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Mahesh Kumar, CEO Result
2017.11.20 - 3 min read
It Ain't All Beers & Beanbags
Honest scale-up tips for making the transition to rapid growth startup
Article from IncuBus London's Rishi Chowdhury on Medium. Read the whole thing here.
From culture to process, there are a range of less exciting but truly crucial elements to take care of once your business enters its rapid growth/scale-up phase. Rishi Chowdhury from IncuBus London shares his best advice on how to handle the areas of scaling up that might be less sexy, but still need your attention.
Read our highlights below:
>> Focus now, consider expansion later
Spreading your focus too thinly can spell disaster for your core project's current growth – ignore the distraction of new opportunities.
>> Keeping limited resources effective
Know when to take your foot off the gas, because "the faster you grow, sometimes the quicker the company can die if it starts going in the wrong direction."
>> Lack of process kills efficiency
Effective and successful teams are built by establishing clear guidelines and processes. Be sure to secure the direction of travel in your teams with well-documented guidance and ground rules.
>> Choose the right KPIs
Ignore the temptation to focus only on your strongest growth areas to provide exciting KPI results. Broad and honest measurables give you truer insights, better equipping you for your onward journey.
>> Culture needs more than lip service
Your working environment can, for better or worse, build strong influencers in the company. Your choice of mission and values can make or break communication of your goals.
For the full article read here.

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