How To Grow Your Company or Small Business Sustainably

Sam Chin, Process Scientist

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9 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Welcome and Introduction

      1:28
    • 2. Defining Growth

      2:44
    • 3. Defining Automation

      5:03
    • 4. Defining Scaling

      3:59
    • 5. Balancing Operations and Projects

      4:06
    • 6. Sustaining Profitability

      5:01
    • 7. Common Roadblocks

      4:53
    • 8. Creating Profitable Growth When You're Not the CEO

      3:06
    • 9. Tying It Together

      2:55

About This Class

If a company does well, it will grow organically. This growth, though, will likely be accompanied by several changes. Market forces, business processes, supply chains, and other business areas may all need to change. How do we ensure all of this change happens in a sustainable, profitable way? After all, profitable growth is what keeps a business viable over time.

In this class, we'll define the categories of decision-making around sustaining profitability in a growing market place: "automation", "scale", and "growth". We will discuss a formal definition of the terms, how they relate to one another, and what you need to know to manage a business’s growth sustainably over time. 

This class is particularly relevant for students who are involved in the process of growing a business; however, it will also be of interest to anyone who enjoys learning about business theory and related topics. No prior knowledge or experience is required.