Archive for Business Growth

Using Public Relations to your Strategic Advantage

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on April 8, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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The world of public relations has changed and my guest, Amy Levy, Founder and CEO of Amy Levy Public Relations has changed too.  Not only in the way she runs her business but the types of services she provides her clients.  

Listen in as Amy shares her decades of experience from her big agency days in New York to the successful twenty years and counting with her own business.  She shares some wonderful insights on the work she does for her clients and I’m sure you’ll walk away with ideas of how they might help drive business for your company.

Are you an active listener?

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on March 27, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Be honest with yourself. Have you ever been the person who interrupts or feels the need to take over a conversation? Not really listening and just waiting for the opportunity to grab hold of the conversation and interject what’s on your mind?  Is that a conversation?

What is the cost of not being a good listener?  Mistakes at work, family issues, losing friends?

Good, active listening is a soft skill you need to develop, as it’s essential in your life’s every aspect.

Join me, Angelo Ponzi, at the Business Growth Café this week as we explore the dos and don’ts of being a good listener.

Are you healthy, wealthy, and wise?

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on March 17, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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You’ve heard the saying…healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Interestingly, so many people I speak to say they understand and it’s “wise” words to live by, but many have just not taken them to heart.  And, in many cases, when they do, it’s a little too late.

Well, today, I have Scott Sage, President of Sage Financial Innovations, to help us think a little differently when it comes to wealth strategies and to ensure you are healthy, wealthy, and wise enough to enjoy whatever end goal you have in mind.

Let’s Talk Brand

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on March 11, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Unless you have been hiding under a rock or sitting in your bedroom staring at a wall, you’ve heard the term Brand or Branding.

Now depending on who you’re talking to, what a brand stands for or how you leverage it in your business to differentiate and build a relationship with your customers, well that is the question.

Today on the show I have Bronson Ma, Chief Creative Officer at Bronson Ma Creative to talk about brand and brand building.

The Business of Christmas

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

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Do you love Christmas?  Santa Claus? Presents?  Decorating your house? Tree?  Caroling in the neighborhood…Christmas cookies…my absolute favorite. 

Fun and memorable times…whether you’re thinking of your childhood or those of your children.

Now imagine if you could have Christmas year-round? It sounds like fun! 

Joining me at the Cafe this week is Mike Sterling, President of Dekra-Lite Industries, a commercial Christmas company, to talk about the business of Christmas. 

Using a Ghostwriter to Write your Book

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on February 25, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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How many of you want to write a book?  How many of you started writing a book or two, but never finished.  I hate to say it, but I fall into the latter category. 

I have spoken to so many people that think about writing a book, get overwhelmed, and it never gets from your head to paper. 

That’s where a ghostwriter comes in.

Today I had a great conversation with Laura Gale, Ghostwriter on how a ghostwriter can help get your idea onto the page, the process of publishing and so many other insights.  It’s a lesson to get your idea from your head to a published book.

Please join us for a stimulating conversation.

Plan to succeed when it comes to preserving wealth and your legacy

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on February 16, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Join me and my guest, Heath Goldman, CEO of ICON Wealth and Legacy Partners for insights on the following, plus many more questions.  Don’t wait to plan…plan for success.

  1. What do business leaders need to know to take advantage of the current estate tax exemption?
  2. What the right goals for wealth as it relates to transfers?
  3. Thinking about selling a business? When should you start planning?
  4. What is legacy planning and why you should care?

So you want to become a podcaster!

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

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So you’re thinking about starting a podcast.  Three years ago, so did I, and here I am with about 130 or so under my belt on a variety of podcast platforms from iTunes, Spotify, Google, Amazon music…pretty much anywhere you can listen to a podcast.

As of February 2021, there are over 1,750,000 podcasts and over 43 million episodes, up from 500,000 active podcasts from just two years ago in February 2018.

But like sports, there are a few that make it to the top…have great success, and make money.

Today on the show, I have Jeremy Slate, founder, and CEO of Create Your Own Podcast Life and Comand Your Brand, to help us navigate building your network and business through podcasting.

Have you ever thought about sitting on a board?

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

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So, when does a company decide they need or want an advisor or to establish a board of directors?

Are you that person?

Today, at the Café is Martin Rowinski, CEO & Founder of Boardsi, an opportunity network for executives seeking to find a board position or advisory work.

Building a business to manage tax and compliance notices

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on January 19, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Death and Taxes.  Yes, you heard me death and taxes. My parents always told me those are the only two things that are guaranteed in life. As individuals, when getting that dreaded tax notice in the mail we panic! 

Now, imagine your business gets one or even 1,000 tax or compliance notices from the feds, state, local, or any one of numerous agencies around the world.  Don’t panic yet!

My guest has a solution for you. Rick Pinkerman, CEO of NoticeNinja, a SaaS-based CRM for tax notice compliance is here with me today to talk about converting his existing enterprise software to a SaaS model for tax notice management to ensure your tax and compliance notices are not the death of your business.

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