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WHO IS IT FOR?

Business Scaling Method provides a comprehensive system designed to help companies understand and address the constraints that are holding them back. Growth and scaling take deep impact. 

We help the following types of leaders:
  • A hands-on CEO looking to transition from working IN their business to working ON their business.
  • A head of product development planning on expanding and adding a new product line by creating a frontline strategy and driving customer-centric innovation.
  • A team or division lead wanting to align vision from the ground floor to the CEO.

Has your business hit a plateau? Are you looking to expand, grow, or scale?  

  • Small and midsize businesses with $5-$50M in revenue or with 10 or more employees that are seeking growth but have hit a plateau.
  • Enterprises $50M and up looking to create a more agile organization, improve employee engagement, or pivot their growth strategy.

Meet Your expert Guide

Eric Strafel

A global leader with a proven track record of leadership and project management. As both a Fortune 500 executive and a leader in an aerospace startup, Eric is collaborative and adaptable with a wealth of experience building and scaling inclusive teams that can grow to meet increasing demands.

Certifications: Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM), Program Management Professional (PMP)

Program Outline

During the 12-week immersive program you will be expertly guided through six stages broken into modules.

  • Six modules
  • 26 topics
  • Complete system to run your business
  • Key topics to include
    • Strategy Development
    • Business Model Analysis
    • Four Growth Breakthroughs
    • Leadership & Engagement
    • Values-Driven Culture
    • Creating a Learning Organization

This is the compass that will help people navigate growth and change together while maintaining alignment.

OUTLINE:

1.1 BECOME PURPOSE-DRIVEN

Describe the problem you're solving and the impact you strive to make

1.2 CREATE A BRAND EXPERIENCE

Identify your ideal customers and how you interact with them

1.3 LEAD WITH VALUES

Identify your core values to guide decisions and actions

1.4 CONNECT PROFITS WITH PURPOSE

Expand the impact you want to make in the world

Establish a shared understanding of the current state of the business, what the offerings are, and how they provide value to customers. 

OUTLINE:

2.1 FOCUS RELENTLESSLY ON CUSTOMERS

Define the products and services that you offer to meet customer needs

2.2 CREATE REPEATABLE PROCESSES

Map how those offerings are developed and delivered

2.3 ESTABLISH A BASELINE

Analyze current business performance to establish a baseline for growth

2.4 PREPARE TO SCALE

Summarize the business model and constraints to increase performance

2.5 ATTACK THE BOTTLENECKS

Develop your action plan to address constraints

Develop a plan to get from current state to future state, to guide actions, investments and behaviors that shape the culture.

OUTLINE:

3.1 COLLABORATE FOR BREAKTHROUGH SOLUTIONS

Develop an action plan to address constraints and achieve your long-term goals

3.2 PRIORITIZE AND FOCUS

Identify actions that make the biggest impact

3.3 ALIGN STAKEHOLDERS

Identify the critical stakeholders and a plan to bring them on the journey

3.4 ACCELERATE GROWTH

Bring it all together with a strategy to achieve Total Operating Potential

With the plan in hand, we need to establish the operating cadence that will keep everyone aligned and moving forward to deliver products and services to customers while working to transform and grow the company.


OUTLINE:

4.1 LEAD WITH TRANSPARENCY

Develop a performance scorecard to focus the organization and monitor progress

4.2 DECIDE AND ACT

Implement a review cycle to inform, collaborate, decide and take action

4.3 BUILD A FOUNDATION OF TRUST

Create knowledge networks with information flow aligned to one version of the truth

4.4 FOSTER INNOVATION

Identify innovation themes to guide creative problem solving

4.5 MAINTAIN ALIGNMENT AT SCALE

Cascade goals and delegate authority, empowering teams to maintain agility

Keeping the vision and purpose of the company at the forefront of every team and in conversations with key stakeholders provides the north star to navigate the twists and turns along the path.

OUTLINE:

5.1 BUILD A VALUES-DRIVEN CULTURE

Operationalize values into teachable, observable behaviors

5.2 CREATE STAKEHOLDER ADVOCACY

Align expectations across all stakeholder groups and build a purpose-driven coalition

5.3 GROW YOUR PEOPLE & BUSINESS TOGETHERS

Create a learning organization that develops leaders and skills for the future

5.4 CELEBRATE SUCCESS

Fuel the journey by recognizing progress and celebrating success

At the end of the planning cycle (typically annually), take a step back to assess performance vs. the plan. Reflecting on progress towards company goals along with personal growth and development along the way for each person provides a chance to reset the baseline.

