It does not matter what phase your company is in; there are some highly inspiring examples to follow that can be emulated.
Just like you, some of these people were also entrepreneurs with a goal in mind, which perhaps seemed far away.
They share their way of thinking with those who want to reach the top.
- “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to lose it.” —Jeff Bezos
The Amazon CEO was clear about how important it is to build strong relationships with your customers and the environment. From the first phase of business growth, focus on being one of the companies that the world expects. Grow according to your corporate values and don’t deviate from them. Everyone makes mistakes, but how they’re resolved is what will stick in people’s minds.
- “It’s okay to celebrate success, but it’s more important to heed the lessons of failure.” —Bill Gates
As you have seen, business growth requires several complex phases that require a lot of nerve, effort, patience, and intelligence to complete. Going up is a great success: celebrate it, but as the tycoon says, don’t just focus on it. Analyze how your journey went, the things you did well, and the things you can improve in the coming stages.
- “I always did something I wasn’t ready for. I think that’s the way to grow up.” — Marissa Mayer
Entrepreneur and IT specialist Marissa Mayer, a former Google employee (number 20, to be exact), CEO of Yahoo! and founder of Lumi Labs, invites you to seek growth despite not having safe bets. You can overcome the fear of failure and “not measuring up” only when you still decide to do things.
- “Constant growth is the best survival mechanism” —Amancio Ortega
The growth of your company will give you the engine to continue accomplishing more and more achievements. As you grow, your skills and knowledge increase. This is shaping you as a wiser and more expert person in making strategic decisions. This experience will help you grow and face adversity in the environment of your company.
Business growth has many aspects and depends exclusively on the needs of your company, knowing where you want to go and how to go about it. Perhaps your constant goal is customer acquisition; but, as you advance in your stages of business growth, you’ll have more and more needs to solve.
Markets are different and can be uncertain; though, with a business growth plan designed from a clear vision, you’ll be able to diversify your products or services and identify your opportunities and weaknesses to face the obstacles that may appear.