Business Growth Café
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.

Life Lessons and Unintended Business Advice From the #1 Plumber in the #2 Industry

Life Lessons and Unintended Business Advice From the #1 Plumber in the #2 Industry

August 7, 2019

Have you ever thought and wondered how you became an entrepreneur? What drove you to start your first business? 

At the Business Growth Cafe this week, I dig into where I believe I got my start, motivation, drive to start my own businesses.

I'm calling this show, Life lessons from the #1 plumber, in the #2 business, lessons my father taught me that I never listened to, but found valuable later on in life. And, the simple lessons that translated into life-long values that continue to drive me today.

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

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

August 2, 2019

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.

How will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Impact Your Business

How will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Impact Your Business

July 25, 2019

Adam Miller, CEO of Vibrant Software joined me, your host Angelo Ponzi to discuss how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can impact on the growth of your business. 

Achieving Work/Life Balance

Achieving Work/Life Balance

July 19, 2019

We all want to achieve work/life balance.  And, it’s easier said than done. Joining me, Angelo Ponzi at the Business Growth Café for a truly interesting conversation is Chrissy Eblin, Founder and CEO of Carefree Concierge to discuss how to get more time back in your day to focus on your business and other important things in your life.

Subscribe today at businessgrowthcafe.com or your favorite podcasting platform, and tune in LIVE on Tuesday, June 25th at 12:30 PM PST at octalkradio.net.

Exploring the many HR issues businesses face today

Exploring the many HR issues businesses face today

July 10, 2019

LeiLani E. Quiray, SPHR, CEO of bethechangeHR and me, your host and fractional CMO Angelo Ponzi, at the Business Growth Cafe this week to explore the many HR topics that can impact your short and long-term business growth.

Six reasons why things catch on or become contagious?

Six reasons why things catch on or become contagious?

July 9, 2019

A discussion based on a book called “Contagious” by Jonah Berger, published in 2013.

A quick summary of the topics covered in the book and what I will talk about:

  1. Social currency - does it make me look good?
  2. Triggers - how are you reminded of the product?
  3. Emotion - strong emotions = sharing
  4. Public - what is everyone else doing?
  5. Practical value - is it actually helpful?
  6. Stories - is my idea/ product a relevant part of a cool story?
How Corporate Social Responsibility Can Impact Personal and Business Growth

How Corporate Social Responsibility Can Impact Personal and Business Growth

June 27, 2019

Charles Antis, Founder and CEO of Antis Roofing and Waterproofing joined me, your host Angelo Ponzi to discuss Corporate Social Responsibility and what ignites his passion and contributes to his success. Listen in as we set a goal of creating a better world to live in and the role businesses need to play. 

Part 2: Matt Everitt, CEO of World of Dance,’s Career Journey

Part 2: Matt Everitt, CEO of World of Dance,’s Career Journey

June 18, 2019

In this episode of Business Growth Cafe, we will explore Matt Everitt, CEO of World of Dance,’s journey from CFO for a PR agency, marketing executive, business coach, and entrepreneur that led him to his current position, and the best advice he ever received early on that shaped his business future.

World of Dance: the ups and downs of growing a sustainable entertainment business

World of Dance: the ups and downs of growing a sustainable entertainment business

June 12, 2019

This week in the Cafe, Matt Everitt, CEO of World of Dance, joined us to discuss the ups, downs, and growth strategies for a sustainable business whose primary product is entertainment, building a platform that inspires people to come together and share this common passion.