Archive for Sales Performance

When is the last time you had a legal checkup?

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on October 13, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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Don’t just wait until you need a lawyer. Contracts, business entities, litigation, disputes, employee issues are just some of the areas you need to make sure you are “legally” healthy.

Mahyar Ghassemian, Founder & President of Ghassemian Law Group is in court with me today or rather at the Business Growth Café to discuss a wide variety of topics when it comes to business law.  And maybe a few of those topics just might resonate and keep your business out of hot water.

Overcoming Challenges During These Difficult Times, Especially If You’re In The Restaurant Business

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on October 1, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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Joining me at the Business Growth Cafe is Tony Penn, CEO of Penn Consulting.  Tony is a business owner, executive consultant & coach and is here today to talk leadership, and what and how leaders need to focus during these crazy times.

Tony also has a specialty working with leaders in the restaurant industry.

To find out more visit: https://pennultimateconsulting.com/

By disrupting your flow you can get five days work done in one day. Interested?

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

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If you’re a runner or any type of athlete, you may have heard others express the terms “runner’s high” or in “the zone” when athletes exponentially outperform their competition, or even themselves. These terms describe a neurochemically induced state of consciousness known as “flow.”

Today at the Business Growth Café I’m joined by Chris King, President & CEO of Status Flow, who says that by disrupting your flow, you can get five days’ work done in one day, all while working fewer hours, dropping your stress levels to absolutely zero.

Listen in to the conversation to hear how you can improve your life and work by enhancing your flow!

To learn more, visit: https://statusflow.net/

A Peek Behind the Curtain into the World of Angel Investing

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on September 17, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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So you’re thinking about starting a business or maybe already have and now you are looking for investors.

You’re enthusiastic…who wouldn’t want to buy your product.  After all, it’s a billion-dollar market and all you need is just ½ of 1 %.  Then…you’ll sell.

But the journey from idea to an MVP to launch to growth is a long and not always straight road.  

Joining me at the Cafe this week is Xandra Laskowski is the founder and CEO of OSEA Angel Investors is a membership-based, women-focused angel investment group focused on and driven by executives and entrepreneurs with diverse and successful backgrounds to shed some light on the world of investing. 

Bringing clarity to the mystery of “Credit Cards” and they can positively or negatively impact your business

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

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Perryn Holtrop, Founder, and CEO of Pay Nation joined me at the Cafe this week to discuss the good, bad, and ugly of accepting credit cards for your business. During this conversation, we’ll add clarity for those thinking of accepting cards and the areas you need to be careful you don’t step in!

Exploring the symbiotic relationship between Sales and Marketing

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on September 2, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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At the Café, I’ve invited Rich Cocuzzo, the founder and president of Sales Velocity Advisors, to talk war stories, the good, the bad, and the ugly of today’s business environment and to provide some insights on what to do and not to do when it comes to planning your sales strategies and tactics, especially during our current COVID-business environment.

Faith, Commitment, Perseverance and Belief in Yourself are Key Ingredients to Grow your Startup

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on August 24, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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Ryan Mason, CEO, and Founder, of Luxe Brands and BizBuzz, has had an incredible journey from sports to business, where one dream was crushed, yet like the phoenix, he has risen and leveraged his dedication to sports into thriving businesses.  An inspirational story for any entrepreneur.

Defining the role of strategy in your digital campaign.

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on August 4, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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Katie Wagner founder, CEO of KWSM, A Digital Marketing Agency joins me at the Café to answer your questions and to offer up some great advice on the importance of implementing an effective digital strategy and campaign for your business.

Don’t let your dream of starting a business come to an end because of a bad pitch (deck)!

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

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In the world of startups getting a business off the ground is not easy.  There is so much work that goes into developing the plans, product, testing, etc. etc., yet in 60 seconds or less, that dream can come to an end.

 

Why, because their investor pitch didn’t go so well.  This may have been the result of the entrepreneur themselves…or in many cases, their pitch deck didn’t communicate and the brilliance of their idea got lost in the sea of pages, numbers, and rambling that caused the potential investor to say to themselves, next!

 

At the Café, Jasmine Foroutan, CEO of Pitch Genius joins me to offer up some advice on what a great and effective pitch deck should include.

Thinking about your exit strategy? What about an ESOP?

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

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As a business owner, you dream of cashing out one day.  The big score! But what is your company really worth?  Maybe not as much you believe it is?  What is the right exit strategy for you?  Sell the company?  Be acquired?  Merge?  Or, as another thought, sell it to the people that helped grow your business.

 

At the Café, I have Chris Kramer, Managing Director of Strategic Equity Group to discuss ESOP’s (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) as an exit strategy.