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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 165

Turning Startup Dreams into a Billion-Dollar Reality with John Hewitt

Struggling to scale your startup? Entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts often struggle with the challenge of scaling their startups. In this episode of Fordify LIVE! The Business Growth Show, host Ford Saeks sits down with the legendary John Hewitt to uncover the strategies that turned his visions into the powerhouse brands of Jackson Hewitt and Liberty […]

Episode 164

Revolutionizing Business Success Through Local Marketing with Kirk Allen

Are you struggling to make your business stand out in the local market? In this week’s episode of The Business Growth Show, Ford Saeks engages in a conversation with Kirk Allen, exploring the nuances and strategies behind successful local marketing. This episode is a goldmine for businesses looking to enhance their local presence and drive […]

Episode 163

Simple Steps to Improve Company Culture with Anton Gunn

Are you on a quest to elevate your company’s culture? In a pivotal segment, Anton Gunn, an acclaimed Socially Conscious Leadership authority, underscores the essence of comprehending employee queries crucial for fostering a trust-rich environment. Leaders must address the fundamental questions: Do employees feel cared for, supported in their success, and can they place their […]

Episode 162

How to Build an Online Presence With Mike C-Roc Ciorrocco

What does it really take to build an online presence so influential that you become the prime resource professional in your field? That’s the question Ford Saeks asked Mike “C-Roc,” founder of That One Agency, in a recent episode of the Business Growth Show podcast. Mike will share incredibly valuable insights from his of journey […]

Episode 161

Secrets for Growing Franchises with Chris Walls of Go-Minis

What Does It Really Take to Grow a Franchise Organization? Growing a successful franchise is no easy feat. It requires juggling many moving parts – recruiting the right franchisees, keeping them aligned on systems and processes, managing franchisee relations and more. So what does it really take to scale a franchise profitably? On a recent […]

Episode 160

How to Build a Strong Corporate Brand with Michael Hyam of Franchise Assembly

What Are the Secret Strategies for Growing a Franchise into a Strong Corporate Brand? On a recent episode of the Business Growth Show, host Ford Saeks sat down with Michael Hyam, CEO of Franchise Assembly, to discuss that question. Franchise Assembly is focused on continuing education for franchise development, providing tactical training through conferences and […]

Episode 159

Turning an Organization Around with Peter Cuneo, the Former CEO of Marvel Entertainment

What does it truly take to lead an organization through massive change? How do you inspire a demoralized culture facing extreme challenges to come together as a team and achieve the impossible? Few leaders have faced steeper turnarounds than former Marvel Entertainment CEO Peter Cuneo. When Cuneo took the reins in the late 1990s, Marvel […]

Episode 158

Understanding Franchise Relations for Business Success with Evan Hackel

What Does It Take to Be Successful in Franchising? Franchising can be lucrative but complex. In this episode of The Business Growth Show, host Ford Saeks interviews franchise relations expert Evan Hackel to uncover what makes the franchise model thrive. They explore the intricacies of aligning franchisees with franchisors and strategies to enable growth. With […]

Episode 157

Navigating the Uncharted Path of AI and Ethics with Chuck Gallagher

The Ethical Implications of AI – Are You Prepared? Artificial intelligence has exploded in capability and accessibility over the past year. Systems like ChatGPT can generate human-like content, have conversations, and even help run businesses more efficiently. But how do you ensure the responsible and ethical application of this powerful technology? On a recent episode […]

Episode 156

How to Master Franchise Culture With Garage Living

What does it take to build a thriving franchise brand in the high-end home transformation space? That’s the key question Ford Saeks explores in this episode of Business Growth Show with his guest Aaron Cash, President of Garage Living. Garage Living focuses on converting garages from cluttered storage spaces into customed-designed, aesthetic showpieces that match […]

Episode 155

ChatGPT can See, Hear, and Speak… What You Need to Know

Artificial intelligence has rapidly advanced to the point where we can have actual conversations with it. So how will these new AI capabilities impact businesses going forward? On a recent episode of the Business Growth Show, host Ford Saeks interviewed the latest AI chatbot ChatGPT to discuss this very topic. In this fascinating interview, Ford […]

