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Todd Westra interviews Executives and Business Owners who share the key decisions they made to make amazing breakthroughs in their quest to Scale their business.

The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra Todd Westra

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Todd Westra interviews Executives and Business Owners who share the key decisions they made to make amazing breakthroughs in their quest to Scale their business.

    Ep#426 Mariam Brian: Unlocking Business Growth through Creativity: Insights from Mariam Brian

    Ep#426 Mariam Brian: Unlocking Business Growth through Creativity: Insights from Mariam Brian

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra

    Full episode details here: https://youtu.be/PKjRqkm53dg

    Get ready to be inspired! Tune in to episode 426 featuring Mariam Brian, Levio's Art Whisperer and the visionary behind HOLO ART. Join us as she unveils her lifelong dedication to art's transcendent allure and leads the charge against cultural dilution with HOLO's dynamic team of 72 experts.

    From brushstrokes to pixels, Mariam's journey embodies resilience and self-awareness in the face of setbacks. Don't miss out on her invaluable advice: infuse purpose, embrace values, and foster creativity within organizations for exponential growth! 

    Join us as we unravel the secrets to success and ignite your imagination! Tune in now for an artistic adventure like no other! Unlocking Business Growth through Creativity: Insights from Mariam Brian.

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    Ways to connect with Mariam Brian:

    🔗 Website: https://www.levio.ca/

    🔗 Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/levioconseils/

    🔗 Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levio_conseils/

    🔗 Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariamhashemi/

    🔗 Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/levio-conseils

    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:24 Who is  our guest for today, and what is her business

    00:37 How did she kick off her journey, blending art with tech

    01:21 Who benefits from her expertise, and why is it so valuable? 

    02:56 How does she discern between businesses in need of creative flair and those that aren't

    04:13  Can she shed light on her recipe for business growth

    06:56 Does she create demand or tap into existing needs to attract new business

    07:39 How can startups pinpoint potential customers who are already interested in what they offer

    07:57 What's the winning mindset for effective marketing

    08:22 What's a common marketing pitfall, and how can it be avoided? 

    09:48 How does she assist clients struggling to generate interest in their offerings

    0:03 How does she strike a balance between aesthetics and functionality in website design

    11:05 How has her business journey unfolded over time

    12:43 How does technology empower her business growth, and what challenges does it pose

    14:13 What are the significant advantages of developing bespoke tech solutions

    15:20 How does she navigate being both a service provider and a tech innovator

    16:27 How does she streamline the onboarding process for new clients

    17:30 Where can individuals delve deeper into her services

    18:00 Who serves as her inspiration, and how does she maintain her drive? 

    19:05 Who does she turn to for guidance and support in her entrepreneurial endeavors

    20:00 How does she cultivate a culture of growth within her team

    21:00 What's the overarching objective driving her team's technological pursuits, and why is it significant

    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between Mariam Brian and ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!

    1. Subscribe and Listen to ⁠The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra ⁠

    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 https://content.toddwestra.com/

    3. Join our CEO peer advisory board and be part of a supportive community of like-minded leaders. 👉 ⁠https://captainscouncil.com/home⁠4. Maximize LinkedIn outreach. Join our webinar for solutions to time constraints in connecting and engaging with desired prospects. 👉  ⁠https://www.linqed.ai/⁠

    • 36 min
    Ep#425 Solomon Thimothy: Bridging the Gap: Insider Strategies for Business Growth and Sustainable Success

    Ep#425 Solomon Thimothy: Bridging the Gap: Insider Strategies for Business Growth and Sustainable Success

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra

    Full episode details here: https://youtu.be/1DKXb5Jdjyo

    Check out episode 425 for insider strategies on business growth and sustainable success with Solomon Thimothy, CEO and Co-Founder of Clickx. 

    His company provides implementation and support services to bridge technology and growth, emphasizing existing demand and customer retention. 

    Solomon addresses challenges in finding growth-oriented entrepreneurs and marketing misconceptions, advising prioritizing CRM systems and fostering a growth mindset for exceptional outcomes. Don't miss out—tune in now for valuable insights and a roadmap to take your business to the next level. 

