Business Growth

I have mixed feelings about business growth.

I understand the desire some business owners and managers have to grow the business but I also understand why others want to stay in their comfort zone with a business they can retain personal control.

The biggest abuses of business growth strategies come from the corporate sector where ill-considered acquisition after acquisition destroys shareholder value but boosts the pay packets of those in the boardroom.

However even in smaller, privately owned businesses where there is a much clearer link between management decisions and shareholder returns, businesses get into trouble through aggressive growth strategies and a common turnaround management policy is to hive off the distractions and return focus to the core business.

Ansoff Growth Matrix – Four Ways To Grow A Business

by Paul Simister on September 5, 2011

The Ansoff Growth Matrix is also known as the Ansoff Product-Market Growth matrix or the Four Ways To Grow A Business model. This is not to be confused with the Three Ways To Grow A Business model from marketing consultant Jay Abraham which is another, more tactical way to think through business growth issues. It […]


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3 Ways Growth Is Killing Your Business

by Paul Simister on May 27, 2011

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that business is simple and especially that more sales equals more profits. Sometimes it’s right but sometimes it’s wrong. Sometimes growing a business can destroy it. There are three big reasons:


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Three Ways To Grow A Business

by Paul Simister on May 11, 2011

I want to tell you about Jay Abraham’s Three Ways To Grow A Business. This is very different from the famous Ansoff Business Growth Model which can be thought of as the four ways to grow a business. The Power Of Business Models One of the big advantages of uses a “business model” is that […]


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