No Longer a Start-up, Not Yet a Titan: Navigating the Growth-Stage

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 17, 2017 8:50:00 AM

Research shows over 27 million people in the U.S. are starting or running new businesses. While start-ups and their predicted successes and failures dominate the media, what should your company expect once you’re past the initial start-up phase?

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Topics: goal alignment, team alignment, entrepreneur, scaling up

5 Qualities You Need in A+ Team Members

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 13, 2017 12:12:31 PM

If you’re ready to start scaling up, you need the right people on board to help you get there. Your ideal team member is in the job pool, but it can be difficult to find the people that will knock it out of the park. The next time you interview, keep in mind these 5 qualities you need in A+ team members. When hiring, try to look for employees who embody these top traits:

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Topics: employee management, team alignment

Why Goal-Oriented Communication Helps Your Team Execute Strategically

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 13, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Business experts will tell you that being a strong communicator is an essential skill for any leader, and the quality of communication in your company can make or break your chances of success. To meet your objectives, learn why goal-oriented communication helps your team execute strategically.

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Topics: employee management, goal alignment, scaling up

6 Business Tools to Help Your Company Scale Up

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 11, 2017 10:42:50 AM

As startups and small businesses grow, it can be difficult for founders to keep track of everything going on. These days, there are many types of tools out there to make it easy to run your business efficiently and achieve consistent revenue.  Check out these 6 business tools to help your company scale up and stay aligned to your goals.

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Topics: business planning, team alignment, scaling up

The Low-Down on Staying Aligned with Your Company’s Core Purpose and Values

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 10, 2017 10:45:15 AM

Your organization’s core purpose and values dictate every action that your company will take from its inception onwards. This is why experts recommend that leaders define their company’s core purpose and values with careful consideration, choosing ideals that their company can stay aligned with regardless of changes in their business priorities and strategies.

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Topics: employee management, founder, business planning

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know in 2017

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 5, 2017 12:07:26 PM

As we embrace the new year, a number of articles have come out identifying the resolutions, best practices, and new insights that business owners need to keep in mind if they want their companies to thrive. With all that information available, it can be difficult to identify what’s essential. Here’s our compilation of what every entrepreneur needs to know in 2017 to create success for your business moving forward.

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Topics: goal alignment, business planning, entrepreneur

Why You Need Team Alignment at Every Level of Your Company

Posted by The Align Team on Dec 28, 2016 9:02:00 AM

Business leaders across the world agree that team alignment is the backbone of successful companies. But often when leaders try to improve alignment in their organization, they focus entirely on making sure that the executive team shares the same vision and priorities going forward. In actuality, you need alignment at every level of your company in order to execute strategically and see lasting growth.

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Topics: employee management, engagement, team alignment

Key Elements to Consider in Writing Your Business Plan

Posted by The Align Team on Dec 20, 2016 9:17:00 AM

A business plan can be an essential tool for a new company or fast-growing startup. However, many leaders struggle initially with what they should include in their business plan and how to best represent their information. See what top business publications and entrepreneurs have suggested as key elements to consider in writing your business plan.

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Topics: founder, business planning, Consistent Growth

Best Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Business Management Platform

Posted by The Align Team on Dec 16, 2016 8:45:00 AM

Your company has decided that you’re ready to start scaling up, and you want to make sure that you choose the right business management platform with all the features and tools you need. Here we’ll explore some of the most important questions you should ask when comparing different platforms and types of software.

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Topics: employee management, team alignment, track progress

3 Reasons Your Team Isn’t Aligned

Posted by The Align Team on Dec 15, 2016 9:12:00 AM

Team alignment can help your company scale up fast. When your team isn’t aligned, executing your goals becomes incredibly difficult. Find out why your team isn’t aligned and how it’s holding you back from success.

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Topics: KPI, goal alignment, team alignment

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