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Business Growth Café
33 minutes | 2 days ago
Building a business to manage tax and compliance notices
Death and Taxes. Yes, you heard me death and taxes. My parents always told me those are the only two things that are guaranteed in life. As individuals, when getting that dreaded tax notice in the mail we panic! Now, imagine your business gets one or even 1,000 tax or compliance notices from the feds, state, local, or any one of numerous agencies around the world. Don't panic yet! My guest has a solution for you. Rick Pinkerman, CEO of NoticeNinja, a SaaS-based CRM for tax notice compliance is here with me today to talk about converting his existing enterprise software to a SaaS model for tax notice management to ensure your tax and compliance notices are not the death of your business. www.noticeninja.com
52 minutes | 10 days ago
Is it time to bring a lion tamer into your business?
Carol Marzouk, the Chief Executive Lion Tamer and CEO of Leadership N’ Soul, joins me at the Business Growth Cafe to discuss how she helps leadership Rebuild Low Trust Relationships in the Workplace; Resolve Conflict; Communication; Engagement.
47 minutes | 17 days ago
Marketing is your growth engine for 2021
This podcast provides an overview of the insights you need in order to develop an effective marketing strategy for your business. We'll explore the importance of using research to help define your markets, ideal customers, market opportunities, sales strategies, and competitive offensive and defensive strategies. Topics of exploration, along with case study examples, will include: Leveraging insights to establish a brand strategy, brand values, brand promise, positioning, and communications messaging. Identifying your customer’s decision journey and how it impacts your marketing communications strategy. Using your competitors to identify opportunity gaps in the market Determining demand for your product/service Key elements in building an effective growth plan To learn more visit: www.theponzigroup.com
80 minutes | a month ago
What are you grateful for in these troubling times?
Most, if not all, people can't wait for 2020 to be over. We all know someone who has been hurt by this pandemic and has gotten COVID-19. Lost jobs and income, feeling isolated and disconnected, loneliness, and frankly, you just want to hug someone. But in all of this darkness, there is light. We all want and need to heal! Today, in this podcast, we explore the power of positivity. To find light in the darkness we ask that you dig deep to find something that you are grateful for and seek words of inspiration for the world for the coming year. To help us do that, I've invited my friend Leilani Quiray to co-host this inspirational episode, along with a variety of people to share their stories of positivity. Please join us for this unique 2020, hour-long Business Growth Cafe podcast event to help you heal and lift your spirits. Special Guests: Charles Antis, Chase Boehringer, Wei Houng, Ric Franzi, Joe Martin and Dawn Reese.
55 minutes | a month ago
Exit Rich and the 6 P’s Method for Selling Your Business
Michelle Seiler Tucker joins me at the Business Growth Cafe to discuss her new book, Exit Rich and the ins and outs of selling your business. We also spend time discussing why businesses fail and steps you can take to ensure you ultimately have a successful exit! Book Pre-order: Exit Rich
48 minutes | a month ago
Turning a 100-year-old Family Brownie Recipe into a Thriving Business Today
At the Cafe today is Wendy Pomerantz, the Great-Granddaughter and founder of Bertha Mae’s Brownie Company to talk about how she turned a 100-year-old recipe into a thriving and very tasty business. Wendy talks about her journey from the corporate world to the kitchen and share advice for entrepreneurs and growing businesses. This is a sweet (pun intended) interview...as I eat brownies and cookies throughout the interview. I couldn't resist! For those of you looking for a great tasting treat to share this holiday season, visit Bertha Mae's Brownie Company and tell them I sent you!
50 minutes | a month ago
Spend more time on yourself, family, friends and in your community using 6 Week Cycles
Joe Martin, Author, TEDx speaker, and creative agency owner talks about his new book and process called 6 Week Cycles. Joe and I discuss how to change the way we think when it comes to time and what to do with it. Including a little time travel! You'll have to listen to figure out what the heck we mean! Find the book on Amazon!
48 minutes | 2 months ago
All we need is love...in Business!
Do you associate Love with your business? With your employees? Joining me at the Business Growth Cafe is Dr. Bruno Cignacco, to discuss the concept of love as it relates to business and his latest book, The Art of Compassionate Business. If you own a business or are an HR person, this is a must listen to show!
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Want to Become a Professional Presenter?
Richard Mulholland, Founder, and Samantha Dean Leontsinis, Managing Director of the company Missing Link located in South Africa, joined me at the Business Growth Cafe to take us on a journey to help you achieve keynote worthy presentations.
54 minutes | 2 months ago
A Life in Black and White - Challenges the Black Community Face in the Workplace
Paul Mitchell, who has been telling his story of A Life in Black and White: How to Authentically Discuss Race in Business joins me at the Business Growth Cafe. This is an important discussion! Because of his life experiences, he is uniquely positioned to provide information and understanding to people of power, primarily White people, to help support better communication and engagement with their employees, families, and expand opportunities to show empathy and compassion to the Black community. His goal is to help provide information to those who authentically want to learn more about the challenges the black community faces in the workplace and how we can develop a true partnership through genuine understanding and knowledge, to help make our workplaces more collaborative and productive. This is a key time for business leaders to educate themselves on how to have these meaningful conversations with their employees of all races.
