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Going For Growth
Most businesses want to grow. Success is generally measured in growth quotients.
But what happens if growth stalls? The business flat-lines, or goes into reverse?
Or, just as big a problem, what if it doubles or trebles in size in a year – and threatens to keep growing at the same rate?
Each of these scenarios has potential for trouble, even if the solutions are quite different.
Who do you talk to for help and advice? Not your bank, particularly if you have any borrowings with them: and what they know about running a small business can be written on the back of a very small envelope. Your accountants? They probably understand the numbers, but most of them struggle to run their own business efficiently, and marketing is an alien concept still. Lawyers? Let’s just not go there.
Having taken a business from start-up to multi-million sell-out over a dozen years and through a couple of serious down-turns (unlike most “advisors/coaches/mentors/consultants/whatever”), I’ve experienced most of the growing pains, and the opposite, that you will experience.
Not that there are necessarily easy solutions, but I can usually suggest the options for what nettles need to be grasped. Or what structures, systems and processes need to be deployed to manage rapid growth.
Call me for the first (free) discovery meeting, to see if the personal chemistry’s there too. 01844 237450 or 07836 334150.
The Different Ways To Grow
BARRIERS TO GROWTH I was at the excellent Venturefest event in Oxford last week and saw an interesting presentation about what sets apart the … Continue Reading about Prescription for Growth