Archive for Business Growth

The importance of planning for post-covid business growth

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on May 12, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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Marcia Riner, CEO of Bella Financial and fellow podcaster and host of Profit with a Plan joins me at the Cafe to discuss why businesses need to gain clarity, control, and confidence in order to make the best financial and marketing decisions to compete in the post-COVID world.

It’s Cinco de Mayo today! Time for celebrating…with IZO Joven hand-crafted Mezcal!

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on May 5, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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Today at the Café I’m talking with Gaston Martinez, a native of Mexico and founder of IZO Agave Spirits. IZO is a premium, handcrafted all-natural Mezcal distilled based on centuries of distilling tradition. Join us as we discuss taking a passion from field to bottle.

Who doesn’t like Peanut Butter and Jelly?

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , , on April 28, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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As a serial entrepreneur, this is not Clara’s first venture. Inspired by travel and international tastes, Clara Paye, CEO of Unite, talks about her global-inspired brand and her journey to bring her new tasty protein bars to market.  The roll-out of Unite includes fan favorites…PB & Jelly; Mexican Hot Chocolate and Churro.

Real Talk with Industry Leaders on Surviving the Crisis – Part 2

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on April 23, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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In  Part 2, I continue the conversation with 3 new business leaders from different industries to gain their perspective on how they and others are surviving and preparing for tomorrow. 

In Part 2, interviews include: 

  • Lia Holmes – HR Professional
  • Karen Gee-McAuley – PR Professional servicing consumer clients including travel and leisure
  • Josh Walters – Talent optimization and executive search

Real Talk with Industry Leaders on Surviving the Crisis – Part 1

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on April 21, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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To better understand what is happening to business owners in real-time, I conducted interviews with six different business leaders from six different industries.  The goal was to gain insights for listeners, to help better understand how others are coping with the new normal.

In Part 1, interviews include: 

  • Richard Montellano – Supply Chain Consultant
  • Dean Soll – Manufacturer of Insulated Metal Panels for refrigerated products
  • Chris Kramer – M&A and ESOP programs

 

Connecting with remote employees during this crisis and leadership’s responsibility

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on April 14, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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We are in unprecedented times as a result of the Coronavirus.  Offices and businesses are closed, and employees are now working from home.  For many, this is a new experience.  And, for many business leaders, this is a new experience as well.

Today at the Café, I’m going speaking with Kimberly Layne, CEO, and founder of The Kimberly Connection Company, about improving broken cultures through connected leadership.  And, how a leader needs to engage with their remote employees during this crisis.

 

Protect yourself and your team from making dangerous judgment errors, especially in today’s business climate

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on April 8, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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Business leaders are navigating unchartered waters in today’s business climate and making decisions that can have a lasting impact on their business. Stop by the Business Growth Cafe to hear insights from my guest, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Disaster Avoidance Expert as we discuss making rational, well-thought-out decisions vs gut decisions based instincts.  Protect yourself and your team from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases to develop the wisest and most profitable decision-making strategies for today and tomorrow.

Regaining control over your life and business

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on March 19, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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How we show up in life matters. Our intentions, energy, and presence matter. The impact we have on others depends on how we show up. As a leader, this is critical to our mission. Marc Koehler, President, Lead with Purpose tomorrow joins me at the Business Growth Cafe for an insightful conversation and guidance in leading today and tomorrow.

Your business financials are telling you a story. Are you listening?

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on March 18, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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 Join me, Angelo Ponzi and my guest, Stacy N. Benda, CEO of Apollonian Accounting & Business Services as we explore strategies to help you to understand the story your business financials are telling you.

3 Pillars to build an Effective Strategic Growth Plan

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , on March 9, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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Many businesses start with executing tactics without spending the time to know the dynamics of the market they are competing in.

I recommend you start by focusing on three areas: Insights, Brand and Plan.

And in that order… to become more strategic in achieving your business goals. These three pillars are key to building an effective, efficient strategic growth plan for your business.

Identifying the insights and knowledge you need to define your brand and to create a plan that helps you achieve your vision of success is essential.