Growth is not a bad thing. But too much growth, too fast presents a set of challenges often overlooked when discussing small businesses. The emphasis tends to center on the marketing and promotion necessary to grow your business, and not on the operations and business infrastructure needed to scale your business in a sustainable manner. These back office operations can make or break your business. The Business Infrastructure show provides solutions and real life stories to owners and operators of fast growing small businesses seeking practical tips for dealing with growth spurts.
148: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Women's Economic Empowerment with Lily Allen-Dueñas
Lily Allen-Dueñas is a modern Renaissance woman. Her work in marketing, the arts, and yoga has led her to teach and interact with women around the world. Now, as the Interim Executive Director of The State of Women Institute, she has a platform to amplify voices of this under-represented and marginalized group. In this episode, Lily describes the organization’s technology platform that provides access to financial resources to educate and empower diverse women and girls. https://businessinfrastructure.tv
147: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Hiring Veterans with Len Samborowski
Len Samborowski moved up the ranks to become a Colonel in the U.S. Army. Realizing he would not become a General, he retired after 30 years. Transitioning to civilian life led him to an assistant football coach position and later a college professor, but it did not come without challenges. In this episode, Len shares why a veteran’s knowledge of the latest technologies, experience being around different people, and a mission-focused work ethic can serve businesses well. https://businessinfrastructure.tv/
146: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Managing Multi-Generational Teams with Tonia Morris
Tonia Morris noticed shifts in team makeup as she climbed the corporate ladder. Teams were composed of diverse generations which led to challenges and opportunities. After she became an Executive VP of H.R., she resigned and founded SimplyHR. Now, she’s known as the “Generational Connector.” In this episode, Tonia provides a blueprint for navigating communication hurdles caused by multiple generations and offers a process for leveraging technology to overcome them. https://businessinfrastructure.tv/
145: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Transcending Cerebral Palsy with Gregory Brown
Gregory Brown’s mother was told he would never graduate high school. Not only did he finish without attending special education courses, but he also graduated from college. He never let cerebral palsy hinder him. Ultimately, his love for computers led him to become a digital strategist. In this episode, Greg shares his process for selecting technologies to digitize your operations. He also reveals how to tap an underutilized talent pool – those with disabilities. https://businessinfrastructure.tv/ Ep. 1
144: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Coaching Parents with Punam Saxena
When Punam Saxena’s family relocated to a small town in Georgia, her neighbors asked what tribe they belonged to. They mistakenly thought her family was Native American, not Indians from India. Growing up ostracized, Punam knows the impact of social isolation and vowed to do something about it. In this episode, she shares her process for coaching parents to become active partners with their children’s teachers through open communication that leverages new technologies. https://businessinfrastructure.tv/
143: Diversity, Digital Transformation and Workforce Development with Jesse Torres
Jesse Torres is the American-born son of Mexican immigrant parents. Growing up in multi-cultural Los Angeles, he’s not uncomfortable being around people who looked different from him. So, as he grew his consultancy, ArroyoWest, building a diverse team came naturally. He’s also no stranger to technology. In this episode, Jesse shares how leaders can prepare for the future of work by leveraging government programs to digitize operations and diversify their workforce. https://businessinfrastructure.tv/ Ep.
Focused, Fierce and Fun
One of my “go to” pods to learn from a business entrepreneur who not only walks her talk, but soars above it with lofty lessons for life success. Alicia is a force of nature. Tap into the ABP Power Pod!
Perfect podcast for small biz owners!
Love hearing Alicia walk through entrepreneur stories and key business growth strategies. Her engaging style draws you into the conversation and she does a great job of shinging a light on key takeaways for listeners.
Love the insights and actions given!
This podcast provides so much detail, insight, and actions needed to create a freedom based business. Plus the happy energy adds high vibes to the day. Love everything about her podcast!