Ep. 147 – The Four P’s of Scaling Your Business: Part 3 – Planning and Pace

SIBP-Blog-NEW-4“Building the airplane in the air” might be a survivable strategy for a high-growth startup, but for an established company looking to scale, it’s rarely anything other than a disaster. If you want to scale your business sanely, you need to have a rock-solid plan in place. That means knowing where you’re going, and getting there at a realistic pace.

In this final episode of the Four Ps of Scaling Your Business, host and business coach Tom Ryan talks about the final two piece to the puzzle: Planning and Pace. As always, Tom is joined by producer and co-host Jason Pyles.

• Show opening

• Recap of the Four P’s of Scaling thus far

• Personal sacrifice, and maintaining work/life balance as you scale

3. Planning: Knowing where you want to end up, and how to get there

• Scaling should be the reverse of “building the airplane in the air”

• Knowing what the finish line looks like

• Never start scaling without a plan in place

• Stumbling when scaling too quickly

4. Pace: Knowing how rapidly to expand the business

• Finding the “Goldilocks” Pace

• Pace needs to be integrated into the overall plan

• Considering market factors for pace

• Sign off, and ways to contact the show

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