The Business Growth Show w/ Ford Saeks

Join my podcast where I explore the latest strategies and tactics for growing your business and achieving success. Tune in each Wednesday at 11AM CST for valuable takeaways to help you accelerate your business’s growth. Let’s get growing!

Episode 127

An Overlooked Problem with Employee Retention with Maura Thomas and Ford Saeks

There’s a huge problem happening in businesses today, and some businesses don’t even know what it is. Employee retention is a significant concern for businesses of all sizes, as high employee turnover can cause significant disruptions to the smooth running of an organization. In a recent episode of the Business Growth Show, Ford Saeks interviewed […]

Episode 126

Culture Trumps Everything in Franchise Success with Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky

Are you struggling to build a strong company culture within your franchise? Look no further than the latest episode of the Business Growth Show, where Ford Saeks interviews Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky, a renowned expert on the subject of culture. They discussed the importance of culture in driving behavior, the challenges and opportunities of virtual workforces, […]

Episode 125

Maximizing Franchise Success through Community Integration with Pino Di Iola, CEO of BeaverTails

As a franchisor, building a strong community around your brand is critical for success. Community integration can help franchisees feel supported and connected to the brand, which can ultimately lead to increased sales and customer loyalty. To learn more about how franchisors can maximize their success through community integration, we spoke with Pino Di Iola, […]

Episode 124

Creating Customer Experiences That Lead to Real Growth

In today’s highly competitive business landscape, companies are always looking for ways to stand out from their rivals. Creating exceptional customer experiences that leave a lasting impression on your customers is one of the most effective ways to do so. When executed correctly, customer experiences can help businesses retain existing customers and attract new ones, […]

Episode 123

Unlocking the Power of Clear Communication with Hilary Blair

In today’s fast-paced business world, effective communication is more important than ever. Whether you are trying to close a deal, motivate your team, or simply get your message across, clear communication can make all the difference. However, many people struggle with communication, whether it is because they are nervous, they lack confidence, or they simply […]

Episode 122

Franchise Lessons From a CEO Who Bought the Company with Cliff Kennedy from Frios Gourmet Pops

I know we all want to learn from those who have successfully navigated the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. In a recent episode of The Business Growth Show, I had the pleasure of speaking franchise lessons with a CEO who purchased a franchise and turned it into a thriving business. His insights into the franchise […]

Episode 121

The Ever Changing World of Franchising with Daniel Doulen from Rings and Wings and Ford Saeks

Franchising is a popular business model that has been around for decades. It allows entrepreneurs to buy into an established brand, which comes with proven business models, marketing strategies, and support systems. However, the world of franchising is not immune to change. Dan Doulen of Wings and Rings joined me to talk about the Wings […]

Episode 120

Harnessing the Power of Curiosity for Business Success with Dr. Diane Hamilton and Ford Saeks

I’ve interviewed many successful business leaders who have achieved great success by harnessing the power of curiosity. But what is curiosity, and how can we use it to drive business growth? Dr. Diane Hamilton is with us today to help us solve that problem. Curiosity is the desire to learn and understand more about the […]

Episode 119

Unlocking the Power of Events With Expert Keynote Speakers with Katrina Mitchell and Ford Saeks

Hosting successful events can be a game-changer for businesses and organizations, but it takes more than just good planning and logistics to make them successful. The right keynote speaker can take your event to the next level by providing invaluable knowledge and insights that can inspire and motivate your audience. So, how can you choose […]

Episode 118

The Fine Line Between Persistence and Pushiness in Sales with Ford Saeks and Will Ezell

We all know that making sales is crucial to the success of any business, but how do you strike the right balance between following up with a potential customer and coming across as too aggressive? I sat down with Will Ezell to discuss a topic that is often talked about but rarely understood – the […]

Episode 117

Cultivating Resilience for Lasting Performance with Scott Greenberg

Have you ever experienced setbacks in your business that have knocked you off course? Have you found yourself struggling to get back on track? If so, you’re not alone. But the good news is that resilience is a skill that can be developed, just like any other. We sat down with Speaker Scott Greenburg to […]

Episode 116

How To Grow Your Business By Being Faster Than Customers Expect You To Be with Jay Baer

In today’s fast-paced business world, customers demand quick and efficient service. If you want to grow your business, you need to be faster than your customers expect you to be. But how do you achieve this? To gain some valuable insights, we turned to speaker and customer experience expert, Jay Baer, for some practical advice […]

Episode 115

Mastering the Franchise Journey with Becky Bongiovanni from CarePatrol and Ford Saeks

What does it take to franchise a business or invest in a franchise? With her extensive experience in the franchise industry, Becky Bongiovanni, Brand President of CarePatrol,  has a wealth of knowledge to share about mastering the franchise journey. How to Master the Franchise Journey: First, it’s essential to have a clear understanding of your […]

Episode 114

Retention Engagement and Reducing Turnover with Michelle Tillis Lederman

As a business owner, you understand the importance of having a high-performing team. You spend countless hours interviewing and recruiting top talent, but what happens when your best employees start looking for new opportunities? Retaining your top talent is critical for the long-term success of your business. In a recent episode of The Business Growth […]

Episode 113

The Future of Marketing & Sales How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Marketing

As business owners and marketers, we know that the world of marketing and sales is constantly evolving. One of the most significant changes we have seen in recent years is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into marketing strategies. AI has the power to transform the way we reach and engage with our target audience, […]

Episode 112

Navigating the Risks of Over-Reliance on AI and ChatGPT with Joel Block

As technology continues to advance, businesses are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and language models such as ChatGPT to streamline their operations and boost efficiency. While these tools can be incredibly useful, there is a growing concern about the risks of over-reliance on AI and ChatGPT. While companies continue to adopt advanced technologies to streamline […]

Episode 111

The Duck Donuts Success Story – With Special Guest Betsy Hamm

What are the secrets behind one of the most successful franchises in the United States? Look no further than Duck Donuts, the popular donut chain that has taken the country by storm. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Betsy Hamm, the CEO of Duck Donuts, to discuss the company’s rapid growth and sustained success. […]

Episode 110

Why You Need Systems with Taylorr Payne

  As business owners, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our operations and increase our profits. One of the most effective ways to do this is by implementing systems within our businesses. Systems help us to streamline processes, reduce errors, and increase efficiency. To gain valuable insights into this topic, we sat down […]

Episode 109

The AI Revolution in Sales & Marketing – ChatGPT and Beyond

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the way that sales and marketing are conducted, but it’s important to understand both the benefits and drawbacks of using this technology in your business. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring the ways that AI can automate tasks, provide data-driven insights, and assist with customer service […]

Episode 108

Maximizing Profit and Performance with these Three Profit Activators with Will Ezell

Join host Ford Saeks and guest Will Ezell as they discuss strategies for increasing profit and performance in businesses.

Episode 107

Create Amazing Customer Experiences by Turning Misery into Magic – With Shep Hyken

A top challenge faced by businesses of all sizes is the ability to change a customer’s negative experience into a positive one. On this episode, Ford Saeks and Shep Hyken break down how to turn customer Moments of Misery™ into Moments of Magic®.