A lot of businesses have significant challenges when trying to achieve growth.
And when you’re actually in a period of growth, it can be even more challenging.
Just like a gangly teenager in a growth spurt, businesses can experience ‘growing pains’ too.
If you’re in a business that’s experiencing any level of growth right now, you’re probably experiencing some pain.
The thing is, all businesses share the same fundamentals. Think staff, cashflow, deliverability, etc. Which means that most businesses share the same common issues at some point of their growth cycle.
That’s actually good news, because it means that your challenges have been experienced - and overcome - by other business owners you can learn from.
Here are 3 common issues we at The Game Changers see in growing businesses.
Is your business going through one of these?
The business is dysfunctional
Nothing’s working. Nothing’s organised.
It’s all grow, grow, grow!
And because of this rapid pace, there’s no time to take stock and put systems and processes in place to support the business to meet the new pressures that growth brings.
Your system for onboarding new staff is a mess
Your client onboarding processes are ad-hoc
Things are falling through the cracks in project management
You haven’t had time to sit down with your accountant
And you are desperately waiting for a time when things calm down so you can ‘take care of it’.
The problem is, without strong systems and processes that support your business, when you look back at after this period of growth and success… all you see is a long trail of mess you need to clean up.
Lack of policies, processes, rules and systems is not only a problem in itself. It also leads to our 2nd most common problem…
There’s no time to get things done
Because you’re working so many hours managing your growth, you don’t have time to work on the bigger things your business really needs. Things like systems, policies, procedures, and so on.
You know your business needs them. Desperately.
But you just don’t have the time!
It’s like a cruel catch-22 - on one hand, things are going great! Business is booming. But on the other hand, things are slipping out of control.
And if you don’t manage to break the hamster wheel of being run off your feet every single day… nothing will ever change (until something breaks… and eventually something will).
It’s hard to find good staff
Your business needs good people to help you as you grow.
Recruiting talent, finding the right person for each role… it’s a huge problem for many business owners. Especially in periods of growth.
Because when you’re growing, you also need to grow your capacity for delivering on that growth. Clients need results. Customers need products. Everything happens on a larger scale.
And if you don’t have the resources (people) in place ready to go, you’ll have to turn some opportunities for growth away. Because you can’t deliver on the work you’re promising.
How to manage growth effectively
Have any of these problems resonated with you?
Maybe your business is going through them right now.
Or maybe you’re headed into a period of growth… and are not sure of what’s ahead.
If you're looking for ways to implement some systems and processes that free up your time, and scale your business without the usual stress and hassle, let’s continue the conversation.
At The Game Changers, we work with business owners who are facing challenges like these every day. And we have solid strategies and tools that can help you navigate these challenges - and rise above them.
Check out our case studies through Google, through YouTube, through Instagram, or Facebook, and if you want results like our clients are getting, reach out and take the first step.
Get in touch with the team for a quick 15 minute, no BS chat about your business. We’ll get to know you a bit, see if we’re a fit, and give you our honest view of whether we can help you.