Posts Tagged ‘profitability’

Growth and the Questions Boards Should Be Asking

Written by Carol Coughlin

Time and time again we’ve seen public companies grow themselves out of business and one would wonder: Where was their board? While I’ve written many articles about what companies should have in place for sustainable, profitable growth, we haven’t yet looked at the board’s role in the equation. So, what questions does the board need…

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How Strong is Your 3-Part Foundation?

Written by Carol Coughlin

Once a business is past the start-up phase and ready to grow to the next level, something key changes about the nature of its foundation. Specifically, it has to be rock solid. You might be thinking that every organization needs a rock solid foundation at every stage and, of course, you’re right – but only…

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How Fast Growing Companies Can Prevent Crash & Burn

Written by Carol Coughlin

Fast Growing Companies

Let me tell you about two business owners.   One couldn’t sleep at night. She was concerned that her company’s growth was getting out of hand. She wasn’t sure if she could afford to scale the business and didn’t know what scaling meant in terms of cash and profitability.   She made the decision to…

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