3 Strategies for Scaling Up and Navigating the Growth-Stage

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 27, 2017 7:50:00 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

3 Misconceptions About Scaling Up Your Organization

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 10, 2017 8:42:00 AM

Scaling up your company can seem daunting. Business experts, trusted family and friends, and anyone else within a five-foot radius will provide advice, insights, and other nuggets of wisdom. But often, this well-intentioned advice isn't rooted in fact, and it can end up negatively affecting your company. Learn how to avoid 3 common misconceptions about what it takes to scale up effectively. 

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Topics: business planning, Consistent Growth, scaling up

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

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

The Meeting Rhythm to Scale Up Efficiently

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 24, 2017 11:50:24 AM

If your team is not communicating in a consistent rhythm, it can be difficult for everyone to stay aligned to the same overall company priorities.  Many organizations struggle to find a meeting rhythm that allows their team members to maximize their time and retain an efficient flow of information.

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Topics: scaling up, communication, meeting rhythm

What Ancient Proverbs Can Teach Us About Modern Business Success

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 21, 2017 8:38:00 AM

There’s a reason that many business executives will reference ancient proverbs in their documents and meetings—why? Because many of these platitudes still have relevance today, and there is a great deal that ancient proverbs can teach us about modern business success. We’ll delve into some of the expressions from centuries ago that particularly apply to contemporary entrepreneurs and business owners.

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Topics: leadership, entrepreneur, scaling up, business

5 More Business Tools to Help Your Company Scale Up

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 8, 2017 8:06:00 AM

When it comes to growing a successful company, you can never have too many weapons in your arsenal. While we’ve already identified 6 resources to help your team stay aligned, check out 5 more business tools to help your company scale up.

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Topics: business planning, scaling up, innovation

3 Lessons From American Football to Help Your Team Execute Strategically

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 2, 2017 7:55:00 AM

When we think about team cohesion, we don’t usually mean actual sports teams. But when you look at the big picture, there are a number of things you can learn about improving how your department or division operates and collaborates from the activities that occur during the biggest football event of the year. So take the opportunity while watching the Super Bowl this Sunday to keep in mind these 3 lessons from American football to help your team execute strategically.

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Topics: goal alignment, BHAG, scaling up

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