4 Simple Tips to Prepare Your Organization for Growth
By Linda Ruffenach
Executive Vice President Customer Care
“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”
– Zig Zigler
Congratulations you have acquired your first set of customers and have secured funding. Things are looking bright for your business and growth is imminent. Are you and your organization ready?
I have always believed that success can be scarier than failure. As a business evolves, each new stage creates new challenges and opportunities. Many businesses fail during the growth stage, not because they are having trouble securing new customers but because they do not know how to scale up for growth. You and your leadership need a plan. Even though it might change as you go along, having a roadmap for success will ensure you are moving in the right direction.
- Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses – Start by doing a simple SWOT
(strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats). Sometimes to get to where you are going you need to determine what tools you have to get you there as well as what potential roadblocks you might find along the way.
Ask these key questions.