Rank #1: Turning an industry need into a revenue generating business in 3 years
Join me, Angelo Ponziyour host and my guests, Brianna Rhue, OD, FAAO and Jennifer Tabiza, practicing optometrists and co-founders of Dr. Contact Lens to discuss their journey of starting a business, outside of their core competencies to solve a need in their industry. Bringing a new product solution to the market that helps optometrists overcome a big challenge to growing their business by recapturing lost contact lens revenue.
Feb 11 2020
Rank #2: Passion, determination and rock and roll all played a part in the success of building an apparel brand
Dirtbag Clothing’s CEO, John Alves’ core values have remained the same - work hard to hone your craft and believe in yourself even when others doubt you. In this podcast, we discuss what it means to be Dirtbag and how a decision to get into the clothing and lifestyle business 23 years ago, changed his life’s passion.
May 02 2019
Rank #3: 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!
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.
Apr 21 2019
Rank #4: What is the best business advice you've ever given or received? 15 of my guests share their stories.
Over the year's we've all received some great advice. Maybe from your parents, friends or business associates. Some of that advice stayed with us and helped shape who we are today. This weeks' episode includes my interviews with 15 guests over the past few months and their answers to the questions, "what is the best business advice you've ever received and/or given if different?" 25 minutes of great insights in one show!
Aug 27 2019
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Rank #5: How will the California Independent Contractor Law (AB-5) impact your business?
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.
Dec 14 2019
Rank #6: Life Lessons and Unintended Business Advice From the #1 Plumber in the #2 Industry
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.
Aug 08 2019
Rank #7: Exploring the many HR issues businesses face today
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.
Jul 10 2019
Rank #8: Starting and growing a business that challenges the status quo
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.
Oct 24 2019
Rank #9: Leader’s vs leadership. The path from Management Mess to Leadership Success with Scott Miller, EVP FrankLinCovey
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.
Nov 01 2019
Rank #10: Using benefits to strategically attract and retain employees.
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.
Dec 22 2019
Rank #11: How Corporate Social Responsibility Can Impact Personal and Business Growth
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.
Jun 27 2019
Rank #12: Driving fast and furious, without a steering wheel with car designer, Bryan Thompson
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.
Aug 02 2019
Rank #13: Business Advice from Business Leaders Like Yourself - guests of the show
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.
Jan 07 2020
Rank #14: Use APPLES to develop your business growth strategy! What?
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.
Nov 09 2019
Rank #15: Customer Personas and Customer Journey Mapping, are they part of your business strategy?
Lauren Feehrer, Founder and President at LoyaltyCraft Consulting joins me, your host, CMO and Brand Strategist, Angelo Ponzi at the Business Growth Café to discuss the importance of developing these key, strategic tools to help you become more competitive and develop sustainable growth for your business.
May 31 2019
Rank #16: The emergence of the Maryland Style Rye Whiskey brand, Sagamore Spirit
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!
Nov 20 2019
Rank #17: Growing your business profitably
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.
Dec 05 2019
Rank #18: Listen up! I've got a story to tell you about storytelling.
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
Oct 08 2019
Rank #19: How will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Impact Your Business
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.
Jul 25 2019
Rank #20: How important is brand building for a nonprofit? With Dawn Reese, CEO, Wooden Floor and Maricela Rios, CEO, Human Options
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 of building a nonprofit in our special, third episode with Maricela Rios, CEO, Human Options and Dawn Reese, CEO, The Wooden Floor at the Business Growth Café.
Apr 04 2019