49 minutes | 3 months ago
We Launch Startup Companies
Brad Chisum, CEO, and Founder of the Launch Factory joined me at the Business Growth Cafe to talk about what it says on his website home page…We launch Startup companies. During the discussion, we focus on his unique approach to helping launch startups and his own unique startup experience.
59 minutes | 3 months ago
Turning Experts into Authorities
My guest this week, Simone Vincenzi, Founder/CEO of GTeX, a London-based company, and I discuss how becoming an authority in your field starts with these four pillars. Get clarity on your business model and turn chaos into simplicity and flow. Create HIGH-CONVERTING offers that deliver a real transformation. Expand your audience and reach to get in front of your ideal clients consistently. Grow your influence to get access to unlimited opportunities and attract clients with ease. To learn more, visit: https://gtex.org.uk/
50 minutes | 3 months ago
Taking You're Product Idea and Bringing it to Market Reality
If you're like so many people around the world, you’ve got a great idea for a product. You’ve been dreaming about it, and of course, the world could use it. And, you can’t wait to begin selling it. But how do you get it from an idea to a viable, marketable product? Joining me at the Cafe is Eric Rose, Founder & President of Pinnacle Product Innovation to discuss how to make that happen.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
When is the last time you had a legal checkup?
Don't just wait until you need a lawyer. Contracts, business entities, litigation, disputes, employee issues are just some of the areas you need to make sure you are "legally" healthy. Mahyar Ghassemian, Founder & President of Ghassemian Law Group is in court with me today or rather at the Business Growth Café to discuss a wide variety of topics when it comes to business law. And maybe a few of those topics just might resonate and keep your business out of hot water.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Overcoming Challenges During These Difficult Times, Especially If You're In The Restaurant Business
Joining me at the Business Growth Cafe is Tony Penn, CEO of Penn Consulting. Tony is a business owner, executive consultant & coach and is here today to talk leadership, and what and how leaders need to focus during these crazy times. Tony also has a specialty working with leaders in the restaurant industry. To find out more visit: https://pennultimateconsulting.com/
49 minutes | 4 months ago
The human and business implications of mental health issues in the workplace
We are experiencing a significant worldwide health crisis, the coronavirus which has killed over 200,000 people in the US at the time of this recording. We now wear masks to protect ourselves from this virus, work at home, not socializing, and living more in isolation than ever before. This takes a toll, even on the healthiest individuals. But, it’s not just the current state we are in that is impacting mental health. It existed long before the pandemic and will exit after. Today I am pleased to have Sally Spencer-Thomas here with us to discuss mental health in the workplace and home. This is a timely topic as September is also Suicide Prevention Month. Sally is a Psychologist and International Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Impact Entrepreneur and Keynote Speaker. To learn more, visit https://www.sallyspencerthomas.com/
44 minutes | 4 months ago
By disrupting your flow you can get five days work done in one day. Interested?
If you’re a runner or any type of athlete, you may have heard others express the terms “runner’s high” or in “the zone” when athletes exponentially outperform their competition, or even themselves. These terms describe a neurochemically induced state of consciousness known as “flow.” Today at the Business Growth Café I’m joined by Chris King, President & CEO of Status Flow, who says that by disrupting your flow, you can get five days’ work done in one day, all while working fewer hours, dropping your stress levels to absolutely zero. Listen in to the conversation to hear how you can improve your life and work by enhancing your flow! To learn more, visit: https://statusflow.net/
46 minutes | 4 months ago
A Peek Behind the Curtain into the World of Angel Investing
So you’re thinking about starting a business or maybe already have and now you are looking for investors. You’re enthusiastic…who wouldn’t want to buy your product. After all, it’s a billion-dollar market and all you need is just ½ of 1 %. Then…you’ll sell. But the journey from idea to an MVP to launch to growth is a long and not always straight road. Joining me at the Cafe this week is Xandra Laskowski is the founder and CEO of OSEA Angel Investors is a membership-based, women-focused angel investment group focused on and driven by executives and entrepreneurs with diverse and successful backgrounds to shed some light on the world of investing.
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Bringing clarity to the mystery of “Credit Cards” and they can positively or negatively impact your business
Perryn Holtrop, Founder, and CEO of Pay Nation joined me at the Cafe this week to discuss the good, bad, and ugly of accepting credit cards for your business. During this conversation, we'll add clarity for those thinking of accepting cards and the areas you need to be careful you don't step in!
49 minutes | 5 months ago
Exploring the symbiotic relationship between Sales and Marketing
At the Café, I’ve invited Rich Cocuzzo, the founder and president of Sales Velocity Advisors, to talk war stories, the good, the bad, and the ugly of today’s business environment and to provide some insights on what to do and not to do when it comes to planning your sales strategies and tactics, especially during our current COVID-business environment.
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