Archive for the Business Growth Cafe Category

Building a strategic relationship between Sales and Marketing with guest Rich Cocuzzo

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on December 4, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Sales and Marketing are your growth engines for your business.  That’s why it’s important that the relationship between sales & marketing are in alignment to drive business growth and profitability. 

Today my guest, Rich Cocuzzo, President of Sales Velocity Advisors, and I discuss the relationship between sales and marketing, as well as our own challenges in growing our individual businesses.

 

Visit www.salesvelocityadvisors.com to learn more about Rich’s services

Visit www.craftmarketingarchitects.com to learn more about my services

The power of storytelling and animation to communicate complex ideas with Karl Pontau

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on November 18, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Karl Pontau, founder of Squash and Stretch Productions joins me at the Business Growth Cafe to discuss the power of storytelling and animation to communicate complex ideas, simply. 

Karl’s mission is to improve the lives of people around the world by telling engaging stories that build empathetic connections and inspire positive change. 

You can find Karl’s LinkedIn profile here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kpontau

As a special free offer to Business Growth Cafe listeners, Karl is offering you a 30 minute Exceptional Brand Storytelling coaching session over Zoom. Click this link to schedule your session now!

Creating a world where consumption leaves no footprint, one single-use plastic at a time!

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on November 13, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Five hundred million plastic straws are used daily, and with many states and cities issuing bans on single-use plastics, what’s the alternative?  Well, it’s UrthPact! UrthPact is now the leader in compostable manufacturing focused on developing products from earth-friendly materials.

UrthPact CEO Paul Boudreau joins me at the Business Growth Cafe to discuss his mission to keep 25 billion plastic pieces from reaching the oceans and landfills by the year 2025 and how UrthPact straws can help, one sip at a time!

Exploring the world startup accelerators with Steve Hoffman

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on November 4, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Steve Hoffman, CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators, with over 50 partners in 22 countries joins me on the Business Growth Cafe to explore and discuss the world of startups.

Founders Space was ranked the #1 incubator for overseas startups by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazines. Hoffman is also a venture investor, founder of three venture-backed and two bootstrapped startups, and author of several award-winning books. These include “Make Elephants Fly” (published by Hachette), “Surviving a Startup” (published by HarperCollins), and “The Five Forces” (published by BenBella).

www.foundersspace.com/10 to download the 10 Commandments of raising venture capital

Exploring the current state of the job market with Kathy Dawson, CEO of Dawson & Dawson

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on October 22, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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The Great Resignation is here! In the United States alone, 4.3 million employees have quit their jobs. On top of that, there are over 11 million open jobs in the U.S.  How has this impacted your business?  Or, if you’re the one looking for a new job, what has been your strategy.

Join me this week at the Cafe for my discussion with Kathy Dawson, CEO of Dawson and Dawson. We’ll explore the current state of the job market, and impact of Covid on the way people work, and the approach to hiring that businesses now need to take?

Learn more about Dawson & Dawson at https://www.dawsondawsoninc.com/

The current state of Supply Chain and it‘s impact on your business with Richard Montellano

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on October 10, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Supply Chain consultant Richard Montellano, the founder of RAM Supply Chain Inc., joins me, Angelo Ponzi, on the Business Growth Cafe podcast to discuss current supply chain issues and their impact on businesses in the US and worldwide.

Push yourself and business to the next level with Glenn Gow, CEO Therapist

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on October 4, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Glenn Gow, CEO Therapist joins me, Angelo Ponzi, at the Business Growth Cafe to discuss the many challenges and decisions facing CEOs and the steps they can take to become better leaders. Having been a CEO, leading his own company for 25 years, and working with brands such as Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Apple, Glenn brings a unique perspective having been a CEO to help CEOs.

It‘s Q4 and Time To Start 2022 Planning

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on September 18, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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What are the key issues you’re facing that might impede your business growth in 2022? The internal and external factors that you need to address.  Do you know what they are?  Have you held your company planning session yet?  If not, what are you waiting for? 2022 is right around the corner.

In the episode, I’ll discuss some of the critical areas you need to include in your planning, along with some ideas to get them accomplished. 

You made a bad decision. Now what?

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on September 10, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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You screwed up. Made a bad decision. Now if you’re human, this has happened to you.  It’s inevitable.

Whether you’re an employee or business leader it has happened. And, I’m sure it has happened in your personal life as well.

The question is, how do you deal with this bad decision? And, what do you do about it?  One of the questions you need to consider with any bad decision is what are the unintended consequences?  

Join me, Angelo Ponzi, at the Business Growth Cafe as I explore this topic and offer up some ideas and steps you can take to deal with a “Bad Decision.”

Increasing Profit Margins with Operational Efficiencies

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on September 3, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Joining me at the Business Growth Cafe is Jeff Brown, Founder, and President of Brown and Associates, specializing in improving large-scale systems to develop and adopt a culture that eliminates waste and improves operational effectiveness. With 25 years of experience creating, building, and growing successful companies, Jeff has a unique ability to identify even the slightest improvements in operations and processes that yield dramatic results. A true entrepreneur with a passion and energy for driving results while maintaining fiscal responsibility, Jeff is uniquely able to recruit and hire only the best talent to build winning teams of sales and operational staff successfully.

Learn more about Brown and Associates at: https://www.jsbnetwork.com/

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