Keeping Things Fresh While Growing Your Business

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 24, 2017 9:01:00 AM

With Earth Day and Arbor Day, April has no shortage of focus on nature, growth, and renewal. Running a company is hard. At the beginning there's so much excitement and fresh energy and it's natural for that initial rush to ebb into a daily routine, but when that routine becomes a rut how do you breathe new life into it and capture the spirit of those early days?

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Topics: Consistent Growth, business success

Unique Challenges of Scaling Up a Family-Run Business

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 6, 2017 9:40:00 AM

With National Siblings Day coming up Monday, we wanted to take a look at the unique challenges of scaling up family-owned businesses. When personal relations get involved, it can be hard to stay objective about what’s best for your organization.

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Topics: team alignment, scaling up, business success

Women in Business Series Part 3: Interview with a Woman Business Owner

Posted by The Align Team on Mar 29, 2017 8:55:00 AM

In the final section of our Women in Business series, we’ve interviewed Julie Scates, President and Founder of J2T Recruiting Consultants, a boutique Finance and Accounting recruiting firm based out of Denver, Colorado.

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Topics: leadership, founder, business success

Women in Business Series Part 2: Interview with a Managing Director

Posted by The Align Team on Mar 27, 2017 11:13:00 AM

This week as part of our Women in Business series, we interviewed Meredith Schultenover, the Managing Director of Kraft Enterprise Systems LLC.  Kraft is the trusted business partner for fast growing and mid-size businesses looking to deploy business management software solutions.  The Kraft team specializes in NetSuite, Adaptive Insights, and Microsoft Dynamics GP.  

Schultenover started working at Kraft Enterprise Systems in 2001 following a position in consulting at PwC.

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Topics: leadership, entrepreneur, business success

3 Steps to Improve Business Predictability

Posted by The Align Team on Mar 24, 2017 9:05:00 AM

When your company moves out of the start-up stage, you’re ready to see consistent revenue and steady levels of growth.  But what’s the key to business predictability? While entrepreneurs are often prepared for risk and spurts of upturns and downturns, if you want your business to survive the growth-stage, you need to find some consistency.

Predictability is the idea that certain activities can be expected or considered likely to happen because they have been repeated so many times before. But predictability doesn’t have to be boring. Although some experts think business predictability is falling by the wayside in the fast-paced tech world, check out these three steps to improve your predictability and stay on track to achieve your goals.

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Topics: Consistent Growth, scaling up, business success

Women in Business Series Part 1: 4 Takeaways on Scaling Up

Posted by The Align Team on Mar 17, 2017 9:01:00 AM
It's 2017, and many entrepreneurs are shaking things up.  In light of Women’s History Month, see what your team can learn about starting a business and scaling up in 4 key business areas from some of the situations women in business have faced. 

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Topics: entrepreneur, scaling up, business success

Your Entrepreneurial Success Isn't Based on Luck

Posted by The Align Team on Mar 15, 2017 9:05:00 AM

When things start going well for your organization and you’re on your way to scaling up, it can be easy to say “We got lucky” or “The timing was right.” These statements may help you seem modest, but they’re not accurate. When you start seeing entrepreneurial success, you need to understand why.

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Topics: Consistent Growth, scaling up, business success

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