OUTLINE

6.1 REFLECT ON PERFORMANCE

Understand how you performed vs. planned, and how effectively course corrections were made

6.2 REFRESH THE PRODUCT ROADMAP

Validate your product/market fit relative to competitors

6.3 REFINE YOUR DECISION MAKING

Reflect on the timeliness and effectiveness of decisions that were made

6.4 RENEW YOUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR VALUES

Compare actions and behaviors to your state values as individuals and as an organization

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BUSINESS SCALING METHOD™

A system developed to help businesses and teams grow together in pursuit of a higher purpose.​

An Immersive Experience

What you get with our program

Aimed at businesses that have hit a plateau, Business Scaling Method provides a comprehensive system designed to help companies understand and address the constraints that are holding them back. Participants will gain detailed knowledge about their business model, leadership skills to engage and align their team, and a proprietary operating system unique to them to proactively identify and solve day-to-day issues while also developing a foundation for sustainable growth.

IMMERSIVE COHORT

In an immersive 12-week cohort, we discuss strategies to scale your business while shaping your company culture.

Now accepting waitlist requests for 2021 Cohorts

IMMERSIVE COHORT

Immersive 12-week cohort, where we discuss strategies to scale businesses and shape the culture of companies.

Now accepting waitlist requests for 2021 Cohorts

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Startups up to $5M in revenue with a scalable business model.
  • Small and midsize businesses with $5-$50M in revenue or with 10 or more employees that are seeking growth but have hit a plateau.
  • Enterprises $50M and up looking to create a more agile organization, improve employee engagement, or pivot their growth strategy.

How it Works

There are no minimum educational requirements to participate in Business Scaling Method. This is a hands-on program for mainstreet businesses, leaders and key decision-makers of a company.

Comprehensive Business Education

  • Six modules
  • 26 topics
  • Complete system to run your business
  • Key topics to include
    • Strategy Development
    • Business Model Analysis
    • Four Growth Breakthroughs
    • Leadership & Engagement
    • Values-Driven Culture
    • Creating a Learning Organization

Flexible Learning Options

  • Self-Paced
  • 12-Week Immersive Cohort
  • Custom Cohort

Support Resources

  • Former Business Leaders as Coaches
  • Industry Advisors
  • Service Providers
  • Alumni Network
  • Financial Support Opportunities

Comprehensive Business Education

  • Six modules
  • 26 topics
  • Complete system to run your business
  • Key Topics to include
    • Strategy Development
    • Business Model Analysis
    • Four Growth Breakthroughs
    • Leadership & Engagement
    • Values-Driven Culture
    • Creating A Learning Organization

Flexible Learning Options

  • Self-Paced
  • 12-Week Cohort
  • Customized Immersive Program

Support Resources

  • Former Business Leaders As Coaches
  • Industry Advisors
  • Service Providers
  • Alumni Network
  • Financial Support Opportunities

Hear from a few of our greatest success stories

Program Outline

During the Business Scaling Method program you will be expertly guided through six stages broken into modules.

Developing an aspirational vision of the future state of a company and a mission that describes how it will be achieved through actions guided by values provides the framework for employees to come together in pursuit of a higher purpose. It starts with a deep understanding of customers and connects to every employee so they can visualize a future they see themselves in and are inspired to be a part of. This is the compass that will help people navigate growth and change together while maintaining alignment.

OUTLINE

1.1 BECOME PURPOSE-DRIVEN
Describe the problem you’re solving and the impact you strive to make

1.2 CREATE A BRAND EXPERIENCE
Identify your ideal customers and how you interact with them

1.3 LEAD WITH VALUES
Identify your core values to guide decisions and actions

1.4 CONNECT PROFITS WITH PURPOSE
Expand the impact you want to make in the world

Establish a shared understanding of the current state of the business, what the offerings are, and how they provide value to customers. Map out the activities that make up those offerings, the people, process, and technology used to accomplish those activities, and how the current business is performing. This provides the foundation to build on as the company grows, one step at a time.

