Archive for the Business Growth Cafe Category

Drowning in Financial Data? Join the discussion to turn it into relevant and actionable information.

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on August 15, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

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From Accountant to a controller to president to consultant and business owner, join me, Angelo Ponzi your host and fractional CMO and Ken LaCroix, CEO and Fractional CFO, of Insightful Partners for a discussion about the journey to launch your own business as a consultant and the role technology, plays in delivering actionable insights to business financials. Understanding your company’s financial data across departments to give you the relevant and actionable information you need to keep your business growing, achieving goals, and executing strategy.

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Life Lessons and Unintended Business Advice From the #1 Plumber in the #2 Industry

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , on August 7, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

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Have you ever thought and wondered how you became an entrepreneur? What drove you to start your first business? 

At the Business Growth Cafe this week, I dig into where I believe I got my start, motivation, drive to start my own businesses.

I’m calling this show, Life lessons from the #1 plumber, in the #2 business, lessons my father taught me that I never listened to, but found valuable later on in life. And, the simple lessons that translated into life-long values that continue to drive me today.

Driving fast and furious, without a steering wheel with car designer, Bryan Thompson

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on August 2, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

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What do Honda, Subaru, Volvo, Mack Trucks, Airstream, Zoox, Embraer Executive Jets, Eddie Bauer, Ford, Levis, Samsonite, SkyLabs, and Set Design Illustrations for multiple Katy Perry videos have in common?  Designs by Brian Thompson. A leader in recognizing new areas for product development, emerging trends in design and technology, Bryan has extensive experience developing and executing brand visions for companies that range from globally recognized household-name brands, to newly established brands.  Bryan Thompson joins me Angelo Ponzi at the Business Growth Café this week as we take a ride on the road to building a successful design business.

How will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Impact Your Business

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , on July 25, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

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Adam Miller, CEO of Vibrant Software joined me, your host Angelo Ponzi to discuss how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can impact on the growth of your business. 

Achieving Work/Life Balance

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on July 19, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

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We all want to achieve work/life balance.  And, it’s easier said than done. Joining me, Angelo Ponzi at the Business Growth Café for a truly interesting conversation is Chrissy Eblin, Founder and CEO of Carefree Concierge to discuss how to get more time back in your day to focus on your business and other important things in your life.

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Exploring the many HR issues businesses face today

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , on July 10, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

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LeiLani E. Quiray, SPHR, CEO of bethechangeHR and me, your host and fractional CMO Angelo Ponzi, at the Business Growth Cafe this week to explore the many HR topics that can impact your short and long-term business growth.

Six reasons why things catch on or become contagious?

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , on July 9, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

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A discussion based on a book called “Contagious” by Jonah Berger, published in 2013.

A quick summary of the topics covered in the book and what I will talk about:

  1. Social currency – does it make me look good?
  2. Triggers – how are you reminded of the product?
  3. Emotion – strong emotions = sharing
  4. Public – what is everyone else doing?
  5. Practical value – is it actually helpful?
  6. Stories – is my idea/ product a relevant part of a cool story?