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    Ways to connect with Solomon Thimothy:

    🔗 Website: https://www.clickx.io/

    🔗 Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/clickxio/

    🔗 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/clickxio/

    🔗 Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clickxio/

    🔗 Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clickxio/

    🔗Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sthimothy/

    🔗 Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clickx/

    🔗 Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/solomonthimothy/

    🔗 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Clickxio?sub_confirmation=1

    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:29: Who is our guest for today, and what specific areas does he assist businesses with

    00:56: How has his business evolved over the years

    01:29: What kind of entrepreneurs are his target customers

    03:46: How does he differentiate between companies where reps are the product versus those where they're part of a system

    06:38: Can he elaborate on his growth formula and its components

    08:35: In the acquisition process, is he creating demand or capturing existing demand

    09:42: How can startup founders recognize existing demand for their products or services

    10:07: What mindset shift is necessary for effective marketing

    12:29: What's the common mistake entrepreneurs make regarding marketing

    14:48: How does he address clients who lack demand capture in their marketing efforts

    15:20: How does he balance aesthetics and functionality in website development

    18:00: How has his business pivoted over the years

    19:43: What drove the shift from creative-focused services to growth-driven strategies

    20:37: What role does technology play in scaling a service company

    22:26: What challenges did he face in transitioning to a tech-oriented approach

    25:53: How did developing his own technology enhance his business operations

    27:20: How does he reconcile being categorized as a service company while providing technical solutions

    29:11: How does he efficiently onboard new clients

    30:32: Where can interested individuals find more information about his services

    31:55: Who or what inspires him in his entrepreneurial journey

    32:40: Who does he rely on for guidance and support in his business endeavors

    33:07: How does he foster a growth mindset within his team

    35:20: What is the ultimate goal for his team's technological endeavors

    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between Solomon Thimothy and ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!

    1. Subscribe and Listen to ⁠The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra ⁠

    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 https://content.toddwestra.com/

    3. Join our CEO peer advisory board and be part of a supportive community of like-minded leaders. 👉 ⁠https://captainscouncil.com/home⁠

    4. Maximize LinkedIn outreach. Join our webinar for solutions to time constraints in connecting and engaging with desired

    • 39 min
    Ep#424David Castro: Breaking the Ice: Navigating Diverse Paths to Innovation and Connection

    Ep#424David Castro: Breaking the Ice: Navigating Diverse Paths to Innovation and Connection

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra

    Get ready for Episode 424 where David is on a mission to transform event networking! IceBrekr is here to solve the frustration of making meaningful connections, offering tools to identify and prioritize ideal connections nearby. 

    With pre-event, during-event, and post-event features, IceBrekr enhanced networking experiences like never before. David dives into the challenges faced in IceBrekr's development, stressing the importance of finding a team aligned with the vision, despite limited resources. 

    His advice? Prioritize expert referrals and focus on incremental progress to overcome obstacles. Don't miss out on this innovative approach to event networking with IceBrekr and David Castro leading the way!

    🚀 🚀Unlock the Secrets of Your Revenue Orbit: Launch Your Business to New Heights! 🪐 Download our FREE Understanding Your Orbit Guide here: https://captainscouncil.com/understand_your_orbit 🚀🚀🚀🚀  

    Ways to connect with David Castro:

    🔗 Website: http://www.icebrekr.com/

    🔗 Company Twitter: http://twitter.com/icebrekr

    🔗 Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/icebrekr/

    🔗 Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/icebrekr/

    🔗 Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/icebrekr/

    🔗 Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidaaroncastro/

    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:21 Who is our guest today and what issue does his business address

    00:36 What insights does he share about his journey as an entrepreneur and his personal passions

    01:37 How does he approach the realms of stock trading and entrepreneurship

    01:47 What specific problem does IceBrekr seek to solve, and what is its operational model

    04:22 In what ways does IceBrekr alleviate common frustrations experienced at events

    06:00 What advantages does IceBrekr offer for both event attendees and hosts

    08:11 How does he actively gather and appreciate feedback on IceBrekr, and what positive feedback does he highlight

    11:44 What obstacles does IceBrekr encounter in gaining traction and widespread adoption

    13:41 What enhancements has IceBrekr made to enhance user experience

    14:13 What insights are shared regarding responses from event hosts and user feedback

    16:14 How is IceBrekr addressing its developmental hurdles

    17:59 What recognition is given to IceBrekr's financial hurdles

    19:50 What guidance does he provide for those seeking to assemble a development team

    22:12 How do his daughters influence and motivate his entrepreneurial endeavors

    23:39 What pivotal role do daughters play in his journey, both personally and professionally

    23:50  How can listeners connect with IceBrekr

    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between David Castro and ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!

