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When someone asks, “do you want to scale your business?,” what does that mean to you?

What’s your initial reaction to this question? And what does that say about you and your focus as a business?

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Re: When someone asks, “do you want to scale your business?,” what does that mean to you?


@JamesOng wrote:

What’s your initial reaction to this question?

Who the #$%@ are you?

Why do you want to know?

What kind of scam is this?

 

And what does that say about you and your focus as a business?

I am careful about who and why I reveal particulars to.


 

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Re: When someone asks, “do you want to scale your business?,” what does that mean to you?

It's an interesting question. For many of us, significant business growth over time is hoped for but rarely planned on (or planned for!). @JulieatTheWELL, you address this directly in your work with small-business owners. What are you hearing from your clients?

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Re: When someone asks, “do you want to scale your business?,” what does that mean to you?

LOVE this question @EmilyCowan and I am standing by for all of your thoughts QB Community! J. 

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Re: When someone asks, “do you want to scale your business?,” what does that mean to you?

@Rustler, I like your scepticism and I am admittedly the same way. 

 

I am cautious of "buzz" words" and of those who use them. If it comes from a trusted source, then I am more open to the discussion - if they come from a stranger, I usually let them give their schpiel. 

 

 It's a good (great) thing to be careful. 

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Re: When someone asks, “do you want to scale your business?,” what does that mean to you?

@JulieatTheWELL, I chose the word "scale" very deliberately, I am curious what it means to you? 

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Re: When someone asks, “do you want to scale your business?,” what does that mean to you?

@EmilyCowan and @JamesOng I chose the word "scale: for my signature program "Scale to a Million Playbook" because it represents the 8 modules/steps that clients are taught to grow their service business to a million or more. 

 

Dictionary.com has this as one of the definitions:

 

"A system of marks set at fixed intervals, used as a standard for measurement. Note: On a map, plan, or chart, a scale indicates the proportion between the representation and what it represents, such as the legend “One inch equals twenty miles” on a map."

 

As you know, businesses flourish with measurable processes and milestones, so it just seemed fitting.  An no, fish scales don't have anything do with it (insert yucky face!)!

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Re: When someone asks, “do you want to scale your business?,” what does that mean to you?

@JulieatTheWELL,

 

I appreciate your definition. In your opinion, which is more valuable for scaling, measurables or milestones (I wouldn't automatically write one off in favour of the other)?

 

Can you have one without the other?

 


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Re: When someone asks, “do you want to scale your business?,” what does that mean to you?


@JamesOng wrote:  @JulieatTheWELL, I appreciate your definition. In your opinion, which is more valuable for scaling, measurables or milestones (I wouldn't automatically write one off in favour of the other)? Can you have one without the other?

 

Both @JamesOng! Milestones that are measurable is where the magic happens! Quantifiable milestones can be measured, which is how we determine if we are on track or not. For example, "growth" is a goal but "20% year-over-year growth" is a measurable milestone or objective, and is much more powerful. Not to mention, if you can't measure it, you can't manage it, and you definitely won't know you need to improve it. Make sense?

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Re: When someone asks, “do you want to scale your business?,” what does that mean to you?

@JulieatTheWELL, it does. I suppose my thought was, where does that initial inception of an idea or concept lie on the spectrum, the "spark"?