Business Growth Café
Taking You’re Product Idea and Bringing it to Market Reality

Taking You’re Product Idea and Bringing it to Market Reality

October 22, 2020

If you're like so many people around the world, you’ve got a great idea for a product.  You’ve been dreaming about it, and of course, the world could use it.  And, you can’t wait to begin selling it.  But how do you get it from an idea to a viable, marketable product?

Joining me at the Cafe is Eric Rose, Founder & President of Pinnacle Product Innovation to discuss how to make that happen.

When is the last time you had a legal checkup?

When is the last time you had a legal checkup?

October 13, 2020

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

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

October 1, 2020

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/

The human and business implications of mental health issues in the workplace

The human and business implications of mental health issues in the workplace

September 25, 2020

We are experiencing a significant worldwide health crisis, the coronavirus which has killed over 200,000 people in the US at the time of this recording.  We now wear masks to protect ourselves from this virus, work at home, not socializing, and living more in isolation than ever before.

This takes a toll, even on the healthiest individuals.  But, it’s not just the current state we are in that is impacting mental health.  It existed long before the pandemic and will exit after.

Today I am pleased to have Sally Spencer-Thomas here with us to discuss mental health in the workplace and home.  This is a timely topic as September is also Suicide Prevention Month.

Sally is a Psychologist and International Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Impact Entrepreneur and Keynote Speaker.

 

To learn more, visit https://www.sallyspencerthomas.com/

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

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

September 23, 2020

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

A Peek Behind the Curtain into the World of Angel Investing

September 17, 2020

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

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

September 9, 2020

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

Exploring the symbiotic relationship between Sales and Marketing

September 2, 2020

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

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

August 24, 2020

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.

The importance of building your personal brand

The importance of building your personal brand

August 17, 2020

As business owners, we spend so much time working in our business thinking about sales, cash flow, employees, competition, operations, we forget to not only spend time working on our business but frankly, working on ourselves.

At the Café I have Matt DeCoursey, CEO and Founder of FullScale.io, how of the podcast Startup Hustle and Author of the book Million Dollar Bedroom here to offer up some great advice on the importance of building your personal brand.

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