The Business Growth Show Horizontal

Listen to The Business Growth Show with Ford Saeks on your favorite streaming platform where we explore the latest strategies and tactics for growing your business and achieving success. Tune in each Wednesday at 11AM CST (or listen anytime) for valuable takeaways to help you accelerate your business’s growth. Let’s get growing!

You’re in good company. Here are just a few of the past featured guests.

Daniel Burrus

Brian Burrus

CEO, Disruptive Innovation Expert
Burrus Research Associates, Inc.

Becky Bongiovanni

Becky Bongiovanni

CarePatrol Franchisor

Willie Jolley

Dr. Willie Jolley

Willie Jolley Worldwide

Betsy Hamm

Betsy Hamm

Duck Donuts Franchisor

Ramzi Daklouche

Ramzi Daklouche

Chief Stores Officer
Edible Arrangements, Inc.

Michael Hyam

Michael Hyam

Franchise Assembly

Katrina Mitchell

Katrina Mitchell

Chief Match Maker
 Franchise Speakers Bureau

Keith Gerson

Keith Gerson

President of Franchise Operations

Dr. Nido Qubein

Dr. Nido Qubein

High Point University

John Hewitt

John Hewitt

Founder & CEO
Loyalty Brands | Jackson Hewitt

Peter Cuneo

Peter Cuneo

Former CEO
Marvel Studios and Entertainment, Inc.

Charles Watson

Charles Watson

Tropical Smoothie Café Franchisor

Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly

CEO, CDR, US Navy Ret.
Productive Leaders

Steve Spangler

Steve Spangler

Founder & CEO
Steve Spangler Science

Scott Greenberg

Scott Greenberg

Business Speaker & Author

John Register

John Register

Inspired Communications International

Scott McKain

Scott McKain

Founder & CEO, CSP, CPAE
Distinction Institute

Todd Recknagel

Todd Recknagel

Managing Partner
Three20 Capital Group

Episode 186

Navigating Business Owner Evolution with Alan Pentz

 Are you a business owner struggling to navigate the transition from being deeply involved in daily operations to adopting a more strategic owner and investor role? Understanding the process of business owner evolution is critical for any entrepreneur aiming to scale their business effectively while preparing for future investment opportunities. In the latest episode […]

Episode 185

Innovative Leadership & Franchise Growth Strategies with Jonathan Weathington

Are you struggling to scale your franchise effectively? Understanding franchise growth strategies could be the key to unlocking your business’s potential. In the latest episode of Fordify LIVE!, Ford Saeks sits down with Jonathan Weathington, the CEO of Shuckin’ Shack, who has masterfully navigated the complexities of expanding a franchise. Their conversation dives into the […]

Episode 184

Revealing Global Resources for Business Success with Ankit Patel

Are you ready to harness global resources to amplify your business success? In a rapidly evolving business landscape, the ability to adapt and integrate worldwide talent and technology can set your venture apart from the competition. This week on Fordify LIVE!, host Ford Saeks sits down with Ankit Patel, a leading expert in global resourcing […]

Episode 183

Accelerate Your Franchise Growth with John Francis

Are you struggling to find the right strategies for franchise growth in today’s competitive market? In the latest episode of Fordify LIVE!, Ford engages with the esteemed Johnny Francis, widely recognized within the industry as Johnny Franchise. With his unmatched experience as both a franchisee and franchisor, having worked across over 30 years and with […]

Episode 182

Strategies for Scaling Success in Franchising with Scott Abbott

Scaling success in franchising is a complex journey filled with its own set of challenges and opportunities. Entrepreneurs and franchise owners constantly seek effective strategies to expand their businesses while maintaining the essence of their brand. This week on Fordify LIVE!, we delve into the heart of franchising growth with Scott Abbott, whose expertise and […]

Episode 181

Supercharging Team Performance with Darcy Luoma

In the fast-paced business environment of today, driving team performance to its peak is a critical goal for leaders worldwide. This episode of Fordify LIVE!, featuring Darcy Luoma, delves into the essential strategies for enhancing team performance in any market condition. Darcy, a renowned expert in team dynamics and leadership, shares her extensive knowledge on […]

Episode 180

Driving Business Growth in a Fast-Paced Market with Rick Fox

How do you anticipate customer needs, foster innovation, and maintain a competitive edge? In the ever-changing landscape of business, staying ahead requires not just adaptation but anticipation of market trends, customer needs, and technological advancements. It’s a daunting task that leaves many leaders and entrepreneurs wondering, “How do I guide my business towards sustainable growth?” […]

Episode 179

Innovative Sales Tactics for the Modern Market Featuring Crystal Washington

Are Your Sales Strategies Ready for the Future? In a world where technology evolves at an unprecedented pace, businesses are constantly challenged to adapt their sales strategies to stay ahead. How do you ensure your sales approach resonates with a market that’s increasingly digital, increasingly diverse, and increasingly demanding? The latest episode of Fordify LIVE! […]

