via social media. Is she being unfairly targeted in this circumstance?.
Fri. Oct 14  - Responsibility for Bad Behavior, the stories behind #girlbosses Sara Blakely + Suzanne Somers, + Sweet vs. Salty Snacks
We start out the show by discussing the psychology behind collective “bad behavior” in the workplace, and what you can do to avoid this happening in your enterprise. Not only is unethical behavior, well, UNETHICAL, it can easily become a slippery slope to ILLEGAL behavior. Promote a company culture of smart decision makers, not scapegoating followers!
Fri. Oct 21  - Keeping ‘Personal Beliefs’ personal, Fakepreneurs, #girlbosses HTC Co-Founder Cher Wang + Supermodel Gisele
Today we start by discussing how over-sharing your PERSONAL BELIEFS can hurt your PUBLIC PERSONA and be BAD for BUSINESS! Some people feel it shouldn’t be this way, and demand to voice their personal opinions. But this is more than a “freedom of speech” issue. There is a time and place to share your personal opinions, and then there’s a point when it becomes BAD FOR BUSINESS! Also, do WOMEN feel extra pressure to hold back what they’re really thinking…because there’s even more scrutiny on you being a woman?! Is this gender bias real or imagined? What can we do to break down this stereotype and stereotyping behavior?
Fri. Nov 11 -American Idol fraud, success profile Reed Hastings + Netflix, + bye-bye to A+F Sexy AB Campaigns
The TV show ‘American Idol’ has been MASSIVELY successful over the years. But now that the show has ended there’s massive controversy involving a certain ‘Simon’…and it’s not the one you’re probably thinking! Simon Fuller is the original creator of ‘American Idol’ and was set to receive a multi-million dollar payout with the closure of the final season. But bankruptcy filings by Core Media Group have threatened that payday, and Fuller in turned has filed a lawsuit against the organization. Will this Simon get what he’s due?
Fri. Oct 28  Makin It
Makin’ It! focuses on helping start up and early stage entrepreneurs, who have big dreams, to overcome the many ENTREPRENEURIAL STRUGGLES out there and come out VICTORIOUS! It is truly an inspirational show if you are dealing with obstacles in your entrepreneurial business life. Let’s put it this way: you can either spend your time MAKING YOUR OWN MISTAKES + LEARNING from them, or you can SAVE SOME TIME (as well as avoid a TON of stress) by learning from those who have already been through the sh** & are offering YOU a SHORTCUT to the other side!
Fri. Nov 4  Makin It
Makin’ It! focuses on helping start up and early stage entrepreneurs, who have big dreams, to overcome the many ENTREPRENEURIAL STRUGGLES out there and come out VICTORIOUS! It is truly an inspirational show if you are dealing with obstacles in your entrepreneurial business life. Let’s put it this way: you can either spend your time MAKING YOUR OWN MISTAKES + LEARNING from them, or you can SAVE SOME TIME (as well as avoid a TON of stress) by learning from those who have already been through the sh** & are offering YOU a SHORTCUT to the other side!
Fri. Nov 18 - Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan, Facebook’s NEW News Feed rules, Overcoming Failures, + B2B vs. B2C
Gawker Media founder Nick Denton files for personal bankruptcy protection amidst his company’s lawsuit with Hulk Hogan. This is definitely not the first “sex tape scandal” that has rocked the internet, but this case may be setting a new precedent when it comes to personal rights to privacy in this matter.
Fri. Nov 25 - Evolution of TV, Success Story behind the UFC, + Controversy of Confederate Flags
Television has experienced many “game changers” especially over the past decade. And now it seems as though ALL the players, from Netflix to HBO to the major networks, are competing for QUALITY programming. Just a few years ago, the focus of the game was on QUANTITY. But now, everyone is competing for EYE SHARE from viewers who are all but drowning in a sea of over-saturation. In true biological fashion, “survival of the fittest” is at play here, and the invisible hand is showing what consumers really value. The businesses behind “show business” are having to adapt to keep up or they will inevitably die off.
Fri. Oct 28  Makin It
Makin’ It! focuses on helping start up and early stage entrepreneurs, who have big dreams, to overcome the many ENTREPRENEURIAL STRUGGLES out there and come out VICTORIOUS! It is truly an inspirational show if you are dealing with obstacles in your entrepreneurial business life. Let’s put it this way: you can either spend your time MAKING YOUR OWN MISTAKES + LEARNING from them, or you can SAVE SOME TIME (as well as avoid a TON of stress) by learning from those who have already been through the sh** & are offering YOU a SHORTCUT to the other side!
Fri. Dec. 2 - Trump’s Taj Mahal downfall, how Steve Wynn MADE IT, + Subway’s former Spokesmodel Scandal
Today on MAKIN IT, we review the downfall of Trump’s Atlantic City Taj Mahal Casino. The closure (just after Labor Day) cost about 3,000 workers their jobs, after it was the victim of the longest strike in Atlantic City’s 38-year casino era. The casino that was opened in 1990 by President-elect Donald Trump is now owned by his friend and fellow billionaire Carl Icahn.
Fri. Dec. 9  The Exorcist Escape Room Experience, Bad Behavior on Biz Trips, Top Movies for MAKIN’ IT Motivation, + Stop being so Nice!
What exactly is ‘The Exorcist Escape Room Experience’ and did it live up to the promotional hype that the media was trying to sell it as? And more importantly, which one of us would most HATE to be in that situation?!
Fri. Dec 30 2016 -The BEST OF Makin’ It starring Tommy + Todd, hosted by Brittany
TUNE IN to catch the ‘BEST OF’ from previous episodes of MAKIN’ IT! We’ve compiled Tommy + Todd’s FAVORITE excerpts from our social media topics, entrepreneurial interviews, and MAKIN’ IT or BREAKIN’ IT points.

