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The decision to grow your business is easy. Making it happen, now that’s the challenge. Join us for lunch as we offer insights and actionable steps you can incorporate into your business.

The decision to grow your business is easy. Making it happen, now that’s the challenge. Join us for lunch as we offer insights and actionable steps you can incorporate into your business.
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United States

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The decision to grow your business is easy. Making it happen, now that’s the challenge. Join us for lunch as we offer insights and actionable steps you can incorporate into your business.

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@octalkradio

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English

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9493307760


Episodes

The decision to sell or exit your company is not an easy one. If you’re ready or even thinking about it, this is the podcast for you!

4/21/2019
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JJ Richa, CEO of Business Vision Advisory and me, Angelo Ponzi your host at the Business Growth Café and fractional CMO, discuss how business owners early on in their company’s growth need to focus on building their valuation and the establishing the foundation of planning their exit strategies.

Duration:00:30:35

Lessons from the trenches and the ups and downs of being a serial entrepreneur! With Nick Panhwar, CEO of Teamknit

4/12/2019
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Serial entrepreneur and current CEO of Teamknit, Nick Panhwar, discusses his journey from business concept to funding to growth to the sale of a business, as a well as investing in new business opportunities.

Duration:00:28:47

How important is brand building for a nonprofit? With Dawn Reese, CEO, Wooden Floor and Maricela Rios, CEO, Human Options

4/4/2019
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Marketing is marketing, for both profit and nonprofits alike. So, how important is brand building for a nonprofit? Extremely! Let me ask a question, as a leader of a nonprofit are you segmenting your messages to your various audiences? After all, there is no one-size fits all approach when it comes to messaging. Are your approaches to marketing as effective as you’d like? Generating awareness, interest and donations? Well, listen in as I ask these and many more questions about the business...

Duration:00:32:33

What are the biggest challenges for nonprofits to not just survive but thrive and grow? With Dawn Reese, CEO, Wooden Floor and Maricela Rios, CEO, Human Options

4/2/2019
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Do nonprofit’s need to change the way they think and approach the business of running their nonprofit? How important are your boards? And, how do you manage your all volunteer board to keep them focused on your needs? These and many more answers are discussed in this podcast with Dawn Reese, CEO, Wooden Floor and Maricela Rios, CEO, Human Options in our discussion at the Business Growth Café.

Duration:00:32:37

Explore trends, obstacles and the ups and downs facing today’s public relations professionals, with Teri Sawyer of T&Co.

3/31/2019
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Has the role of the public relations professional changed over the recent years? And, if so, what’s driving that change? What does it take these days to get an article placed in your industry’s trade media? Or, to get your client on TV, radio or even a podcast? In some cases, due to the changing landscape of PR and the impact to digital platforms, what used to be a “no no” has now become more common place…Pay for Play! Check out my conversation with Chief Visibility Officer and Founder, Teri...

Duration:00:23:24

HR as a strategic resource to grow your business with CEO Mark Wilbur, EveryThingHR

3/23/2019
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Compliance with laws governing employees, talent acquisition, training, employee compensation, screening are just of few of the areas that fall into the HR bucket. Using HR as a strategic resource to grow your business is just as important as your sales and marketing strategies. And, as a small business owner, some of your best practices should include knowing how to properly recruit, retain, and engage millennial employees. Tailoring workforce management strategies (recruitment, engagement...

Duration:00:34:00

Are compensation and performance practices for small, high-growth and mid-size companies

3/13/2019
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To build a success-driven culture for your business and your employees you need the tools to measure the impact of each employee’s contribution to the success of your business. And, compensation and performance practices for small, high-growth and mid-size companies is a necessity for today’s workforce. Join me, Angelo Ponzi and Tim Silvera, President of Optimum Comp Advantage at the Business Growth Café to explore the value and benefit of performance-based compensation strategies for both...

Duration:00:30:18

Magazine advertising is alive and well in today’s digital world! With Christopher Schulz of Orange Coast Magazine

3/7/2019
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You’ve heard it...print is dead! Not so fast buckaroo! Magazine advertising is alive and well in today’s digital world especially when it comes to specific audience segments. When building any strategic communications plan you need to know your audience and how they consume information. President and Publisher Christopher Schulz of Orange Coast Magazine join me at the Café for an in-depth discussion on why print and events are strategic channels of communication in today’s digital world....

Duration:00:33:59

Is Poor Communication Costing Your Brand Money? With Jayson Duncan, Chief Storyteller at Miller Farm Media

2/28/2019
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Is poor communication costing your brand money? Are you confusing your prospects and even worse, your customers as to what your brand stands for? Does your brand’s story or message focus more on the rational aspects of your brand or do you have a deep emotional connection with your audience? Jayson Duncan, Chief Storyteller at Miller Farm Media joined us to discuss how to take your storytelling to another, more strategic level to ensure your communications are truly communicating!

