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Are You Ready To Scale?

Hello, CEO Superstars!

Scaling your business is an exciting but challenging step. Many entrepreneurs, especially those already hitting the six-figure mark or beyond, often want to scale faster than they should. As creative entrepreneurs, we're passionate about our services and naturally driven by innovative ideas. However, the non-sexy, often overlooked aspects of business are where real growth happens.

Reflecting on my early years in business, I realised I made some pretty wild decisions. I was eager to grow and replicate success quickly without refining my processes. This led to rapid but unsustainable growth, filled with gaps and inefficiencies. Today, I want to share the four key areas you need to focus on to determine if you're truly ready to scale your business.

1. Space and Capacity

First, evaluate your current space and capacity. Are you completely maxed out in terms of space? Do you have a waiting list with no room to accommodate more students? If your current locations are fully utilised and there's no room for additional classes, you might be ready for the next step. However, even when you're full, there's often room to improve efficiency and profitability.

2. Team Optimization

Next, look at your team. Have you maximised their hours and potential? Consider if your team is fully utilised and if there are opportunities to expand their roles or introduce new programs. It's crucial to have a thriving, well-coordinated team in one location rather than a scattered, less effective team across multiple venues. A strong, motivated team is easier to manage and train, which is vital for sustainable growth.

3. Resource Utilisation

Examine your resources thoroughly. Have you maximised your marketing budget and plan? Ensure you're utilising every resource effectively before considering expansion. This involves a detailed look at your current marketing efforts, expenses, and income generation. Deep-rooted business principles and a multifaceted approach are essential for creating a resilient, profitable brand.

4. Expense Management

Finally, assess your expenses. Are your current expenses fully maximised? This includes team salaries, marketing costs, and operational expenses. Before adding another venue or expanding, ensure your current setup is as efficient and profitable as possible. Treat each location and team as separate entities to ensure optimal performance without overstretching your resources.

In my early business days, I made the mistake of growing faster than my skills and resources allowed. I remember managing five gyms and numerous schools, which led to exhaustion and operational chaos. From the outside, everything seemed fine, but internally, there were significant issues. It was a learning experience that taught me the importance of refining processes and focusing on sustainable growth.

Before scaling, it's important to refine your current business model and ensure you're ready for growth. This means addressing any gaps, optimising your team, and maximising your resources. Scaling too quickly without the right foundation can lead to stress and inefficiencies.

If this resonates with you, join our upcoming "Scale to Freedom" accelerator to learn more about the core foundations and pillars for successful scaling. CLICK HERE to join us on June 10th!

For personalised support, book a 15-minute business audit HERE with one of our strategists (beneficial for 6-figure and more entrepreneurs. If you’re not yet, email us at and we’ll offer the best support for you!).

Have an amazing day!

Katie Cannon

Founder, Gold Medal Business



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