When it comes to the team working in your business, and the team working on your business – do you feel comfortable that you have the best of both worlds? If you hesitated, then you need to read this.
As a high-growth business, you are part of an elite group of business leaders who have weathered the start-up storm, you’ve attracted the right kind of attention from the media, and you are pretty happy with the way your business has grown. In fact, you may even be a little comfortable with the feeling of riding the tidal wave of business success. And that’s great – because if it weren’t for people like you – there’d be no Amazon, there’d be no Tesla, there’d be no Apple.
But thanks to a certain Mr Newton, we know that what goes up, must come down. And that’s a pretty daunting prospect if you’re currently at the top of your game.
But we’re here to tell you that you may not need to adhere to Sir Isaac Newton’s law of gravity. That is, if your focus is right, and your strategy in-tune.
Grabbing hold of the right catapult
We know that in most high-growth businesses who are looking towards the next growth opportunity, there’s one thing that risks snowballing any prospect of growth – and that’s usually a complete lack of focus caused by trying to be everything, do everything, have everything.
In fact, we’ve lost count of the number of businesses who were so focussed on becoming bigger and better, and who truly had incredible opportunity well within their reach, who completely missed their mark all because of a sheltered, inwardly-focussed strategy which had them trying to do everything themselves, and ultimately getting things horribly wrong.
When it comes to business success – stop. Think. You are an expert at what you do. You are focussed on your products and services and you know what your market needs, you know what your competitors are up to. So when it comes to business growth – either through the securing of business funding, or a management buy-out, or a merger with another organisation – can you really afford to risk losing it all, simply because you weren’t prepared to ask for help?
A new way of working: Time for change
If you’re reading this, and you’re looking for growth, chances are you are about to embark on a massive business journey. It may even be that you now have to cross the wide open sea where you’ve only been accustomed to rivers and lakes until now. An inflatable dinghy would probably work wonders on the Thames, but would it’s chance of survival be as great when crossing the English channel? You see our point. Being ready for growth means being open to a new approach. And this new approach means entrusting your business vision, and next-step growth to forming a partnership with a business who has successfully delivered exactly that, to many customers, over many years. Perhaps your growth path starts with a simply decision to change. And that first step is a phone call.