Business Growth Café
Use APPLES to develop your business growth strategy!  What?

Use APPLES to develop your business growth strategy! What?

November 8, 2019

Are you ready to compete in 2020? 

In this Business Growth Cafe episode, I discuss a planning framework called the "Apples Strategy Framework" to get you and your team thinking about the opportunities and challenges you'll face in 2020 and to begin to align and focus everyone in your business on the path to business growth.

Leader’s vs leadership. The path from Management Mess to Leadership Success with Scott Miller, EVP FrankLinCovey

Leader’s vs leadership. The path from Management Mess to Leadership Success with Scott Miller, EVP FrankLinCovey

November 1, 2019

Why should anyone follow you? This is the question in my guest's, Scott Miller'snew book: Management Mess to Leadership Success. This insightful narrative provides a 30-day challenge to help you discover why they should and the journey you can take to becoming the leader you would follow.

Starting and growing a business that challenges the status quo

Starting and growing a business that challenges the status quo

October 24, 2019

Entrepreneur and trailblazer in the medical device space, my guest, Benjamin W. Bobo, MBA, CEO of Cerenetex, recognizes that every business situation presents different challenges, providing him the ability to add value based on his ability to analyze the situation at hand, devise solutions, and work with and through others to accomplish goals. Ben is an evangelist for innovation, turning nebulous ideas into market-ready technologies that will revolutionize patient care and positively impact therapeutic outcomes.

 

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!