Management Business Owners

How to Navigate the Complexities of the 7 Stages of Business Growth

In This Issue

  • The 7 Stages of Small Business Growth From 10 to 500 Employees
  • Navigating the Complexities of Growth

Navigating Complexities of Growth

Research has identified 7 Stages of Growth of small businesses. Complexity increases and is caused by the addition of people from 1 – 500 employees.

The 7 Stages of Growth

The 7 Stages of Growth model was developed by James Fischer, Founder of Origin Institute, a Boulder Colorado research and consulting company. The Stages of Growth are based on a 6-year study of entrepreneurial companies in the Front Range and Silicon Valley and interviews with over 650 CEOs to understand and decipher the patterns, the behavior, and the characteristics of growth in entrepreneurial enterprises.

What Stage of Growth are you in?

Stage 1 – Start-Up: 1 – 10 employees

Stage 2 – Ramp Up: 11 – 19 employees

Stage 3 – Delegate: 20 – 34 employees

Stage 4 – Professional: 35 – 57 employees

Stage 5 – Integration: 58 – 95 employees

Stage 6 – Strategic: 96 – 160 employees

Stage 7 – Visionary: 161 – 500 employees

Stages of Growth Matrix

Based on your stage of growth, you can discover the following:

  • Three Gates of Focus
  • Faces of Leader Blend
  • Five Primary Challenges of Your Company

What Stage of Growth are you in?

By recognizing and understanding these unique stages of growth, business owners and CEOs are better able to:

  • Initiate, manage and complete their change initiatives
  • Improve the outcome of their decisions
  • Calibrate the impact they, as leaders, have on their company’s performance
  • Manage and advance the forces driving their company’s profitability
  • Resonate and respond to the hidden agents influencing their workforce

The 7 Stages of Growth is a one-of-a-kind model that helps a CEO/Business Owner in three ways:

1. Predict how growth will impact their company

2. Focus on the right things at the right time

3. Adapt their leadership skills to the needs of the company as it grows

Creating a sustainable, thriving enterprise takes time, patience, and planning. And it takes practicing the art of intentionality and knowing how to navigate through the various stages of enterprise growth.

As a business owner who recognizes and understands these powerful stages of growth you are better able to:

Take The Next Step

Click on the following link to the brief strategy questionnaire to identify the one or two actions you can take right now to more effectively navigate the complexities of the growth of your business. Then let's have a strategy call to help you accelerate your progress.

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