Failing to Scale?

One of the best things about having an office space in Ballston, VA with Metro Offices is that we make scaling easy for your business. But what if the desire to scale is there, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening in your company?

There could be a couple reasons that scaling doesn’t seem to be happening for you, and according to this Inc. article, the problem usually lies with the founder or CEO.

  • You keep yourself in the spotlight – Sure, it’s easy to get caught up in the waves of personal achievement as your company thrives, but take caution to not tie your personal worth into the growth of your business. That can cause a barrier for scaling. The best thing to do is separate the two and release your business to grow on its own.
  • You don’t follow the process – It’s very normal in the beginning stages of a company to intuit your way into growth. You base decisions on how you feel instead of using a system. But once you start to scale, a system of processes must be set in place to give structure to your company. Continuing to rely on “feelings” will only result in chaos and uncertainty, because there will be no clear path to follow.

Do you recognize yourself in these two possibilities? If so, there are so solutions!

  • The main thing you need to do is get out of your own way. If you notice that you are hindering the growth of your company, it may be time to step back. Entrepreneurs are wonderful with bringing visions to life, but sometimes passion can work against scaling a company. It would be in your best interest to hire someone else to hand the reins to, so you can step back and give your business room to scale.
  • Along the same vein, if you want your company to grow, the best place to start is with developing your own leadership skills first. A great way to go about this is to find a mentor who has already been where you desire to go. Ask for their guidance in refining you to be the leader you need to scale your business.

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Have a wonderful Memorial weekend everyone!!

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