Business Growth Café
Strategies for buying or selling a business in a post-pandemic world.

Strategies for buying or selling a business in a post-pandemic world.

May 26, 2020

At the Café, I’m joined by Carl Allen, founder of Dealmaker Wealth Society, a world-class entrepreneur, investor and corporate dealmaker who has worked on more than 330 transactions worth close to $48 billion to discuss post-pandemic strategies and buying or selling a business.

Skateboarding legend Per Welinder talks about his journey from skateboarder to VC

Skateboarding legend Per Welinder talks about his journey from skateboarder to VC

May 19, 2020

Per Welinder, freestyle skateboard legend, actor (you can find him in Back to the Future), serial entrepreneur and founder of iconic skateboard brands such as Birdhouse, and now Venture Capitalist and co-founder of WelinderShi Capital to talk about his journey and his focus on helping young active lifestyle and consumer-facing brands turn into successful iconic brands.

Sales training gets the sales organization working from the same playbook

Sales training gets the sales organization working from the same playbook

May 14, 2020

Today at the Café I’m excited to have Scott Bailey, a seasoned of Sandler Certified Trainer in the Western Region with over 24 years of service to discuss how sales training gets the sales organization working from the same playbook… using the same communications system to drive business growth.

The importance of planning for post-covid business growth

The importance of planning for post-covid business growth

May 12, 2020

Marcia Riner, CEO of Bella Financial and fellow podcaster and host of Profit with a Plan joins me at the Cafe to discuss why businesses need to gain clarity, control, and confidence in order to make the best financial and marketing decisions to compete in the post-COVID world.

It’s Cinco de Mayo today!  Time for celebrating…with IZO Joven hand-crafted Mezcal!

It’s Cinco de Mayo today! Time for celebrating…with IZO Joven hand-crafted Mezcal!

May 5, 2020

Today at the Café I’m talking with Gaston Martinez, a native of Mexico and founder of IZO Agave Spirits. IZO is a premium, handcrafted all-natural Mezcal distilled based on centuries of distilling tradition. Join us as we discuss taking his passion from field to bottle.

Who doesn’t like Peanut Butter and Jelly?

Who doesn’t like Peanut Butter and Jelly?

April 28, 2020

As a serial entrepreneur, this is not Clara's first venture. Inspired by travel and international tastes, Clara Paye, CEO of Unite, talks about her global-inspired brand and her journey to bring her new tasty protein bars to market.  The roll-out of Unite includes fan favorites...PB & Jelly; Mexican Hot Chocolate and Churro.

Real Talk with Industry Leaders on Surviving the Crisis - Part 2

Real Talk with Industry Leaders on Surviving the Crisis - Part 2

April 23, 2020

In  Part 2, I continue the conversation with 3 new business leaders from different industries to gain their perspective on how they and others are surviving and preparing for tomorrow. 

In Part 2, interviews include: 

  • Lisa Holmes - HR Professional
  • Karen Gee-McAuley - PR Professional servicing consumer clients including travel and leisure
  • Josh Walters - Talent optimization and executive search
Real Talk with Industry Leaders on Surviving the Crisis - Part 1

Real Talk with Industry Leaders on Surviving the Crisis - Part 1

April 21, 2020

To better understand what is happening to business owners in real-time, I conducted interviews with six different business leaders from six different industries.  The goal was to gain insights for listeners, to help better understand how others are coping with the new normal.

In Part 1, interviews include: 

  • Richard Montellano - Supply Chain Consultant
  • Dean Soll - Manufacturer of Insulated Metal Panels for refrigerated products
  • Chris Kramer - M&A and ESOP programs

 

Connecting with remote employees during this crisis and leadership’s responsibility

Connecting with remote employees during this crisis and leadership’s responsibility

April 14, 2020

We are in unprecedented times as a result of the Coronavirus.  Offices and businesses are closed, and employees are now working from home.  For many, this is a new experience.  And, for many business leaders, this is a new experience as well.

Today at the Café, I’m going speaking with Kimberly Layne, CEO, and founder of The Kimberly Connection Company, about improving broken cultures through connected leadership.  And, how a leader needs to engage with their remote employees during this crisis.

 

Protect yourself and your team from making dangerous judgment errors, especially in today’s business climate

Protect yourself and your team from making dangerous judgment errors, especially in today’s business climate

April 8, 2020

Business leaders are navigating unchartered waters in today's business climate and making decisions that can have a lasting impact on their business. Stop by the Business Growth Cafe to hear insights from my guest, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Disaster Avoidance Expert as we discuss making rational, well-thought-out decisions vs gut decisions based instincts.  Protect yourself and your team from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases to develop the wisest and most profitable decision-making strategies for today and tomorrow.