OUTLINE

2.1 FOCUS RELENTLESSLY ON CUSTOMERS
Define the products and services that you offer to meet customer needs

2.2 CREATE REPEATABLE PROCESSES
Map how those offerings are developed and delivered

2.3 ESTABLISH A BASELINE
Analyze current business performance to establish a baseline for growth

2.4 PREPARE TO SCALE
Summarize the business model and constraints to increase performance

2.5 ATTACK THE BOTTLENECKS
Develop your action plan to address constraints

Develop a plan to get from current state to future state, to guide actions, investments and behaviors that shape the culture. Start by establishing a planning horizon, then describe one step forward, the actions that need to be taken, the investments that align with those actions and owners for each. Developing a step-by-step plan will help maintain focus and accountability for the critical actions of today without getting overloaded with all the potential actions of the future.

OUTLINE

3.1 COLLABORATE FOR BREAKTHROUGH SOLUTIONS
Develop an action plan to address constraints and achieve your long-term goals

3.2 PRIORITIZE AND FOCUS
Identify actions that make the biggest impact

3.3 ALIGN STAKEHOLDERS
Identify the critical stakeholders and a plan to bring them on the journey

3.4 ACCELERATE GROWTH
Bring it all together with a strategy to achieve Total Operating Potential

With the plan in hand, we need to establish the operating cadence that will keep everyone aligned and moving forward to deliver products and services to customers while working to transform and grow the company. This involves the daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly schedule of activities to communicate performance and progress towards goals, promote engagement and innovation, make decisions and align all stakeholders.

OUTLINE

4.1 LEAD WITH TRANSPARENCY
Develop a performance scorecard to focus the organization and monitor progress

4.2 DECIDE AND ACT
Implement a review cycle to inform, collaborate, decide and take action

4.3 BUILD A FOUNDATION OF TRUST
Create knowledge networks with information flow aligned to one version of the truth

4.4 FOSTER INNOVATION
Identify innovation themes to guide creative problem solving

4.5 MAINTAIN ALIGNMENT AT SCALE
Cascade goals and delegate authority, empowering teams to maintain agility

Keeping the vision and purpose of the company at the forefront of every team and in conversations with key stakeholders provides the north star to navigate the twists and turns along the path. Creating a supportive environment with trust, respect and inclusion will foster the culture of engagement needed to maintain momentum. Clarifying purpose and the why behind it, empowering teams with autonomy and decision authority, and investing in continuous learning helps reinforce a growth and inclusion mindset for the company.

OUTLINE

5.1 BUILD A VALUES-DRIVEN CULTURE
Operationalize values into teachable, observable behaviors

5.2 CREATE STAKEHOLDER ADVOCACY
Align expectations across all stakeholder groups and build a purpose-driven coalition

5.3 GROW YOUR PEOPLE & BUSINESS TOGETHER
Create a learning organization that develops leaders and skills for the future

5.4 CELEBRATE SUCCESS
Fuel the journey by recognizing progress and celebrating success

At the end of the planning cycle (typically annually), take a step back to assess performance vs. the plan. Did we do what we said we were going to do, do we understand the gaps and did we have a good process to make any course corrections necessary? Did we make progress towards our vision and did we demonstrate our values? Reflecting on progress towards company goals along with personal growth and development along the way for each person provides a chance to reset the baseline. As we reconfirm the vision and mission, that baseline then becomes the foundation for “Mapping the Route” for the next planning cycle, adjusting the trail rhythm as needed and refueling the next level climb.

OUTLINE

6.1 REFLECT ON PERFORMANCE
Understand how you performed vs. planned, and how effectively course corrections were made

6.2 REFRESH THE PRODUCT ROADMAP
Validate your product/market fit relative to competitors

6.3 REFINE YOUR DECISION MAKING
Reflect on the timeliness and effectiveness of decisions that were made

6.4 RENEW YOUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR VALUES
Compare actions and behaviors to your stated values as individuals and as an organization

Reach your total operating potential

Eric shares how he can help leaders and their companies be their best by clarifying purpose, leveraging their strengths and working collaboratively to achieve success while making a positive impact on those around them.

Our team will navigate you through an immersive six-stage program.

Our team will navigate you through an immersive six-stage  program.

Meet Your Guide

Eric Strafel

Eric coaches leaders and their companies in:

  • clarifying purpose
  • leveraging strengths
  • working collaboratively
  • achieving success while making a positive impact

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