WHO / WHAT MADE THE CUT? You’ll have to TUNE IN to find out!

Fri. Dec 16 Makin It
Makin’ It! focuses on helping start up and early stage entrepreneurs, who have big dreams, to overcome the many ENTREPRENEURIAL STRUGGLES out there and come out VICTORIOUS! It is truly an inspirational show if you are dealing with obstacles in your entrepreneurial business life. Let’s put it this way: you can either spend your time MAKING YOUR OWN MISTAKES + LEARNING from them, or you can SAVE SOME TIME (as well as avoid a TON of stress) by learning from those who have already been through the sh** & are offering YOU a SHORTCUT to the other side!
Fri. Dec 23 2016  Makin It
Makin’ It! focuses on helping start up and early stage entrepreneurs, who have big dreams, to overcome the many ENTREPRENEURIAL STRUGGLES out there and come out VICTORIOUS! It is truly an inspirational show if you are dealing with obstacles in your entrepreneurial business life. Let’s put it this way: you can either spend your time MAKING YOUR OWN MISTAKES + LEARNING from them, or you can SAVE SOME TIME (as well as avoid a TON of stress) by learning from those who have already been through the sh** & are offering YOU a SHORTCUT to the other side!
Fri. Jan 6 2017 -The BEST OF Makin’ It featuring THE GIRLBOSSES, hosted by Brittany
TUNE IN to catch the ‘BEST OF’ from previous episodes of MAKIN’ IT! We’ve compiled our favorite GIRLBOSS EDITION excerpts from our social media topics, entrepreneurial interviews, and MAKIN’ IT or BREAKIN’ IT points.

WHO / WHAT MADE THE CUT? You’ll have to TUNE IN to find out!

Fri. Jan 27 2017  Bar Rescue, (possibly) the end of the 99¢ Store, President Trump + the NEW American Economy
New year, new segments, new studio, and a new president! In this week’s episode of Makin’ It Tommy, Todd, and Brittany discuss the hit TV show “Bar Rescue” and how host Jon Taffer works his magic to bring disastrous bars back to making a profit. The gang also talk about how to turn around the problems with 99cent stores, the new president, and what we need to do as a country to get back on top
Fri. Feb 3 2017  The Profit, PacSun in Danger, Capital Grille fiasco, + pre-employment IQ tests
SHOW BUZZ – featuring The Profit
DANGER REPORT – featuring PacSun
THE FIX – featuring Nine West Holdings
DEEP DIVE – featuring The Capital Grille
MAKIN’ IT or BREAKIN’ IT – on Pre-Employment IQ tests
Fri. Feb 10 2017  Dragon’s Den, Shark Tank contestant Dave Alwan, is Employee Training actually Oversold?
Before there was “Shark Tank” there was “Dragon’s Den”.  We go back to the ROOTS of the original (at least of this decade anyway) that started a WORLDWIDE phenomenon of BUSINESS REALITY Shows.  If you think the SHARKS are tough, wait till you hear how the DRAGONS critique contestants!
Fri. Feb 17 2017  AMC’s Mad Men, interview with Chris Jamison from THE VOICE #TeamAdam, + should the NBA rest Star Players?
We start off our segments today by reflecting on AMC’s hit show Mad Men, and what it did for the entertainment industry, as well as the advertising industry.  MANY valuable lessons can be gleaned from this show, whether you are a business owner, in the advertising industry, or ANYONE on the climb MAKIN’ IT!
Fri. Feb 24 - Comedy Central’s ‘Nathan for You’, Emmet Apolinario’s advice for the current BUSINESS Economy, + what is the next Industry “Bubble” about to Burst?
Business Reality Shows have become a very popular television genre over the past decade.  Comedy Central is riding this wave as well, putting their own unique twist on this topic, with the show ‘Nathan for You’.  We discuss the setup and premise of this series in detail on our show, but as a brief summary, let’s just say that we can ALL agree that this show is able to combine some very brash business advice (that may however be impossible to execute…) with comedic timing that left us all laughing, scratching out heads, and pondering the logical seeds of truth that Nathan sows to these business owners.