The Road To Success: How to Manage Growth

The Road To Success: How to Manage Growth

by Mendy Kwestel, Michael Preston, Gary Plaster
     
 

Many entrepreneurs spend years building a company up from nothing only to be shocked when they hit "the wall." The wall is the point past which one person's hard work, determination, and sheer force of will are no longer enough to keep a company growing. If this sounds familiar, the first thing you should know is that you can make it over the wall, and your company

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Many entrepreneurs spend years building a company up from nothing only to be shocked when they hit "the wall." The wall is the point past which one person's hard work, determination, and sheer force of will are no longer enough to keep a company growing. If this sounds familiar, the first thing you should know is that you can make it over the wall, and your company can keep growing long into the future. But you must be willing to change. You need to develop the right management team and the right business and communications systems; and you have to give up enough control so that other people can do their jobs. It won't be easy. You'll need solid guidance to choose the best course of action and avoid the pitfalls that beset rapidly growing companies. You'll need The Road to Success. The professionals at Grant Thornton LLP have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and their companies break through the wall. In this book, they put that experience into a form that helps all entrepreneurs and their CPAs manage and encourage growth. Using case studies and organization charts that describe actual situations, this book tackles the entire spectrum of problems faced by growing companies, including:

• Keeping pace with growth

• Developing a strategic plan

• Reorganizing a rapidly expanding entrepreneurial company

• Reporting meaningful information quickly and accurately

• Acquiring, integrating, and implementing information technology for cost-effectiveness

• Finding and retaining good people

• Establishing a board of directors

• Passing the torch to the next generation: Succession
If your company has hit the wall, this book will help you start growing again. If you're still in the early stages of growth, implementing these concepts, systems, and procedures will let you glide over the wall with hardly a bump.

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Editorial Reviews

Mike Valentine
The Road to Success provides an excellent road map for the entrepreneur. The straightforward advice is helpful, to the point, has immediate application, and provides insight into growing a company strategically.
William Murphy
The Road to Success: How to Manage Growth is a book that is practical, useful, and interesting. I especially recommend the chapters on developing a management information reporting system and implementing information technology and controls. Clearly written by experienced practitioners, their advice can assist entrepreneurs struggling with difficult reporting and systems issues.
Stephen S. Draizin
If you've survived the first stages of entrepreneurship, you must read and implement the ideas and strategies put forward in The Road to Success. Failure to do so could be fatal. The pragmatic and strategic thinking presented in this book is a map for every entrepreneur who wants to become a true Chief Executive Officer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471172451
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/24/1997
Series:
Grant Thornton Llp Guide for Entrepreneurs Series
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.84(d)

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