Bill Stainton and friends
Bill Stainton, Executive Producer for Almost Live!, the sketch comedy show that aired in Seattle for 15 years and who is now leading Ovation Consulting, joins MYB for a discussion about being creative and leading creative teams -- with a bit about what comedy has to do with business. Hear about the one thing that separates creative people from people who aren't, and the difference between creativity and innovation.
Also, the latest about small business lending and the VC investment outlook for 2012. Includes a clip from the Seinfeld sitcom "The Opposite" and a clip of Bill speaking about what businesses can learn from The Beatles.
Guests David Dallaire of Fennec Consulting and Alan Regala of ShelfGenie of Seattle join Robbin to discuss product development, what it means to go from your own company to a franchise, and why branding is still relevant -- even for the smallest businesses. The show opens with an update about the new tolls on the 520 Bridge and tips for keeping your creative juices flowing.