Growth Think Tank

One idea that is often debated is how to focus your company in the right direction. I am a firm believer in creating a niched company. It aligns people, processes, and products to one audience. I have helped many companies grow fast with this one strategy. Today’s guest is Tim Brown, Founder and CEO at Hook Agency. Hook Agency create compelling websites for people and drive traffic through Search Engine Optimization)and conversion through Conversion Rate Optimization. Tim was a client of mine that embraced the idea of a niched company. It took a while to transition to a niched company, but the success he has had of late is impressive. We look at strategies that he used to get there.

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Many strategies define an organization. None is more critical in the long term than improving your culture. Leaders who understand the power of culture will tell you that creating an environment for supportive and challenging employees is essential. Today’s guest is Matthew Greer, CEO/CTO at Digital Marketing Services. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4374 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Digital Marketing Services, Inc. specializes in the deployment of Market Asset Management Systems (MAMS) that automate the tedious tasks found in a marketing department. Matthew and I share the strategies for improving your culture to get your people ready for growth. When you get the right culture, your job as a leader will be so much easier. But let me be direct improving your culture will challenge every part of your leadership capabilities.

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The shifts in the last eighteen months due to work from home have changed the minds of millions. Flexibility at work is not a strategy; it is a must in the future of work. Today’s guest is Tom Shea, CEO at OneStream Software. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1527 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. OneStream provides seamless integration with SAP ERP systems. Tom takes on the hot topic of today, which is flexibility at work. We discuss why this is not a trend but a way of life. Tune in to understand how to make flexibility at work benefit the company and the employee.

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Every leadership book agrees on one fundamental idea. The values of the company must be front and center every day. You may hear them say “operationalize your values” or “living your values,” either way, they are essential. Today’s guest is Jeff Oskin, CEO at Forcivity. Inc Magazine ranked his company #359 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Forcivity is a full-service Salesforce Implementation and ISV partner, who can help you with anything from simple implementation to complex architecture. Jeff and I have a deep look at the values of the company and how they work to unite the team. When you have a values-driven organization, you have a more aligned group. Jeff believes wholeheartedly in the power of living the values of the company.

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You don’t just hire people to do some work if you want to grow fast. You need buy-in from employees that is deeper than just the trade of time for money. Today’s guest is Daniel Catullo, Chief Customer Officer and Co-founder at Perishable Shipping Solutions. Inc Magazine ranked his company #177 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Perishable Shipping Solutions provides temperature-controlled e-commerce order fulfillment services for foods and beverages. Daniel gives you the strategies of getting buy-in from employees. We talk about the importance of this idea. Daniel has proven that buy-in from employees is a considerable part of company growth.

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Culture is more than a business buzzword. Discover how you can improve the personality of the company in this interview. Today’s guest is Marc Betesh, CEO and Founder at Visual Lease. Inc Magazine ranked his company #941 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Visual Lease brings together powerful tools and expert services to help you handle complex scenarios and take advantage of every opportunity. Marc gives us why he believes culture is the personality of the company. We look beyond the normal aspects of culture.

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Growth is a by-product of other things working inside our businesses. Those other things are not always clear to leaders. I have seen companies that make company core values a central part of the business grow faster than their peers. Values drive growth because they align people. Today’s guest is Steve McQuin, Co-Founder, President and CIO at FarWell. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4732 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. FarWell provides project execution services while being strategically prepared to manage and sustain change. Steve gives us his perspectives on why values drive growth. Discover the unique approaches they use to align people to their company core values.

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The journey of every start-up takes many turns. Not all of them will be successful. Since this podcast is dedicated to growth and leadership, our special guest is an expert on both. Today we have Alisa Cohn, the author of Start-Up to Grown-Up, published by Kogan Page. She is named a top start-up coach. We have a ton in common, so this interview is so much fun. Alisa is wicked smart and shares actionable insights in this interview. Her book, Start-Up to Grown-Up, is fantastic. Join us for a unique conversation on leadership for start-ups.

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Businesses are struggling to find talented people and retain the right people. Great company cultures attract and keep the right people. Today’s guest is Brian Mize, President at Ad Victoriam Solutions. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2880 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Ad Victoriam is a Salesforce® and MuleSoft® Partner that provides multi-cloud consulting services, from strategy to implementation. Brian believes that great company cultures drive growth. The techniques that work for culture are sometimes counter-intuitive. Discover how great company cultures create new opportunities.

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Most leaders would likely say that customers are more important than employees. I have read the books that tell you that a customer-first strategy is what works. However, fast-growth companies operate differently. They believe in putting employees first. Today’s guest is Sean McGraw, Founder at FOR Energy. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1982 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. FOR Energy is a full-service residential energy company serving Arizona, Nevada, Florida, New Jersey, and South Carolina. They help homeowners reduce their energy costs through solar power and energy efficiency. Sean shares his reasons why putting employees first drives growth. Discover the shifts he made that have made the most significant impact in terms of putting employees first.

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Every business goes through difficult times. Leading through challenges is part of the job. Discover the strategies that will help you be a more effective leader. Today’s guest is Steve Latham, CEO and Founder at Banyan Hills Technologies. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4651 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Banyan Hills Technologies is an IoT company and a trusted partner for innovative software solutions. Steve gives you his strategies when leading through challenges. We look at what happens during the hard moments of leadership. This interview will help you when you are leading through challenges.

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To invest or not invest. Investing in your people is a big decision. The real issue here is that it depends on where you are in the growth of your company. But for nearly all of the companies I see, they must be investing the right way. When you are investing in your people, you want to make sure it is more than just traditional training that gets certifications and technology tools. Today’s guest is Nour Baki, Co-Founder at Instafuel. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1298 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Instafuel is the most innovative way to improve efficiency and increase profitability within your fleet. Nour gives his reasons for investing in your people. We look beyond the traditional methods companies are doing it.

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The future of work has changed. Most organizations will never go back to 100 percent back to the office. It would help if you learned the power of leading a hybrid team. Today's guest is Bill Austin, President at Bill Austin & Associates. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4124 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Bill Austin & Associates, Provides system engineering services for heavy-duty systems, which is also called information engineering. Bill shares how he is leading a hybrid team during today's challenges. We discuss the key elements of accountability with remote workers. When you understand leading a hybrid team, you have a better chance of leading your company to the next level.

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Great leaders have intentional strategies for talent attraction. In today’s war for talent, you have to get ahead of other employers. It takes more than just more money. Talent attraction and development are essential if you want to compete for the best and brightest. Today’s guest is Brad Ebenhoeh, Managing Partner at Accountfully. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1819 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Accountfully is your fully outsourced accounting team. Brad shares his strategies for talent attraction and development. We discuss what it takes to create a place where great people are seeking out your company. Brad will tell you the things he learned the hard way too.

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