Episode 178

Transforming Connections into Community Through LinkedIn Live with Donald Cohen

Do you find yourself struggling to make meaningful connections on LinkedIn Live? In a digital world crowded with superficial interactions, carving out a space for genuine community and impactful connections can seem like an uphill battle. Yet, the secret to transforming these connections into a thriving community might just be a click away—through the power […]

Episode 177

Patterns of Success in Franchising and Private Equity with Todd Recknagel

Navigating the intricacies of franchising or diving into the world of private equity can often feel like a high-stakes game, fraught with uncertainties and immense challenges. How do you chart a course to success in such dynamic environments? What strategies ensure not just survival but thriving growth and innovation? In an insightful session on Fordify […]

Episode 176

Mastering Business Scalability for Success Beyond the Leash with Tim Vogel

Are you struggling to scale your business effectively? Finding the right formula for growth can often feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, understanding how to expand your business without losing the essence of what made it successful in the first place is a challenge many face […]

Episode 175

Achieving Work-Life Balance: Leadership Strategies with Amy Vetter

In today’s dynamic environment, the pursuit of work-life balance is more relevant than ever for professionals across the globe. But can it truly be achieved? This week on Fordify LIVE!, Ford Saeks and his esteemed guest, Amy Vetter, tackle this pressing question, offering actionable strategies and fresh perspectives for those aiming to find equilibrium between […]

Episode 174

The Art of Storytelling in Leadership with Don Yaeger

 In the dynamic realm of leadership theories and strategies, how do we distinguish the strategies that truly make a difference? Among the plethora of tools available to leaders, storytelling in leadership emerges as an ancient craft with unmatched power to inspire, motivate, and unite teams. This is the focus of the latest Fordify LIVE! […]

Episode 173

AI Leadership Strategies: Commanding with Tech featuring Mary Kelly

Are you navigating the complexities of leadership in an increasingly digital world? Wondering how AI can amplify your leadership strategy and not just serve as a tech gimmick? This episode of AI Leadership Strategies featuring Mary Kelly is your gateway to integrating artificial intelligence into your leadership practices effectively. AI is revolutionizing every sector; leadership […]

Episode 172

Navigating Franchise Growth with HOMEstretch’s Derek Shewmon and Nick Lobert

The path of franchise growth presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for emerging franchises in today’s competitive market. In this week’s episode of Fordify LIVE!, Ford Saeks engages with Derek Shewmon and Nick Lobert, the innovative co-founders of HOMEstretch. Together, they explore the crucial aspects of franchise growth, from overcoming expansion hurdles to […]

Episode 171

Igniting Curiosity: An Explosive Journey of Engaging Business with Steve Spangler

How can educators and business leaders ignite ordinary experiences into extraordinary lessons of innovation and engaging business? In an era where attention spans are shrinking and the demand for engaging content skyrockets, educators and business leaders face the perennial challenge of captivating their audiences. Enter Steve Spangler, founder of Steve Spangler Science, the viral sensation […]

Episode 170

Navigating Marketing’s Evolution Beyond AI with Kevin Lee

Are you ready to navigate the rapidly changing currents of the digital marketing world, especially with AI technologies reshaping every aspect of consumer engagement and strategy? In a digital age where artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer just a buzzword but a fundamental part of our daily lives, the marketing landscape is undergoing a transformation […]

Episode 169

Amplifying Leads, Sales, & Business Growth with Automation and AI with Matt Clark

Are you struggling to scale your business, generate leads, and close sales efficiently? LinkedIn Automation and AI Might Be Your Solution In the fast-paced world of digital marketing, staying ahead is not just an advantage; it’s a necessity. For businesses looking to grow, LinkedIn offers a rich tapestry of opportunities, ripe for the taking through […]

Episode 168

How to Take the BS Out of Business Speak with Bob Wiltfong & Tim Ito

Ever found yourself baffled by the endless stream of jargon and buzzwords in business meetings or emails? Please note: This episode contains explicit language and may not be suitable for all audiences. You’re not alone. In this week’s episode of Fordify LIVE!, Ford Saeks delves into the tangled web of business terminology with the aid […]

Episode 167

Mastering Franchise Growth and Building Successful Brands with Kevin Wilson

Are you looking to elevate your franchise to new heights? This week’s episode of Fordify LIVE! The Business Growth Show featured Kevin Wilson, a luminary in franchise development and CEO of Buzz Franchise Brands. With a rich background spanning from his beginnings with Benny’s Bagels to his current role at Buzz Franchise Brands, Kevin’s insights […]

Episode 166

Maximizing Productivity and Culture in the Workplace with Maura Thomas

Are You Struggling to Boost Productivity Without Increasing Headcount? In this episode of Fordify LIVE! The Business Growth Show, host Ford Saeks engages with Maura Thomas, a thought leader in workplace productivity and culture. Together, they debunk common myths about ‘doing more with less’ and provide transformative strategies for enhancing productivity and culture in your […]