Do you want to take your business to the next level but still aren’t sure if you’re ready? Read on to discover three signs that your company can handle exponential growth:
#1: Your company has enough capital to expand
One of the first things you should do is make sure there is enough working capital for the company to scale. Sit down with your trusted accountant and financial consultants so they can analyze your finances and provide advice. If you don’t have enough money you can always get a loan from the bank or individual investors.
#2: You have the right people in place
Are you confident that your employees can take on additional roles and responsibilities? Smart founders hire a team of workers who excel in areas that they do not so they can help implement their growth-driving initiatives. Regardless if your company has a distributed workforce in various cities or if you have a small, tight knit group of employees in one location, a strong team of highly skilled employees will improve your chances of helping the company grow over time.
#3: You have a well thought out strategy
Lastly, you should not consider scaling the company if you do not have a strategic plan for what you’d like to accomplish and how you’d like to get there. For example, do you want to expand into new geographical markets or offer new products? Would you like to focus on vertical integration and improve your profit margins? Develop a well thought out strategy that includes your overall goals and vision for the company and share it with the team so everyone is on the same page.
In conclusion, businesses with the right strategy, working capital, and a qualified team are well prepared to handle future growth. For more information on how to position your company for growth, please contact us today.
Manny Skevofilax is a consultant and speaker that helps his clients successfully navigate the challenges of growing their businesses profitably. Since 2003, Manny helps businesses enhance their results by using his experience in strategic planning, financial statement analysis, operations, organizational development, and team-building. His consulting firm, PORTAL CFO Consulting, Inc., has attracted clients from diverse industries in the United States and abroad.
Manny can be reached at 410-808-3441 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.