Business Growth Café
Business Advice from Business Leaders Like Yourself - guests of the show

Business Advice from Business Leaders Like Yourself - guests of the show

January 7, 2020

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.

Finding Humor in Your Life… The Lighter Side of My Life

Finding Humor in Your Life… The Lighter Side of My Life

December 31, 2019

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 — your choice to make it happen, because, without your commitment, it will never be achieved.  I hope you enjoy this episode and we'll see you at the Cafe in the new decade.

What Keeps You Up At Night When Thinking About Growing Your Business?

What Keeps You Up At Night When Thinking About Growing Your Business?

December 29, 2019

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.

Using benefits to strategically attract and retain employees.

Using benefits to strategically attract and retain employees.

December 22, 2019

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 developing your offering.

Two Seasoned Marketing Professionals Share Career War Stories…the good, bad, ugly and successful

Two Seasoned Marketing Professionals Share Career War Stories…the good, bad, ugly and successful

December 18, 2019

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.

How will the California Independent Contractor Law (AB-5) impact your business?

How will the California Independent Contractor Law (AB-5) impact your business?

December 14, 2019

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.

Growing your business profitably

Growing your business profitably

December 5, 2019

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.

The entrepreneur’s journey to a successful business is never in a straight line.  Ask Dave Daley, Monster Motivator!

The entrepreneur’s journey to a successful business is never in a straight line. Ask Dave Daley, Monster Motivator!

December 2, 2019

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 to discuss the lessons learned on his journey as a serial entrepreneur and the road that led him to his passion and motivation for the work he does today.

The emergence of the Maryland Style Rye Whiskey brand, Sagamore Spirit

The emergence of the Maryland Style Rye Whiskey brand, Sagamore Spirit

November 19, 2019

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 little taste testing too!

Data Protection and Cyber-security…what you don’t know can impact your business.

Data Protection and Cyber-security…what you don’t know can impact your business.

November 12, 2019

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