Wagner Live is a weekly podcast produced by The Wagner Agency and hosted by its CEO / Chief Strategy Officer, Wágner dos Santos. In each episode and together with a special guest, expect to hear fresh perspectives on what's hot in business right now.
Episode 111: The Resurgence of Virtual Office Spaces
Approximately 30 years ago virtual office spaces made a splash through the US and around the world with flexible space suitable for startups and entrepreneurs on the move. Also known as executive suites, the first such office was launched back in 1962 but did not gain mass popularity at that time and was limited by the lack of technology that was yet to come. About 15 years ago, co-working spaces we launched everyone and become the new hip trend for startups and enterprise companies looking for a temporary space to launch new projects in different markets.
As a result of the pandemic and the new normal of business, millions of people are working from home, taking the virtual office space into a whole new dimension. Many business leaders feel that this may be the way they operate post-pandemic. What does that mean for business operations and productivity? What are the benefits and challenges to be aware of? Our special guest, Daniel Gracia, is an expert in remote workplaces and helps us unveil this new but not so new trend.
Dan Gracia is a serial entrepreneur and visionary who has consulted numerous startups while also developing his own portfolio of businesses from startup to sale. His business concentration has been within the areas of cellular, virtual offices, and VoIP (voice over internet protocol).
Dan is currently a partner and Vice President of Business Development at Joon. The company provides business telephone services and systems using cloud-powered technology. Learn more at joon.us.
Episode 110: The Reshaping of a City's Economic Future Amidst The New Normal
Orlando, Florida is not only where Wagner Live is located but it is also a growing market. It has been called one of North America's up-and-coming tech markets. In a recent study of the leading large, mid-size, and small metros throughout the country, Orlando ranked #9 out of 299 metros studied and #2 in the Southeast. The study evaluated such things as economic strength, prime workforces, year-over-year growth, and mid-term (5-Year) growth.
In this episode, we discuss how a city that has been mostly associated with Walt Disney World, has been reshaping its identity and economic future. And despite previous plans for the city, what's changed as a result of the pandemic and its economic impact. To help with this discussion is Tim Giuliani, President & CEO at the Orlando Economic Partnership.
Tim’s passion to provoke community impact started at an early age when he helped launch the “Truth Campaign” as a high school student - the most successful youth tobacco prevention effort in U.S. history. Tim is a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE). Nationally, he serves on the executive committee for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and is an active participant of the US Chamber Committee of 100. While at the Florida Chamber of Commerce he played a critical role in the passage of legislation that created the $750 million Florida Growth Fund.
Episode 95: The Reality of Virtual Offices
In this episode, Wágner discusses how offices have evolved from the traditional models to fully functional mobile offices and coworking spaces. What's the future of the office and should you even consider one?
Episode 98: Free Wi-Fi is Good For Business
In this episode, Wágner shares the value in businesses offering free Wi-Fi to their customers. Some of the benefits may not seem as obvious as one may think.
Episode 92: Hustle is a Dirty Word
In this episode, Wágner dos Santos discusses a word that has arguably taken on a new meaning over the last couple of years - hustle. Do you do the hustle or should you be a hustler? What does it all mean and should you even care?
Episode 99: You May Be Talking About Yourself Too Much
In this episode, we discuss how brands often get stuck on the “me me me” syndrome and forget that it’s not all about them. In fact, very little of it should be.