The Growth Goal Podcast

The Growth Goal Podcast is dedicated to helping solo and small businesses owners realize sustainable growth. Our host and guests share their stories and tips to help you move to the next level of your business.
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Apr 26, 2018

We're back! Dom Landry joins us for latest episode to discuss how small businesses can plan for greater and longer success by stretching their business plans to to 10, 20, and even 30 years.  He discusses how he did this for his own business and his clients. 

Listen all the way to the end to find out about our giveaway! 

Find Dom on social media at CGMPhilly.




Nov 27, 2017

Fran Griesing, attorney, author and speaker discusses her reasoning behind starting her woman-based business law firm and how she was able to make her firm attractive to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike.  Her advice about establishing a strong organization is based on a love of client, employees, and the work.  

In this episode:

-How to make the most of joining organizations

-How to build a strong law practice and organization

-The pivotal moments of growth in Fran's law practice

-How your attorney can be instrumental to your growth strategy


Nov 20, 2017

In this episode, Andrea Jack of D&P Financial talks to us about the role your accountant plays in your overall growth strategy.  She breaks down the people that should be a part of our (official or unofficial) board of directors.  

Also discussed:

When is the best time to hire an accountant or bookkeeper?  

How to fire a client.

How to pay yourself.

You can learn more about Andrea at

On social media at

You can also find Andrea Jack on LinkedIn.

Andrea is reading:

4 Hour Work Week

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Blue Ocean Strategy


Nov 13, 2017

In this episode Nicole Abboud, Esq. of Abboud Media talks to us about how to use video and podcasting as part of our content mix. Nicole  is a Millennial speaker, Owner of Abboud Media - a video branding and podcasting agency for lawyers, a podcaster, former attorney, and college professor. 

She talks to us about the most popular types of videos to create and for which purposes.  She also discusses how podcasting can lend to our marketing efforts.

Nicole's reading:

Conscious Capitalism

Dollars Want Me

Nicole's new podcast: Leaders Love Company

Connect with Nicole: 

IG - Nic_abboud



Nicole's tips on networking: Nicole gives us a few quick tips on networking and her email script she sends after meeting someone.  

Oct 16, 2017

Tiffany is a recruiter for one of the largest law firms in Philadelphia.  She is also a career coach helping individuals grow and transition in their careers.  In this episode, Tiffany talks to us about how about:

1. How to know when you are ready to hire;

2. How to prepare to hire your first or next employee;

3. How to write a good job description;

4. How to interview; and

5. How to make sure your new employee succeeds.

Tiffany is currently reading: "Hollywood Commandments" by Devon Franklin and "Drop the Ball" by 

Tiffany's Podcast is "How Does She Do it" 

Tiffany's Weekly show is " The Career Seekers Show" on YouTube.

You can follow Tiffany on all social media @TiffSouth


Sep 20, 2017

We chat with Katy Stoka of One Two Lash!, inventor of the the magnetic eyelash strip.  Katy talks to us about how she invented her product.  She also speaks to us about how skills in her previous professional life helps her to grow her company.  Finally, we speak about how mindfulness and internal dialogue can help business owners deal with the stress of entrepreneurship.  


Learn more (and purchase) One Two Lash! at

You can follow One Two Cosmetics on twitter and Instagram @OneTwoLash


Aug 22, 2017

In this episode, Mike Grace of Eagle Lock Company and the Cap Off Brand discusses how he turned a gift to a friend into his new business.   Mike discusses reviving an old business, securing the intellectual property (reviewing patents and trademarks), and raising money for initial manufacturing through crowdsourcing. 



Aug 9, 2017

Zakia Blain of FBF Fitness chats with us about creating a business that helps her manage her brain disorder, helps others to achieve their fitness and health goals, and that allows her to be true self.  Specifically, Zakia has created systems and models that not only reduces the stress of running a business, but has also created excitement and exclusivity around her brand. 

