Archive for Storytelling

Skateboarding legend Per Welinder talks about his journey from skateboarder to VC

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

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Per Welinder, freestyle skateboard legend, actor (you can find him in Back to the Future), serial entrepreneur and founder of iconic skateboard brands such as Birdhouse, and now Venture Capitalist and co-founder of WelinderShi Capital to talk about his journey and his focus on helping young active lifestyle and consumer-facing brands turn into successful iconic brands.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Driving fast and furious, without a steering wheel with car designer, Bryan Thompson

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on August 2, 2019 by OC Talk Radio

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What do Honda, Subaru, Volvo, Mack Trucks, Airstream, Zoox, Embraer Executive Jets, Eddie Bauer, Ford, Levis, Samsonite, SkyLabs, and Set Design Illustrations for multiple Katy Perry videos have in common?  Designs by Brian Thompson. A leader in recognizing new areas for product development, emerging trends in design and technology, Bryan has extensive experience developing and executing brand visions for companies that range from globally recognized household-name brands, to newly established brands.  Bryan Thompson joins me Angelo Ponzi at the Business Growth Café this week as we take a ride on the road to building a successful design business.