Let's Talk Business

Let's Talk Business

Today, there are more opportunities than ever to create a business and succeed. But with all of those opportunities also come challenges, questions, and confusion. “How do I rise above the competition? How do I manage my growth? How do I attract and retain top talent? How do I drive my business forward?” Meny Hoffman, CEO of Ptex Group and founder of the Let’s Talk Business Platform, will interview some of the world’s most successful business leaders about their no-nonsense advice to help you learn, grow, and lead. Offering fresh insights for turning ambition into action, blunders into breakthroughs, and passion into profits, these leaders will open up about the challenges they’ve had to overcome, how they’ve reached success—and their candid advice for how you can do the same.Meny lives by one simple belief – that every person should be given the opportunity to succeed in life. This burning belief inside of him from the age of fourteen has allowed him to collaborate with growing businesses and leaders all over the world to help them realize their potential. Now, as the CEO of Ptex Group, an award-winning marketing agency headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, his work centers on creating sophisticated marketing solutions for emergent brands, spanning a variety of industries to help them achieve new milestones in growth. A firm believer and fervent advocate for business education, Meny created the Let’s Talk Business email series, a business advice column with tens of thousands of subscribers. The success of the series prompted him to create a larger Let’s Talk Business platform, a one-of-a-kind business education hub for entrepreneurs and leaders. This game-changing movement continues to help entrepreneurs flourish, equipping them with the tools they need to learn, grow, and lead.Meny frequently shares his strategies for success at public-speaking engagements for regional corporations and trade associations, and is a published business author with two books ranked as Amazon best sellers. More recently, he’s fused his business development experience into the role of angel investor. By investing in promising startups and walking them through the exciting but challenging journey of growth, he is helping his fellow business people succeed, fulfilling a lifelong entrepreneurial passion.Whether you’re looking to take your business to the next level or tackle a specific business challenge, join Meny on the Let’s Talk Business podcast, where he’ll share the strategies he’s learned with audiences in various venues, from conferences and universities, to corporate meetings and summits. He will also be giving practical business insights and actionable tips and strategies that will put you on the fast-track towards serious growth. Likewise, his successful entrepreneur guests will give you the courage to make bold moves in your own business and life. Don’t miss out on all of this and more, right here on the Let’s Talk Business podcast.


June 17, 2024 39 mins

Welcome to another exciting episode of "Let's Talk Business"!

In today's conversation, our host, Meny Hoffman, sits down with Pinchas Engel, founder of Pinit Bookkeeping, to delve deep into the world of e-commerce and financial management. 

Pinchas shares invaluable insights on how to stand out in the competitive e-commerce landscape, the pivotal roles of bookkeepers, controllers, and CFOs, an...

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Coming to you from the Ptex headquarters in Brooklyn, NY, this podcast is for no-nonsense advice to help you learn, grow, and lead. 

Today, I’m excited to welcome back my good friend and past speaker of the Let’s Talk Business Conference, Eric Lofholm

Eric Lofholm is a Master Sales Trainer who has taught his proven sales systems to thousands of professionals around the world. He is President a...

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Welcome back to another insightful episode of "Let's Talk Business." 

Today, our host Meny Hoffman dive deep into the intricacies of happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment. Naftali shares his perspective on why fleeting happiness should take a backseat to the enduring pursuit of meaning and satisfaction. Drawing from his experience as a managing director and financial advisor at JPMorgan and his best-selling book "You Revealed," ...

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Welcome to "Let's Talk Business"!

In today's episode, host Meny Hoffman sits down with entrepreneur Jon Darbyshire to delve into the intricacies of software implementation and AI-driven business solutions.

Tune in as they explore why so many software projects fail, the pivotal role of AI in transforming everyday tasks, and how Darbyshire's Smart Suite is setting new standards in project management.

They also share insights from the...

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Leading a purpose-driven life is now a lot easier to do through the help of the wisdom of Barry Shore from The JOY of Living as he breaks down his acronyms.

When you lead a purpose-driven life, you can go MAD—Make A Difference. This is just one of the acronyms guest Barry Shore from The JOY of Living has under his sleeves, helping people live a healthier, wealthier, and wiser life thr...

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Growing up in Williamsburg, Chaim Berkovic learned the importance of having a vision; years later, as the president and founder of Skyscraper Insurance, he was able to actualize that vision, even though the ways to achieve it were sometimes unclear. In this fascinating conversation, Meny asks Chaim about some of the methods he used to create and grow his business, as well as his strategies for being an effective leader...

So many people simply can’t break through and find success in sales; is there any way to help them get better at it? What if there are words, patterns of speech, questions, and phrases that can immediately help anyone become not just adept at sales, but a master? Join Meny as he speaks with Phil M. Jones, author of the bestselling Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact and one of the world’s most accomplished...