Zakia's book recommendations include Start with the Why, The Four Agreements, and the Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck!


You can follow Zakia at:

Twitter: @fbffitness

IG: @fbfftiness

Download her app on iTunes

Shop at


Jul 31, 2017

In this episode, Adrienne Ray, owner of Curve Conscious discuss leaving the corporate world to start a business that fulfilled her.  She discusses how she conducted market research to prove that her business served a need.  She also discusses how she chose a non-conventional way of doing business to insure her success. 

You can reach Adrienne and shop Curve Conscious by going to

Twitter: @CurveConscious

IG: @CurveConscious



Jul 10, 2017

In this episode with speak with investor and tax attorney, Courtney Richardson (also known as The Ivy Investor) about creating a foundation and a plan for wealth building.  

Courtney discusses managing debt, retirement plans for entrepreneurs, and insurance among other key courses of actions small business owners and entrepreneurs need to take to build their wealth.

You can find Courtney at

IG: @theivyinvestor

FB: TheIvyInvestor

Jul 3, 2017

In this episode, PR specialist and author, Afea Tucker, walks us through the world public relations from the point-of-view of a business owner.  Area tells us:

1. What we should look for when hiring a PR specialist and how to define success.

2. How much should we budget for PR.

3. How often we should receive reports for our agent.

4. How we can be a better client to our agent, and MORE!


Area wrote "Life's a Pitch" which presents several lessons on how to best present yourself, as well as some DIY tips for business owners. You can purchase her book on Amazon or at

You reach Afea at and on IG at @its_ah_feeah.


Be sure to email us your questions and feedback at


Jun 6, 2017

In this episode, we speak with Nick Rishwain of and  about how to a build a community through genuine engagement. We discuss how the finding the work you love can also turn into a hobby.  We also spend some time talking about developments of law in tech and tech's affect on the law.


Follow Nick on Twitter @NickJRishwain

Nick's Books:

1. Tomorrow's Lawyer

2. The New J.D.

3. Of Mice & Men

May 8, 2017

In Episode 12, attorney and techie, Mitch Jackson, Esq., talks to us about how to use video and live streaming to change the game.  He talks about how to create a unique voice, personality and song to the creative effort so you can stand out above the noise.


Mitch's Book Recommendations:

1. John Hall: Top of Mind

2. David Scott: The New Rules of Marketing and PR

3. Bob Burg: Adversaries Into Allies


You can contact Mitch at:


IG and Twitter: @MitchJackson

Visit to connect to the Youtube channel for the video content and more!

Apr 3, 2017

Guest Dom Landry of Common Ground Management discusses business management.  We discuss the different needs of a business based on it's current stage (startup to maturation).  Dom also talks with us about his book "Welcome to the Jungle," which is handbook for creating and running a solid foundation. 


You can find CGM at:

IG: @CGMPhilly


Mar 27, 2017

When is it time to hire a marketing agency? In episode 10 we speak with the owner of Sporty Marketing Group about how to set a marketing budget, the appropriate metrics for review of your marketing campaign and how to get out of your own way.  

IG: @sportymarketing, @king_spit


Rashaad's favorite book: The Brain that Changes Itself.  

Mar 21, 2017

Growth can happen as the result of strategic planning or by serendipity.  The latter can cause more harm that good if you do not figure out how to deal with it.  In this episode we talk about how to know you are in the middle of true growth and not just seasonal growth, how to dig your way out of feeling overwhelmed, and how to keep it from happening again.


This show is for YOU! Follow the podcast on instagram @ TheGrowthGoal and on Facebook at  Let us know what you think about the episode and topics you would like us to cover.  

Mar 7, 2017

In this episode we speak with serial entrepreneur and founder of Business Babes, Yolanda Keels-Walker about creating successful business strategies.  Business Babes boasts a community of 50K strong of entrepreneurs growing and running successful businesses.  Yolanda is a business coach and consultant focusing on strategy and marketing.  Yolanda shares with us how to stand apart from the competition by creating a strategy and business plan that will force you to succeed. 