Episode 154

How to Use AI and Generative AI to Get in Front of the Right People, Right Now with Sam Richter

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming businesses, but do you really know how to harness its power? Artificial intelligence is exploding. Pioneering companies are already using AI to disrupt entire industries overnight. Make sure you’re ready to leverage these exponential technologies to rapidly grow your business. In this paradigm-shifting Business Growth Show episode, hosts Ford Saeks […]

Episode 153

Mastering AI & ChatGPT Prompting with Ford Saeks

Artificial intelligence is transforming business. Are you leveraging AI tools like ChatGPT to work smarter and drive growth? Or are competitors racing ahead with AI adoption while you’re stuck on the sidelines? AI expert Ford Saeks recently shared invaluable advice for successfully adopting AI on the Business Growth Show. His practical insights can help you […]

Episode 152

What It Takes to Be Unstoppable in Business With Gary Prenevost

Running a successful business is no easy feat. With new challenges emerging daily, how do you stay focused, motivated, and on a path to growth? On a recent episode of The Business Growth Show, host Ford Saeks sat down with franchising expert and author Gary Prenevost to uncover what it takes to be unstoppable in […]

Episode 151

How to Lead With Integrity With Anita Greenwood

What does ethical leadership look like in action? How can managers inspire teams without manipulation? In a world desperate for more conscious leaders, these questions matter. On a recent episode of The Business Growth Show, host Ford Saeks and his guest, leadership expert Anita Greenwood, explored practical tips for developing ethical influence. Their insightful conversation […]

Episode 150

The Secret to Building Trust and Learning from Failure With Captain Charlie Plumb

What does a jet fighter pilot have to say about leading teams from 30,000 feet? More than you’d think! Ford Saeks recently sat down with aviation ace Captain Charlie Plumb for an unfiltered conversation on motivation, trust-building and learning from setbacks. Though Captain Plumb’s combat experience was an extreme leadership laboratory, his principles translate directly […]

Episode 149

How to Turn Your Setbacks into Incredible Comebacks with Dr. Willie Jolley

We all have challenges, setbacks in our personal and professional lives. But how do we turn those setbacks into comebacks? According to this week’s guest Dr. Willie Jolley, it starts with grit, relentlessness, and an unshakable belief that your best days lie ahead! On this week’s episode of Fordify LIVE! Ford Saeks sits down with […]

Episode 148

The Best Steps to Stay Relevant in Business with Ramzi Daklouche of Edible Arrangements

The iconic brand Edible Arrangements has delivered beautifully crafted fruit designs for 25 years. How does an established company like Edible Arrangements continue innovating and remain relevant for the next generation? On a recent episode of the Business Growth podcast, host Ford Saeks sat down with Edible’s Chief Stores Officer Ramzi Daklouche to discuss their […]

Episode 147

How to Take Your Company Culture to New Heights with Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman

Are you ready to soar to new heights in leadership and teamwork? In a recent episode of the Business Growth Show, Ford Saeks sat down with the dynamic Waldo Waldman, a former fighter pilot, motivational speaker, and leadership expert, to uncover the secrets of achieving peak performance in both high-stakes aerial combat and the competitive […]

Episode 146

The Ultimate Customer Experience® with Scott McKain

Have you ever wondered what sets businesses apart in today’s competitive landscape? What distinguishes those that thrive and grow from those that struggle to retain customers and stand out? The answer may lie in the elusive realm of customer experience—the very essence of what keeps customers coming back for more. In a recent episode of […]

Episode 145

How to Simplify the SHIFT with Dr. Samuel Jones

In today’s fast-paced business world, leaders face mounting challenges, including burnout, stress, and the need for effective leadership. How can we simplify the shift towards more impactful leadership in the face of these obstacles? This is the central theme of a recent episode of the Business Growth Show, where host Ford Saeks interviews Dr. Samuel […]