Business Growth Cafe

Business Growth Cafe

The decision to grow your business is easy. Making it happen, now that’s the challenge. Join us for lunch as we offer insights and actionable steps you can incorporate into your business.... Show More

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What is EOS is all about?  Join me and my guest, Chris Duncan, serial entrepreneur and now an EOS Implementer, explore EOS and the benefits of the program to help leadership teams Clarify, Simplify, and Achieve their vision using the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).
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Join me, Angelo Ponziyour host and my guests, Brianna Rhue, OD, FAAO and Jennifer Tabiza, practicing optometrists and co-founders of Dr. Contact Lens to discuss their journey of starting a business, outside of their core competencies to solve a need in their industry.  Bringing a new product solution to the market that helps optometrists overcome a big challenge to growing their business by recapturing lost contact lens revenue.

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It is increasingly common for companies of all sizes to hire a fractional CEO, CFO, CMO or other business leaders. When you hire a fractional executive, you get 100% of their know-how, their experience and network from day one, the benefits of full of a seasoned CxO for a fraction of the cost.  Matt Spooner, GigX's Fractional Chief Business Development Officer joins me at the Cafe to discuss the benefits of using fractional exe... Read more

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Today at the Café I have Patrick Erlandson, Founder and Creative Director of the See it – End It Film & Arts Festival and Sonia Bailey, YWCA of the Harbor Area Executive Director to discuss the challenges of bringing awareness, interest and community engagement to Human Trafficking in Southern California and around the world.

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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.

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This week's episode includes business advice from interviews with my guests over the last six months of 2019 and their answers to the questions, "what is the best business advice you've ever received and/or given if different?"  Time well spent and a great way to start the year.
And if you like this, listen to the business advice show from the summer of 2019.

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To end 2019 and welcome in 2020, I decided to tell you some "Host Stories."  These are my stories, a chance to get to know me, and some of my experiences.  These stories are not a bare all but stories that I hope will bring a smile to your face, maybe even one you can relate too.  In our busy lives, we can never forget we work to live, not live to work.  Finding work/life balance, which we all talk about starts with you — y... Read more

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This show highlights answers to the question..." when thinking about growing your business, what keeps you up at night."
This includes answers from 13 guests, who are business owners like yourself. Lots of insights and I'm sure you'll find at least one that keeps you up at night too.

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Managing administrative needs such as health benefits, payroll, and workers' compensation can impact business owners focus on running their business and addressing more strategic issues. Join me and my guest Brandon Carl, VP Sales with Engage PEO as we explore the world of HR, employee benefits and trends facing businesses in 2020.  No two benefits are alike, so don't think of them as a one-size-fits-all approach to develop... Read more

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Joining me in the Cafe is Seth Avergon of Avergon Marketing, to discuss marketing, business and the stories of our experiences throughout our careers. And, do a little tasting testing with Ryan Renyold's Aviation Gin to spice up the conversation.

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HR expert LeiLani E. Quiray, SPHR and the legal team of Ford & Diulio, Brendan Ford and Kristopher Diulio, answer questions and call-ins from those it might impact the most. Join me, Angelo Ponzi, at the Business Growth Cafe to hear a breakdown of the new law and guidance on how to navigate it to protect your business.

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December 5, 2019 26 min

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.

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I found that a journey as an entrepreneur is never in a straight line…or a path to success.  Twists and turns…lots of litter or failed attempts as we continue to strive for success.
My guest today is no stranger to those struggles.  In fact, it’s those struggles that have led him to a successful business and as important, to a passion of helping others.
Today at the Café I’m excited to have Dave Daley, Monster Motivator t...
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I am a vodka drinker. Or rather I was. And now, thanks to my guest, I drink a Rye Whiskey brand out of Baltimore Maryland called Sagamore Spirit. Join me, Angelo Ponzi, at the Business Growth Cafe for my in-depth interview with Brian Treacy, President of Sagamore Spirit, where we discuss the emergence of Maryland Style Rye Whiskey and the growth of the Sagamore brand across the US... one sip, one bottle at a time. Oh, we also do a ... Read more

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Founder of Metaverse Law, Lily Li, joins me at the Café to explore the various data privacy and cybersecurity laws you need to be aware of and how they can impact your business

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Are you ready to compete in 2020? 
In this Business Growth Cafe episode, I discuss a planning framework called the "Apples Strategy Framework" to get you and your team thinking about the opportunities and challenges you'll face in 2020 and to begin to align and focus everyone in your business on the path to business growth.

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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.

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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 technologi... Read more

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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.

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Storytelling has been used to shape and redefine events in order to persuade and change possible outcomes in history. Even Julius Caesar famously said that the victor told the story. Storytelling evolved as a way to ensure that history was handed down from generation to generation, so historical events were retold over and over to educate and to entertain an audience.
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