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  • 00:39

    Holiday rewind! Let’s talk holiday parties! …fun drinks included

    in Design

    We love holiday parties, especially when we’re surprised and delighted by little special touches created by the hosts. From custom-designed cocktails to gorgeous decor, as guests it’s always fun to have something unique to discuss with the other guests (especially if we don’t know each other). And honestly, it makes us feel more special as guests that the hosts took time out of their busy lives to make their event a little more special.


    So we’re talking with some of our favorite experts in interior decor, drink design, festive food, and innovative desserts to help us throw the ultimate holiday parties.


    Designer Taniya Nayak might be best known as an HGTV host and designer on Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible. She’s also a successful, Boston-based interior design firm, Taniya Nayak Design LLC., where she adds a fresh, clean look to both commercial and residential spaces.


    Entertaining designer Lulu Powers fresh approach to hassle-free entertaining – from food to flowers – has made her a sought-after talent, inspiring mentor, and credible entertaining lifestyle expert. 


    Liz Latham is the creator of Hoosier Homemade, a national baking and lifestyle blog devoted to helping the craft and cooking challenged become domestic goddesses.


    Food and wine blogger/writer Maggie Unzueta is a recipe developer who shares her creations on her blog Mama Maggie.

  • 00:44

    Remembering Steve Meyerowitz aka SPROUTMAN - Interview with the SPROUTBROTHERS

    in Health

    Join us as we speak with the "Sproutbrothers" Noah and Ari Meyerowitz, sons of the dearly departed "Sproutman"  Steve Meyerowitz. 


    Hear them tell the Sproutman's story which dates back to the 1970's and listen as they share what it was like growing up with a man whose mission in life was to help people reclaim their health.   They will discuss the ways they are carrying out their fathers' message of health and wellness and of course, the importance and health benefits of sprouting for your well being!  


    Steve was the author of the most popular books on sprouts including Sprouts the Miracle Food, Sproutman's Kitchen Garden Cookbook, and Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine, to name a few. 


    He was also featured on Web MD, Raw Food World, Hippocrates Health Institute, PBS, QVC, the Home Shopping Network, and TV Food Network - just to name a few.  His books have been translated into 11 languages.  In 3 minutes on QVC, 953 people ordered his Cookbook and Kitchen Garden Salad Grower.


    Meet top integrative healers, and wellness-oriented companies, at the November 8, 2015 NAVEL expo.


     

  • 00:42

    StephenSpivak of @WearablesStore w/ @VickensMoscova @DrivingOnEnergi #ILoveEVs

    in Entertainment

    Stephen Spivak is a serial entrepreneur from an entrepreneurial Philadelphia family and Masters of Organizational Dynamics graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with record of success launching new entrepreneurial ventures and new business divisions.  He is a creative, proven problem solver and marketer with ability to plan a venture, manage a business, establish distribution, drive revenue growth, service customers, cut costs, resolve conflict, and build effective teams. In 2004, Stephen founded Screen Dreams to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the explosive growth of plasma and LCD HDTVs, with the goal of bringing ambient art, photography, and screensaver-like content to all home TVs. Screen Dreams is managed and operated by Mr. Spivak as it’s President and a team of experienced outside consultants and representatives who sell Screen Dreams DVDs into national retail channels and who have previously partnered with consumer electronics and media companies to build streaming ambient content solutions and bring them to market.  Stephen excels at developing consumer based content with enduring success in both DVD and digital media.  Stephen has built major distribution channels and relationships in both areas. Stephen is responsible for Screen Dreams rise from a start-up venture to a leading DVD publisher which produces its own proprietary, and exclusively licensed ambient imagery content. As a DVD publisher, Stephen uniquely developed national in-store marketing programs for Screen Dreams DVDs by positioning them as a new category of Electronic TV accessories.Screen Dreams DVDs are sold through various brick and mortar retailers such as Sam’s Club –who’s #1 DVD per units sold in 2008 and 2009 was Screen Dreams “Living Fireplace” DVD, QVC, HSN, and other retail outlets.

  • REVEAL YOUR EXCELLENCE w/ The On-Camera Coach! Renai Ellison

    in Self Help

    Renai chats with Certified Life Coach and ELI Master Practitioner Nancy Solomon Gross about her unique niche of COACHING THE MALE CLIENT.


    About the HOST: RENAI ELLISON


    I launched my career in television after a summer internship with KYW-TV in Philadelphia and have hosted television programs on HGTV, PBS, and QVC. Currently, I am a certified personal development coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). My coaching practice was born in 2007 and has been redefined as a result of the incredible training I received from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). My coaching practice focuses on helping you to access higher levels of energy so that you can create the life you desire. I tap into the power of the media to connect with people and help them unlock their true potential.


     


    About the GUEST: NANCY SOLOMON GROSS


    I grew up in Scarsdale, New York and am the youngest of three children. I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BS degree. For 20 years I have worked as a salesperson at brand agencies. I have a husband and two daughters, a step son and a dog. They all bring me much joy and support in all things. I realized that much of my inspiration for coaching comes from being a wife, mother and friend, and my professional experience guiding others to new opportunities in business. I have a deep desire to guide men to  a life of self empowerment, interest, and meaning.


     

  • 00:29

    CFF Interviews Rich Yoegel with QVC

    in Entertainment

    Ever wondered what it was like to get one of your products on QVC? How does someone get their merchandise on there? What is it like to work with QVC? This has to be one of the most interesting careers out there.
    We are priveleged to speak with Rich Yoegel, QVC's Director of Off Air Programming. Listen in on how he started with QVC and what is next in his amazing career.