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Unless your business is growing fast, you probably haven’t thought seriously about Human Resources. But Izzy Friedman, an expert in HR and Senior Director of Human Resources for MEDRITE Urgent Care, thinks that you’re making a big mistake - and he’s ready to tell you all about the Human Resources issues you need to consider right away, no matter how big or small your business is. Check out Izzy’s conversation with Meny, which addre...

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Do you want to start an entrepreneurial journey, but you’re doubtful about having the skill set to build a successful business? 


In this week’s episode, our guest is Gino Wickman, an entrepreneur since the age of 21 who has had an obsession with learning what makes businesses and entrepreneurs thrive. At 25 he took over the family business, which was deeply in debt and in need of help. After turning the company around and running...

How can you implement Amazon’s leadership principles so that your business can become more efficient, more effective, more profitable, and more enjoyable? Chaim Landau, Principal Cloud Delivery Architect at Amazon Web Services in Tel Aviv, has become an expert in these principles - and in this episode of Let’s Talk Business, he shares some of them, along with practical examples of how you can make them work for you. Join Meny and C...

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Amazon is a behemoth that dominates the world, yet in some ways, it runs like a startup company. How did founder Jeff Bezos manage to pull that off, while allowing it to continue to grow ever bigger? Join Meny and his guest Chaim Landau, Principal Cloud Delivery Architect at Amazon Web Services in Tel Aviv, as they talk about the reasons that Amazon has been so successful, their insightful and helpful leadership principles, the imp...

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A business owner in this day and age should be someone who’s accessible to the team, empathetic to the employees’ struggles, and a catalyst to their personal and professional growth. 


This week our guest is David Pilchick, the founder and owner of Brooklyn Low Voltage Supply. He drops by to talk about the most important qualities of a modern-day leader. He also discusses his journey to becoming a successful business owner, years ...

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Jeff Akerman is a visionary, creative force, architect, and designer - and as the founder of RISE Architecture and numerous other design firms, he knows as well as anyone the conflict between the creative and business sides of a company. In this episode of Let’s Talk Business, Meny, and Jeff dig deeply into the question of how to bridge the inevitable gap between the number crunchers and the creative dreamers. They discuss the impo...

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Sales is what drives your business, and qualified salespeople are your lifeline. But what skills are necessary for success in sales, and can they actually be taught? In this fascinating episode of Let’s Talk Business, traveling salesman turned sales coach Menashe Friedman offers Meny the secrets that help turn regular people into dynamic and effective salesmen. Listen in as they discuss the importance of listening, the skills that ...

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You’ve probably heard this one before: you’re an executive with employees who constantly need your time and attention, but you also have hours of work that you need to finish as soon as possible, and the emails keep coming in, and the phone calls never stop and… by the end of the day, you feel like you actually accomplished a fraction of what needed to get done. How can you escape the trap and start being super productive?



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Hudi Greenberger is well-known for his commercial photography, particularly in the area of food and cookware. But creating his photography studio was a process that involved growth and setbacks, failure and success.


Listen in as Meny Hoffman asks Hudi about his journey toward becoming one of the very best at what he does. Learn about how he started in this unusual field, the way he maintains his passion for work and some of the s...

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When you scale your business, becoming a larger organization with multiple employees, you need to stop letting everything run through you - in other words, you need to become a CEO instead of a Founder. Of course, easier said than done - which is why Meny spoke to Business Coach Eric Adelman, who is expert in helping founders transition when their companies grow significantly larger. Together they discuss the basic building blocks ...

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What fuels the fire inside today's most unstoppable entrepreneurs? Join host Meny Hoffman's conversation with the high-energy Ramon Ray. They cover the mental shifts and focused hustle needed to drive positive entrepreneurial momentum - from skillful networking to savvy technology integration. You’ll learn Ramon’s personal tales of professional reinvention, unlocking the secrets behind risks that pay dividends. With wi...

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How can leaders strengthen connections in the workplace and beyond? Host Meny Hoffman interviews leadership consultant Patrick Veroneau about his research-backed CABLES model which provides a metaphorical bridge reinforced by positive interactions. Patrick shares the six relationship CABLES—consistency, appreciation, belongingness, (high-level) listening, empathy, and specifics. Practicing these behaviors adds cables t...

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Social media is a wild west that many business owners eagerly charge into, guns blazing, hoping to strike viral gold. Most find themselves wandering aimlessly, bleeding money and time, while seeing little results. So how do you avoid becoming another casualty?


In this episode, social media expert Louise McDonnell shares her step-by-step system for leveraging social media to drive real result...

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