    1. Subscribe and Listen to ⁠The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra ⁠

    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 https://content.toddwestra.com/

    3. Join our CEO peer advisory board and be part of a supportive community of like-minded leaders. 👉 ⁠https://captainscouncil.com/home⁠

    4. Maximize LinkedIn outreach. Join our webinar for solutions to time constraints in connecting and engaging with desired prospects. 👉  ⁠https://www.linqed.ai/⁠

    • 26 min
    Ep#423 Stijn Hendrikse: From Zero to $10 Million: Scaling Secrets for B2B SaaS with Stijn Hendrikse

    Ep#423 Stijn Hendrikse: From Zero to $10 Million: Scaling Secrets for B2B SaaS with Stijn Hendrikse

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra

    Full episode details here: https://youtu.be/hz8umZ750Ew

    Get ready to dive into episode 423 with Stijn Hendrikse, the Founder of Kalungi!  Stijn is on a mission to guide small B2B SaaS companies from zero to $10 million in growth, drawing from his experience launching Office 365 for the SMB market. 

    He's your go-to guru for navigating the tricky waters of rapid growth while maintaining profitability. From juggling board reporting post-funding to retaining top talent against all odds, Stijn shares the secrets to success. 

    Tune in now for his top tips and discover the secrets to scaling your B2B SaaS business! Don't miss "From Zero to $10 Million: Scaling Secrets for B2B SaaS with Stijn Hendrikse"! 

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    Ways to connect with Stijn Hendrikse:

    🔗 Website: https://www.kalungi.com/

    🔗 Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stijnhendrikse/

    🔗 Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kalungi-inc/

    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:26  Who is our guest for today and what problem does he solve with his business

    01:54 What is the focus of his work

    04:29 How does he help people see the need for different approaches in different growth stages

    07:41 What advice does he give regarding the importance of certain tasks in a startup's early stages

    08:58 What are some typical problems founders face in the $1-3 million revenue range according to him

    10:48 captainscouncil.com

    12:27 What common issue does he highlight regarding tracking in companies

    13:35 What drove him to start his various ventures

    15:42 Which venture came first for him, and why did he expand into other areas

    18:07 How does he view the transition of leadership roles within his businesses

    20:20 What challenges did he face during the growth of his businesses

    24:35What are the initial steps he recommends for founders wanting to move out of launch mode

    26:53 Who are some mentors or influencers that have guided him in his journey

    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between Stijn Hendrikse and ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!

    1. Subscribe and Listen to ⁠The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra ⁠

    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 https://content.toddwestra.com/

    3. Join our CEO peer advisory board and be part of a supportive community of like-minded leaders. 👉 ⁠https://captainscouncil.com/home⁠

    4. Maximize LinkedIn outreach. Join our webinar for solutions to time constraints in connecting and engaging with desired prospects. 👉  ⁠https://www.linqed.ai/⁠

    • 29 min
    Ep#422 Ville Houttu: Unlocking Million-Dollar Ideas: CEO's Journey from Exit to Education Innovation!

    Ep#422 Ville Houttu: Unlocking Million-Dollar Ideas: CEO's Journey from Exit to Education Innovation!

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra

    Full episode details here: https://youtu.be/h63xgz_O9N0

    Get ready to dive into the entrepreneurial journey of Ville Houttu, the CEO & Co-Founder of Privv, a project management tool for education. 

    In Episode 422, Ville spills the beans on transitioning from startup to scale-up, the power of peer support, and the importance of nailing down that product-market fit before chasing after funding. Learn how Ville turned chaos into clarity with Privv, snagging early investors, and conquering staffing challenges like a boss. 

    Tune in for a masterclass in entrepreneurship and project management innovation that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to take on the world!

    🚀 🚀Unlock the Secrets of Your Revenue Orbit: Launch Your Business to New Heights! 🪐 Download our FREE Understanding Your Orbit Guide here: https://captainscouncil.com/understand_your_orbit 🚀🚀🚀🚀  

    Ways to connect with Ville Houttu:

    🔗 Website: https://www.privv.co/

    🔗 Company Twitter: https://x.com/privvsoftware

    🔗 Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/villehouttu/

    🔗 Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/privv/

    🔗 Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/privvsoftware/

    🔗 Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550900926802

    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:22 Who is our guest for today and what problem is he solving with his business

    00:40 Is his business focused on construction project management for higher education

    01:43 What inspired him to address this particular problem

    02:39 How did he transition from exiting his previous company to starting a new project so quickly

    04:30 What similarities does he see between scaling businesses and starting them

    05:36 What mindset shift is required when transitioning from launching a business to scaling it up

    06:01 How does he navigate wearing multiple hats in his business

    06:39 How does he plan to transition from launching to growth mode

    11:27 How do peer groups and networks influence his journey as an entrepreneur

    12:02 What impact has his network had on his ability to adapt to a new industry

    13:24 Can he explain how peer groups work and how they've helped him?

