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Grow to Greatness Smart Growth for Entrepreneurial Businesses

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ISBN-10: 0804775346

ISBN-13: 9780804775342

Edition: 2012

Authors: Edward Hess

List price: $29.95
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Simply put, most entrepreneurial start-ups fail. Those fortunate enough to succeed then face a second, major challenge: how to grow. This book focuses on the key questions an entrepreneur must answer in order to grow a business. Based on extensive research of more than fifty successful growth companies,Grow to Greatnessdiscusses the top ten growth challenges and how to overcome them.Author Edward D. Hess dispels the myth that businesses must grow or die. Growth can create value. But, too much growth too fast outstrips effective processes, controls, or management capacity. Viewing growth as "recurring change,"Grow to Greatnesslays out a framework for how to approach business development—and…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 4/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Acknowledgments
The Roadmap to Smart Growth
Whether to Grow
The "Truth" About Growth
Preconditions to Growth
How to Grow
The Four Ps: Planning, Prioritization, Processes, and Pace
The Four Ways to Grow Your Business
Creating Three Growth Plans
Growth Requires the Right Leadership, Culture, and People
Growth Is Much More Than a Strategy
The Entrepreneur Must Grow, Too!
The Silver Bullet: Highly Engaged Employees
Building an Effective Management Team
Reminders for the Entrepreneur
Notes
Bibliography
Recommended Reading
Index