If You Don’t Plan for Growth Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

Most business owners start a business because they love what they do, not because they love marketing, business models, etc. But, if you don’t plan for growth, now, it can create a number of problems later.

If you wait until you start growing before you plan for growth, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure about what to do next. That’s not a great feeling.

ProStrategix was founded to help small businesses navigate this challenging period.  We found a few good hacks to help you plan for growth early, so you don’t hate yourself later.

Know what drives your demand so you can plan for growth

It’s important to know what factors drive demand so you can predict it. This will help you ensure that you have the right team in place to handle it, and you are investing wisely. Most small business owners don’t usually spend a lot of time thinking about their business model.  It’s not the sexy part of the job, but an important one.

Where do the greatest inefficiencies lie?

It’s not just important to know how you drive sales, but also the cost it takes to service it.  If an increasing sales causes you to spend a lot more, accelerating growth can lead to decreasing profits.

To plan for growth, you must invest

This last point is key, and it’s the scariest part.  When you plan for growth, you often must spend the money before you see the reward.  Investing wisely in people, business processes, and business systems can ensure that you have the right people in the right roles at the right time.  It can also ensure that you are efficiently driving sales so it leads to growing profits.

Taking the time to plan for growth is worth the effort. But, if this isn’t your passion, we get it. Luckily it ours. So, if you need any help, please feel free to contact us or help yourself to our free tools.

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