Bright Spot in a Tough Economy:24-Year-Old Entrepreneur is Making Business Fun and Profitable Again

Anchored by a broadcast television show, TRTTT has already built an audience of over 250,000 viewers and in the midst of an economic downturn, small business owners and entrepreneurs are turning to the program for advice.

St. Louis, MO, February 05, 2009 --( The Rise To The Top, a new and unique entrepreneurial talk show on KDNL-ABC 30 is making waves throughout St. Louis , especially in the young business community.

In the midst of a tough economy downturn, The Rise To The Top is an entrepreneurial resource that combines fun, education, and entertainment for young, aspiring entrepreneurs and business professionals. The show offers a variety of weekly topics with expert guests and several segments ranging from Build Your Business to I Wish I Had to Learned This In College. Through its fourth episode, The Rise To The Top has exceeded 250,000 viewers both on the television and Internet and has scored numerous sponsorship deals with a wide range of companies including On The Run Mobil, BancorpSouth, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, and Indochino custom suits. This is a one of a kind show that teaches viewers in time of recession, those who do whatever it takes rise to the top.

The Rise To The Top line of programs include the broadcast television talk show, revolutionary online video on in which viewers can watch every episode in full-length broadcast quality or by individual bite-sized segments, special uncensored online interviews with entrepreneurs entitled "Rise At Nite", and an exclusive monthly event series Bank on This! Presented by BancorpSouth where entrepreneurs, creative people, executives, and other motivated movers and shakers come together for networking and a relaxed three-course dinner. The monthly event series at Sub Zero Bar continues to be a tremendous success, proven by sold-out tickets in 48 hours for the January event.

David Siteman Garland, a 24-year-old St. Louis native with passion for entrepreneurship, owns and runs The Rise To The Top. He writes, produces, and energetically hosts the show as well as handles all creative sponsorships through his agency, The David Siteman Garland Agency. A former Telly-Award recipient, David's entrepreneurial endeavors have been featured in several publications including St. Louis Magazine, The St. Louis Business Journal, The Jewish Light and Ladue News. Deemed "The Creative Opportunities Specialist” and expert in marketing, sponsorships and connecting with Generation Y, David is an entrepreneur, writer, professional speaker, entertainer, and mentor.

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The Rise To The Top
David Siteman Garland
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