    19:21 How does he plan to balance bootstrapping and seeking funding for his business

    17:17 What are his main concerns as he moves into launch mode with his new business

    18:38 How was he able to secure major universities as users for his product so quickly

    20:10 What role does strategic networking play in his business growth strategy

    23:29 Who would he credit as his mentor or influential figure in his journey

    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between Ville Houttu and ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!

    1. Subscribe and Listen to ⁠The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra ⁠

    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 https://content.toddwestra.com/

    3. Join our CEO peer advisory board and be part of a supportive community of like-minded leaders. 👉 ⁠https://captainscouncil.com/home⁠

    4. Maximize LinkedIn outreach. Join our webinar for solutions to time constraints in connecting and engaging with desired prospects. 👉  ⁠https://www.linqed.ai/⁠

    • 27 min
    Ep#421 Dr. Bill Williams: From Dentist to IT Entrepreneur: Building Multiple Revenue Streams with Dr. Bill Williams

    Ep#421 Dr. Bill Williams: From Dentist to IT Entrepreneur: Building Multiple Revenue Streams with Dr. Bill Williams

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra

    Full episode details here: https://links.growthandscaling.com/421

    Join us for Episode 421, where we meet Dr. Bill Williams, the Success Partner of Aspiring Franchisees. He's the expert you need when transitioning from the corporate world to becoming a business owner. 

    With insights into diverse ownership models and a focus on building wealth through franchising, Dr. Williams shares the scoop on ONPASSIVE, the IT company shaking up the digital world. 

    Plus, he dishes out advice on dodging pitfalls in dentistry and ensuring smooth sailing in business. Don't miss out—tune in for a dose of entrepreneurial wisdom and discover your path to success!

    🚀 🚀Unlock the Secrets of Your Revenue Orbit: Launch Your Business to New Heights! 🪐 Download our FREE Understanding Your Orbit Guide here: https://captainscouncil.com/understand_your_orbit 🚀🚀🚀🚀  

    Ways to connect with Dr. Bill Williams:

    🔗 Website: http://www.aspiringcareer20.com/

    🔗 Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/billwilliamsdmd/

    🔗 Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aspiringcareer20/

    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:19 Who is our guest for today, and what problems does he aim to solve

    01:06 What led him to pursue multiple revenue streams, and why does he consider it important

    02:55 How does he describe his entrepreneurial journey and the transition from dentistry to other ventures

    04:19 What is his approach to teaching people about building multiple revenue streams, and how does it relate to CEOs and founders

    06:49 How did he transition from dentistry to the IT world, and what advantages does he see in the IT field

    07:42 What distinguishes OnPassive from other IT companies, and how does it aim to solve problems in the market

    09:09 What features and products can users expect to find in the OnPassive ecosystem

    12:08 What pricing and features make OConnect stand out in the market

    16:41 How does his company plan to overcome challenges in the market, particularly in terms of funding and control

    18:09 Where does he believe the company will gain the most traction in the market, and what strategies is he employing for success

    23:58 How did he transition from dentistry to OnPassive, and what role does he play in the company now

    25:44 What advice does he offer based on his entrepreneurial experiences, particularly regarding selling a practice and managing employees

    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between Dr. Bill Williams ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!

    1. Subscribe and Listen to ⁠The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra ⁠

    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 https://content.toddwestra.com/

    3. Join our CEO peer advisory board and be part of a supportive community of like-minded leaders. 👉 ⁠https://captainscouncil.com/home⁠4. Maximize LinkedIn outreach. Join our webinar for solutions to time constraints in connecting and engaging with desired prospects. 👉  ⁠https://www.linqed.ai/⁠

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

JG 📣 ,

Great Interviews!

I highly recommend this show! They bring on some great guest with valuable insights and experience!

lavaman101 ,

Hope this inspires your growth

Thanks for listening to the show! Lets hope you find some inspiration for your own business growth journey.

momof7!!!!! ,

So impactful

This is an amazing podcast. I listened to the older episodes on LinkedIn, but this new season is incredible.

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