Archive for the Business Growth Cafe Category

Helping your business succeed by implementing the right social strategies

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , on September 20, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

Many companies simply lack the experience of working with the various social media platforms and/or lack a strategy and process to manage the daily activities required of their social efforts. What’s the solution?

Neal Schaffer, Social Media Expert and Social Media Agency owner, joined me, Angelo Ponzi fractional CMO and your host at the Business Growth Cafe today to explore the impact social media can have and suggestions on ways to make it efficient and effective for your business.


Finding, interviewing and hiring the right people…easy right? Not!

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , on September 11, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

We hear so much about the issues with hiring the right people, especially senior management.  Yet, finding the right people continues to be a challenge.

This week at the Cafe, Josh Walters, President of Admerge joined me, your host, Angelo Ponzi to share his data-driven and scientific approach to hiring, as well as his insights on running his own small business.


Cheers! Sharing a drink and the challenges of growing a business with the CEO of Blinking Owl Distillery

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on September 6, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

Inspired by his bootlegging great grandfather, CEO Brian Christenson and me, explore the past to stepping out to start his own business, from business plan through the entire process of distilling, bottling, and marketing.  It’s a fascinating journey that gives insights and guidance to small to medium-sized businesses.  And, we share a bottle or two of his products!

What is the best business advice you’ve ever given or received? 15 of my guests share their stories.

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , on August 27, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

Over the year’s we’ve all received some great advice.  Maybe from your parents, friends or business associates.  Some of that advice stayed with us and helped shape who we are today.  This weeks’ episode includes my interviews with 15 guests over the past few months and their answers to the questions, “what is the best business advice you’ve ever received and/or given if different?”  25 minutes of great insights in one show!

Steps to developing your social media strategy

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , on August 24, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

Chase Geiser Digital Ad Man, of Cube, LLC. joined me at the Cafe this week to explore approaches to developing a social media strategy and campaign, as well as the tactics for different markets and audience segments.

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

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.

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

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.