  • 01:22

    Shark Dropper Episode 75 (Trash)

    in Comedy

    Robert, John, and Kyle, are joined by Nick. Kyle shows off his new and improved improv skills to the rest of the guys. They talk about Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity. Kyle talks about The Monkeys, and Robert tells a joke. They move on to E3 annoucements and games they are excited. The guys talk about the subtle nuances behind the character of Micheal Myers. Kyle brings up Spielberg directing Poltergeist and tacky movie-making, which leads into horror movie re-makes. Robert takes on the problem with the world's trash. Robert, John, and Kyle all react after having watched Lifetime's A Deadly Adoption, and talk salesmen fails. 

  • 00:28

    The Ups & Downs of a TV Makeover: Behind the Scenes on CNBC's "The Profit"

    in Entrepreneur

    Big changes and new opportunities are underway for The Lano Company, a Raymore, Missouri business that makes lanolin-based cosmetics. Miranda Coggins President of The Lano Company was featured  on a recent episode of the CNBC reality show The Profit. The show’s star, serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, invested $500,000 in the company for a 20 percent stake. In return, he’s pushing owners Miranda and Layne Coggins to make a series of changes in how Lano operates.
    That includes revamping Lano’s lineup of products, packaging and branding, a third-party manufacturer and contacts at the QVC shopping network and Birchbox, a national subscription-box business. He also has signed a five-year contract for new space for the company. Miranda shares her stories from behind the scenes with Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon and she tells listeners the lessons she learned about growing her already successful business.


    To hear more shows hosted by host Kelly Scanlon visit our archives.

  • 00:28

    CNBC's The Profit Gives Cosmetics Company a Makeover

    in Entrepreneur

    Big changes and new opportunities are underway for The Lano Company, a Raymore, Missouri business that makes lanolin-based cosmetics. Miranda Coggins President of The Lano Company was featured  on a recent episode of the CNBC reality show The Profit. The show’s star, serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, invested $500,000 in the company for a 20 percent stake. In return, he’s pushing owners Miranda and Layne Coggins to make a series of changes in how Lano operates.
    That includes revamping Lano’s lineup of products, packaging and branding, a third-party manufacturer and contacts at the QVC shopping network and Birchbox, a national subscription-box business. He also has signed a five-year contract for new space for the company. Miranda shares her stories from behind the scenes with Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon and she tells listeners the lessons she learned about growing her already successful business.


    To hear more shows hosted by host Kelly Scanlon visit our archives.

  • 00:55

    QVC Agent Kim Babjak "Is Your Invention QVC Ready"?

    in Women

     
    Kim Babjak, founder of KimCo LLC, is a mother of four, entrepreneur, inventor, author and speaker, who despite only completing the 10th grade, was determined to create and realizing her dreams of product development. 
    Over a decade ago, Kim formed KimCo LLC.  KimCo is a product development, sourcing, and retail distribution company.  Kim represents hundreds of product in some of the world’s largest retailers like QVC, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and Home Depot.  Kim has also worked with some of the top Entrepreneurs, such as Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, Paris Hilton, Kate Hudson, and the wildly popular Captains of Deadliest Catch for Home Shopping TV.  
    With her vast contacts and experience in the manufacturing industry, Babjak has also developed a new program that helps inventors bring their product ideas to market by providing a “one stop manufacturing process” for product development, prototyping and manufacturing, Babjak can enjoy the satisfaction of watching others live the “American Dream” she enjoys by getting their own products to millions. 

  • 00:29

    Kent Rollins Celebrity Cowboy Grill Master and Red River Ranch Chuck Wagon

    in Food

    NWP welcomes Cowboy Kent Rollins!


    Kent is an acclaimed chuck wagon cook and has made numerous television appearances including: PBS, QVC, Food Network's Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Chopped Grill Masters and Chopped Redemption, and currently NBC's Food Fighters.  His popular recipe and story contributions can also be enjoyed each month in Western Horseman MagazineRaised in Hollis, Oklahoma, near the banks of the Red River, Kent grew up around the cattle business helping his dad and later managed a cow/calf operation. Along with working cattle, cooking has always been a passion for Kent, which was learned from his mother at an early age. From the skills he learned in the kitchen and years of Dutch oven cooking for hunters deep in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico, Kent took to the trail with his business Red River Ranch Chuck Wagon Catering.  Kent shares his cowboy advice and wisdom.

  • 00:41

    Barbara Bigford: Secrets of the Inventor of Beach Pockets

    in Motivation

    Our Host: 


    Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, a columnist for ALIST magazine and PERREAULT Global Digital magazine; Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt), EFT, Consultant, and  Community Advocate. 


    www.svetlanakim.com 


    Our guest: 


    Barbara Bigford's success story is an entrepreneur’s dream. Her manufacturing company, Seabreeze Products, Inc. grew 400% in just two years. Seabreeze Products, Inc. produced beach umbrellas and her invention, Beach Pockets®, a US patented umbrella anchor. After several years managing her growing company, Barbara partnered with Aqua-Leisure Industries, Inc. in Avon, MA. 

    Exposure for her product has been seen on QVC and sold into hundreds of major retail outlets nationally. Her company’s success story was highlighted in several news articles including The Wall Street Journal and more recently in Kiplinger’s Finance Magazine. Barbara appeared on the television show The View, with Barbara Walters, where her invention was voted the number one favorite summer product. American Express has selected Barbara Bigford and her company to be featured as an Entrepreneur Success Story and several national magazines have featured Barbara’s inspirational entrepreneurial journey including a documentary with NBC co-host, Lee Woodruff. Barbara is also a major contributor in the book GPS For Success, along with Dr. John Gray, Les Brown, and Stephen Covey on business success and personal development. 

    Today Barbara shares her storied experiences as a keynote speaker and a consultant to several businesses developing new products. Barbara remains active in the entrepreneurial programs at Drexel University and Villanova University.


    www.barbarabigford.com