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The Widest Net podcast shares the many ways entrepreneurs and small business owners can build a thriving business through partnership development, relationship marketing and community building. Show host and award-winning author Pamela Slim will bring diverse experts to the table to both talk about the fundamentals of inclusive business building as well as remove the roadblocks that prevent people from building feasible and sustainable marketing practices. Unlock untapped markets and discover new customers right in front of you on every episode.

Nov 30, 2022

“I always told myself, I'm not going to be that negative boss, I am going to be totally the opposite of that. So they taught me something by modeling something negative that I knew I wasn't going to do, if I ever did become the boss.” ~ Pedro Ortiz


In this episode of The Widest Net Podcast, I am excited to talk with my kids’, Josh and Angie's boss, Pedro Ortiz. This is both their first jobs and they absolutely LOVE working with and for Pedro. I knew I wanted to have a conversation with Pedro after just a few months of Josh working at The Buffalo Spot, but first, born in 1968 in Oakdale, California, Pedro Ortiz is a firstborn generation of Mexican immigrants. He's married with two children, an US Air Force veteran, retired police officer after 25 years with the Mesa Police Department, and currently the Owner and Manager of The Buffalo Spot in Mesa, Arizona. 

We have all heard in the media how hard it is to retain good workers these days specially in fast food and for someone to have the ability to attract and retain Generation Z employees peeked my interest and I wanted to know the secret sauce.


Here’s what you can expect from this episode: 

  • What does Pedro do to invoke such loyalty and hard work from his Gen Z Employees
  • How fun is encouraged in the work place
  • Advice for attracting and retaining employees
  • Where Pedro sees the business going in the future

Remember we all need each other - life and work is better together.


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