We're talking business on the radio!
Behind every business there's a story to tell.
On the Biz Connection, we're telling those stories.
About the Biz Connection
The Biz Connection is a weekly radio show aimed at the business community. Owners of businesses, large and small and at all stages of their business life are guests on our show.
Each week, hosts Jim Rosetti and Ron Nielsen learn about their guest's business and its ups and downs. They also discover ways all business owners can learn from the experiences of their guests. Tune in to learn what has worked and what hasn't for your neighboring business owners.
For the non-business owner, you will also find our show entertaining and informative as you learn about businesses that have been around for years and years and those just starting up. So tell your friends to tune in! Our show will appeal to a diverse audience.
We invite business owners, business experts, business coaches, and business authors who have an interesting story to tell to come on our show. There is no sales pitch here. We are simply learning about your business, how and why you got started, and the important things you've learned along the way. We encourage you to forward a brief profile of your business and tell us you would like to be a guest on the show.
We have partnered with the local business community including Chambers of Commerce, non-profit mentoring organizations such as SCORE and Small Business Development Centers. We want to promote events and activities that benefit our local business environment.
Our show could be compared to Entrepreneur, Success or Inc magazines, except we are using radio as our medium.
We invite you to contact us to ask a question or to give us feedback. And use the form on the right to be added to our mailing list. We will email you each week with information on our upcoming special guest for that week.
History of the Biz Connection
Watch this 5 minute video to learn about Jim's background and experience in hosting similar radio shows.
The Biz Connection Radio Show is based on Jim's show hosted in Florida and his most recent project, a similar radio show broadcast from the Fox Valley, Wisconsin.
Jim Rosetti on Biz Talk Radio
About Jim Rosetti
James (Jim) Rosetti, is an author, lecturer, musician and band leader. Jim has an MBA in Marketing and Business Administration, he has 30-plus years experience as a sales and marketing executive, and as an entrepreneur. Jim started and operated his own marketing and consulting business in South Florida where he resided for many years. Jim also operated an infomercial production company where he introduced products worldwide through television, radio, and the world wide web.
Jim also served on the staff at the Small Business Development Center at Florida Atlantic University, an agency of the US Small Business Administration. Jim launched the nationally syndicated radio show "BIZ TALK" and hosted the nationally syndicated PBS-TV series entitled "START YOUR OWN BUSINESS". Jim is past-president of the SCORE Chapter #382 in the Fox Cities, a volunteer program and resource partner of the Small Business Administration headquartered in Washington D.C. SCORE is known as "Counselors to America's Small Business".
Jim has consulted to large and small business entrepreneurs all over the country including Fortune 500 companies. He authored the book "Boot-Strap Marketing, Streetwise Strategies". Jim continues to lecture and present business seminars at Chambers of Commerce. Jim has vast experience negotiating on behalf of his clients and has been instrumental in procuring millions of dollars in venture and angel seed capital for many national corporations and start-ups. Some of those clients and corporations have started small and are now listed among the esteemed Inc 500 group, a list compiled and published in Inc Magazine. "BIZ TALK" continues to air on WHBY 1150AM in the Fox Cities.
About Ron Nielsen
Ron Nielson has over 30 years of diversified business experience. He has led Financial and Human Capital Management functions in a $2.3 billion subsidiary of a Fortune 500 manufacturer. He served as General Manager of privately held, $8.1 million Corporation and is Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt Trained.
Ron has been a Business Coach (AdviCoach) since 2009. He works with success minded business owners who want to accelerate their business success by helping them rapidly increase profitability, and helping them build a team to run the business for them so they can take more control of their time.
Using principles of Lean Manufacturing, Ron led an Operational Management Team that reduced costs and cycle times by 27%.
Ron directed Human Resources for 7 international locations, large manufacturing plant and distribution center with over 1,700 employees. He managed domestic employee benefit plans, reducing healthcare costs by 7.5%, re-engineered recruitment processes, reducing the costs by over $400,000 annually, negotiated contracts with private and public unions, resulting in over $1,000,000 annual savings, re-emphasized safety and ergonomics producing over $200,000 savings in lost-time accidents.
Ron led the design of an employee performance management process that aligned pay with overall business goals, developed an innovative recruiting website and created employment-branding strategy. He also designed compensation and incentive pay plans.
Ron graduated from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977 with a degree in Finance and an additional emphasis in marketing. He earned Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification in 2001.
Organizations Ron is involved with:
— Board of Director on the Plymouth and Elkhart Lake Chambers
— Member of Sheboygan County Chamber
— BNI Optimal Networkers (Sheboygan Falls)
— Trustee Secretary – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
— Past President of the Elkhart Lake Lions (2006 & 2009)
— Elkhart Lake Volunteer Firefighter since 1980
— Elected to Elkhart Lake Village Board (9 terms – 1984 to 2003)