Yolanda's currently reading:

How to Become a Rainmaker

Praying the Promises of Jesus

Keep in touch with Yolanda at:


Social Media: 





Feb 27, 2017

In this episode we speak with the Biztechpreneur, Kristen Smith, MBA.  Kristen is an MBA, Apple Genius, Evernote Certified business owner how helps entrepreneurs build and run systems to streamline their businesses. 


You can find Kristen on all social medial @bizptechpreneur.  

We will be updating the show notes to provide Kristen's list of books.  

You can learn more about the services that Kristen provides at

Feb 21, 2017

In this episode, business owner Tiffanie Standard talks about building a solution to a real-life problem she saw in running her business.  Often, corporate sponsors and non-profit organizations are not able to find each other.  Her newest endeavor, "Stimulus" is a search engine and marketplace that seeks to make this process much easier.

Tiffanie also talks about how her many jobs prepared her for entrepreneurship and what she does to stay on top of her game.

Here is a link to the books that both she and Alycia mention during the interview:


  1. Great Leaders Grow
  2. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  3. Wired to Create
  4. Lean Product Playbook
  5. Membership Economy
  6. Hooked


You can follow Tiffanie on twitter, IG, and Facebook at TiffanieStanard.

Feb 13, 2017

In this episode, Alycia talks about finding an accounting philosophy that will help you make your financial documents a living, breathing set of documents to help you grow your business.

She talks about the book that changed her thoughts on accounting:  Profit First by Mike Michalowicz.


Key Points:

  • Pay yourself first
  • Develop of rhythm for paying your bills
  • Find the right tools (read: the tools that work for YOU)
  • Monitor your progress


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Feb 13, 2017

Marquita Eshun, CPA is an accountant and business owner.  She owns and operates Araba & Associates tax consulting business.  She also owns several other business and is a partner in Business Babes, a business coaching and consulting company for women.  In this episode, Marquita tells us what she looks for when meeting a new client and how she helps them to strong financial plans for both their business and personal lives. 

Marquita has also provided our listeners with a Business Budget Spreadsheet.  To get the spreadsheet, click the link below.

Get the Business Budget Spreadsheet.


Araba & Associates is having a free consultation at the time of the airing of this episode.  You can go to the website to submit an inquiry:


Marquita's currently reading:

Giants of Enterprise

True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership


Social Media:

IG: @arabaandassociates, @studio44hairsalon

FB: Araba & Associates 


Feb 10, 2017

Let's talk about creating a successful marketing plan in one week.  In this episode Alycia explores Mark Satterfield's book, "The One Week Marketing Plan" and how she's used it to create a successful marketing campaign  for her business.  



Feb 8, 2017

In Episode 2, guest K. Renee Ward, shares her transition from the corporate world to starting and running a small business.  K. Renee is a business profit and lifestyle marketing advisor who after 12 successful years in corporate America became a full-time entrepreneur. Her results-driven tactics helped Fortune 500 companies establish global reach. She now focuses on sharing those systems with entrepreneurs to expand and sustain their businesses almost effortlessly by applying big business tactics to small business strategy. Her goal is to prove that you can run your business from anywhere in the world, rather it is your couch or on the beach. Her “zone of genius” is shared in her book, Straight Out Of Corporate, a toolkit to help action-driven aspiring entrepreneurs and side hustlers who are currently living the 9-5 lifestyle and would like to venture into the world of full-time entrepreneurship.

Jan 31, 2017

Best-Selling Author and New York Times Writer, Paul Downs, sits down with us to talk about how he brought his business back from the brink of closure.  His struggles with finding adequate and transparent resources from the small business owner's point-of-view led him to write a book about a year in his business.  Paul walks us through how he pulled through and what business owners can do to avoid where he was just a few years ago.