CEOs with 11 – 19 Employees!
Running a Business is Simple — But Not Easy!
As a business owner who took a start-up to over 120 employees and $12 million in sales,
I remember desperately looking for answers as we dealt with the challenges that come with growing a successful business.
We were a small business, not a corporation, so while I valued reading Jim Collins’ book, Good to Great, and appreciated Jack Welch’s book Straight from the Gut, they weren’t talking about my world!
If you have 11 – 19 employees, congrats! You have made it out of startup mode and join the 20% of small businesses that break through the survival stage of growth. You now have a product or service that you know your customers need and have started to build a team that can help you grow your company. Your time must be spent fine-tuning your product or service, creating processes that can scale and upping your leadership skills. As John Maxwell so eloquently stages: Your company will only grow to the competency of it’s leader. The challenges ahead are exciting and will test you at every turn. And by reading my second book in the 7 Stages of Growth series, you’ll learn exactly why.
You’ll have a research-based understanding of the right things to focus on today, have the ability to predict what’s coming as you add more people, and adapt your leadership skills to what your company needs from you specifically as the company grows.
By reading Sales Ramp Up, you’ll discover:
- Why this stage of growth is called Ramp Up ….
- Why the top gate of focus is Profit ….
- Why your top leadership style is Coaching ….
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Read what other CEOs are saying about the value of understanding the impact of the 7 Stages of Growth.
“Nowhere have I ever found an incisive, insightful analytical tool like that offered by the 7 Stages of Growth. It makes charting a company’s growth as easy as painting by numbers.”
“As a small business owner, I am grateful I found Laurie’s book series on the 7 Stages of Growth. There were so many takeaways that have fundamentally changed how I think about and how I have focused on growing my business. One statement now hangs on my wall where I can see it every day: If you aren’t growing, you’re dying. Laurie’s books are worth the read, no matter what stage of growth your company is in today.”
“As a fast-growing company, we struggled to keep our focus on areas that were critical for growing successfully. By working with the Stages of Growth, we discovered what our current operational environment really is, identified critical path objectives and developed a strategic set of initiatives that will become our roadmap for our future.”