Seminar #4: The Essentials of Scale
There’s a point in your startup’s evolution when things get really interesting. After you’ve done all the hard work of understanding your market, customers and profit drivers and you’ve been out there for a while. When you’re starting to feel some momentum; some serious interest in your offer.
As things begin to take off you’ll be faced with a completely new set of challenges. What is the most effective way to grow? Do you build your team now, or wait? Do you invest in bigger infrastructure now, or wait?
We were extremely lucky to have one of the world's leading experts on entrepreneurial growth Jana Matthews from the Centre for Business Growth and Kauffman Foundation, as well as scale expert Kerri Lee Sinclair from Aconex take us through what we need to do professionally and personally to get to the next level.
We now understand the four stages of growth, our role as CEO at each stage, and the importance of letting go by building a team of highly self-motivated employees that you can trust to take full responsibility for growth initiatives. A hugely valuable session.