Business Growth Café
The winner is?  The Newport Beach Film Festival!

The winner is? The Newport Beach Film Festival!

October 17, 2019

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.

Listen up! I’ve got a story to tell you about storytelling.

Listen up! I’ve got a story to tell you about storytelling.

October 8, 2019

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.

Join me at the Cafe as I explore the value and strategies of storytelling, along with some practical advice on establishing your story's premise

Lessons growing a successful consumer products company with Newair Appliances CEO

Lessons growing a successful consumer products company with Newair Appliances CEO

October 4, 2019

From a small garage over 17 years ago to a large warehouse and distribution center and 50 employees, Newair has products for nearly every part of the home. Today, they are proud to say they are one of the most trusted names in compact appliances. Join Luke Peters, CEO, and Founder in the Cafe for insights into growing a successful business from the ground up.

Is the timing right in your business to hire a full-time or fractional executive?

Is the timing right in your business to hire a full-time or fractional executive?

September 27, 2019

Your business is growing or flat or worse, losing market share and it’s time to bring in more experienced people to help you keep it in the road to growth, but, you just don’t have the money or time to invest in finding the right people. Someone recommended hiring an interim or fractional executive; however, you’re not sure how to go about it? How do you find the right person? What are the steps you can take to making that decision?

Kristen McAlister, President of Cerius Executives, Joins me, your host and fractional CMO Angelo Ponzi for an in-depth discussion on when to hire a fractional or interim executive vs a full-time person and the steps you need to take to ensure you’re putting the right person on the bus!

Join us every Tuesday from 12:30 - 1:00 PM at the Business Growth Café, where we select from a menu of topics that can impact business growth. We’ll explore influences, barriers, challenges, and opportunities with experts from a wide variety of disciplines that can, directly and indirectly, impact your growth strategies and offer insights and actionable steps you can incorporate into your business.

Helping your business succeed by implementing the right social strategies

Helping your business succeed by implementing the right social strategies

September 20, 2019

Many companies simply lack the experience of working with the various social media platforms and/or lack a strategy and process to manage the daily activities required of their social efforts. What’s the solution?

Neal Schaffer, Social Media Expert and Social Media Agency owner, joined me, Angelo Ponzi fractional CMO and your host at the Business Growth Cafe today to explore the impact social media can have and suggestions on ways to make it efficient and effective for your business.

Finding, interviewing and hiring the right people…easy right?  Not!

Finding, interviewing and hiring the right people…easy right? Not!

September 11, 2019

We hear so much about the issues with hiring the right people, especially senior management.  Yet, finding the right people continues to be a challenge.

This week at the Cafe, Josh Walters, President of Admerge joined me, your host, Angelo Ponzi to share his data-driven and scientific approach to hiring, as well as his insights on running his own small business.

 

Cheers!  Sharing a drink and the challenges of growing a business with the CEO of Blinking Owl Distillery

Cheers! Sharing a drink and the challenges of growing a business with the CEO of Blinking Owl Distillery

September 6, 2019

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!

What is the best business advice you’ve ever given or received? 15 of my guests share their stories.

What is the best business advice you’ve ever given or received? 15 of my guests share their stories.

August 27, 2019

Over the year's we've all received some great advice.  Maybe from your parents, friends or business associates.  Some of that advice stayed with us and helped shape who we are today.  This weeks' episode includes my interviews with 15 guests over the past few months and their answers to the questions, "what is the best business advice you've ever received and/or given if different?"  25 minutes of great insights in one show!

Steps to developing your social media strategy

Steps to developing your social media strategy

August 24, 2019

Chase Geiser Digital Ad Man, of Cube, LLC. joined me at the Cafe this week to explore approaches to developing a social media strategy and campaign, as well as the tactics for different markets and audience segments.

Drowning in Financial Data? Join the discussion to turn it into relevant and actionable information.

Drowning in Financial Data? Join the discussion to turn it into relevant and actionable information.

August 15, 2019

From Accountant to a controller to president to consultant and business owner, join me, Angelo Ponzi your host and fractional CMO and Ken LaCroix, CEO and Fractional CFO, of Insightful Partners for a discussion about the journey to launch your own business as a consultant and the role technology, plays in delivering actionable insights to business financials. Understanding your company’s financial data across departments to give you the relevant and actionable information you need to keep your business growing, achieving goals, and executing strategy.