Archive for Motivation

How implementing an API Management strategy can open up new revenue and growth opportunities

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

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Ron Huber, CEO of Achieve Internet joins me at the Cafe this week to discuss the ups and downs of growing his business and how implementing an API Management strategy can open up new revenue and growth opportunities using an asset business’s already own…data.  Ron also provides insights on how he grew his business and how those insights can help you grow yours.

Growing your business profitably

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on December 5, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

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At the Cafe is Andy Goldstrom, Managing Partner, Midcourse Advisors to discuss topics including product/service differentiation, culture and creating high performing teams for businesses to grow and be successful.

Leader’s vs leadership. The path from Management Mess to Leadership Success with Scott Miller, EVP FrankLinCovey

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , , on November 1, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

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Why should anyone follow you? This is the question in my guest’s, Scott Miller’snew book: Management Mess to Leadership Success. This insightful narrative provides a 30-day challenge to help you discover why they should and the journey you can take to becoming the leader you would follow.

Starting and growing a business that challenges the status quo

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

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Entrepreneur and trailblazer in the medical device space, my guest, Benjamin W. Bobo, MBA, CEO of Cerenetex, recognizes that every business situation presents different challenges, providing him the ability to add value based on his ability to analyze the situation at hand, devise solutions, and work with and through others to accomplish goals. Ben is an evangelist for innovation, turning nebulous ideas into market-ready technologies that will revolutionize patient care and positively impact therapeutic outcomes.

The winner is? The Newport Beach Film Festival!

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on October 17, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

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The Newport Beach Film Festival and The Orange County Film Society have become key destinations for award-worthy films. Join me and my guest, Gregg Schwenk, CEO and co-founder of the festival as we explore the past 20 years, notable stars and events that celebrate movies and the people who make them possible.

Is the timing right in your business to hire a full-time or fractional executive?

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

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Your business is growing or flat or worse, losing market share and it’s time to bring in more experienced people to help you keep it in the road to growth, but, you just don’t have the money or time to invest in finding the right people. Someone recommended hiring an interim or fractional executive; however, you’re not sure how to go about it? How do you find the right person? What are the steps you can take to making that decision?

Kristen McAlister, President of Cerius Executives, Joins me, your host and fractional CMO Angelo Ponzi for an in-depth discussion on when to hire a fractional or interim executive vs a full-time person and the steps you need to take to ensure you’re putting the right person on the bus!

Join us every Tuesday from 12:30 – 1:00 PM at the Business Growth Café, where we select from a menu of topics that can impact business growth. We’ll explore influences, barriers, challenges, and opportunities with experts from a wide variety of disciplines that can, directly and indirectly, impact your growth strategies and offer insights and actionable steps you can incorporate into your 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

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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!