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The Secret to Growing a $1 million company by 5X

In my work with hundreds of small business owners, I’ve noticed that there are two “danger zones” where an owner may, consciously or unconsciously, prevent his or her company from growing any further. The first zone lies at about $1 … Continue reading

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3 Responses to The Secret to Growing a $1 million company by 5X

  1. Larry Amon says:

    John, Very true. Setting and achieving growth goals as part of every day business is what it takes to grow from a $1 Million a year company to one 5 times larger. This was a practice that we used to grow my company from $100K to $5 Million in less than 5 years and be on the INC 500 list as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.
    Larry Amon

  2. John H. says:

    Although occasionally I have run into a business owner with a personal bias with regard to anything perceived as “corporate”. So implementing processes, or giving up tight control, is avoided. But for many SMB’s the observations shared in your post should are exactly what is needed.

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Can Startup America revive US small business?

A couple of weeks ago in my opinion blog “Awake at 3 o’clock” I pointed out that politicians pronouncing small business owners as the saviors of the economy is a misplaced strategy. (“SMB isn’t the cure for the economy“) Most SMB … Continue reading

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  1. Tom Morton says:

    Thanks John — a very interesting and thoughtful piece. On our side of the Pond we also have a continuing series of Government initiatives to stimulate small business, and they also suffer from the same constraints you identify.

    Your last sentence, however, is key (and to many other fields as well)

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