The Case for Innovation

The Case for Innovation

The COVID driven rapid change to business and life as we knew it has forced whiplash inducing adjustments. After celebrating that we’ve made it this far, we should funnel the survival instincts of the early days of the pandemic toward driving new revenue opportunities for the long term. The companies that are positioning themselves for continued success are resourceful, creative, resilient and innovative.  If the world as we know it is changing, why not take advantage of the innovation environment HBR recently highlighted and prepare your company for whatever comes next? Here are a few tips for fostering a more innovative environment:

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Topics: Market Research, Growth Strategy, Scale

Podcasts and Vlogs and Webinars... Oh My!

Posted by Kristin Luck

Podcasts and Vlogs and Webinars... Oh My!

With most of the world still on lockdown, 2020 events cancelled and business travel at a near standstill, we are nearing unprecedented levels of video chats, webinars and podcasts.

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Topics: Growth Strategy, Scale, Sales Strategy

Your 3 Step Guide to Pandemic Cash Flow Management

Posted by Michael Pazzani

Your 3 Step Guide to Pandemic Cash Flow Management

While small businesses are especially vulnerable to the financial impact of the coronavirus, organizations of all sizes are trying to stay on top of the changing economic landscape. Whether you’re battling beyond pandemic paralysis, or you’re arming yourself with information “just in case," here are 3 financial tips to help you manage cash flow:

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Topics: Growth Strategy, Scale, Finance, Funding

Relationship Management: The Top 3 Ways Founders Can Show Investors Some Love

Posted by Kristin Luck

Relationship Management: The Top 3 Ways Founders Can Show Investors Some Love

One of the most important relationships for a founder, and at times the most tenuous, is the one with their investors. Whether you’ve raised money from friends and family, angel investors, or a Venture fund, here are our top three strategies for building and maintaining strong relationships.

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Topics: Growth Strategy, Scale

4 Steps for Getting Your Business Finances in Order

Posted by Michael Pazzani

4 Steps for Getting Your Business Finances in Order

Whether you’re a founder at a growing startup thinking about a Series A financing, or an executive team looking to capitalize on the business you’ve built over the last 10 years, there’s one foundational thing you should prioritize this year if you want to take your company to the next level: accurate historical and projected financials.

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Topics: Growth Strategy, Scale

The 'Other' Type of Exit: Succession Planning

Posted by Kristin Luck

The 'Other' Type of Exit: Succession Planning

At ScaleHouse we spend a lot of time working with founders on exit strategies that are focused on selling to a strategic buyer or private equity firm. But what if you’re a CEO looking to exit while still desiring the company to run in perpetuity? Or you’re looking to give up control of the day-to-day so you can focus on contributing to the business in a different way?

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Topics: Growth Strategy, Scale

Podcast: The New Rules of Growth

Posted by Kristin Luck

Podcast: The New Rules of Growth

It seems a new business book with tips and tricks for scaling growth is released on a weekly basis. Given the constant influx of business content, it can be difficult to know what is actual field-tested advice that works, and what is a potential distraction.

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Topics: Growth Strategy, Scale

Podcast: Growing and Scaling Agencies

Posted by Kristin Luck

Podcast: Growing and Scaling Agencies

Running an agency, regardless of the type, requires grit, determination, some serious smarts and of course, persistence. Without these ingredients, you will do well to survive, let alone thrive. But what if your ambitions are loftier than simply survival or running a lifestyle business? What if you want to grow your agency and achieve some scale so that you can exit with a high valuation?  That's a challenge that a lot of agency owners tackle and with varying degrees of success.

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Topics: Growth Strategy, Scale

The List You Need to Make Today

The List You Need to Make Today

Burning the busy badge of honor promotes a better work environment and it has an added benefit…supporting your success. Warren Buffet is famous for advising, "The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything." Buffet isn’t the only (highly) successful individual to support the art of saying “no” more often. Steve Jobs, Tim Ferriss, Jim Collins and even Oprah have all gone on the record with similar points of view. So why don’t more of us listen to their advice? Why do we continue to accept more commitments, driving ourselves to the brink of burnout?

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Topics: Growth Strategy, Scale

3 Principles to Guide Staffing Strategies

3 Principles to Guide Staffing Strategies

When to hire, who to hire and when to fire are some of the most challenging decisions a business owner or manager must face. All three elements are critical, but, in our experience, clients are most likely to get hung up on identifying the right time and pace to scale their staff.

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Topics: Growth Strategy, Scale

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