Challenges of Scaling Up a Business
Many growth-company leaders reach a point where they actually dread adding another customer, employee or location. It feels like they are just adding more weight to an ever-heavier anchor they are dragging up the hill. To make matters worse, the increased revenues haven’t turned into more profitability, so at some point, they wonder if the journey is worth the effort.
Scaling Up focuses on the four major decisions every company must get right: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash — a series of One-Page Tools including the famous One-Page Strategic Plan and the Rockefeller Habits Execution Checklist, which more than 40,000 firms around the globe have used to scale their companies successfully. Running a business is ultimately about freedom. Scaling Up shows owners how to achieve it, no matter how big and complicated a business becomes.
What Our Clients Say About Us
Frontline Real Estate Services was built using the guidelines of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and we’ve grown the company to be the 11th largest commercial brokerage in British Columbia.
I thoroughly enjoyed your talk and am kicking myself for not having my business partner there with me. Your talk was, quite possibly, the best talk I’ve ever attended. When I came home from your talk, I told my wife “this guy was literally dropping gold out of his mouth!”
After 18 years of not knowing how to truly lead our company, I asked my partners to treat the Rockefeller Habits as our operating system. They agreed. Since then we’ve taken a business that just couldn’t seem to reach $5m and grew it to $22m in 4 fun years.
Without Verne’s tools, we’d still be in the entrepreneurial stone age! Listen to the master… the Yoda of Entrepreneurship!
We are a $150 million a year revenue company and continue to grow 40% plus annually. The organization is thriving on “Verne’s Growth Drugs” with daily stand-ups, meeting rhythms, war rooms and strategic planning processes fully integrated into the DNA of the company. The result: we are executing on our strategy, and with a recently completed $40 million financing we are accelerating our growth through strategic acquisitions.
We are a huge disciple of your book and system for planning. We incorporated the one-page strategic plan about three years ago and use it as our platform for all of our planning across 5 business lines and corporately. We have married up your book with Getting Things Done by David Allen and Who by Geoff Smart. We utilize the scorecard system in Who to assign accountability to the plan and utilize the project plan in GTD to assign the next three action steps per Rock.
Mastering the Rockefeller Habits has been fantastic, the book has been easy to understand stand, and it has been helping us grow as a management team, building a common language and a series of tools to manage our business effectively. The concepts are easy to understand, yet deep, profound and powerful. I wish we had this book when we 1st started the firm.
I am a realtor. Your website and blog are like crack. I started reading your book this morning on the treadmill. When I got home and went to sign up for the weekly email I discovered the treasure trove of various pdfs and other material online and spent the rest of the morning exploring. Holy cow! I finally managed to pull myself away, but it took a lot of discipline. I’ve been looking forward to reading your book, but I can see I’m going to enjoy it even more than anticipated.
Learning the Rockefeller Habits is the single best thing we have done as a company. It has led to complete company alignment, faster learning, and numerous breakthroughs. More importantly, the process has allowed us to thrive despite being in an industry that has fallen almost 70% in the last number of years. I consider it a must for any leadership team looking to grow its business.