Duration:00:34:06

Unlocking the potential of your sales team! With Rich Cocuzzo of Sales Velocity Advisors

2/22/2019
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Sales (and marketing of course) are the engine that drive business growth. Rich Cocuzzo, CSL, Founder & President of Sales Velocity Advisors joined me at the Café on Tuesday, February 19th to discuss on unlocking the potential of your sales team by focusing on People, Process and Performance. For insights on determining the right strategy to achieve your goals and overcome the obstacles you might face on the road to success, this conversation is a good place to start.

Duration:00:27:28

The Business of Non-Profits! With CEOs Dawn Reese of The Wooden Floor and Maricela Rios-Faust of Human Options

2/16/2019
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Two of Orange County’s leading non-profit CEOs, Dawn Reese of The Wooden Floor and Maricela Rios-Faust of Human Options joined me at the Café this week to discuss how strategy, financial stability and leadership is essential to the growth and sustainability of a non-profit. You can join us too, download this show on your favorite podcast platform.

Duration:15:48:43

Exploring the importance of employee benefits as a business strategy! With Elena Viera of Wood Gutmann & Bogart

2/8/2019
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Hiring the right people for your business is a challenge. Retaining those people becomes even more challenging, especially in today’s employment environment. What is the right mix of employee benefits you offer to attract and retain top talent? In depth discussion with Elena Viera, Vice President, Director of Client Information with Wood Gutmann & Bogart.

Duration:00:35:14

What are the Most Important Factors to Consider When Developing Your Digital Plan? With David Mistofsky, Director of Strategy at Rhythm Agency

1/25/2019
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How effective is your digital strategy? Want answers? David Mistofsky, Director of Strategy at Rhythm Agency joined us in the Café to answers these questions and many more such as: Do you include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube or the other numerous digital channels to deliver your messages in your strategy and how effective are they?

Duration:00:35:19

The Importance of Planning for Business Growth! With Angelo Ponzi, Fractional CMO

1/17/2019
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In thinking about growing your business, what keeps you up at night? Sales? Marketing, your employees? The needs and expectations of your customers? Finance? Or, maybe it’s all of these! Planning for growth is easy, it’s the implementation that’s the hard part. And, sticking to the plan is even harder. In this episode of Business Growth Cafe, Angelo Ponzi discussed ideas keep your business moving in the right direction.

Duration:00:28:18

Think Locally for Global Expansion! With JoDawn Whitlock-Karnowski, Global Marketing Director of UPS Capital

1/11/2019
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How do you define your customer’s journey, and why is it important to do so? Why should you think locally to expand globally? JoDawn Whitlock-Karnowski, Global Marketing Director of UPS Capital, joined us in the Café to discuss these topics and more.

Duration:00:26:17

What Keeps You Up At Night? Excerpts from the Business Growth Cafe

1/3/2019
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What aspects of your business keep you up at night? This week's episode features selected highlights of 2018 Business Growth Cafe show guests answering this question.

Duration:00:14:28

Business Growth Cafe Year End Highlight Show

12/26/2018
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Selected guest highlights from 2018 Business Growth Cafe Shows. Listen to get an overview of the insights you may have missed and hopefully they’ll pique your interest to revisit early shows.

Duration:00:46:44

How to Avoid Unintended Consequences of the Hiring Process! With Rick Girard, CEO of Stride Search

12/20/2018
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Bad hires are among the most costly events a company can experience, particularly when repeated. However, companies don’t choose to make bad hires -- they are an unintended consequence of unstructured processes. Rick Girard, CEO of Stride Search, joined us in the Cafe for an insightful discussion on how to avoid negative unintended consequences in your hiring process.

Duration:00:32:00

Embracing Artificial Intelligence! WIth Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Business Futurist & Keynote Speaker on Technology Trends

12/15/2018
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Entire industries are collapsing as new (mostly digital) business models provide better outcomes for fewer dollars. Disruptive innovation generally comes from the edges of industries, not the center. How is your company positioning itself for the future? Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Business Futurist & Keynote Speaker on Technology Trends, joined us to discuss this topic and more.

Duration:00:27:51

Don't Risk Liability: Be Legally Proactive! With Bob Yonowitz, Partner at Fisher Phillips, LLP

12/10/2018
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Wage hour class action litigation is presenting an existential threat to many California businesses big and small. It only takes one former disgruntled employee. Be proactive and don’t wait until it’s too late. Bob Yonowitz of Fisher Phillips, LLP, joined us at the Café to discuss.

Duration:00:25:49