Do I really want to grow my business?

How to Grow (or Not Grow) Your Small Business

“Many small businesses want to and always will remain small. Other businesses start small with the dream of growing big — sometimes very big. Take Starbucks, which began as a local Seattle coffee shop, and Apple Computers, which was launched in a garage. When small businesses grow into giant corporations, it’s not by accident.” Read More at For Dummies


 Some Businesses Choose Not to Grow

“One of the biggest decisions business owners face is whether to try to expand their businesses. This may seem like a silly question: Who wouldn’t want a business to grow? But owners who choose growth can get stuck. For some, the issue is how to handle delegation. For others, it’s about raising enough capital. And for still others, it’s about learning the technical skills required to manage a growing business.” Read More at The New York Times


 Deciding whether to grow

“There are a number of reasons why a growth strategy can cause problems for a business. Here are some key pieces of advice. Poor planning is one of the main causes of difficulties for a growing business. Thorough research into new markets can help with good planning.” Read More at Business Gateway


 If You’re Open to Growth, You Tend to Grow

“Why do some people reach their creative potential in business while other equally talented peers don’t? After three decades of painstaking research, the Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck believes that the answer to the puzzle lies in how people think about intelligence and talent.” Read More at The New York Times